Touch Screen Decks....

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  1. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    Pretty mad idea...would love a go of these.

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    The touch-screen turntable has been a dream for many DJs, but it's now become reality thanks to the pioneering efforts of Scott Hobbs. The Attigo TT is the result of his final year design project and is a touch-screen interface designed for DJing with mp3 tracks.

    Attigo (pronounced a-tee-go) is the Latin word for 'touch' and TT is an abbreviation for touch-screen turntable, now being nicknamed the touch-tables.

    It allows DJs to see, hear, touch and manipulate a track as it is being played. It uses a visual waveform of the music travelling vertically upwards on a conveyor belt, in a similar way to Serato Scratch.

    "With the TT you can see and touch the music," explained its creator. "It shows where all the beats are, which gives you complete control of the song in a mix."

    It is designed to work like a conventional turntable set-up, with two TTs connected to any mixer through a line-out. A computer is used to control songs 'loaded' onto the TTs.

    The software onboard had to be custom written by Scott. "I have plans to develop it to work with other DJ software," revealed Scott. "The TT would make an amazing Midi controller, as well as just a standalone unit, so DJs can use them as they wish."

    Boasting all the same functions of a turntable, including transport buttons, as well as the cueing and looping functions of a CD deck, Scott claimed: "There is nothing that the TT will not be able to do."

    Anyone who has used touch-screen controllers, such as the Dexter or Lemur, will know that they are more responsive to fingernails than stubby finger ends, but the latest TTs will be different, claimed Scott.

    "The older touch-screens were resistive screens and had a glossy film on them, but I've been looking into Haptic feedback in touch-screens and I think it will soon be developed enough to simulate movement of the music."

    Scott did all of his research and testing with vinyl loving hip-hop DJs. "They thought it was amazing for mixing but it wasn't as good for scratching as a traditional turntable," he told DJmag. "The product is far more suitable for dance DJs, who are the kind of people with open eyes for new technologies in DJ gear."

    The Attigo TT is not available to buy yet but keep up with the latest developments through Scott's websites at scotthobbs.co.uk and attigo.co.uk attigo.co.uk

    Taken from DJmag.com
     
  2. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    HAHAHA... yeh saw these at a show.... pretty good.... a little bit slack on the response side..... but these are the first generation so can only be expected really......

    but lets face it...... too much technology doesnt go well when your playing live.... so much shit can go wrong...... they crashed when i was watching the demo..... so imagin if that was at a rave!!??? give me Vinyl anyday!!!
     
  3. YOUNG TUNA

    YOUNG TUNA IT'S ME BITCHES

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    Oh wow, imagine what the DJ's could be mixing with in the year 2050 or something. I bet you can like grab snares from one tune and throw them to the next one and shit. You can see all the sounds dancing in front of you with some hologram technique Spock skankin right next to you. Or the decks are connected to your brain and you can create your own sounds with mindcontrol.

    SHIT IS WHACK YO
     
  4. YOUNG TUNA

    YOUNG TUNA IT'S ME BITCHES

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  5. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    Hahahahaha....good shout...i defo think this will go no were...fort i would share it wid the masses...

    dont think there will ever be a good enough replacement for vynl in my eyes, even tho MP3 and CD mixin is has kicked off there is no subsitute for havin the propa record and not a file or CD.
     
  6. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    YOUNG TUNA IT'S ME BITCHES

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    nah don't think so i think it's their first time testing it so sounds kinda crappy
     
  8. ill1

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    worst thing to happen to djing ever
     
  9. Prospekt

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    Truth be told.
     
  10. sammys

    sammys Shelter Birmingham

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    they look pretty fookin cool tho
     
  11. P!ker

    P!ker Astrobass Recordingz HQ

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    Yeah they are pretty cool man.
    Still not as good as vinyl tho!
    PEACE!
     
  12. $marty

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    As Rock said, Give me vinyl anyday.
    Bound to be loads of failures using this kind of equipment.
     
  13. Heavy_Boab

    Heavy_Boab Fuel Unjected SPAM!

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    Still think vinyl looks much cooler tho!
     
  14. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    looks really cool, but more of a toy than something to play in a club.
     
  15. tone090

    tone090 Bare back rider!

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    that pitch looks like it would be a pain in the ass
     
  16. DJHaze

    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    omg, what next.