Reader Ned writes: “A DJ friend of mine has decided to venture into VJing and has been stumped as to which way to go forward. Currently he has a MacBook Pro and an M-Audio Xponent Torq controller that uses Traktor, and it cannot mix videos. He was thinking of going the Serato Scratch way and getting a TTM57 and two decks but this would defeat the whole purpose of going small on set-up and having a controller. So my questions are as follows: Is there any controller that can mix videos? And is there any software that he can use with his Xponent to mix videos on his Mac, saving him the hassle of selling the Xponent and getting another controller?”
Digital DJ Tips says:
Virtual DJ software can mix video, and the Denon DN-MC6000 controller is designed to be used for this purpose. Having seen Serato ITCH 2.0 at the Musikmesse show earlier this month, it looks like Serato will soon bring video mixing to ITCH from Scratch, because they have integrated the same plug-in modularity to ITCH as Scratch has. I have no official word on that, but it would make sense to. hus at some point, expect VJ capability for Serato ITCH-certified hardware.
I have heard of no plans from Native Instruments to incorporate video mixing into Traktor.
Over to you. Do you do video mixing? What hardware/software combination do you use? Do you know of anyone using the Torq Xponent to mix video? Please let Ned know your thoughts and experiences in the comments.