Novation, the creators of the popular Dicer Media Controllers, has now thrown its hat into the all-in-one controller market by introducing the Novation Twitch at this year's Musikmesse 2011. This new controller comes bundled with Serato Itch and is noticeably lacking something that all the other controllers have. They've created a controller WITHOUT the use of jog wheels or platters! But they do some cool things with touchstrips that will still have DJ's grinning from ear to ear. The Novation Twitch can be programmed to work with other popular DJ software as well. It looks like the major focus of the device will be Cues, Loops, and beat-grids instead of fancy platter work that some DJ's are known for. In this day and age, it seems that remixing, mashups, and slicing is all the rage and the Novation Twitch will likely be the premier device for such DJ's. Coming in at only $500, its sure to be a big seller. Check out the press release and links for more information... You know we will get one for a full video review as soon as they are released in July 2011!
NAMM 2011 - Numark NS6 Announced
Another big hit straight out of NAMM this year is the newest digital media controller from Numark called the NS6. If it looks familiar, that's because it is! It's basically a Numark NS7 controller with touch sensitive jog wheels and an additional two channels/decks at the DJ's disposal. With the touch sensitive jog wheels, four-channel mixer, and four-decks of Serato Itch software control, this unit sure seems like a winner to us. I'm sure the rest of the DJ companies with four-channel-deck controllers are now shaking in their boots. Full press release and product details inside.