The Novation Dicer is the must-have mobile DJ/producer's dream "mini controller." With its design set perfectly for Serato Scratch live DJ's, and a custom fit for Technics turntables, it controls loop functionality, hot cues, and loop roll for Serato. Plus it can be re-mapped for virtually any MIDI function within Serato. Remove the Technics mounting adapter, and the Dicer can fit cleanly on a table, laptop, or even a CDJ. I've personally tested the Dicer with a variety of other programs. It works perfectly as a loop controller for Torq and Traktor, as well as a functional controller for Ableton Live. If your DAW or other application allows MIDI devices, the Dicer might just be the perfect small footprint controller for you. For DJs, the Dicer is the ideal controller for adding that extra bit of performance to set you apart from the competition.
Second Unit Fix
For anyone having issues with the second unit acting up. This worked for me, after going through a few pair.
If you unplug your dicers at the end of a gig in the wrong order the second units can stop working. There is some kind of bug which no longer allows the second unit to daisy chain off the first units power.
Use an Android power plug-in to give the second unit power. You will have to take it with you to gigs, but at least you can use your dicers and no longer have to worry if they won't work at a gig....and maybe like me you will have a few pairs back in the mix.
Works pretty well with Traktor. However takes a while to get the mapping setup how one would like it
The Complete Addition
The Novation Dicer are the essential addition to the dj's setup. The setup is automatic. You just plug in and it's ready. I enjoy the loop ability and the midi capability it has, increases a dj skills from a basic dj to a SUPER DJ!
From superman to supermen!
Been djn fo 30+ recommend it !!! Must have for the novice & convenient for the pro!
Amazing. Just... amazing.
FIRST: Each package comes with TWO units (1 for each deck)!
I have a Rane SL3 and do not have one of the Rane mixers. Even if I did have one I would still buy this. That's how legit they are.
1. They work RIGHT out of the box with Serato. No mapping or fussing.
2. 3 modes as follows:
Mode 1: Add Cuepoint, Cue Cuepoint, Delete Cuepoint.
Mode 2: Beat Repeat (1,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/6) You can custom set this in Serato as well.
Mode 3: Loop (16 bars, 8 bars, 4 bars, 2 bars, 1 bar).
If all this isn't enough for you, they actually have made it so you can assign 10 user adjustable commands onto it.
3. It's so easy to use that the user guide is 1 page and explains everything in one table.
PRO TIP: I chose to stick these (with the included reusable DJ putty) onto my mixer. Why? When I stuck them onto my turntables (like I saw in videos) I noticed the needle would skip sometimes when I would hit them hard. In all fairness I'm using very cheap turntables.
Bottom Line: You can't go wrong with these. Buy them now!