REVIEW: Glanzmann 4TrackTrigger DJ Controller


Link: Glanzmann – Price: €1500 plus tax plus delivery

Glanzmann 4tracktrigger DJ MIDI Controller Traktor (20)

Overview

Much like the 4MidiLoop before it, the Glanzmann 4TrackTrigger is developed in collaboration with FaderFox, the boutique controller brand that tends to divide people – some love them and immediately need them for their rig, but some see the minimal design as simply cramped and overpriced. One thing’s for sure: the 4TrackTrigger is built for pro use and priced accordingly.

Glanzmann 4tracktrigger DJ MIDI Controller Traktor (9)

The 4TrackTrigger’s surface focuses purely on controlling Traktor’s decks, effects, and loop recorder – or in other words, it steers clear of the mixer section. This means that the ideal use case is to have the 4TrackTrigger sat alongside a four channel mixer, but ironically the 4MidiLoop isn’t really the ideal controller because far too many controls are mirrored for it to make sense. No, think hardware for this pairing. It’s on a very small production run, so we’d better find out whether you need to snap one up or not…

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  • https://www.facebook.com/pfister.techno Pfister

    I like this but think having all those Deck A&B buttons above C&D might get a bit tiresome. I’d swap them over.
    In fact with the new remix decks encouraging a different workflow this controller might be a bit too late. If Glanzmann carry on providing a button for every control, their Remix Deck version is gonna be huge in size.

    Go modular guys, let us choose a set-up that suits us and can be upgraded without a huge financial outlay.

  • http://twitter.com/KLOSELINE KLOSELINE

    I really love the milled aluminum on the old device but I was not in favour of the rest of the concept.. Wait the Innofaders (?) were dope too even tho they felt wrong on this piece of hardware.
    Can’t see a big difference here. The concepts seems to be to simply put every single feature into a piece of hardware.
    High end gear is difficult. I wish Nakamichi would still exist taking their hit on it…

    • http://www.facebook.com/djrevel Deejay Revel

      LOL….u remember the
      Nakamichi Dragon?? $1000 for a cassette player!!

      • http://twitter.com/KLOSELINE KLOSELINE

        And loved every single bit of it. Actually Nakamichi still exists!!!!

  • Jared Helfer

    This is such an epic controller, and I’m really happy to see the 7-bar LED readouts. I think that Pfister has it right, though. If they went modular with these it would make so much more sense. Have a deck one, a remix deck one, a mixer one, and be able to mix and match. Same build, same controls, etc., but giving users the ability to really dig into their workflow and style and build both up and down.
    And it really should have some touch strips. They would just fit right at home here. But, obviously space and necessity…

  • R Dejaegher

    Their controllers look like someone puked buttons and knobs all over. This to me falls in the category of tries to do everything while doing nothing extremely well. Usually when you see a new controller they just make sense. Looking at this I have no idea what would do what.

  • Tom Naime

    Some Chinese company need to start making something like this at a 1/4 of the price. I wouldn’t mind buying a plastic one with a build quality similar to Native instruments gear (which really isn’t that great).

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  • Ryan

    It looks more like something out the cockpit of the space shuttle than a DJ controller.

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