The first video showing a close-up examination of the new MIDI DJ controller by Novation has just been released.
It’s designed to work with Serato Itch (which is supplied) and comes with an overlay for Traktor Pro.
What’s unique about this controller is the ‘Touch Strip’ which behaves like a touch screen and allows you to change loop lengths, cue the track and other features. Whether it’s actually possible to scratch convincingly and whether this is a usable alternative to a jog control remains to be seen.
It also features large illuminated buttons for beatjuggling and cuepoint / loop control and contains a high quality built-in soundcard. The beat slicer looks pretty interesting too.
Novation Twitch is scheduled for release some time in July.