After years on the software side of DJing, it appears that Native Instruments is finally producing its own DJ controller. Read on for a video of Ritchie Hawtin using two of these DJ controllers in Berlin and more info on the release.
As usual, we can’t tell you everything we know about the product yet, but look at the video carefully and you can gather some good info.
He is using:
2 of the new controllers for FX and loops
+ 1 Maschine (for sample triggering)
+ 1 analog mixer for levels and EQ
= A modular FX/transport controller for Traktor Pro?
Normally Ritchie uses the Allen & Heath Xone 3D, and it looks like these two NI controllers may make a good replacement for the now aging Xone 1D. It might also be very useful for people with two deck controllers who need extra control over one more deck or the additional FX units in Traktor 1.2. Don’t hold your breath on a release date; this is an early teaser with no word on when it will hit shelves, so chances are high it won’t come out until some time next year.