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
Using the camera connection kit and some other options, you can exploit the iPads midi functionality. The videos below is by the guys from Create Digital Music, in association with TekServe, and he goes in-depth with some ways to hook up midi devices to your iPad. The first video is of a performance using FunkBox iPad app and a x0xb0x sequencer / synth. The video, after the jump, is an in-depth explanation on how you can hook it all up and use it in different ways. Now all we need is a good copy of Serato or Tractor on the iPad. Click to view the other video:
FunkBox iPad app MIDI synced with an x0xb0x
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...
If you want to hook up your iPhone or iPad as a wireless midi controller, you can. The app has been available for over a year and is called Touch OSC and OSCulator. If you downloaded these before, as I did, you probably hit a wall and was unable to hook these up properly. Well, we are in luck because Dubspot has done a video tutorial on how to hook these up. Its pretty complicated, so be sure to pay attention and even bookmark this page.
Can you DJ with the iPad??? That is the question. This is using the iPad as your midi controller to DJ with Ableton, or any other computer based midi program. You could use this to control Serato Scratch live too (at least the midi mappable controls). Check the video below, and click through for all four tutorial videos: