FutureMusic – 4TrackTrigger

via FutureMusic
July 18, 2012

Glanzmann Digital DJ Solutions has just announced that the new 4TrackTrigger, a Traktor weapon controller will be available in August. The new controller mutuallly constructed by the German concern Faderfox and Glanzmann Digital DJ Solutions, has been in development for over year.


The button and knob-laden 4 Deck Controller, specifically designed for Traktor Pro 2.5 in the external mixer mode, claims to be “the ultimate instrument made by professionals for professionals.”


150 buttons in different colors and sizes to trigger hot cues, to start samples and to activate effects. Six displays and 172 LED’s for loop length, loop recorder and master clock. 17 encoder for quick access to functions like browse, seek loop-size and loop-move which are a must for a modern digital DJ. 2 additional pedal connections rear sided to control every effect parameter on the fly.


Two features worth highlighting are the centred key-array with 78 multicoloured buttons and the 4 extra long LED-bars. It is pure pleasure to trigger hot cues, start samples and to activate effects with the precise buttons. No imprecise feeling compared to all the other rubber keys out there but a controllable behaviour with excellent response.


Hardware specifications
» 17 Potentiometer, FX, Loop Recorder
» 17 Push Encoder, Browser / Load, Seek / Play, Loop Size / move
» Rubber knobs for best tactile feeling
» 188 Led’s different colors to display various informations
» 150 Push buttons in different colors and sizes, double functions with shift button
» 6 Displays, Master Clock, Loop Recorder, Loop Size
» 2 Jack inputs for additional control with external foot switch / expession pedals
» USB bus powering Power supply via USB- Bus / consumption less than 500mA
» USB Interface class compliant / no driver necessary
» CNC shaped case Aluminium from Swiss aircraft industry (Avional)
» Compact and ergonomic
» Eloxalprint scratch proof layout, clearly designed

Software specifications
» Special controller for DJ Software (optimised for Native Instruments, Traktor Pro 2.5)
» Setup Files for Traktor Pro 2.5 in current Version 2.5.0 or higher
» Indication of each relevant state by feedback data from software
» System Mode for different basic settings (MIDI channels, Led brightness, etc.)
» Remix Decks are limitiert controllable Dimensions
» Dimensions 11.41“ (290 mm) x 2.36“ (60 mm) x 14.17“ (360 mm) • Weight 2.8kg
System requirements
» Windows XP (latest Service Pack, 32 Bit), Windows Vista/Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64, 2 GB RAM
» Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update) or 10.7, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM • General Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution, USB 2.0, 500 MB free disk space required

In addition, the precise catching encoders allow the fastest possible access to functions such as browse, seek, loop-size and loop-move. Needless to say it is that exactly these features which are essential for a modern Digital-DJ. There is also simultaneous control for all 4 FX-slots. They come with 16 dedicated potentiometers and 20 buttons. The Master Clock and the Loop Recorder sections which are fitted with quality LED display bars and all necessary functions in order to make all Traktor departments easy accessible.

Last but not least you will find 2 pedal connectors on the rear side in order to add flexibility and hands-free operation. Each pedal connector automatically recognizes if a footswitch or a pedal is connected and you can easily assign any effect to these two connectors. (Sweet! —Ed.)

All controls can be setup individually via the Traktor setup and attributed to every desired function. A modifier control makes this even easier.

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