Turntable Guitar – Keytar

Una de formas extrañas para mezclar…les presento a dos de esas locuras que no por difíciles resultan menos originales, por un lado tenemos la Turntabletar, una guitarra que de guitarra solo tiene el mástil y la forma, pero que en realidad es una controladora MIDI en toda regla, diría que se trata de una Numark Mixtrak a la que se le a añadido un mástil desde el que podemos controlar el fader, efectos y otros parámetros, sencillamente genial…por otro lado, tenemos la Keytar de “The Crystal Method”, parte CDJ, Parte Teclado MIDI y parte bajo, una locura vamos, pero imagino que en manos expertas tiene que ser una locura deliciosa…eso si, tener que andar con un CDJ-2000 a cuestas tiene que ser un tanto agotador…

English

Designed for the NYU ITP Spring Show 2011, The Turntabletar was constructed with the mobile DJ in mind. Where the traditional setup has kept the DJ behind his station, with little opportunity to interact with the audience, the Turntabletar allows the digital DJ to step out from behind the booth while maintaining full control over his mix. Part-turntable, part-guitar, part-effects processor and sampler, this controller is fully map-able in any digital DJ interface and can be tethered as well, allowing you to use multiple Turntabletars in addition to your setup, or even to replace your turntables altogether. For demonstration purposes, one Turntabletar is here being used to control a DJ mix, while the other controls the accompanying video mix. Of course, you have the option of mapping your Turntabletar to one or more interfaces as well, allowing you full control with the ability to switch between programs during your set. The models on display are both edition 2.1 Turntabletars, while encased is the original prototype. With the help of DJs and producers alike, we hope to further develop the Turntabletar in the coming months by offering the option to fully customize construction to make it as comfortable and effective as possible for each individual style.

Turntabletar 2.1 from zaquerie applepress on Vimeo.