Numark has announced that Serato DJ is now compatible with the following Numark DJ controllers:
Serato DJ is already compatible with Numark’s Mixtrack Pro and Mixtrack Pro II. Compatibility with their NS6 four-channel DJ controller was announced in February and is available as a free upgrade for NS6 owners. Continue reading →
It’s been interesting to watch the evolution of DJ controllers over the last 10 years.
As more and more DJs become ‘digital natives’, DJ software and DJ controllers are breaking away from the two turntable interface tradition and are exploring the possibilities of two digital audio channels.
‘The world of the DJ and controllerist are colliding,” is how Novation puts it and they’ve come up with a new DJ controller with that collision in mind.
The Novation Twitch, aka ‘The Touchstrip Controller’, is one of the latest examples of this trend towards controllers designed for ‘digital native’ DJing.
Instead of focusing on mixing two turntables or analog tracks, the Twitch is designed for live remixing and controllerism. And, instead of turntable-style scratch controls, the Twitch features 8 trigger pads and a touchstrip controller on each channel.
Notable Twitch Features:
Twin touchstrips let you ‘grab hold’ of your tracks and swipe them back and forth, like touchscreen scratching
Two 8-pad banks of trigger pads let you trigger cues, loops, etc.
Slicer Mode – lets you chop tracks into slices and rearrange them on the fly, while staying in sync
Built in audio interface – the Twitch has a 2 in, 4 out USB audio interface and a headphone amp.
Comes with Serato Itch Professional
1-to-1 Control In ITCH ? Dedicated controls for all ITCH performance functions.
MIDI Compatible ? controls any DJ software, such as Traktor or Ableton Live.
Smithson Martin will be introducing Kontrol Surface 1974 at the 2012 NAMM Show.
The Kontrol Surface 1974 is a new Emulator Modular multi-touch controller. It was originally designed as a DJ controller, but you can now build your own custom multi-touch layouts to use with any MIDI software.