They say a bad workman blames his tools, but when it comes to digital art, having the right kit can save you a lot of time and effort. Whether it’s drawing shapes from scratch, or editing an image on Photoshop, it can be tricky, and sometimes pretty impossible, to achieve the right results using a standard desktop mouse.
This is where Tourbox’s new Neo controller helps. Their latest release is a godsend for those who have ever had to endure the annoyances of a mouse or touchpad that just won’t function the way you want it to. Shaped like a gaming controller, this new device includes an array of functions, enabling artists to work intuitively, without needing to select or modify different tools. Everything is in one place, housed in a dedicated console.
With a comprehensive toolkit of knobs, switches, and dials, artists can seamlessly integrate this controller into their workflow, and produce stunning results with ease. And if Youtube reviews are anything to go by, this device could be a bit of a game changer for the art community.
This latest edition, an improvement on the original release, provides a whole new level of comfort and reliability. It features precisely-calibrated controls and buttons for optimal speed, accuracy, and acceleration, as well as a knob that enables you to control the size, flow, transparency, and hardness of the brush.
The TourBox is compatible with pretty much any creative software you can imagine, including Clip Studio Paint and SAI, graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Lightroom, and even video and audio editing software like Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Audition, and After Effects. It's also compatible with both macOS and Windows. And at less than five inches long, it won’t even take up too much space on your desk.
Retailing at $169, we think this will quickly become a must-have device for content creators, and - while the learning curve might be a little steep at first - it has the potential to save a lot of time and aggravation, allowing artists to produce high quality results with ease.