Native Instruments and Numark have led the the pack on building out great-looking color displays on DJ controllers, but now Akai has introduced a touchscreen production MPC that allows manipulation of the on-screen sample chopping with just your fingertips. Read on for all of the details
Controllers come in all shapes and sizes, yet producers will still tinker with the device to create a custom workflow. iPads and other tablets make nice alternatives because an artist can build a custom controller within the app, however, the amount of space is always an issue. Then there are artists who take tablets to the next level and use a giant touch screen, for example the Microsoft Perceptive Pixel screen, to create enormous, tactile controllers. A prominent example is Deadmau5 who can be seen creating a custom controller using a 55’’ touch-screen, below.
Sometimes it’s lonely at the top. Pioneer’s premium flagship DJ mixer, the DJM-2000, has been out of the news this year as Pioneer’s other flagship products (namely the CDJ-2000Nexus, RMX-1000, and the DJM-900Nexus) have all been the center of attention. Today, Pioneer has announced that the hardware’s getting an upgrade to a second edition – […]
Today we’re going to take a quick look into the wonderful world of the controllers we poke, push, pull, twist and waggle on a daily basis. Maybe you’re building your own controller, or maybe you’re looking into buying a controller and need to know exactly what each control will be most useful for. Maybe you’ve […]
With the iPad 2 hitting stores in the United States at the end of this week, Apple looks poised to hold off the growing competition and stay strong with its position as the leader in tablet computers. However, will it be the mobile dream device that digital DJs and producers have been hoping for? Let’s […]