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Uwyn Knobotron

Uwyn Knobotron  ·  Source: Uwyn


Fabulously tactile upgrade rings for your knobs which glow under UV light and offer a one-finger turning action. These are radioactive!



Yes, yes, knobs and rings, plenty of smirking going on I’m sure but there’s nothing naughty about these Tactile UV Reactive Knob Rings. They are a quite genius way of improving the visibility and grabability of synthesizer controls during a gig. They glow in the dark under UV light so that you can see them and they make knobs bigger and have a paddle pointer sticking out making it easy to manipulate with a single finger.


They are 3D printed and come in packs for specific synths so that they fit the knobs perfectly:

  • Korg SQ-1 : 24 tiny rings
  • Make Noise 0-Coast : 4 large, 10 medium, 12 small, 4 tiny rings
  • Make Noise 0-Ctrl : 4 medium rings, 36 small shortened rings
  • Make Noise DPO : 6 large, 10 medium, 10 small, 4 tiny rings, 4 small shortened rings
  • Make Noise Echophon : 4 large, 4 medium, 8 small rings
  • Make Noise Erbe-Verb : 4 large rings, 10 medium, 10 small shortened rings
  • Make Noise Maths : 8 medium, 6 small rings
  • Make Noise René : 6 tiny rings, 20 small shortened rings
  • Make Noise Strega : 6 large, 6 tiny rings, 4 medium, 20 small shortened rings
  • Moog DFAM : 18 medium, 24 tiny rings
  • Moog Mother-32 : 18 medium rings
  • Moog Subharmonicon : 16 medium, 14 small, 14 small reduced, 16 tiny rings
    (Subharmonicon is produced with two slightly different small knobs, rings for both versions are included)

There’s no reason why you couldn’t get a couple of sets and use them however you wish. They are not expensive either, even the Subharmonicon one with loads of different rings is only $17.

They look brilliant, have genuinely useful functionality and are cheap enough not to worry about. Go get yourselves some Knobotrons.

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4 responses to “Turn your synths into a UV rave party with Knobotron”

    LJ says:

    Honestly, what is it with this site and the constant man-child humor? First the ‘dickstortion’ pedal and now this – it’s embarrassing. Can we please get some writers who can look at a product named ‘Tactile UV Reactive Knob Rings’ and not immediately want to make penis jokes?

    Peter says:

    Now that’s a great looking knob kit. Just like what I always see when I close my eyes, a dark room full of knobs gleaming like the sun.

    What is with the humorless dicks of this world thinking everywhere they go, everyone else needs to be just as dull as them or be sacked and replaced by someone who is? When a type of humor isn’t your type, then you can just not laugh at it, you don’t have to fancy yourself the humor police whose job it is to set the world to rights for everyone everywhere until it all resembles your boring personality that no one asked for. In 2021. Ridiculous.

    JP says:

    Because lots of pretty light effects makes your audio sound infinitely better…

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