Novation introduces TWITCH – The Touchstrip Controller

Novation has announced TWITCH, a new DJ controller co-developed with Serato.

Novation TWITCH

Novation TWITCH is a DJ controller with a completely new take on DJing. It has Touchstrips to navigate tracks and you can slice-up your beats and mix them back together – totally on the fly. TWITCH has a built in audio interface which is absolutely rock-solid with high-level headphone and main outputs.

TWITCH has Touchstrips; simply grab your tracks and swipe them backwards and forwards like a touchscreen. The performance modes create totally new ways to manipulate beats and breaks. The control surface – with its 2 x 8 large Triggerpads and Fader FX – opens up awesome possibilities for digital DJs and the new breed of Controllerists.

It comes with Serato ITCH – powerful DJ software that only works with select hardware controllers. As well as being rock-solid and simple to use, ITCH has totally new performance tools that take digital DJing to the next level. TWITCH has been developed with Serato to put ITCH’s full potential right at your fingertips. It also maps to other DJ software like Traktor and Ableton.

TWITCH features

  • TWITCH can put your music in time, leaving you free to get creative
    • Serato ITCH software can beat match tracks so you can focus on performing
    • TWITCH gives you hands-on control of some powerful performance tools
  • Touchstrips for navigating tracks
    • Swipe tracks backwards and forwards as if you were touching the screen
    • You can instantly ‘Drop’ into a tune at any point in the track
  • ‘Slicer’ Performance Mode
    • Slicer allows you to chop-up beats in time and re-arrange them on the fly
    • 2 x 8 large Triggerpads let you to play eight rolling beat slices in any order
  • Tough and compact with a 2 in 4 out high-quality audio interface
    • Designed for gigging: Compact casing, bus powered with LED buttons
    • Balanced outputs, ultra-reliable audio/MIDI drivers and microphone input
  • Master FX and ‘Fader FX Mode’
    • Add different effects to either or both channels with TWITCH’s FX section
    • Use both channel faders for super-fast FX moves and tricks
  • Trigger Hot Cue Points and 2 different Loop Modes
    • 8 large Triggerpads can fire off 8 cue-points anywhere in your track
    • Trigger 8 different loop lengths and save them with your performance

The Novation TWITCH is scheduled to ship in July 2011.

More information: Novation / TWITCH

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