Last week, skratchlounge member Supacuts came up with an idea, one that fuses a hardware fader with an iPad. He mocked it up with assorted household stuff and produced a video, followed up with another on his theories of controlling iPads with little more than tinfoil disks. Seems this left field thinking is doing the rounds right now as inMusic’s consumer brand ION have come up with a similar concept called Scratch 2 Go and have it and others on display at CES 2013.
The idea is simple – individual hardware components sit over the iPad screen via tiny suckers and take over control of the on-screen controls. The Verge was there at the pre-show and posted a series of quality images.
It’s certainly clever, and from an iPad perspective does offer a viable and ingenious solution to the limitations and obstacles to touch screen DJing. Obviously I have no idea how well this works, but each time I look at it, a wider smile forms on my face.
Like the Frisk fader, Scratch 2 Go should be viewed as a gadget rather than serious addition, but equally should be applauded as a smart idea. Apparently it’ll be $29,