Serato Scratch Live has a new partner: The Novation 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.
Plug Dicer in, slot it on your turntable/CDJ, and you can instantly set cue points and use them to trigger 'Hot Cues'. Or, flip Dicer into 'Auto-Loop' or 'Loop Roll' modes, to trigger loops, or 'roll' sections of the track to create climaxes, drops and glitchy breaks. Each 'mode' illuminates Dicer's pads a different colour, so you can instantly see what mode the pads in, even in dark clubs and venues.
Dicer's buttons can also 'learn' other software functions. So, you can assign different FX to the pads, or trigger samples over the top of your mix, or even browse tracks in your iTunes library!
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
Dicer fixes solidly to Technics 1200/1210 turntables. An attachment enables you to drop them into the 45-adapter slot so they sit squarely in the corner of the turntable.
Dicer also comes with re-usable 'DJ Putty' that will stick Dicer firmly to CDJs, laptops, mixers - or any hard surface. The putty is strong enough to withstand tough treatment, so even with more vigorous performances Dicer will stay exactly where you put it.
These badboys are due to arrive within the next couple of weeks, but they'll go quick, so make sure you pre-order to avoid disappointment!