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The ITCH just got bigger...
The ITCH just got bigger...
Posted by Gizmo on January 23, 2008 :

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Not sure how useful this post is considering that the ITCH interface is likely to change in the coming months, but here's a better screenshot of the current ITCH interface. Well... more of a point a camera at a demo TV than a screenshot but you get the idea.

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Click for Hi Res

From what you can make out, much of the screen is given over to the track browser rather than having the screen cluttered up with software controls. Because that's what ITCH seems to be all about - having the specially created hardware do the work instead. ITCH appears to be geared towards giving you a more conventional DJ experience as well as giving you the best bits of the digital experience, and simplifying it at the same time. Or I could be talking bollocks yet sounding intelligent. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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8 comments to this story

On January 23, 2008, iPad said this:
the linked pic is not hi res!

On January 23, 2008, Gizmo said this:
It is now... wacko.gif

On January 23, 2008, Rosta said this:
God if Only Torqs gui was as clean as that :P

On January 23, 2008, Gyro said this:
The more I look at it, the more I love it. Once again Serato strikes hard and makes a huge step in digital djing. What a great idea to hide every control you have on your controller to maximize the database view! I'm already sold on this+Numark NS7. If the CP-Pro crossfader is as good as everybody says, this is what digital djing is all about; portability, good view of controls, less/no wiring, vinyl control, many midi knobs/sliders.

On January 24, 2008, The Axledental DJ said this:
Not impressed. Unless we can move around the archive of music to the bottom and put the track listing at the top and enlarge the fonts.

On January 24, 2008, Rob C said this:
I'm very interested in the NS7 due to its 7" spinning platter, top not fader, wide range of controls, and impressive construction; however, the software runs the controller so I must focus my attention on ITCH.

My first impression with ITCH or even the industry's Benz (Serato's SSL)is very lackluster. I will not even touch ITCH if there's no effects implemented. How on earth is SSL so highly esteemed if Virtual DJ 5 has hundreds of effects (insert arguments about stability here). I would like a simple (uncluttered) interface if the effects are all controlled on the MIDI itself, but if Serato sticks there noses up in the air then they've lost a microwave DJ.

PS: I'm shunning away from the VCI-300 due to the lack of motorized platters and it seems there's not a single effects control on the entire interface.

On January 24, 2008, Gyro said this:
What tells you there will be no FX? The NS7 has bunch of FX controls so I guess they will put at least a Reverb, Flanger, Delay, Phaser and Filter in Itch

On January 29, 2008, Rob C said this:
The NS7 site changed and is now called the "Serato Controller." Guess they are really booking on the partnership? Also there's a youtube video online showing the release, but it's uber weak and says nothing. Also I found an Aussie site that said it would be $1999AU or like $1700+USD, I know it's purely speculative now, but it's a start (and I don't like it)

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