SignalRGB solves one of the biggest problems with RGB: how to deal with different RGB components from different manufacturers? SignalRGB offers a universal approach. It is a unique piece of software that allows you to control and synchronize your favorite RGB devices without the need for additional hardware.
Developed by Whirlwind FX, the software is available in two flavors. The regular version is completely free and offers access to fully customizable lighting effects. The Pro version offers access to advanced features such as game integrations, PC monitoring, fan control, audio visualizers, advanced pixel-perfect screen ambience effect, as well as early access to future features.
Whether you want to pay for the extra features or not, here’s how to use SignalRGB to control your RGB devices.
How to use SignalRGB?
Step 1: First, you need to download SignalRGB from the official site. After downloading, open the .EXE package to install SignalRGB on your Windows PC.
It is recommended to remove any additional RGB software before using SignalRGB as it may interfere with controls.
2nd step: Once SignalRGB is installed, open the software and create a new account. You can do this by selecting the Login button in the lower left corner.
Step 3: After creating your account, the next step is to set up all your devices. Select the Devices tab under the my platform Category. Here you should see all your SignalRGB supported RGB devices. Most devices, like keyboards and mice, should be detected and working automatically. However, some devices like RGB controllers and fans require additional configuration. These can be spotted by the yellow symbol that will appear in the corner of their image.
Step 4: Motherboard controllers and headers are used to control a wide variety of RGB devices such as fans, LED strips, and AiO pumps. For further configuration of these devices, there is a Components section. You can access it by selecting the device that has a yellow symbol in the corner. These components need to be configured manually, but before that, it is important to refer to the list of compatible devices to ensure that the lighting controller or motherboard you have is supported by SignalRGB.
Step 5: Depending on the type of controller/motherboard you have, one or more channels will be available. You can identify which device is connected to each channel by the color of their default heartbeat effect.
Step 6: After identifying all devices connected to each channel, you can add each component. Select the plus symbol under the channel to open a menu with a list of components that can be added. Scroll through the list until you find the device you want to add. If your device is not listed, you can create a custom LED strip with the same number of LEDs present on the component device. Simply indicate the number of LEDs and press the key Create button.
Once all of your component devices have been added to SignalRGB, you can proceed to configure your device layout.
Step 7: The best part of SingalRGB is its patented canvas lighting system. The Layouts feature allows RGB effects to dynamically map lighting using the position and layout of your physical setup. This allows RGB effects to flow smoothly from device to device. It’s important to set up a layout that matches your physical setup so that your RGB fixtures display effects correctly.
Step 8: To select Provisions under the my platform section where you should see the effect canvas with a bunch of boxes representing each overlaid device. You can drag and drop each box on the canvas or directly enter specific coordinates on the right side of the page. Each RGB device will display the color or colors of the corresponding space on the canvas it occupies. You can even hide devices from the canvas by tapping the eye icon next to their thumbnail in the My Devices section.
Step 9: Make sure to save the layout you want by selecting the save icon at the top of the page. You can even create multiple layouts relating to different RGB effects and devices.
How to add and apply new effects?
the Library section on the left is where you can find all the RGB effects. It is divided into different sections so that you can access it easily. Here is how you can download a new effect:
Step 1: Under the Library section, select Free for a list of all free RGB effects. If you have the Pro version, the premium effects will be visible under the Pro tab.
2nd step: Hover your mouse pointer over an effect tile and a download button should appear. Select it to download the effect.
Step 3: Once the effect is downloaded, the download button should change to Apply and another icon should appear to remove the effect.
SignalRGB is one of the few universal solutions for synchronizing RGB across a range of components and devices, but it’s only limited to a few popular brands. The developers are constantly working on improving the software while adding new devices to the list. There is also the option to submit a request for a particular device you wish to add to SignalRGB, although this may take some time, especially if your device is not widely available in the market.