DJ Machine Joystick Inspired Music Controller

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Music should always be fun. Then again, it’s hard not to be fun when you’re making music using a joystick controller.  Industrial Designer Christian Peetz has designed the DJ Machine, which he refers to as the Finger Orchestra, as his entry for the James Dyson Award.

While each joystick controller is programmable, the unit also has the ability to communicate via Bluetooth.

[Coolbuzz via Yanko]

More pics and demonstration video after the break!

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Line 6 POD Studio USB Interfaces + Plugins

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VCI-300 DJ Performance System By Vestax

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Vestax has announced the release of their VCI-300 DJ performance system with the ability to control over 90 parameters and functions.  True to their turntablist roots, the unit features a customizable fader curve control for smooth, fast, and responsive mixing and scratching. 

The VCI-300 also features two high resolution platters to provide adjustable resistance for a realistic vinyl feel. The VCI-300 also includes a built-in audio interface with a Mic input, stereo input, and 2 stereo outputs (Master L/R and Monitor L/R).

Check out the video after the jump.

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