FaderFox Premiers DS3 Compact MIDI DJ Controller
FaderFox had premiered the DS3, a new compact Traktor Pro 2 MIDI controller, which features 12 large keys (“large” in FaderFox terms…it’s all relative. —Ed.) to fire samples and/or for convenient access to 8 hotcues and all the transport functions. (Hey 4midiLoop, are you listening?! —Ed.)
Four multifunctional encoders give you a quick control to various deck, loop and FX parameters. A display shows all the values on the device so you don’t have to look at the screen all the time. You can switch the device to each of the 4 decks by dedicated buttons in a fast way. Last but not least there are special loop recorder and browser sections. About 1200 assignments gives this little box an enormous power for your performance.
» Specialized controller for DJ software (optimized for Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2)
» Setup files for Traktor Pro/Duo 2 in version 2.1.1 or higher are shipped with the controller
» USB interface – class compliant / no driver necessary
» USB bus powering – consumption less than 500mW / 100mA
» Controls up to four decks – easy switching between deck A-B-C-D on the fly
» Supports track deck & sample deck mode with easy switching between the modes
» Four multifunctional encoders – access to all FX and important deck + loop parameters
» Dedicated FX assign buttons for quick switching to the 4 FX busses
» Detailed control of all sample slot parameters by 4 encoders
» Browser section with encoder, view and favorite buttons (with additional tree navigation)
» Loop recorder section with encoder and two buttons
» 12 extra large buttons for sample trigger and hotcue access
» All controls with double function by holding down the shift button
» 31 LEDs + 2-digit display to show various informations by feedback data from computer
» About 750 commands – all free to reassign
» Very compact design housed in a black, plastic casing (180x105x70 mm, 350 g)
PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or any USB hub | Native Instruments Traktor Pro/Duo 2 (as of version 2.1.1) or software which allows user assignments of continuous parameters (CC) and note commands.
FaderFox’s DS3 costs €250 and is available now.