Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Why I decided on Twitch? As most of you know my background is that of a musician and pianist who at a later date decided to expand my skills towards DJing. As a result of this and having played keyboards for a number of years pressing and pushing buttons was something that came much more naturally to me as oppose to working with round spinning objects like CDJs, Jog Wheels and Records of course. Much to the disapproval of some of my more "traditional DJ" colleagues in the scene who strangely enough were not traditional enough to mix records? assured me there would be a lack of respect from the reputable DJs in the industry If I decided to mix digitally with a controller and laptop, myself not being one who is afraid of change decided against and purchased this controller. The swipe strips on the Novation Twitch work fine for me with regards to setting up a track for mixing and are actually quite fun to use. The auto loop and loop roll functions open up a whole new world of possibilities particularly towards old school techniques like cutting although not typical in house music I am still experimenting with these features. I have yet to put this controller through a large rig to see if there are any major output issues but so far no problems. Living the fast life in this electronic age of convenience this DJ controller is compact, light, small and can be placed in a small backpack along with the my macbook, leads and headphones making for easy transportation.