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  • Pari Greenlime

    Hi, does anyone know what kind of (brand/ model/ or type) touchstrip controllers does the Twitch use? I’m trying to design a controller for ableton with a touchstrip controller for viewing and zooming into a clip in the track view window.by pinch zoom like in Android phones or whatever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.graham.75873708 Mike Graham

    I am seriously considering one of these.

  • Hbklive

    can you go hamster mode on the x-fader?

  • Irshu88

    Now that Traktor 2.5 is announced and due for release in April, You think there would be a Mapping for the Clip launching Properties of Traktor 2.5 incorporated for twitch’s pads? DJTT, now is the time to work your magic!

  • Djamesburke

    hi i have a question regarding your mentioned possible use of twitch as a scratch mixer. did u mean using it with timecode, is that even possible? or did u mean just using it to control the software  as its intended with the overlay included? and when using it with traktor normally do u need an NI audio interface or can u use the built in one? thanks, djames.

  • Djamesburke

    hi i have a question regarding your mentioned possible use of twitch as a scratch mixer. did u mean using it with timecode, is that even possible? or did u mean just using it to control the software  as its intended with the overlay included? and when using it with traktor normally do u need an NI audio interface or can u use the built in one? thanks, djames.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1022748911 Karl Albert Mikkelsen Jr

    I’m intrigued. I am setting up a new crew for weddings and these seem to fit the bill in every way. They are inexpensive and they seem to be able do what a wedding DJ needs. I will let you know in a couple of months…

  • Samuel

    Is it possible to change the 8-feature buttons to arcade buttons?

  • Samuel

    Is it possible to change the 8-feature buttons to arcade buttons?

    • Dj_forcedhand

      Why? Are you aware that the Twitch buttons are (color-changable) LED back-lighted? By making them square there’s no wasted space between buttons (unlike round, arcade buttons). I guess if you prefer the arcade buttons, you can buy a midi-fighter module.

  • Deny Roxtaz

    Just bought it & use with Traktor Pro 2. Great machine, but could be better. All plus & minus Ean correctly notice in his review.

  • Deny Roxtaz

    Just bought it & use with Traktor Pro 2. Great machine, but could be better. All plus & minus Ean correctly notice in his review.

  • Filipegrg

    Why the blogs review dont tell the deficient lower twitch output ?

  • Filipegrg

    Why the blogs review dont tell the deficient lower twitch output ?

  • TEPIC

    i ordered it thru guitar center it will be here this week. i cant wait especially since itch 2.0 JUST came out …

  • TEPIC

    i ordered it thru guitar center it will be here this week. i cant wait especially since itch 2.0 JUST came out …

  • TEPIC

    i ordered it thru guitar center it will be here this week. i cant wait especially since itch 2.0 JUST came out …

  • TEPIC

    i ordered it thru guitar center it will be here this week. i cant wait especially since itch 2.0 JUST came out …

  • Mike Katowice

    Anyone have any idea when it will be available in the states? Speficic date not just “late July or early August”

  • Mike Katowice

    Anyone have any idea when it will be available in the states? Speficic date not just “late July or early August”

  • Mike Katowice

    Anyone have any idea when it will be available in the states? Speficic date not just “late July or early August”

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    To be honest I feel this is the way most controllers should be. The need for Jog-wheels is… unnecessary. With the strip search you get all the ability to scrub through a track (which is what any jog wheel was for); other than that there really is no need for jog wheels, you can’t scratch on them (well), and anyone that wants to be a scratch artist just simply needs to buy turntables. So why waste space with them; this strip search idea is BRILLIANT! 

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    To be honest I feel this is the way most controllers should be. The need for Jog-wheels is… unnecessary. With the strip search you get all the ability to scrub through a track (which is what any jog wheel was for); other than that there really is no need for jog wheels, you can’t scratch on them (well), and anyone that wants to be a scratch artist just simply needs to buy turntables. So why waste space with them; this strip search idea is BRILLIANT! 

