CTRLCAP is a special fader cap that lets you adjust effects on your DJ software by squeezing it. It replaces the standard fader cap on your mixer or DJ controller, and it sends Midi signals wirelessly to a dongle connected to your laptop. This lets you manipulate controls on your software such as effects parameters and volume – it can even be used to control lighting software.
You can send various Midi signals depending on how hard you pinch the CTRLCAP, and its sensitivity to pinching can be customised through the accompanying Caps Companion app. The company claims that it can run for up to eight hours on a single charge.
We think it’s a cool idea – why not add a layer of expressiveness to something that you’ll already be touching anyway? Digital DJs who have controllers that have tons of effect controls onboard may find it unnecessary, but for scratch DJs who want to minimise hand movements during routines, or for portablists who have a minimum of onboard control, the CTRLCAP may be quite useful.
Check out the promo video below.
• CTRLCAP is now available starting from US$129. Check the CTRLCAP site for more details.
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