“This Is The Future” Of DJing

iPad Music Software: This short video, viaย inforlk, demo’s his take on the future of DJing:

iPad TouchOSC Traktor Pro Controller & Kontrol X1 (DJ 2nd Reality) Minimal Techno Demo

He is working to have total control in the IPAD traktor and I’ve got the perfect setup.

I’ve been working for more than eight hours for the design and configuration.

This is the Future…..

10 thoughts on ““This Is The Future” Of DJing

  1. I think it is cool to use the iPad as a rearrangeable all purpose controller like the Lemur, I just wish the programs were more focused on MIDI, instead of just OSC.

  2. Resistance is not futile! Seriously, I am beginning to think that touch screen controllers, while fantastic for many things, seems to fall down when it comes to precision control. I really don't know if physical knobs and sliders (perhaps buttons, with haptic control) can be properly emulated on a touch-screen. I guess the future will tell, and I'm hopeful that new input mechanisms on touch-screens will take into account the tactile part of physical controllers.

  3. OK, so the touch controls don't give you the 100% tactile accuracy of a physical controller, but it's pretty damn tight if the controls are big enough – and, ahem, have you seen the small faders and jog wheels on the new S4?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyways, I have some TouchOSC layouts ready for download at http://www.ipad-dj.net if you can't be arsed mapping your own controller. Download a demo and try it for yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I don't think this is going to work out. Maybe small in the beginning because its "cool" but the usability factor is too low IMO. Touchscreens are pretty nice, but they do not give you that amount of control a physical controller does. Touchscreens excel when you need to do a lot of navigating or tapping and such. For example my touchscreen phone; its very convenient here.

    DJ controls otoh… Moving a fader by just an tweak isn't possible; your fingers will always create some overhead when touching. Moving a knob a millimeter by giving it a very slight nudge will also become impossible; you'd have to work by the numbers. Tap slide or double tap or use 2 fingers perhaps to activate more fine grain control? By that time I already could have moved said knob several times.

    And I believe that there is also so much as the psychological effect. With a physical controller you can feel what you're doing. In many cases you don't actually have to look at it to get something done. Not so with a touchscreen. Sometimes you'd even need to be able to look at 2 screens at the same time; your DAW which you're controlling /and/ the touchscreen to see what you're changing.

    Don't get me wrong; I think the development is cool. But I don't see this replacing traditional equipment anytime soon.

  5. And have you actually tried it yourself then, did you know once you place your finger on a controller that finger stays linked to that controller as long as you keep it on the touchscreen.

  6. Which is just another issue. With fat and dirt slowly getting on the screen over time during a performance the contact will slowly, yet steadily, get more difficult to pick up for the screen; thus risking things to become a lot less fluent.

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