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    To be honest I feel this is the way most controllers should be. The need for Jog-wheels is… unnecessary. With the strip search you get all the ability to scrub through a track (which is what any jog wheel was for); other than that there really is no need for jog wheels, you can’t scratch on them (well), and anyone that wants to be a scratch artist just simply needs to buy turntables. So why waste space with them; this strip search idea is BRILLIANT! 

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    To be honest I feel this is the way most controllers should be. The need for Jog-wheels is… unnecessary. With the strip search you get all the ability to scrub through a track (which is what any jog wheel was for); other than that there really is no need for jog wheels, you can’t scratch on them (well), and anyone that wants to be a scratch artist just simply needs to buy turntables. So why waste space with them; this strip search idea is BRILLIANT! 

  • Lester

    The only snag for me right now is that there is only one bank of FX knobs, so no ability to control the fx on both tracks playing.

    • Steve

      All you have to do is press both the “deck A” and “deck B” buttons in the fx box in the top left corner and the fx knob within that box WILL control both (at least in Itch it will)

      • Steve

        *press those buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY*

  • http://twitter.com/migueladobe mike blakely

    Just FYI – its easier to go from Serato to Traktor with file cue point mapping wise. I might have to take this to burning man, it seems the easiest, cleanest, dust resistant, controller vs taking a sound card, vci, and launch pad. 

  • Eric

    Born in 92 and I dig Knight Rider son. Boom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dunztar Luis Gimenez

    I dunno doesn’t look very interesting to me… innovative yes… 

  • Gary

    ++++++1 on a DJTT mapping and overlay on this controller.

  • spacebrownie

    this should kick many other controllers’ ass. the qualityfeaturesprice ratio is perfect I think. only opting for no external power source, and strictly usb could be an obvious down point. but if it works fine with usb, then why not…

  • http://www.facebook.com/freshlikeseanp Sean Patrick

    It would be great if this had phono amps and you could use this as a hybrid of SSL and Itch (similar to the S4 + Traktor Scratch).  If that were the case then it would be a great addition to my setup.

  • Tcowan Atl

    I would prob had bought this is they had two aux inputs so turntablist like me could use the controller with our turntables like w/S4

  • Pyryoer

    Any chance we could get a review tailored to using the Twitch with Traktor? The effects of itch are just so limited.

  • cuttervance

    The Twitch looks fantastic with Traktor too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbdpuGDIULM

    I love the way you can change the mode of the 8 pads with modifier buttons, and it manages to include full FX controls. I can totally see this replacing my launchpad + X1 setup.

  • Jasonmd2020

    Ok I do scratch a bit while performing & I gotta question: Has anyone tried hooking a CDJ to the aux input of the twitch for timecode purposes?

  • jprime

    Awesome.   Super Want.  Lovely marriage between controller and ITCH.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

    If there were anything to make me switch from Traktor to Serato this would be it. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698078219 Graham Danger Evans

      Or… you could just map this to Traktor…

      • Anonymous

        or just use it as an excuse to get ITCH :)

        the 2.0 update will very likely be an impressive piece of software

        Since I saw it, I really like the controller a lot!

      • Peter Lennon

        theres no mapping in the box…where the hell did he get that ??? and if he got that, why didnt he vcheck it out – my box got no tsi, neither got the novation website  - or??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698078219 Graham Danger Evans

      Or you could just map it to Traktor.

    • Joey Kremer

      you should switch to Serato anyway, I find it to simply work better.

  • Anonymous

    Want. Badly. Must have. Just about the most exciting DJ controller to come along in YEARS, a big step forwards in platter-free DJing and I hope to see more like this. Now we just need to extract it from it’s software to make it fully useful…

    • Spacecamp

      Yep. No jogwheels = shut up and take my money. 

