April 21, 2013
Creating the controller of your dreams is not like a dream of the impossible, like winning the lottery. This is especially true for MIDI controller as they have become more customizable and modular than they ever were before. Keith McMillen’s QuNeo was just a baby step in showing that controllers could be produced with the users input rather than the designer’s. Today, even if you don’t design it yourself, there is likely a controller built to suit your needs. Behringer has an entire line of controllers that share the same spatial footprint, yet their button layouts are all slightly different from each other. This really gives users the options to create what it is they need.
If that isn’t enough for you – you can submit a design for your own idea, literally. DJ Techtools is looking for user submissions of what they think a controller should look like. It …
November 10, 2012
It’s common to see DJs with turntables, a mixer, and even some form of controller attached to his DVS setup. This type of setup is probably more on the minimal side and odds are we’re going to see more controller based setups in the future. Controllers are lightweight (most of them), easy to pack, and easy to setup, and you’ll often see a controllerist with multiple controllers in use on stage. So what do these guys take with them to the club?
Ean Golden from djtechtools.com sheds a little insight on what he brings to his gigs, and why. First and foremost he packs his trusty Midi Fighter 3D as well as another midi fighter variant. Ean is the creator of the midi fighter so it makes sense that he’d have a pair of them on hand. Surprisingly, he doesn’t use headphones in his travel set, he actually uses in …