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Serato Scratch Live has a new partner: The Novation Dicer.
Developed with Serato, this palm-sized cue point and looping controller has been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntables, CDJs, mixer or laptop. Dicer always ships in pairs - one for each side.
Plug Dicer in, slot it on your turntable/CDJ, and you can instantly set cue points and use them to trigger 'Hot Cues'. Or, flip Dicer into 'Auto-Loop' or 'Loop Roll' modes, to trigger loops, or 'roll' sections of the track to create climaxes, drops and glitchy breaks. Each 'mode' illuminates Dicer's pads a different colour, so you can instantly see what mode the pads in, even in dark clubs and venues.
Dicer's buttons can also 'learn' other software functions. So, you can assign different FX to the pads, or trigger samples over the top of your mix, or even browse tracks in your iTunes library!
Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with Ean Golden - DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in helping Novation design and develop Dicer.
Full Serato integration
Scratch Live is so much more than mixing digital music. It's creative features such as cueing and looping, take DJ performance to a totally new level. Dicer unlocks these features by putting them right at your fingertips whilst you're mixing.
Right where you need it
Dicer fixes solidly to Technics 1200/1210 turntables. An attachment enables you to drop them into the 45-adapter slot so they sit squarely in the corner of the turntable.
Dicer also comes with re-usable 'DJ Putty' that will stick Dicer firmly to CDJs, laptops, mixers - or any hard surface. The putty is strong enough to withstand tough treatment, so even with more vigorous performances Dicer will stay exactly where you put it.
In Serato Scratch Live, as well as the three main modes, there are 2 additional 'layers' of the 5 pads, on which you can control other functions in your software (a total of 20 controls across a pair of Dicers).
You can assign these to trigger samples over the top of your mix, or to activate FX such as reverb, flanger or EQ cuts. You can also use Dicer to navigate your track list in iTunes, or flick between crates and tracks in Serato.
Compatible with other DJ software
Although Dicer has been designed to integrate with Serato, it also works with other DJ software.
Setup files for Traktor Scratch and Traktor Scratch Pro are available online at www.novationmusic.com.
These files assign Dicer's controls to various functions, including Cueing, Play/Stop, Looping, FX and browsing. For other DJ Software, you can use the software’s own MIDI mapping function. A pair of Dicers give you a total of 60 MIDI controls.
Dicer gets all the power it needs from a single USB cable, with no need for an external power supply. A mini Jack cable transmits power and data to the second Dicer.
Ready-made setup files for other DJ software
Quick setup files for other major DJ software, including Traktor Scratch Pro, are available to download for free from www.novationmusic.com
A Fully class compliant MIDI device
Dicer is a plug and play device, so no need to install any drivers
Integration with Serato
Full integration with Serato Scratch Live (including LED feedback) requires Serato version 2.1. Without this, Hot Cues, Auto Loop and Loop Roll functions can all be assigned to Dicer using Serato's MIDI learn function.
Physical controls and Indicators
• 5 large round multi-colour back-lit trigger buttons • 3 small round multi-colour back-lit function buttons
• Micro USB 1.1 connector; the most robust and compact USB connection. • Kensington lock space • Mini-Jack connector for connecting pairs.
Weights and Dimensions
Single un-boxed unit (Dicer always comes as a pair): W & D = 90 mm / 3.5 “; H = 13 mm / 0.5“ Weight: 72 g / 0.16 lbs
NOTE: One Dicer only. Height includes rubber feet / excludes adapter
Boxed (pair): NOTE: Includes single brown outer box