Novation has announced that Dicer, its new $99 DJ controller for Serato Scratch Live, is now shipping.
Dicer is a performance controller that’s integrated with the cue-point and looping features of Serato Scratch Live. Supplied in pairs, the compact USB-powered devices are compatible with any Scratch Live setup, whether using turntables or CDJs.
To complement the launch of Dicer, Serato have made available a public beta version of Scratch Live 2.1, which can be downloaded from users’ Serato.com accounts. Scratch Live 2.1 automatically maps Dicer to key software functions and provides full LED feedback. Users of the current 2.0 software can control all cue-point and looping functions, but will need to use Scratch Live’s ‘MIDI learn’ function to assign Dicer’s pads to software controls.
While designed to work with Serato Scratch Live, it can be used with other DJ apps.