Matthew Blythman’s 4 Leaf is an iPod DJ table that features four removable pods, each featuring a touch-screen DJ interface:
The 4 Leaf brings in the charm of traditional DJ performance letting the players mix their selection of songs smoothly and continuously. The program’s internal software and the intuitive touch screen controller, make the flow mixing easy. On the face of it, the four touchscreen-pods for the DJs, sport a virtual turntable, BPM controls and play/cue functions. The internal software ensures that all the songs played are of the same beat, lest techno get mixed up with tantra! Now that won’t sound pretty!
Transfer the collection of songs to the 4 Leaf pod via the bundled application. Next drag each chosen song into the playing position from the set-up library. Consequently graphical representation of the song being played, gives the DJ a track of its length, allowing effective sync whilst cross fading.
On the construction angle of the play-area, each pod hooks up to a base table with all sound and power getting co-transferred via a single main plug situated beneath each pod. Music is streamed to the PA system via Bluetooth.
Use them collectively or singular as the RCA, Microphone and power plugs are all situated on the back of each unit.
It’s an interesting concept, but suffers from the same problem of planned obsolence that iPod gear has.
Let me know what you think of the 4 Leaf iPod DJ table!