• Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 if using a tuner app, 5+/10 if not (depends greatly on ability to hear and identify different notes) (Estimated Difficulty)
  • Offline trophies: 13 (11, 1, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: If using a tuner, 1-2 hours. If not, 5+ (depends greatly on ability to hear and identify different notes) (Estimated Time)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1, but 2 is recommended
  • Number of missable trophies: 1 (See Perfect Game)
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings
  • Do trophies stack?: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheat Codes






Get ready to test your ears and your musical pitch-identifying abilities with this one of a kind tone-tastic game! In KnobSwitch, you are given two different notes and it will be up to you to tell the tonal difference (or intervals) between them. Play through 100 increasingly difficult rounds across 10 levels to finish the game and claim the top spot as the master of intervals!


BEFORE YOU START!

There are two ways to play this game:

  1. Play it legit. No extra tools! Just you, your ears and your Vita (close to/perfect pitch required).
  2. RECOMMENDED: Use a Musical Tuner app on PC (mic required) or your phone. If on iOS, insTuner works really well and is free. If on PC, this Tuner works just fine. A quick google search of “Online Music Tuner” will bring up other options). You will need the app/program you’re using to be able to pick up the notes playing on the Vita. When done correctly, the tuner will show you what note is currently playing, making this game much, much easier.


Each level consists of 10 pairs of notes. The first note can be played by hitting and the second by hitting . You’ll need to determine first what the notes are, and secondly how many intervals are between the two.

There are a total of 11 different notes that you will need to know (Piano picture provided for reference):

A – A?/B? – B - C – C?/D? - D – D?/E? – E – F – F?/G? - G – G?/A?

(b is Flat, # is Sharp)




Once you know what the two notes are, you can then determine the interval between them. Starting at the first note (), you need to count each note after it until you reach the second note (). This will give you the interval, or Semitones.

EX: If the first note is Bb and the second note is E, you will count B, C, C#, D, Eb and then E for a total of 6.  If the first note is F# and the second is C, you will count G, G#, A, Bb, B, and C for a total of 6.

You will always move left to right, never the opposite. Once you hit G#, the notes will start back at A and cycle through again – there is nothing past G#.

Each round you are given multiple Interval options to choose from to determine how many “Semitones” (or intervals) are between the two notes. Scrolling over the available answers will show how many Semitones apply to each of them.

Here is a list of them all:

  • Minor 2nd – 1 Semitone
  • Major 2nd – 2 Semitones
  • Minor 3rd – 3 Semitones
  • Major 3rd – 4 Semitones
  • Perfect 4th – 5 Semitones
  • Tritone – 6 Semitones
  • Perfect 5th – 7 Semitones
  • Minor 6th – 8 Semitones
  • Major 6th – 9 Semitones
  • Minor 7th – 10 Semitones
  • Major 7th – 11 Semitones
  • Octave – 12 Semitones


You need to choose the correct answer to move forward. For the examples above, you would need to choose the answer that is listed as “6 semitones”, so you would choose “Tritone” as the correct answer.

Level 1 starts with 3 answer options and an additional one is added with each successive level, until you reach the 10th and final level when all 12 options will be available.





STEP 1: Lucky Guess

First things first, you’ll want to go ahead and get Lucky Guess out of the way. You need to guess the correct interval between the two notes without listening to them. It is recommended you just hit “Octave” at the start of each round until you get this as one of the answers is bound to be that. See the trophy description for more details. Here you will earn:

  • Lucky Guess


STEP 2: Play through all 10 Levels of KnobSwitch

There are a total of 100 Pairs of notes across 10 Levels that you’ll need to find the intervals for. Do this and the majority of the trophies will unlock. Keep in mind that as you progress, the harder it will be to determine the intervals, so it is highly recommended you use a Music Tuner for this game. After you have completed the 10th and final level, you will have earned:

  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Level 7
  • Level 8
  • Level 9
  • Level 10


Step 3: Perfect Game

Unless you have perfect pitch and not a single problem hearing different tones and being able to name them, it is very highly recommended you use a tuner for this step. To get a Perfect Game, you need to find the interval between all 100 pairs of notes without getting a guessing a single answer incorrectly. If you miss one, you will have to exit out to the main menu and start over. See the trophy description for more details. After this step, you will earn:

  • Perfect Level
  • Perfect Game

[PST would like to thank Velvet for this Roadmap]

Knobswitch Trophy Guide

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13 trophies ( 11  1  )

  • Complete Level 1

    You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 1 to get this trophy. There will be 3 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 2.

