OT: iCrates is a new $1.99 app for the iPhone designed for crate-diggers.
iCrates gives you mobile access to online music databases and marketplaces, such as Discogs, eBay, Amazon and iTunes. You can listen to tracks and audio samples, watch videos and share your findings with friends on Twitter, Facebook or by email.
The built-in barcode scanner allows users even faster access to search results, and iCrates shows real-time price offers for releases and evaluates the rarity and average selling price for you in various currencies. Continue reading →
This is the first look at Quickswitch, the world’s first turntable controller.
Quickswitch allows users to control any software without having to touch the computer. Quickswitch allows users to perform normally impossible tricks with lightning fast speed and accuracy. Quickswitch turns your computer to an engine running in the background, and allows you to focus on your instrument.
This video shows the original prototype version & extension modules.
In this official Native Instruments promo, 5x DMC World Champion DJ Craze performs a turntablism routine using Traktor Scratch Pro and the Kontrol X1 controller:
Using the X1, Craze simultaneously triggers cue points on both decks, while still staying true to his roots with some serious beatjuggling.
By combining traditional vinyl techniques like juggling, scratching and body tricks with advanced controller-based functions such as cue point manipulation, tempo-synced effects and ultra-quick track changes, this performance showcases the cutting edge of turntablism and controllerism using the latest digital DJing technology.
iPad Music Software: This is a sneak preview of Mixr – a new DJ application for the iPhone and iPad:
Mixrs turntables look and feel just like real the real thing. To mix your music, all you have to do is touch the vinyl records with your fingers. You can play it, stop it, run it backwards and even control the pitch and scratch! To manipulate the sound, simply rotate the vinyl with your fingers, it’s that easy! Here’s a quick list of the some things Mixr can do.
Change the speed of the record by touch
Cue tracks, match beats with precision and control