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DJTT Drops 2017 Line-up of Chroma Caps

Today, we’re launching some exciting updates to our popular DJTT Chroma Caps line, including a few newly improved colors. These high-quality replacement knobs and faders for DJ gear have been incredibly successful, but to improve the lineup, we’ve made a few changes to make them even more functional. Keep reading to find out what’s new.

Chroma Caps DJ TechTools

What Are Chroma Caps?

Many years ago, DJTT set out to design better knobs for DJs – ones that look, feel, and perform better than stock knobs, which were never designed for serious stage work. That meant plenty of prototypes, road testing, and essential insight from our network of professional DJs. The result was Chroma Caps – colorful knobs and faders that feel great. So what’s changing? You’ve spoken, we’ve listened, and the result is a few important updates to improve the lineup and increase compatibility across a wide range of gear. 

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Why Are Chroma Caps Special?

  • Better Geometry
    • 30% Wider Tops – for a more natural grip and better performance.
    • Wider Base – the base of the knob is engineered to allow fingers to settle in for a snug fit, for added comfort. 
    • Rounded Edges – to increase comfort we took out all those sharp corners on pointers and tops. 
  • Improved Grip, Comfort, Visibility 
    • Super Grip-able Rubber – we used a slightly “sticky” rubber composite, carefully designed so your fingers don’t slip during those crucial moments of your set (except for plastic faders – see below!)
    • Double Injected – We use a high quality double injected rubber exterior that lets your finger “sink in” to the knob.
    • Fat Markers – The markers on faders and caps are much wider for clarity in dark spaces.
  • Looks Great + Easy To See In Low Light
    • Bright Colors8 brilliant colors in 5 variations let you express your own personal style in the gear you love.
    • Improved Low Light Visibility – The glow in the dark, and UV reactive caps are especially popular for dark spaces.
    • Label functions by color – Label functions by color for more playable gear. Bright colors are easy to see in dark environments and separate out key controls by color or shape.

What’s Changed For The 2017 Relaunch?

Chroma Caps

We’ve added some options to help with compatibility and fit so you can personalize more of your gear along with a few fresh colors for 2017. Changes include:

  • Updated Colors: The Chroma Cap lineup now includes 8 colors total, including our newest color: white (replacing the older gray color) and freshly updated yellow, green and red. 
  • New Knob Style: We’ve added a “thin encoder” that is great for production gear like the Maschine. Chroma Caps now come in a total of 5 knob types. 
  • Double the Orientations: We now have 4 knob orientations instead of two – 0, 90º, 180º, 270º – so Chroma Caps fit nearly every DJ controller on the planet.  Chroma Caps
  • Fader Fit: Our faders now fit almost every Pioneer fader perfectly. Read the gear fit list here.
  • Scratch Faders! We now offer all fader colors in smooth plastic for turntablists wanting to scratch with their crossfaders – or any situation that doesn’t require rubber.

  • Caps Match Chroma Cables: The new line of colors all match the Chroma Cable lineup – so you can quickly customize your whole setup in the same color shades.Chroma Cables DJ TechTools

Press + Testimonials: 

“Overall they feel like they are very well made, definitely a better controller than the stock knobs and fader caps.” – Tarekith / Inner Portal Studio

“Chroma Caps seem to be one of those extra things you just don’t need, but after using them, they seem to fit more into the category of: ‘you don’t know what you’re missing until you try them’. The main two reasons I would suggest buying Chroma Caps are: 1. The Look 2. The Feel” – TraktorTips.com

“…I was looping when I meant to load; and loading when I meant to loop. Now I know which one I am touching based on feel.” – djkanoya.com 

Chroma Caps on Popular Gear

Chroma Caps Sales = A Better DJ Community

Sales of Chroma Caps go right back into helping you become a better DJ/Producer. Our DJTT store is how we fund great tutorial articles, performance videos, artist interviews, and future product development – the kind of stuff major gear manufacturers would never make. Since we think you’ll really love them, we even offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

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  • still sit high on the APC40 MKII? my cover won’t fit on since installing Chromo Caps

  • Now if only there was a trade in program to replace all my grey knobs with the new white!

  • Shigura

    Now if these GID ones would just actually fit right on my 56…

  • aw damn is purple gone for good or just out of stock?

    • also, will the new faders sit correctly on A&H gear or will they still sit high?

    • Purple caps should available sometime during May. Faders should fit better on Xone kit too so it’s worth giving them another shot. =)

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  • mikefunk

    Well… still no 90 degree Fatty knobs for my A&H dry/wet knob replacement. This is the only thing that holds me back form purchasing whole set.

    • Kevin Basher

      “Double the Orientations: We now have 4 knob orientations instead of two – 0, 90º, 180º, 270º – so Chroma Caps fit nearly every DJ controller on the planet.” I understood that this counts for every knob they offer – probably except for the encoders 🙂

      • mikefunk

        Not for Fatty knobs. Only 90 degrees available. At least not in the shop as I cannot find fatties for A&H mixers.

      • Multiple orientation is only available for regular sized knobs but we are considering expanding it to Fatty ones soon.

  • Patrick Feltham

    Do any of these new Chromas fit the ZOMO MC-1000???

  • Kevin Basher

    Are the knobs now touch sensitive (e.g. for the Kontrol D2)?

    • Emil Doubleplusgood

      No.
      If yes, they will be proud and loud about that fact. 🙄

    • Sadly not yet, we got to a point where if we wanted to make touch sensitive caps a thing the colors wouldn’t look as great. We are still open to the idea tho.

  • Bobby A

    Do the new caps for maschine fit all the way down rather than being lifted up?