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ATOM LEDs Off - Feature Request

+89 votes
asked Nov 26, 2018 in Atom Pad Controllers by rguitar78 (520 points)

An all LEDs off feature is needed. As for the three brightness options that are currently there, I could also see a 4th level being useful too, but not nearly as important as being able to turn these lights off when not in use. 

I have a classic FaderPort and the lights stay off until I boot up Studio One - they also turn back off once I close the DAW. Not sure why they moved away from that mindset.

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+30 votes
answered Nov 26, 2018 by Skip Jones (161,600 points)
selected Jun 5 by AlexTinsley
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+9 votes
answered Dec 5, 2018 by lestervandewalle2 (2,280 points)
Yeah definitely, and even the lowest setting  is way too bright in my opinion.
commented Dec 6, 2018 by Bbd (6,720 points)
Agreed. This is a good request. Thanks.
+5 votes
answered Dec 11, 2018 by mattbertolino (290 points)
YES! Please PreSonus give us a way to essentially "turn it off" when not in use. At least the LEDs if some other button combo can't be created (like holding down black SETUP button for more than 2 sec). We need some sort of "standby" mode...maybe even an update that turns all the LEDs off after 10 min of being idle. We need some solution for this.
+3 votes
answered Jan 4 by ronaldvonk (220 points)
Yeah, like the faderport. it shuts off nicely when Studio One is not active.
+1 vote
answered Jan 5 by lestervandewalle2 (2,280 points)
It would also be nice if that would be possible to save the brightness setting somehow because now I seem to have to reset it each time I restart my PC.  
Or does anyone know if this already possible?
+6 votes
answered Jan 8 by Wazatron (550 points)
Man I came to the forum to find out HOW to turn them off - I didn't expect to find that it's completely impossible. Man this is a big miss. I'm re-considering the Atom now. I don't want my entire room glowing blue at all times when things are shut off....
+2 votes
answered Jan 9 by jebbyslonar (190 points)
edited Jan 31 by jebbyslonar

What are you talking about!  The bright lights are great...I love bright lights in my eyes especially at night in a pitch black room!

haha lol.  Who would down vote this feature request.  It should happen by tonight.  I mean, literally can't happen soon enough.  Can we just make it happen or what?

but seriously though you can easily turn the pad lights off (except that one that stays on) by just pushing the setup button. afraid the problems with the Atom go somewhat deeper than this.

0 votes
answered Apr 17 by ien (550 points)
It saddens me that this isn't a thing yet. Even the dimmest setting is too bright It's garish.
0 votes
answered May 8 by simonriverin (160 points)
Since Presonus is abble to do it with the old faderport wish turns off when quitting studio one, it should be the same with the ATOM :)
0 votes
answered Jun 13 by brandonguergo (890 points)
Yep, came here to post this!
0 votes
answered Aug 10 by lestervandewalle2 (2,280 points)

Surprised this still isn't implemented :p it's been almost a year already

I've come to terms with the fact that Atom is now my colorful desklamp surface! (Every night I go to bed feeling like my left eye is deteriorating much faster than my right one. Then I remember I have a little friend puking rainbows to the side of my face all night laugh)

Of course I'm exaggerating but a kind of 'sleep' or 'dark' mode would still be very much appreciated. Just so it goes dark after a few minutes like it does on the S1 start screen. And then reactivates once you hit a button (or a specific button) 

jebbyslonar has a nice suggestion: go to the advanced setup menu which darkens all pads except for one (still don't know why the one pad needs to be colored? it has no functionality in the menu.. might as well just darken that one pad and call it a day for now? wink)

sadly this trick can not be used inside of studio one, because the menu looks completely different. 

Also a sad side-effect of this:  

You open studio one, pads go dark, you have no context or reference of what the brightness is going to look like in your song.
You open a song and pick an instrument. Boom! Too bright.

Oh wait.. I can't enter the brightness setting from within studio one so I have to go back, close studio one, adjust the brightness and reopen the project. 

Hahah sorry for this declamation of mild frustration. It's not the worst thing in the world, it is however pretty unintuitive and annoying after a while.

0 votes
answered Nov 15 by reledreled (160 points)
Please, add the option to turn off the leds when atom doesn't connected to the daw, remove the usb cable isn't the only solution. i hope this upgrade it will be so fast.