NYC Electro
16May/113

How to set up Kontrol X1 for Serato

If you have been DJing in the last few years, then you know that controllers are becoming widely used. Personally, I use turntables with Dicers. But I just picked up a Traktor Kontrol X1 to expand my capabilities, mainly to control effects and loops. After testing some other controllers that are similar, I settled on this one, and its way better than some of the other controllers out there. However, it was NOT easy to set up. Watch the video below for a run-through and instructions, and click through for download links and more thoughts on this controller.

How to map Traktor Kontrol X1 with Serato, easy setup

29Dec/101

Attack of the MIDI controllers (with videos)

Recently, MIDI DJ controllers have been popping up all over the place, with all these great new Midi controllers, is MIDI really here to stay for DJing? New controllers have been popping up all over the place and they look pretty appealing. From the Dicer's analog/Midi combo systems to the Traktor Kontrol S4 or ITCH's Numark NS7 fully integrated Midi systems, it looks like MIDI is on the rise and its hitting hard. Not to mention the fact that Panasonic discontinued production on the Technic turntables. Lets take a more thorough look into thins new phenomenon. Click through...

Daft Punk's Pyramid

9Aug/100

Novation Dicer, a video review by DJ Color TV

As promised, below is the video review of Novation's Dicer midi controller for Serato Scratch Live. These things are durable and snappy. There, from what I can tell, zero latency and they work great. You need Serato 2.1 to use them and as of now, it is only in public beta. This beta version is buggy, so I do not recommend using this version of serato at a gig.

Either way, these Dicers are really easy to use and will be a good addition to any Serato DJ. Links to Serato 2.1, the DIcer unboxing pictures, and video are after the jump:

Dicer unboxing 2

3Jun/101

Novation “DICER” – Serato Midi Controller

There are many midi controllers out there that can easly control Serato Scratch Live, but none that come setup out of the box for Serato, until now. Novation's DICER is the first, out of the box, midi controller made specifically for Serato. Pretty much all the Serato controls you would want to manipulate are already mapped with Dicer. Yes, it adds more cords and USB usage to your gear, but if you are already are using a midi controller its not a big deal (just remember to pack them in your bag at the end of the night).

DICER integrates right on your turntable's 45 adapter and comes with some "dj putty" to help stick to another player like your CDJs. Note, as of today, the product is not yet available, but once it is, the price point will be about $99 USD, and this should be soon. Not too bad considering you get 2 controllers (a total of 60 midi controls). Click through for more description and some videos of this thing in use:

Novation's Dicer Controller