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Novation DIcer & Serato Scratch Live

Published: Mon July 05, 2010
Novation Dicer Controller

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!

Dicer 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. 

Pre-Order your Novation Dicer Controller here….

For Serato users you will need Scratch Live 2.1 to use DIcer.

The Scratch Live 2.1 public beta version, (required for 'plug and  play' integration of Dicer), is only available via the Serato.com website.
In order to download the software, you must already be registered with a username, password and profile.

If you are registered, you can go directly to the forum post that contains the latest beta software.

Scroll to the bottom of the thread and choose either the Mac or PC download.

If you are not yet registered with Serato, you will need to follow this
link,create a username and password. You will then receive (it can take up to 20 minutes), and be required to enter, a verification code .

With this completed, you can now go directly to the
forum post where you will be required to create a profile. With the profile completed, you will now have access to the public beta thread and associated software and information.

Finally, we recommend that all users intending to take advantage of the Scratch Live public beta 2.1 read all the
additional information Serato provide.

The final version of Scratch Live 2.1 will be available very soon. In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to jump through these hoops in order to get started with Dicer. We're extremely confident that you'll be happy you did.

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