DJ and Grammy Award winning producer Tiësto has teamed up with a well-known kids electronics company to launch The Next Beat by Tiësto, dubbed as “the first Midi controller geared towards budding DJs”.
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With this limited-edition controller, Tiësto says he hopes to inspire beginner DJs by “empowering them with an easy-to-learn, user-friendly interface, along with the music they need to begin their creative journey into the world of DJing”.
The Eldohm-manufactured controller works with Beatport DJ, the DJ app from Beatport and Beatsource that runs in a browser, so new DJs don’t have to worry about buying music, instead being able to use those streaming services, with a 30-day trial included. (This also means it will work on Chromebooks.) It also works with Algoriddim’s djay software on Mac and iOS, the latter available via Bluetooth, built-in to the controller. Basic tuition from the man himself is also included.
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The Next Beat by Tiësto will be available at 18 different retailers in eight countries including the USA and the UK, at €299/$299.
More info: The Next Beat Official Website