Posts Tagged ‘ Controller ’

Introducing The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3.


Pioneer upgraded one of their most popular Serato DJ controllers to create the 2-channel DDJ-SB3, designed for dedicated use with Serato DJ Lite (previously known as Serato DJ Intro). The new controller offers an intuitive interface for beginner DJs to craft professional performances and improve their skills.

 

The interface of the DDJ-SB3 is even more intuitive to use than its predecessors, inheriting traits from the layouts of the top models in the DDJ-S series including the introduction of the dedicated play and cue buttons, and the independent Auto Loop button.

In collaboration with DJ Jazzy Jeff, we’ve created Pad Scratch. The brand-new feature on the DDJ-SB3 enables you to reproduce scratches based on the legendary hip hop DJ’s own recordings by simply pressing the Performance Pads. Plus, smooth mixing is a breeze thanks to another new feature, FX Fade. You can use these features to create a professional performance, even if it’s your first time behind the decks.

The New Future Of Gaming?


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This new console concept designed by Peter Difrancesco, titled Carbon, addresses the direct correlation between people playing video games isolated in their bedroom and an increase in the number of people suffering from social anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. In essence, it makes it easier for people to “go” to their friends houses to play… without actually having to go anywhere.

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It works as a cloud streaming service that allows the controller to be the portal to access your games at home, connect to a screen and interact with friends using physical connections such as heart rate monitors and cameras within the device. Simply bring a controller to your friends house and then connect to any app-capable device, or non-app device using the HDMI dongle. This reduces the number of items you need to bring to play with friends and improves game play over portable gaming devices on the market by working on a streaming based system.

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The built in heart rate monitors in the controller provide optional feedback through your friends controller so they can sense your fear, excitement, or anger when they have just beaten you. It also tracks your face whilst playing and then allows you to pop up on their screen with a short message as and when you choose using the camera button on the front of the controller.

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via YD.com

Cleanse Your ‘Palette’.


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The Palette gear makes your work more hands on. The gear is designed to bring the screen to your hands in a way that encourages you to work with a lot of more precision. Designed to work with almost all kinds of software, you can map the Palette controls to controls in your software interface. The Palette is also incredibly modular, allowing you to snap on controls and create your own custom layout with utmost ease.  What a pal you are, Palette.  And if you don’t know what tactile gear is… lets get you up to speed…

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via YD.com

Mr. Switch Testing Pioneer’s Latest Gear Live.


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Watch 3X World DMC Champion Mr Switch using the new Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Edition mixer with built-in approved soundcard, plus two CDJ-2000NXS in HID control mode and the new DDJ-SP1 Serato DJ sub controller being put through its paces.

RMX-1000 Pearl White Performance


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Pioneer is giving DJs and producers another level of choice and versatility, with the release of its groundbreaking RMX-1000 remix station in a striking new color: cool pearl white. The original RMX-1000 is already a must-have in the booth: a three-in-one system comprising editing software, innovative performance hardware, and a controller for the VST and AU plug-ins. And now the RMX-1000 range offers even more flexibility, with the addition of Pro Tools RTAS to the choice of compatible plug-ins. Check out the performance by Jordan Suckley on the RMX-1000 Pearl White.

Duo Gamer – Wireless Game Controller for iDevices


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The Duo Gamer app connects the controller via bluetooth and is fully compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Turn your iPad into a gaming machine with this wireless game controller.

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The Evolution of Video Game Controllers


The Immersive Cocoon Display.


The world of interfaces continues to evolve and surprise us. We still think of it as something we can hold, fold and place in our bag to carry anywhere. What if you can be part of an intuitive and holistic experience where your interface is not reduced to a mouse-click or a two dimensional tablet screen. Welcome to the Immersive Cocoon, a surround display dome with sophisticated motion sensor technology that inspired  the technology depicted in ‘Minority Report’. Now your body becomes the interface, as you are enveloped and your body movement becomes part of this digital environment to make our everyday lives more enjoyable, at least that is what this conceptual project tries to explore.

The Immersive Cocoon opens its hatch silently and extends a small set of stairs that helps you move into this 360 degree display covering the entire interior walls. Inside you can sit, lean, and accommodate an adjustable work surface depending on how your imagination desires to utilize the Cocoon. You can connect into a virtual meeting across the globe, do yoga while at the airport or even visit a preserved temple in Tibet right from home, mall, or anywhere else this product will be located. I am not going to lie, I would like this in my job as I would not mind having lunch on the coast of a Greek island at least twice a week.

 

The Cocoon’s potential extends beyond leisure and into education, productivity, training and other uses that would benefit from this immersive technology. This spherical pod seems to show promise in many levels but the question always become its financial feasibility and social acceptance. Although innovative, something this ground breaking seems to have a hard time being implemented in public spaces. Seeing the roll out of this technology will be interesting and full of insight as more people interact with it. We can guarantee that it doesn’t lack thought and ingenuity as its 3D motion tracking system was developed by John Underkoffer, a former fellow of the MIT Media Lab. This conceptual prototype developed by NAU out of Zurich, Switzerland, shows immense opportunities into future daily and exclusive activities. What will be the price we pay financially, socially and psychologically? Maybe it will not be hard to adopt after all as we are really used to seeing this kind of innovation on the big screen.

The Resonate DJ Controller Concept.


The RSON8 is a touchscreen controller for aspiring DJ’s, talent required, although it does make mixing music a lot easier for noobs. The device has grooves where digital buttons appear allowing one to augment track(s) and levels. The screen also uses next generation tactile feedback substrates so you can literally feel the sliders. And if you’re still scratching your head as to how to pronounce it, try “resonate”.

Scratch That Itch Competiton.


I love DJ competitions, especially if the prizes are dope.  Unfortunately for me, I’m technically ineligible to enter Serato’s newest gig.  But if your a DJ, and you own an Allen & Heath Xone:DX controller for Serato ITCH, have at it.  If you want to get your hands on some seriously cool accessories to super size your studio then polish up your routine and enter our Xone:DX video competition.  All you need to do is show us your skills by filming a short DJ routine using Serato ITCH with the Xone:DX. There’s a massive prize pack up for grabs featuring:

  • Two premium QSC K10 Active Loudspeakers.
  • An Audio Technica ATM 410 microphone, the perfect match for your Xone:DX.
  • A copy of top harmonic mixing software Mixed In Key.
  • Allen & Heath headphones XD-40 to complete your Xone:DX listening experience.
  • A Gold Edition Signature Series Crane laptop stand with a gold subtray & gold knob and lever set.
  • A stylish Mono 365 DJ Pack, the perfect size to take your Xone:DX and laptop on the road.
  • A Decksaver Xone:DX Dust Cover to protect your precious controller.

Film your routine, upload it on Youtube or Vimeo and post a link on the Serato H.Q Facebook page (or tag us from your page). The video should be no longer than 5 minutes and must be performed with the Xone:DX and Serato ITCH.  The competition closes on 22nd of April 2011, and the winner will be notified via Facebook by 6th of May 2011.  Good luck to all the DJ’s who enter.