There's something in the air around the Naonext Crystall Ball MIDI controller: your hands, coaxing any parameter you assign to its five infrared sensors. The accompanying 24-button pad grid either assigns parameters to the sensors or works like traditional pads. With 24 banks of 5 control sets each, there are thousands of programmable controls to give your airborne hands plenty more to do than just pump up a crowd. Let's see how it performs with software like Traktor and Ableton Live.
We are proud and happy to announce that our first community-sourced project and DJ TechTools' newest product, The Midi Fighter Twister, is now available for preorder. The first run of Twisters are sailing towards San Francisco right now and will be shipping in 2 weeks or less. To mark the occasion we shot a detailed look at the most discussed feature, the Traktor Sequencer, and some very lovely photos to showcase the Twister's final look.
If you think watching electronic music live is boring, you've clearly never watched Daedelus go crazy with his Monome. Born Alfred Darlington, the Los Angeles-based producer is the Van Halen of the Monome controllerism scene. In today's interview, we talked with him about his favorite gear, the state of electronic music, and his work with MIT engineers that will change musical performances forever.
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 […]
The parade of compact, affordable, all-in-one controllers marches on with the Numark Mixtrack Pro II taking the spotlight. This clear improvement over the original ditches stiff buttons and giant jog wheels for a sleeker design, including 16 inviting MPC-style pads for playing your samples, loops, and cue points. Out-of-the-box integration with Serato DJ Intro and […]
An iPad is a tool, not a gimmick. If you’re going to DJ with one, why should you compromise any of your performance options? For years now, DJ Player has offered itself as the professional DJ’s iPad app. The latest version offers USB hardware compatibility, wireless audio, a full selection of beat detection and syncing […]
When the original Midi Fighter Pros were designed, we wanted to give every DJ a chance to use the units as versatile performance tools that flourish in live performance settings. Today, we’re announcing a limited edition of the Pros, with a clean white design to match Mad Zach’s Ableton packs for plug and play fun. Additionally, all Midi Fighter units now […]
YouTube has become the easiest way to share your DJ creativity with others online, but most people aren’t exactly born with the knowledge of how to produce a great performance. Over the last five years, I’ve recorded over 100 videos with close to 20 million views to date, and now I’m going to share my […]