For those looking to throw their next epic house party or DJs interested in a something a little bit more creative to work with, Wacom's got your back. While best known for their popular range of graphic tablets and interactive displays, the company has just introduced a brand spankin' new line of touch-sensitive controlled consoles called Nextbeat, geared mainly towards music professionals and people wanting to get jiggy with their audio equipment during gigs. So grab your headphones, plug in your mixers, and let's get this party started...
With the new Nextbeat console, DJs can take advantage of the touch sensor controls and wireless detachable main unit to combine performances into a free-form experience, resulting in a more dynamic and energetic performance while on stage.
Or, if using it at home production studio, you could literally mix sampler effects while walking around in your boxers. Either way, we're sure this little unit will add tons of fun into your music production experience.
While many DJs today carry a laptop with them at all times, the wireless Nextbeat system doesn't actually require a computer to be used to its fullest potential. You can hook it up to two digital players, a mixer, effector, or a sampler - the way you wish to utilize the touch-sensitive controls is up to you.
America will be getting a taste of this unit at the Winter Music Conference from March 24-28th, 2009. Actual ship date and pricing has yet to be announced, though Europe and Japan should start seeing them this summer. More information can be found at Nextbeat.eu.
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