Off-the-shelf might work for most people, but not DJ RhYmEs. Having already done a very tidy fretless fader mod to a Mackie d.2, he has now turned his attention to the issue of a fader in a box, and the results are spectacular. Driven by an Innofader and a Livid Brain Jr, the custom Faderbox V3 brings scratching to a single turntable, as well as MIDI buttons.
Opening up an expensive piece of electronics to attempt transplanting another expensive piece of electronics is not to be entered into lightly. Thus Audio Innovate is offering Kontrol S2 and S4 controllers fully pimped out with Innofaders, and with a full 12 months warranty.
Getting into DJing via the vinyl route is expensive. Single turntables are costing more than a whole controller does. So Epsilon Pro’s Inno-Propak is a welcome antidote, with a pair of high torque DJT-1300 USB turntables and a mini-Innofader equipped Inno-Mix 2 mixer for just $799.
Post-NAMM, the DJWORX team and Elliot Marx tried to cram his new Mini Innofader into a Pioneer DDJ-SX and Vestax VCI-400. And DJ Zo tried them out.
The DIF-1S have evolved into the DJ Tech DIF-1M — a MIDI, filter, and balanced out upgrade to the original. NAMM 2014 just got more interesting.
On the off-chance that your Mini Innofader has given you gyp, Audio Innovate has issued a response and a way to get it fixed.
Focussing on the basics, the DJ Tech DIF-1S ticks the handful of necessary boxes needed for scratch DJs. Innofader is one and £99 is another.
Scratch mixers seem to be button laden and costly. All you really need is a decent crossfader, no frills and change in your pocket. The DJ Tech DIF-1S is that mixer.