Novation TWITCH is a DJ controller with a completely new take on DJing. The worlds of digital DJ and Controllerist are colliding; performers are looking for new ways to manipulate music.
Instead of simply mixing tracks together with ‘decks in a box’, TWITCH re-focuses on cutting up beats, glitch-esque looping, firing off cue points and getting a totally different level of control over FX.
TWITCH has been co-developed with Serato and comes with ITCH DJ software, which is ultra-stable and has some powerful performance features, including the ability to beat-match your tracks so you can do some incredible remixing in real-time without falling out of sync.
Novation TWITCH is a DJ controller with a completely new take on DJing. It has Touchstrips to navigate tracks and you can slice-up your beats and mix them back together – totally on the fly. TWITCH has a built in audio interface which is absolutely rock-solid with high-level headphone and main outputs.
Take hold of your music:
TWITCH has Touchstrips; simply grab your tracks and swipe them backwards and forwards like a touchscreen. The performance modes create totally new ways to manipulate beats and breaks. The control surface – with its 2 x 8 large Triggerpads and Fader FX – opens up awesome possibilities for digital DJs and the new breed of Controllerists.
It comes with Serato ITCH – powerful DJ software that only works with select hardware controllers. As well as being rock-solid and simple to use, ITCH has totally new performance tools that take digital DJing to the next level. TWITCH has been developed with Serato to put ITCH’s full potential right at your fingertips. It also maps to other DJ software like Traktor and Ableton.
It comes with Serato ITCH, DJ software that can automatically beat-match tracks to let you get creative with your DJ sets, and it has unique Touchstrip controls that enable you to do amazing things with ITCH’s new performance tools. It can also be MIDI-mapped to other DJ software such as Traktor or Ableton Live.
Twitch provides a completely new perspective on DJing. The Twitch control surface – with two banks of eight large Triggerpads, professional cross-fader and per-channel Fader FX – opens up awesome possibilities for digital DJs and the new breed of controllerists.
The two LED-backlit Touchstrips let you manipulate your tracks using gestures as you would on a multi-touch trackpad or touchscreen. Now, you can grab, pinch, tap and nudge to navigate, perform and improvise with your tunes.
It has four performance modes (Hot Cues, Slicer, Auto Loop and Loop Roll) that interact seamlessly with ITCH, so you can mash up your tracks and mix them back together, totally on the fly. Hot Cues mode lets you instantly jump to markers in your tracks, and re-trigger up to eight hits, just like you can with a sampler.
Slicer mode allows you to do something completely new, and re-arrange your tracks while they’re still playing using a step sequencer-style user interface. Twitch’s Auto Loop and Loop Roll modes allow you to further manipulate tracks and, in combination with the Touchstrips, change loop lengths in the mix to create glitch effects – all without falling out of time.
Further expanding your creative potential, effects can be assigned to the channel faders at the touch of a button, so you can perform tricks with fader movements as well as with the knobs of the Master Effects section.
Twitch is rock solid: designed for life on the road and on stage. It’s robust and compact, ready to slot into tight spaces in the DJ booth, and can be carried away from the gig in a laptop bag. Twitch is also bus-powered – simply plug in the USB and audio cables and you’re ready to play. It includes a high-quality 2-in 4-out USB audio interface with balanced, high-level master and booth outputs, which can be connected directly into any PA system or home setup with excellent audio quality.
Quarter-inch and mini-jack headphone outputs supply a loud and clear signal to any set of headphones. There’s also a Mic/Aux channel with mono jack and stereo RCA inputs so vocalists and MCs can be blended with an external audio source, such as an MP3 player, and routed through Twitch’s effects and master outputs.
"It has been exciting to work with Novation; their expertise with controller design combined with our leading DJ software has made for some really incredible possibilities," says Sam Gribben, General Manager of Serato Audio Research. "Twitch is the result and we think it will be an instrument for the next generation of musicians and performers."
TWITCH can put your music in time, leaving you free to get creative
– Serato ITCH software can beat match tracks so you can focus on performing
– TWITCH gives you hands-on control of some powerful performance tools
Touchstrips for navigating tracks
– Swipe tracks backwards and forwards as if you were touching the screen
– You can instantly ‘Drop’ into a tune at any point in the track
‘Slicer’ Performance Mode
– Slicer allows you to chop-up beats in time and re-arrange them on the fly
– 2 x 8 large Triggerpads let you to play eight rolling beat slices in any order
Tough and compact with a 2 in 4 out high-quality audio interface
– Designed for gigging: Compact casing, bus powered with LED buttons
– Balanced outputs, ultra-reliable audio/MIDI drivers and microphone input
Master FX and ‘Fader FX Mode’
– Add different effects to either or both channels with TWITCH’s FX section
– Use both channel faders for super-fast FX moves and tricks
Trigger Hot Cue Points and 2 different Loop Modes
– 8 large Triggerpads can fire off 8 cue-points anywhere in your track
– Trigger 8 different loop lengths and save them with your performance