The Touchstrip DJ Controller
UK SSP £399.99 inc VAT
Twitch has been developed in collaboration with Serato to be a DJ controller with a difference. It comes with Serato ITCH, DJ software that can automatically beat-match tracks to let you get creative with your DJ sets, and it has unique Touchstrip controls that enable you to do amazing things with ITCH‘s new performance tools. It can also be MIDI-mapped to other DJ software such as Traktor or Ableton Live.
TWITCH comes with a free Traktor overlay in the box and a 2/4 deck mapping is available to download from the Novation website. TWITCH can also be mapped to Ableton Live and full integration with Live will be available soon.
Twitch provides a completely new perspective on DJing. The Twitch control surface — with two banks of eight Triggerpads, professional cross-fader and per-channel Fader FX — opens up awesome possibilities for digital DJs and the new breed of controllerists. The two LED-backlit Touchstrips let you manipulate your tracks using gestures as you would on a multi-touch trackpad or touchscreen. Now, you can grab, pinch, tap and nudge to navigate, perform and improvise with your tunes.
It has four performance modes (Hot Cues, Slicer, Auto Loop and Loop Roll) that interact seamlessly with ITCH, so you can mash up your tracks and mix them back together, totally on the fly. Hot Cues mode lets you instantly jump to markers in your tracks, and re-trigger up to eight hits, just like you can with a sampler. Slicer mode allows you to do something completely new, and re-arrange your tracks while they’re still playing using a step sequencer-style user interface. You can chop up beats and breaks with complete freedom and rearrange them into totally different grooves in real time, without having to painstakingly assign sounds to pads. Twitch’s Auto Loop and Loop Roll modes allow you to further manipulate tracks and, in combination with the Touchstrips, change loop lengths in the mix to create glitch effects — all without falling out of time. Further expanding your potential for live creativity, effects can be assigned to the channel faders at the touch of a button, so you can perform fast effects tricks with fader movements as well as with the knobs of the Master Effects section.
Twitch is rock solid: designed for life on the road and on stage. It’s robust and compact, ready to slot into tight spaces in the DJ booth, and can be carried away from the gig in a laptop bag. Twitch is also bus-powered — simply plug in the USB and audio cables and you’re ready to play. It includes a high-quality 2-in 4-out USB audio interface with professional, high-level master and booth outputs. Quarter-inch and mini-jack headphone outputs supply a loud and clear signal to any set of headphones. The balanced main outputs can be connected directly into large PA systems as well as home set-ups, with excellent audio quality guaranteed. There’s also a Mic/Aux channel with mono jack and stereo RCA inputs so vocalists and MCs can be blended with additional audio sources, such as an MP3 player, and routed through Twitch’s effects and to the master outputs.
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