So I took the liberty of mapping the template to MixVibes Cross (thanks for the software guys! You rock!) and also saved the mappings to OSCulator as well.
I am pleased to share these files with you – hopefully you don’t have any troubles using them.
Now – I hope this actually works for you folks….I’ve done a few things here…keep in mind this is all done on my mac:
1. I saved the OSCulator mappings in a file called “CrossDJ”
(place this in your OSCulator files folder)
2. I’ve copied the mappings file from my Cross folder. This file is called “825511087.mappings” Cross named it – so I didn’t bother changing it.
(place this in userhome / Library / Mixvibes / Cross / Controllers / Midi folder)
3. I’ve updated the TouchOSC template “CrossDJ.touchosc”
(load this on your iphone)
That ‘should’ be it. The files can all be downloaded from http://www.viperfunk.com/CrossDJ.zip
Being totally down with midi stuff, I was really stoked back when touchOSC first came out. By installing a program like OSCulator (19.99 base price) on your computer, and installing TouchOSC (4.99) on your iPhone or Android device, you can enter the world of touchscreen DJing. Add that to the growing number of free TouchOSC templates out there and you have a win.
Are you kidding me? 25.00 and I have a full on touch controller? GET IN. Here’s the icing – download TouchOSC editor and edit your own interfaces. Or you can download my custom template and test drive it.
Speaking of midi…the Novation Twitch might just be the novation controller you’ve been waiting for.
As a DJ that enjoys scratching, my mindset is generally – no turntable sized platters: no deal. I suppose that’s why I never embraced CDJ’s. (coupled with the fact that CDs scratch too easily, and why not just run the digital file off a computer?).
Enter the Novation Twitch. A jog wheel-less sexy little number that pushes all the right buttons. It comes with serato ITCH – a proven industry standard controller based software.
The goal of this controller seems to be aimed at less beatmatching / traditional DJing oriented (though it will excel in this department regardless) and more controllerist FX / cue / loop oriented.
Along with a wonderful layout of plush looking buttons comes the note worthy touchstrips which will allow users to swipe through their tracks forward and backwards. Get in! This feature sounds great.
The controller comes equipped with a soundcard and a nice compact size for maximum portability. I’m loving the look of this – and will follow up with a hands on review after I purchase one of my own.
Out Now!! On Proper Nightlife Records.
As an Austrian breakbeat DJ and producer Mike Rigler brings out dance
music in its finest form and thus enjoys great popularity among the
shakers and movers in the breakbeat scene.
His forward thinking and cutting edge sound features influences from
Funk, Jazz, Breaks and Electro and regularely fills the international
dancefloors with beat enthusiasts. Touring 2009 through Europe, Mike
Rigler rocked the hottest venues across the continent.
Last years first release was the breaks remix
My good internet friends from over the UK The Randoms have dropped a new mix I thought I would share with you.
01.Tony Senghore – Burnin’
02. Jon Rundell – Top Shelf
03. Slam – Variance (Adam Beyer & Jesper Dahlback Remix)
04. Kaiserdisco – Simplistix (Sebastien Leger Remix)
05. Cirez D – Full Stop
06. Peo De Pitte
Freq Nasty is a freq’in legend. Muti Music comes through this week with a sweet little promo number for you to check out….without further adieu….
About Freq Nasty:
Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, breakbeat pioneer FreQ Nasty is widely-acknowledged by critics for consistently breaking boundaries with his music, from his
classic breaks tunes such as “Boomin Back Atcha” and “Move Back,” to remixes of pop icons like Fatboy Slim, Kelis and KRS-One.
At the same time, FreQ is receptive to all that surrounds him; for example, his move to London and immersion in its developing scenes in the 80s resulted in seminal
releases on Botchit & Scarper. Forward thinking and progressive, his releases evidenced a sign of the fastmoving times.
These days, FreQ Nasty is staying one step ahead of the ongoing, hype-fueled evolution of electronic music with his contributions to the Futurestep sound. The recently
released FABRICLIVE.42 mix album is evidence of this shapeshifting sound: with it, FreQ takes on the bass heavy stomp of L-Vis 1990’s UK take on Baltimore house, the
blistering shatter of TRG, and several of his own storming productions, including Creator, a co-production with Switch on a Santigold tune released in 2007.
FreQ is also well-known in the music scene for his social activism. In early 2008, he launched Giveback.net, a socially-conscious site featuring music campaigns,
whereby musicians donate music in support of non-profit “action campaigns”.
01 – Vipercorps – Viperfunk (Van Tek Remix) [OUT JAN 21ST]
02 – N.FilTr8 – Bring It Back (Rebel Sketchy Remix) [OUT NOW]
03 – Manu Twister – Just Club (Original) [OUT NOW]
04 – Vipercorps & NoProfit – Bassline (Original) [OUT FEB 2011]
05 – Mctwist – Something From Nothing (Original) [OUT NOW]
06 – Kyle Cross – Records You Play (Original) [OUT NOW]
07 – Vipercorps – Dodge City (Audio Tsunami Remix) [OUT NOW]
08 – Somsay – Holy Jah (Original) [TBR]
09 – Manu Twister – Slow Motion (Originla) [OUT NOW]
10 – Scratche – Good Timing (Dave Dialect Remix) [OUT NOW]
Breakz R Boss Presents: Summer of Bass Mixed By N.FilTr8 by Breakz R Boss Records
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Released by: Breakz R Boss Records
Release/catalogue number: BRBMIX003
Release date: Dec 23, 2010