Dominate Your Music-making Software!The Novation Nocturn has to be one of the coolest controllers you can get your hands on. There are about a million things you can do with this unassuming little control surface, but it's really sweet for laptop DJs who don't want to cart around a lot of gear. Check it out — the Nocturn boils down to two sets of four touch-sensitive rotary encoders and four buttons, and in the middle, you've got a 45mm crossfader and a dual-function "Speed Dial" master encoder. It might not sound like much, but it's really all you need to control any basic DJ software. It's like this: you use one encoder to adjust the timing, and one to adjust the tempo of each deck; one button for start and stop, and the other for cueing. Then you've still got the crossfader and a dedicated master volume control Pretty sweet, huh?
But do you know what makes the Nocturn really cool? It's the advanced features that make it easy to control any MIDI controllable parameter in just about any software. You see, the Nocturn comes with Novation's Automap Universal mapping software that lets it instantly grab onto the controls of most programs. It also lets you jump from program to program and instantly switch functions — which totally rules live! With Automap, you can use the Nocturn to dial in levels and switch between A and B parts in Ableton Live on second, jump over to Native Instruments Traktor, grab the crossfader, and fade from the track that's spinning on Deck 1 to your Ableton Live mix before opening up a filter plug-in and creating an awesome filter sweep. You can assign your controls yourself with the 'learn' functions, or let Automap choose for you. And to top it all off, the Nocurn lights up, totally adding to your live show.
Novation Nocturn Control Surface with Automap Universal Features:
- 8 Assignable Rotary Encoders — Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED feedback
- 1 Speed Dial Encoder — Infinite Rotation, dual-function, touch-sensitive, LED feedback
- 8 Assignable Buttons
- 1 Assignable Crossfader — 1 x 45mm
- System Buttons: 'Learn', 'View', 'Page+' and 'Page'
- Group Buttons: User, FX, Inst, Mixer
- Interfacing Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI