January 17, 2013
The world of DJ controllers really opened up to new possibilites with the release of the Novation Twitch DJ Controller. Sure DJ’s were already using control surfaces that did not reflect a traditional DJ setup, but this was the first time we saw the replacement of jog wheels with touch strips, and a DJ controller that seemed designed specifically for the new breed of controllerist. This of course sparked debate amongst DJs and controllerists as to what constitutes a proper DJ setup or the proper way to DJ. But the truly creative and innovative controller connoisseurs saw this as an exciting prospect for the future of digital DJing. It was also one of the first DJ controllers to offer 8 pads on both decks which could be used to setup hot cues, launch one shots, or control FX and their parameters. With controllers like the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 and the latest …
September 17, 2012
The Novation Launchpad has had its share of publicity; and probably the best type of publicity as well – user-submitted, unsolicited performances. Madeon racked up the YouTube views when he put together a memorable mashup of top40 and pop songs, using nothing else except for a Novation Launchpad, Ableton to trigger his samples.
It really sold us on the idea that a simple setup and some time behind your equipment was all you really needed to put on a good show. M4SONIC followed suit and submitted his own Launchpad show, where he samples Skrillex clips to create his own little masterpiece. …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
November 25, 2011
Remix and Production controllers are a great way to work out your ideas in production software. Mapping triggers and sounds into the pads allows you to creatively plot out your music all while giving your fingers a work out. There are a number of controllers on the market, and they come in a variety of ways. Some of them are empty shells, ready to be filled with sounds and commands of your choosing. Others are pre-filled with an array of sounds to choose from so you can start making beats immediately. Either way, these are great products for those that are looking to begin creating music or remixing tracks. Here are a few bundles we put together to get you started, check them out.
STARTER PACKAGE – Novation Launchpad with Samson HP-10 Headphones
Getting started is even more awesome if it’s at a very budget friendly price.
Jointly designed by …