Livid Instruments has launched the Ds1, a portable MIDI mixer solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance, developed in collaboration with Dubspot.
Ds1 introduces MIDI control to the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer, and expands the creative possibilities of signal routing and sound processing using digital audio workstations. It’s your hands-on, dedicated controller for instant access to your mix, effects, and instrument parameters.
The Ds1 simply works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates are available for popular digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. Whether you are mixing in the studio, performing on stage, or travelling to a gig, the Ds1 is designed to fit into your setup and lifestyle.
Use the Ds1 Integration Guide for project templates, setup instructions, and other resources to get started with Ds1 and your favorite music production or DJ software.
- 9 high-quality, 60mm faders.
- 44 rotary knobs with single-color backlighting.
- 4 push encoders.
- 25 RGB backlit buttons.
- USB powered class-compliant MIDI.
- Expression Pedal Input (compatible with the Livid Master Fader).
- Ultra light and heavy-duty aluminum construction.
- Designed and assembled in Austin, TX USA.
The Ds1 costs $479 USD (expected released date Sept. 1st, 2014).