X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Wacom Nextbeat Wireless Controller for Djs: From Tablets to Turntables to the Dance Floor

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Wacom, known almost solely for their pen-based graphic tablets and touchscreens has made the jump into an entirely new market – DJs. Maybe dance clubs are more recession-proof than graphic designers? Who knows?

wacom_nextbeat

The new Wacom nextbeat is a music controller which lets both professional and casual digital dee-jays finesse their tunes in about any way imaginable – even from the middle of the dance floor. That’s because the nextbeat features a unique docking wireless control pod which lets you roam and control sounds loaded onto the nextbeat base station.

nextbeat_undocked

The nextbeat contains everything you need to rock the party now. Packed inside the box is a pair of digital audio players, a mixer, sampler and effect units. Just plug it into your sound system, and you’re ready to go.

wacom_nextbeat_2

In keeping with Wacom tradition, the nextbeat incorporates a variety of touch-based sensors on its control pod, but they were smart enough to also include a number of knobs and buttons for places where tactile feedback is a must.

Wacom plans on releasing the nextbeat DJ system in Europe and Japan in Summer 2009. No word on price or a North American release date, but you can check back for more information over at the nextbeat preview site. It’ll also be on display at the Winter Music Conference from 24-28 March 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, and Musikmesse from 1-4 April 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany – if you happen to be there.

[via MacWorld UK via flyflyf]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Jonny says:

    How much are these gonna be?

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Making a Smoke Bomb Cocktail No Small Parts: The Ponceman The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1 Deal: Learn Android Development 95octane logo
Mazda Eyes Carbon Fiber for Next MX-5 2000 Cobra R Mustang with 85 Miles for Sale Smart fortwo Rewinds Time with Landau Roof Option First Drive Review: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport mightymega logo
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batman Expression Pack SDCC Trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie Reveals Robin 3A Toys x Hasbro Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Action Figure The Evolution of Star Trek
Advertisement