Livid and Dubspot collaboration: DS-1 Controller

Alongside all that NAMM news this week, there came this quite interesting news out of New York, where Dubspot announced a collaboration with Livid Instruments. The two companies have developed a ‘special’ Midi controller/mixer. The DS1 MIDI Mixer is a portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance, constructed with only the highest-quality parts and materials.


This intuitive and versatile controller is the result of a creative collaboration between Livid Instruments and Dubspot, forged from a shared desire to bring classic audio mixer design to the digital world.

Dubspot’s student workstations in NYC (and soon LA) are equipped for a wide variety of uses, whether it be mixing, production, sound design or DJing. We could never find a single complementary controller on the market to meet our functionality and durability needs, so we decided to simply build one ourselves, with Livid Instruments as the perfect partner“, says Dubspot Founder & CEO Dan Giove.

Technical Specifications

  • 9 high-quality, 60mm faders
  • 44 rotary knobs with single-color backlighting
  • 1 push encoder
  • 25 RGB buttons
  • Class-compliant MIDI USB
  • Expression Pedal Input (compatible with the Livid Master Fader)
  • Ultra light and heavy-duty aluminum construction

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