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    I just watched a demo vid for the Twitch, and thought that the slicer effect is pretty darn cool. Are there other controllers besides the aforementioned one that have the slicer effect? What types of software/controllers can perform this effect?

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    There is a slicer effect in Tracktor. I use it a bit with my Maschine, but any midi-controller will do. I've made a mapping where all of the 16 buttons trigger a different slice-pattern (I have to change it a bit now that i discovered midi-pipe). Depending of which controller you have someone in here might have a slicer mapping for it. Or you can just make your own.
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    The slicer mode is an Itch feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvue View Post
    I just watched a demo vid for the Twitch, and thought that the slicer effect is pretty darn cool. Are there other controllers besides the aforementioned one that have the slicer effect? What types of software/controllers can perform this effect?
    Not that im aware of.. That slicer mode is very cool and unique to twitch.

    Traktors got its own slicer fx but it way more random than twitchs. In traktor, it kind of just switches the pattern up randomly. With twitch, u have total control over how the loop is chopped up - sizes, ordering, shot ordering, etc.

    I love the twitch slicer mode..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevz718 View Post
    Not that im aware of.. That slicer mode is very cool and unique to twitch.

    Traktors got its own slicer fx but it way more random than twitchs. In traktor, it kind of just switches the pattern up randomly. With twitch, u have total control over how the loop is chopped up - sizes, ordering, shot ordering, etc.

    I love the twitch slicer mode..
    I think there's a mapping around that emulates the itch slicer fairly well, but I might be wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertrash View Post
    I think there's a mapping around that emulates the itch slicer fairly well, but I might be wrong...
    Ya, i think ur right.. Do u mean the one that the recent djtt blog article talked about? If so, id be curious to hear what users think about it vs twitchs slicer mode? I believe it gets u probably 60 - 70 percent of the twitch slicer functionality.

    It would be a great fit for those pad banks on the new vci400. Or a midifighter.

    The only thing thats been keeping me on itch with the twitch is its unique modes. Traktor is my software of choice otherwise..

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    Hey Kev,

    I agree with u there.
    Traktor's still king of the DJ-software out there, atleast it is for me.
    Then again, the Slicer-mode is so fucking genius and cool to play with i think, that I want that working in Traktor, instead of Serato Itch only.
    Luckily, there are 2 guys on this forum, who are working on it at the moment, and prolly will have a working method, within this week, if not earlier.
    NOTE: The method they're working on, will basically work for ALL controllers. Just have to find yourself the buttons, to map this function to.

    Check out http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...497#post383497 thread, and this one http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...t=28141&page=6 aswell

    Also, totally agree with u on the All-in-one DJ-controllers...
    Either it'll be the Novation Twitch or the Vestax VCI-400 for me.

    Yes, the Vestax VCI-400 is 4 decks, and has even more options to play with, but u'll pay 800 euro's for it.

    The Novation Twitch is 2 decks, but can be used in 4 deck-mode aswell, but u have less knobs/buttons to play with. Still it has (almost) all the goodies onboard. And for 450 euro, u can buy one already.

    €800 - €450 = €350 cheaper. That's almost 2 Novation Twitches
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    Do other Itch controllers, for instance the VCI-300/VFX-1, have access to this effect?

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    watch and learn...
    NOTE: The method they're working on, will basically work for ALL controllers. Just have to find yourself the buttons, to map this function to.
    And, nope, Vestax VCI-300 nor the VFX-1 doesnt come with this function natively.
    'till this day, the only controller out there with native support of the slicer-mode, is infact the Novation Twitch.

    See her in action, isn't she a beauty?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkzSjUe_3iA
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    i've just posted my latest midimasher mapping for the launchpad that simulates the twitch's slicer: http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...657#post383657

    it's fairly complete with animated pads, you can jump to any slice and if u hold down a slice then it loops on that one until u release.

    it divides the bottom of page1 on the launchpad into two "twitch" style areas with 4 pages for hotcues, slicer, loops and beatjumps, so fairly twitch-ish

    it hasn't had stacks of testing yet - but seems to work ok for me

    edit: in theory the mapping isnt launchpad only, should work (with some tweaking) on any grid controller with led feedback
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