Thomas Mascall, a Falmouth design student, has created the Touchtable, a compact turntable player/controller concept. The Touchtable contain a digital music player and a turntable paradigm into a single, palm-sized unit. His idea is to have the user interact more with their music, but the real takeaway for gear whores like ourselves is how great this would be to use with Traktor or the like…
EKS first captured our imagination when they debuted their XP10′s a number of years ago. Even more scaled-down then the Touchtable, the XP worked with Virtual DJ, or EKS’ anemic Bison software. It was compact, had a turntable wheel and a built in soundcard. Due to it’s inability to play nice with the leading mixing software on the market at the time, as well as it’s flimsy construction, it never really caught on. However, the Touchtable, with it’s seemingly more robust construction and advanced controls is a step in the right direction.
Although the Touchtable is just a concept, if priced correctly, it could find some traction in the market.
More information on Thomas Mascall’s Touchtable.