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Knobroom Lets You Control Lightroom Using a MIDI Controller

Knobroom is a free add-on for Lightroom that lets you use the knobs and sliders on a MIDI Controller to edit photos in Lightroom. Unlike PADDY, which we featured last year, Knobroom is also available to Mac users. The brief demo above shows Lightroom being controlled with a Behringer BCF2000. Freelance photographer Max Edin has written up an informative review on setting up and using the add-on.

Knobroom (via Max Edin)


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/Xvant Pedro Rojas Jorquera

    omg, i think using midi controller is a really convenient way to use lightroom! thumbs up!

  • David

    I really want to get a set of physical sliders, and this looks amazing

  • Robert Kent

    I used to do a lot of music editing before I got into photography, and I frequently think of editing photos in terms of using the physical knobs and sliders of a sound mixer. So glad to see this is an actual thing! #gottahaveit

  • http://twitter.com/cjblizzard Chris Blizzard

    I saw this a while back and it makes me want to switch to lightroom.   I’m actually really tempted to set up a custom control surface for it.   Using one of those behringer controllers, but romiving the case, and moving the faders and rotary controls into a decent place/layout for photo editing.   Add a USB screen (like, 7″), a USB card reader, and a powered USB hub, build it all into a single control unit…   Personally, I think it would be awesome.

  • http://teawithruby.co.uk/ Robert

    Sorry, just had to giggle. In the UK, knob is also slang term for a Gentleman’s privates, so knobroom does not make such a good name.

  • http://twitter.com/GenericStrobist Dan Stone

    i tried this earlier this year and it is good, its really nice using it, and visually helped me notice things like when sharpness was low….. no complaints on it at all but weirdly i just used it less and less….. then not at all, but it is really cool!

  • http://twitter.com/Smithmleigh Leigh Smith

    I love using peripheral hardware for editing. I’m actually using a ShuttlePRO2 and Wacom with Lightroom.

  • Scott Tammik

    As a frequent Lightroom user, I have come to really enjoy using this system over the past year.  Check you local online auction/classified web services for used deals on the Behringer BCF2000.  My only complaint with the controller is the annoying slapping sounds the motorized faders make when switching between images.  Aside from that -  I say highly recommend.

  • Divadoof

    you say something?

  • Paddy (Dorfl)

    On a PC, try Paddy (www.paddy-for-lightroom.com). Doe sthis and more. Video: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAxR9byYTVM or 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TRl9DqtnxA

  • divad

    ooooohhhhhh…thanks for letting us all know about what you want to get, or not get or get but not get, or will get ..maybe not get.

  • divad

    thanks for telling us the obvious..DUH.

  • David

    Someone doesn’t own a Leica…

  • Divad

    If you say so then I guess it’s true…because you are David..master of the obvious, king of the known.

  • David

    Who are you and what do you want? Do you even know me?

  • Divad

    Oh, I know who your are. You are David, master of the obvious and king of the known.

  • Divad

    Oh, I know you..you are David, master of the obvious and king of the known. You are also the douche who runs this site. You like to post one sentence comments because you like to read what you wrote. Master of the obvious, king of the known.

  • Divad

    You are David, master of the obvious, king of the known….just like the douche who runs this site.

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  • MarketTHIS

    Let me know when you have a prototype. Id buy it!