The Vinyl Artwork On Qbert’s New Album Doubles As A MIDI DJ Controller

Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert’s new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl’s sleeve doubles as a DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay iOS app.

The album’s touch-sensitive artwork includes a functional crossfader, cue buttons, and even a pair of non-spinning wheels of steel paper that control the djay app using a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or iPad. It won’t turn you into an Invisibl Skratch Piklz-calibre DJ, but for anyone who backed the album’s Kickstarter campaign, it’s a better bonus than a handful of stickers or a t-shirt. [YouTube via Engadget via Fact Mag]