When thinking of the ‘Digital DJ‘ you quickly think of the DJ with a two or fourdeck controller witrh your typical Traktor or Serato software, probably. You would almost forget about products like the Novation Dicer. A small little device that integrates the ‘analogue’ with the ‘digital’. Even in this ‘digital dj era’ where innovations follow eachother by month almost, devices like the Dicer are still valid and used by many DJ’s. DJ Miaer shows that to us with a cool video showing off his DJ skills and using the Novation Dicers.
Serato is happy to anounce the release of Scratch Live 2.3.3, a new maintenance and bug fix release for all SSL DJs. Serato Product Manager, Nick, gives the latest version of Scratch Live one final test before release. Nick uses the Novation Dicers for cues and loops, as well as the Vestax VFX-1 for DJ-FX control.
Gizmo (Skratchworx) recently did a review on the Novation Dicers. As part of that review he made this video with DJ Woody who does a snippet of his 1 hour “Turntables In Technicolor” using Novation Dicers.
DJ Blakey was the UK DMC Champion in 2004. These days he is working closely on the upcoming video game DJ Hero 2. In the video below he is showing us the use of the Novation Dicers to ‘… whack out some choons‘!
Novation’s Dicer is an ultra-compact cue point and looping controller for Digital DJs that fits directly onto the turntable, CDJ, mixer or laptop. It has been designed with Serato to integrate into their ‘Scratch Live’ Digital Vinyl System. However, it also works with Native Instruments’ Traktor Sctratch Pro. You can assign the pads to any MIDI function, from triggering effects to browsing your itunes library!
Novation is pleased to announce that Dicer, the controller for the digital DJ, is now shipping.
Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with Ean Golden – DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in helping Novation design and develop Dicer. Developed with Serato, this palm-sized cue point and looping controller has been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntables, CDJs, mixer or laptop. Dicer always ships in pairs – one for each side. Although Dicer has been designed to integrate with Serato, it also works with other DJ software. Setup files for Traktor Scratch and Traktor Scratch Pro are available online at www.novationmusic.com.
Dicer provides compact Cue Point and Looping control for the digital DJ. Locking straight into the Technics SL 1200 series’ 45-adapter hole, the two Dicers place backlit soft-touch ‘dice’ buttons right where they’re needed – on the decks, just inches away from the vinyl.