Forget turntables, CDs, or even iPods: many DJs and laptop musicians now hook into computers for more power over beat mangling. That's why we've eagerly awaited the Ecler NUO4 DJ Mixer, announced today. Using included software, you can assign the knobs, cross-fader, or anything else to control your computer software, via MIDI or USB connections. Ecler even includes magnetic labels so you can remember what controls what. Now you'll just have to work on your computer chops to keep everybody dancing [or flailing while the try to keep the intern off of married women -Ed].
Peter Kirn regularly checks in with the latest in tech for music.