Introducing Orbit: Collaborative Music Control In Clubs

DJ TechTools’ latest music concept turns the tables on traditional DJ paradigms, removing the dj booth and putting the crowd in control of the music. Built for Richie Hawtin’s Enter party this summer in Ibiza, 12 independent touch wheels on a large circular table allow people to play one instrument in an evolving “dj mix” running through Ableton Live. This is by far our most ambitious controller ever – and the first that requires multiple people to play together. In today’s article, we finally reveal the background of Orbit, and take you behind the scenes of this remarkable project.