From the coming soon on Kickstarter department, meet the Mine modular controller. It's a MIDI controller with removable modules that lock into to a circuit board. Keep reading to learn about this boutique controller project!
We've all seen the SubPac, a backpack-sized subwoofer that vibrates the low-end of music into your body - but what if someone told you that you could have a similar experience just by strapping on a wristwatch-sized device to your arm? The Basslet purports to do exactly that - and has gone live on Kickstarter today. Read more about it inside.
It's been a while since we've taken a look at audio-reactive accessories and projects for DJs! For a fun Friday article, we thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the cutting-edge projects that are gaining traction and might bring innovative audio-reactive DJ lighting to the masses. Read on for more:
With controllerism, DJs have adopted a mindset of constantly redesigning their setups to be lighter and more compact. Some DJs can get by on only a USB drive but others prefer the versatility of a controller. Bags and cases can make carrying a larger controller easier, it isn't always the most convenient option. Livid Instruments is aiming to help DJs and producers looking for compact setups with their new Kickstarter for their next innovation, Minim.
There's a brand new company out of the Netherlands aiming to own the market on tiny production tools - something to go hand in hand with other travel friendly production tools like the Teenage Engineering OP-1 or the KMI QuNeo. OWOW (the Omnipresent World Of Wizkids) have crafted five instruments that are headed to Kickstarter starting Monday. We've got an exclusive first look at the gear and an interview with the team, read on.
The Mixfader came out in March as one of the first bluetooth-enabled crossfaders for DJs to use with Edjing DJ app (available on Windows, Android, and iOS). This bluetooth crossfader is the first of its kind to be seen on the market and it is a proponent for bringing mobile DJ apps into the booth. DJiT, the company behind the fader, have announced a Kickstarter that will let interested DJs get behind the project and have a chance to get their very own Mixfader.
Headphones remain the most commonly used, and therefore debated items in a DJ arsenal. Until now however, there has not been much in the way of technical innovation on their performance. A new company called Bragi has created an award winning new concept of wireless bluetooth headphones called "The Dash" that have some very intriguing features for DJ's and performers alike. While the Dash isn't made for DJ's specifically, there are many reasons why a DJ would wish they were.
Australian-based company Machina.Pro has successfully funded a Kickstarter that they promise will modernize record pressing and bring it to the masses. Dubbed the DRC (Desktop Record Cutter), the project has already gone through initial prototyping and is ready for a funding injection to finalize the features and infrastructure to build production units.