  • Complete Level 2

    Level 2 will start automatically once you have completed Level 1. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 2 to get this trophy. There will be 4 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 3.

  • Complete Level 3

    Level 3 will start automatically once you have completed Level 2. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 3 to get this trophy. There will be 5 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 4.

  • Complete Level 4

    Level 4 will start automatically once you have completed Level 3. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 4 to get this trophy. There will be 6 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 6.

  • Complete Level 5

    Level 5 will start automatically once you have completed Level 4. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 4 to get this trophy. There will be 7 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 6.

  • Complete Level 6

    Level 6 will start automatically once you have completed Level 5. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 6 to get this trophy. There will be 8 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones
    • Tritone - 6 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 6.

  • Complete Level 7

    Level 7 will start automatically once you have completed Level 6. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 7 to get this trophy. There will be 9 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones
    • Tritone - 6 Semitones
    • Minor 6th - 8 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 7.

  • Complete Level 8

    Level 8 will start automatically once you have completed Level 7. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 8 to get this trophy. There will be 10 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones
    • Tritone - 6 Semitones
    • Minor 6th - 8 Semitones
    • Major 6th - 9 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 8.

  • Complete Level 9

    Level 9 will start automatically once you have completed Level 8. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 9 to get this trophy. There will be 11 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones
    • Tritone - 6 Semitones
    • Minor 6th - 8 Semitones
    • Major 6th - 9 Semitones
    • Minor 7th - 10 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 9.

  • Complete Level 10

    Level 10 will start automatically once you have completed Level 9. You will need to complete all 10 rounds of Level 10 to get this trophy. There will be 12 Interval Options to choose from:

    • Octave – 8 Semitones
    • Major 3rd - 4 Semitones
    • Perfect 5th - 7 Semitones
    • Minor 2nd - 1 Semitone
    • Major 2nd - 2 Semitones
    • Minor 3rd - 3 Semitones
    • Perfect 4th - 5 Semitones
    • Tritone - 6 Semitones
    • Minor 6th - 8 Semitones
    • Major 6th - 9 Semitones
    • Minor 7th - 10 Semitones
    • Major 7th - 11 Semitones


    You can check which round you’re on in the top left corner next to your score – the first round starts off with “Bonus in 10” and when it reaches 0, the level will end. If you guess incorrectly, you will start back at the first round and need to do the level over again (you will also be deducted points). A Perfect Level with no mistakes will grant you 10000 points.

    After you have completed the 10th round, the trophy will unlock and you will start Level 10.

  • Score 10,000 in a single level.

    Each level has a maximum of 10,000 points available to earn. For this trophy, you need to complete any of the 10 levels without making a single mistake (guessing the incorrect interval). It is highly recommended you use a Music Tuner for this trophy as it will make it much, much easier. If you make a mistake, you will have to either try again on a different round or exit back to the main menu and start again.

    Once you have completed a level perfectly, you will receive 10,000 points and the trophy will unlock.

    You will get this as you go for Perfect Game.

  • Score 100,000 in a single game.

    (missable)

    Each level has a maximum of 10,000 points available to earn so in order to get this trophy, you need to play all 10 levels perfectly without making any mistakes (guessing the incorrect interval). If you make a mistake anywhere along the way, be it Level 1 or Level 10, you will need to back out to the main menu and start over again – there is no level select in this game!

    It is very, very highly recommended that you use a Music Tuner for this trophy, especially if you have any doubts whatsoever on your ability to match and name pitches/tones. Go slow and double check the notes that are playing a few times to ensure the tuner is picking up the correct ones.

    Once you have completed Level 10 and have the maximum 100,000 points, this trophy will unlock.

 

Secret trophies

  • Choose the right interval without playing any notes.

    It is easiest to do this in Level 1. At the start of each round, without pressing or to listen to the two notes, select “Octave” for the answer. Since there are only three available answers this level, you have a 33.33% chance of it being correct. If it’s not, listen to the notes and select the right answer, then rinse and repeat with the second round. It is 98% guaranteed you will get at least one pair of notes with an Octave interval in the first round of Level 1.

    Once you have guessed correctly without listening to the notes, the trophy will unlock.

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