Turntablism created a culture and musical movement, however, entrepreneur Jeremy Bell thinks there is more work to be done to perfect turntablism. The ScrubBoard is the first (that we know of!) cassette tape-based controller that is meant to be played in the same way a DJ uses two turntables and a mixer. Keep reading for more about how the ScrubBoard works, what a DJ can expect out of it, and the man behind the project.
For DJs, headphones are near universally-required pieces of gear, no matter what your setup or gear. Everyone has their own loyalties - for instance a lot of the DJTT staff swear by the V-Moda M-100s - but headphones don't always come with a great way to transport them. You might get a basic case or bag to protect them, but not much room for anything else in there. California-based Orbit Concepts has launched a Kickstarter for their own take on a premium headphone carrying case that is designed to protect any set of headphones and carry all types of smaller DJ gear like USB sticks, cables, SD cards, or even your phone.
Every time a modular controller project or concept comes to light in the DJ industry, there’s always a ton of interest from the masses – just look at some of the comments on our recent article about unreleased controllers. Palette has sparked that same interest, but with a fully backed Kickstarter project it’s on track to […]
We’ve seen exciting touch-based projects in the MIDI controller in the past – most notably the conductive Makey Makey board that allowed bananas (or any conductive object) to be turned into a simple trigger for any type of project. Bare Conductive, the team behind Touch Board, got their start making conductive paint that allowed users to […]
We featured SubPac’s Kickstarter announcement a few weeks back when it went live. With just four days left and already having beat their funding goal by nearly $10k, it looks like this backrest bass booster will be making a ton of home studios more neighbor-friendly. We had a chance to experience one of the prototype units here […]
A lot of interesting music technology goes through the Kickstarter circuit – some (like the QuNeo) more successfully than others. But Studiofeed, a Toronto-based company that supports independent musicians through technology development, has a new project that’s just gone live that could be the next big thing in home studio production and DJing. The SubPac […]
In 2012, Kickstarter—the most popular crowd-funding site—turned a handful of little-known entrepreneurs into millionaires. These innovators, game designers and artists came up with ideas, set dollar goals for their campaigns, and watched as strangers scrambled to throw money at them. How well does Kickstarter really work in the context of bringing DJ controllers and other […]
What if you could turn any conductive surface into a controller for your DJ or production software? With over 11,000 backers on Kickstarter earlier this year, the MaKey MaKey project captivated the attention of the online world. Three months after raising over 20 times their funding goal, the initial kits have shipped, and we’ve had […]