Novation's Twitch is a revolutionary 'Touch Strip' DJ controller designed in partnership with Serato and includes their Itch software in the box. Also compatible with Native Instruments Traktor this is looking set to become a major force in the DJ world.
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 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.
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.
Comes With Serato ITCH Professional, comprehensive DJ software from Serato
Versatile Touchstrips Tactile, multi-function control
Unique Slicer Mode Chop up beats and create new grooves on the fly
Compact & Portable Slots anywhere in the DJ Booth and is easily transportable
1-to-1 Control In ITCH Dedicated controls for all ITCH performancefunctions
Robust Build Quality Solid case with Aluminium top plate
2-in 4-out Audio Interface High-quality, loud headphones output. Balanced master connections
High-quality Cross-fader Hard-wearing, sensitive and replaceable
Software Effect Control Blend per-channel Fader FX with assignable master effects
Bus-powered USB connection provides all the power needed
Mic/Aux Input Route a mic and an external audio device through the effects andmaster outputs
Switchable Booth Outputs Choose between master and cue feeds
MIDI Compatible To control any DJ software, such as Traktor or Ableton Live