A concept engineering firm out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has created a set of sticky knobs that allow for tactile dj software manipulation. That’s right, just in case you’re somewhere and the only thing you have to DJ is a tablet & your USB stick, boom, granular control of your levels, even if you suck at multi-touch. This is a tiny point, but I really want to congratulate this agency for this product. It’s an understated utility that will become more and more prevalent as DJing goes totally digital at the lower levels with the younger kids getting into it before they even get a pair of CDJs.
All you tablet/road warriors, this is exactly what you’re looking for.
Avicii, the Swedish Sensation, has taken one of the roads less traveled when it comes to promotion, and I think it’s going to pay off big time. His new game looks simple, fun and it has a great soundtrack (of course). Apparently there’s an exclusive mix you can only get if you play the game. While this may end up annoying some Android users (as the game is only currently coming for iPhone/iPad), stoking demand for it if it goes well on the Apple side would do even more to promote him.
I like the idea, and I can’t wait for it to get big enough that I can run it in Chrome on my home PC (with big speakers) or my Android phone. It’ll be there soon enough. Kudos to him, I can’t wait to see other top level talent doing so. The ASOT video game would be so pretty…