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Faderfox micromodul DJ1: Modern Djing – made fun!

Published: Mon August 15, 2005  News Feed

Music is being made with electronic instruments that were originally intended to replace the typewriter. PC’s and Mac’s are replacing more and more synthesisers, pianos, CD players and LP turntables in the inventory of today’s musician.

What do you really need to be a computer DJ?

A computer (a notebook would be best), DJ-software (Traktor DJ-Studio from Native Instruments would be best), a pool of your favourite MP3 files, and a hardware controller (the micromodul DJ1 would be best). Since this kind of music is actually \"hand-made,\" it is absolutely essential to have a controller with sliding guides, knobs and buttons. Almost noone wants to use a computer keyboard to drive a car or use a HiFi system. Every type of activity that is based on human interaction needs to have a special, ergonomic interface.

The computer DJ also needs these special operational elements (cross-faders, line-faders, EQ pots, and a cue/monitor section) in a classic format in order to offer optimal performance. This exactly what the micromodul DJ1 offers.

micromodul DJ1 is a small DJ controller that contains everything you need for computer-based mixing. This controller differs from all other controllers on the market in that it does not contain more or less control elements than are needed for classic DJ mixing – and all that, in the usual layout of a DJ-mixer. Of course, a controller can do a lot more than a normal mixer, so we made a whole row of control buttons.

The DJ1 is not a universal controller. It is a specialist for Djing. The DJ1 is very compact and easy to transport, and you do not even need a mains adapter since it works with standard and rechargeable batteries.

As of Traktor DJ-Studio version 2.0, you can use the DJ1 immediately by using the settings file which is shipped with the controller - without the lengthy process of programming each separate control element.

Modern Djing – made fun!

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