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]


    Andrew: you are aware that turntablists and more (many) generally, dj's who use vinyl, do actually use MP3's with things like Serato and Traktor right? The most exciting thing about this sleeve is the potential to use it as a controller for one of those digital vinyl systems - no need for another clunky piece of hardware to carry around.

    Last edited 03/01/15 5:44 pm

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