Julie Covello, aka DJ Shakey, wanted a unique DJ controller. So, she created the VoltAxe – a super-furry cyborg frankenthing.
CDM’s Peter Kirn describes Covello’s VoltAxe as “an explosion of color, buttons, keys, velcro, and fur, and coupled with a cyborg-chic eyepiece. The VoltAxe is controllerism gone Mad Max, a post-acocalyptic keytar bred from salvaged parts.”
The Voltaxe combines a Novation LaunchPad, Korg nanoKontrol MIDI controllers and an eyeglass video display that mirrors her laptop’s screen. Definitely the kind of setup you want if you’ve got a gig at the Thunderdome.
And where does the fur come in?
“In an effort to use the controllers without looking at them, I added textures to many of the keys so I could find them by touch (velcro, rubber, fur),” explains Covello.
CDM’s got details on Covello’s unique MIDI controller. Check it out and let us know what you think of this thing!