  • Flik

    Now, this is something to be excited about. Different, progressive, doesnt cost the earth and novation build great stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001048670875 Johnathon Robert Flores

    I think This is a another good step forward with DJing “packing it’s bags and leaving it’s marriage with turntablism”. I know turntables have been around since the beginning and they deserve their respect, but I think this controller is what’s gonna help the rest evolve it the perfect DJ Controller

  • http://www.facebook.com/brikha Emil Beatsnatcher Brikha

    I’ve been in love with this little baby since I first saw it a few months back. Been obsessing over it since then and was throwing fists at God when I saw it was delayed 1 month. I hope they will keep the date this time and have it at my door step on August 1st.

  • http://twitter.com/yugen yugen

    Great review.  Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/PaulHolland-DoubleDutchdj/100001027166218 PaulHolland DoubleDutchdj

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, step aside VCI ean golden edition, Twitch is screaming out for a fully featured Techtools Traktor map and layover, in fact it’s begging for it!

    I really like the thought of sticking a set of 1210′s either side of the Twitch and using it as some sort of hybrid Traktor battle mixer, fingers crossed Elliot Marx from Audio Innovate will be working on a hack to cram an Innofade inside. Alas, Traktors internal mode crux, of no post fade fun sadly equals limitations.

    If Rane’s vice like grip on SSL ever loosens, then things with Serato could get very interesting. Imagine being able to combine Hi res controllers with DVS, plus video and The Bridge. Hopefully in the coming years Serato will adopt more of an open ended nature where you could combine different itch controllers and possibly DVS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/max.newson Max Newson

      yeah djtt overlay ftw! this is a lovely looking controller i must say and the price point is spot on. As long as itch had echo freeze and decent filters i’d happily leave traktor behind… does it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/PaulHolland-DoubleDutchdj/100001027166218 PaulHolland DoubleDutchdj

        Don’t quote me on this but I think Itch has post fade fx so echo freeze in some ways not needed, drop the fade and the echo tail will still be there. I think the lack of jogs is a massive selling point to Traktor users as your not paying for a feature that becomes a low res un accurate space waster. Novation are certainly the first to make a controller that’ll be great on either software. The Twitch isn’t really something that I need but I got the feeling I’ll find it hard to avoid purchasing.

  • Tcowan Atl

    I like the booth and master out options…I can also see this being an easy acade button mod and sick controller if you make 16 drum pads to work like midi fighter

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001048670875 Johnathon Robert Flores

      I was thinking the same exact thing

    • Remote

      Not to be a Donny Downer. But I doubt that very much. such a compact unit is like to be one system board all over which means not enough room to drop in arcade buttons. It’s the same problem the S4 has.

    • Djchris73

      How do you know you will NEED the arcade buttons?

  • http://www.facebook.com/darren.e.cowley Darren E Cowley

    Mine’s at home! Yay!

    Cheers
    D

    • http://twitter.com/SamBenDavid SamBenDavid aka DJew

      I hate you ;) 

    • The BladeRunners

      Have one on pre-order.
      Hope it ships soon!
      Great review.

  • Rdevora

    Hopefully this controller does well so that novation can put out a 4 channel tracktor version even though you can already map this to tracktor, the plug and play option along with the additional channels would be nice. Be a great contender to the denn, pio & S4

  • http://twitter.com/alessandrosav Alessandro Savage

    I really really want to try this. I was going to ask when this will be out but I already have an answer I think.

  • Noelflava

    Seems like a great controller for the price, and its tiny. : ) 

  • http://www.ali.dj Hedgehog

    Very nice review. I had the chance to discuss and try Twitch for like two hours with an Ableton employee. They make great use of the touchstrip. 
    Changing the loop-size via a two-finger pinch & zoom didn’t feel very natural though.

    Itch 2.0 doesn’t have advanced beat-gridding features up until now.
    What are you looking for exactly?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001286572271 Ryan Notixx Sinatra

    awesome! wantttttt