White LED light from the track-buttons are too bright

are people not jamming in sunglasses? i thought this was the way it’s done!

…so many spilled beers! lol

for anyone stumbling on this thread / having the same issue – i have some tint film laser-cut to the Octatrack’s keys up on my Reverb shop. i contacted Elektron support and they said there are no plans to make the LED colors or brightness adjustable so in the meantime figured i’d try @BossDoggington’s idea and it works quite well

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Open it up
Draw on the leds with black marker pen
Screw the top back on.

Or sell the box and buy another thing.

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+1 for LED brightness control… way too bright at night (digitone).

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Love the Digitakt but have to admit after being a proud owner for a few weeks now those flashy bright white buttons really cause severe problems with my eyes while beat making for longer then 30 minutes. I sincerely hope Elektron will put some small extra code in a future update to let user-adjust this or leave me look silly with welding goggles

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Agree. They’re way too bright. Bright white LEDs are known to be bad for your health and frankly they just hurt. We very much need a setting to crank them way down. Man, that stop button burns my retina!

It’s such a lovable machine apart from the insane brightness of the LEDs.

Ben

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Disappointing that this is still an issue, i just spent roughly an hour cutting out led dimming tint to cover the keys on my digitone. They ruin the look the machine but i couldnt use the DT anymore without dimming it.

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i ended up doing what bailey did, except i opened it up and put the dimming film on the inside of the buttons. took quite a while, but it is way better now. for the screen i put the film on the outside of the case to avoid touching the actual OLED screen. these two things combined have made it comfortable to work with. A simple [High, Medium, Low] setting/option would make this so much easier. I can’t believe someone hasn’t modified the firmware to make it possible I would if I had any idea how. :slight_smile:

C’mon Elektron, do we need to all sign a petition or something so you can know how many people want this option…

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+1 for adjustable brightness :joy:

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+1

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If they designed the hardware accoringly, that can be adressed via a firmware update. It would need a kind of attenuator for the LED input voltage.
If not: no way. Filters are your goto solution.

Yeah the Digitone LEDs are way too bright and was it really necessary to have play and stop LEDs.
I am perfectly happy to use my ears to to determine whether the sequencer is playing or not.

+1 for dimmed brightness/ minimal mode with less action on the LEDs

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don’t go outside in the sunlight you might get blinded :grin:

The ability to adjust the brightness of the LEDs on my DN would be awesome! My first observation when I got my DN was, damn thats bright.

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+1 - I would certainly be happy with adjustable brightness/ more minimal light mode. (On the DT specifically)

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c’mon ELEKTRON… are you listening to your customer base?! How bout an OS update that adds this minimal feature. It’s doable within the current structure of the DT, without adding any additional stress to the the “maxed out” abilities of the machine. DO IT!!!

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+10000000
Way too freaking bright. Cenk must be almost blind now.

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so you’re saying he can’t see the need for this feature… :rofl:

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The DT is soo much brighter than the DN. One of the reason I am returning the DT and getting another DN…

Weird scenario I know but i cannot stand the camera like flashes

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