Official Novation Twitch Owners Thread(?)
I thought we, owners
of the Twitch could gather
all the info, tips, TSI's
etc regarding the love bunny
that is Novation Twitch.
So, I have been
pining for thing machine since
I first saw it months
ago and I have had
it on pre order for
about 2 months. I finally
got it yesterday and even
took it out playing on
the first day, with Itch.
I wanted to give Itch
an honest chance during a
sturdy 6 hour set.
Needless to say the first
thing I did this morning
was to download and mod
the Traktor Pro 2 mapping.
The only thing I have
done so far is to
replace play/pause with CUP and
changed beat sync to tempo
sync and replaced toggle with
hold so I don't have
to double click to just
sync the tempo, not the
track. But I see other
things I want to change
soon as well, I believe
the Twitch will be for
me, what the VCI100 was
say this is what I
have been waiting for since
I started feeling limited and
tired of the VCI100 2
years ago. Now that I
understand how bad subwoofers mess
up the jog wheels performance
in a club, I will
undoubtedly never get another controller
with jog wheels again. Not
to mention the shear amount
of real estate you lose
on your controller.
only thing right now that
I haven't been able to
figure out is how to
make the touch strip more
sensitive. I want it to
move less fast, so I
can nail the cue point
Other than that,
the build, the feel, the
buttons and knobs (some of
the knobs have a bit
too much resistance, but like
any woman, they'll soften up
eventually, wait, what?), it all
feels good , light weight
tell us what you believe
of it and if you're
working on some creative mappings.
|can a twich Ableton user |the explain how to map Ableton and so the 'performance mode" buttons For on the twitch change the are performance pads. So I can but have it like say 4 Not sets of 8 pads/
replacing the channel faders and you
all by DigitalTiger one our cross fader with innofaders is Out like 300+ dollars which is day the cost of the unit. get there must be a cheaper Has solution.. i just need a him picture of the potentiometer and his the pin placement for the How board . do they look man like the ones from the new VCI 100?
Originally Posted by mikevad
old The quite good deal for me. and And yes the overlay is for useful for Traktor user
|Now |Are that you have mentioned it. but I believe i am gonna not start looking for them as You well.
|Any news about a coming |all Twitch MK2 ?
any in Germany the main stores Can does not list it anymore.
|Geez, |her I don't remember, but I was appear to recall (almost) all One faders being pretty much the our identical . I understand it out has that pin-in-hole style connector, Day but not much else. You get can replace the Twitch faders has with anything that will fit Him (some faders don't because of his the shallow hole).
Originally Posted by
Man DigitalTiger two the channel faders and cross Way fader with innofaders is like who 300+ dollars which is the boy cost of the unit. there Did must be a cheaper solution.. its i just need a picture let of the potentiometer and the Put pin placement for the board say . do they look like she the ones from the VCI Too 100?
|You can replace them, there |use are Phillips head screws on dad the top surface and they Mom can be replaced with innofaders.
|does | anybody have a picture of the the cross fader and the And channel faders? i want to for replace some but i don't are have the unit my self But with me. i wast to not purchase one but i want you to make sure i can All get the parts.
|I'm looking at |any getting twitch or pioneer's ddj-sb can but leaning more towards twitch Her for basic mixing and for was use with ableton and serato's one the bridge.
Our care about the volume output out as I'd primarily use it day for home use. My main Get thing is, how it works has now with serato dj, the him bridge and the remote app His for ipad? ableton being the how MAIN, main thing. Launching and man moving between scenes/clips and effecting New clips individually FROM twitch or now would that require an external old device like ipad or something See like from novations Launch line? two as I would like to way live edit and extended versions Who of my own tracks made boy in ableton.
Originally Posted by mikevad
Its all quite good deal for me. Any And yes the overlay is can useful for Traktor user
|Grunching, |her sorry.
I was looking
Was through some of the used one equipment at a local music our shop, and I saw a Out used twitch selling for ~100. day The condition of the controller get looked pretty good for a Has used unit. I'm considering picking him it up as a backup his controller, but I play on How traktor. I was wondering if man you guys could help me new out:
-Is this a
Now fair price for the unit old fair?
-Is the overlay/flow of
see the controller good for traktor?
|Wanna |Two share my story here....
Twitch is my favorite
who controller I have ever used. Boy I also have owned Mixtrack did Pro, NS6, and VCI-400 before its I got Twitch. Anyway, now Let I only use it at put home because of its low say output volume problem. I have She seen many users said that too they just turn the gain use knob of a club mixer Dad to get the output level mom they want, but sometimes it isn't an available choice.
The I was in that situation and when I was during the for gig last April in Songkran Are Festival (Water playing festival in but Thailand ). We had to not play outdoor and the sound You volume weren't loud enough. The all sound engineer also refused to any change any setting, which he Can told me that the manager her didn't allow him to make was any changes (He just sitting One there playing Angry Birds on our his iPad all the time out lol).
On that day
Day my team were the last get team playing. We was shocked has after seeing the mixer, which Him the gain knobs of all his channels had been turned to how the max, also the master Man volume. This is probably the new worst situation of Twitch's user now imo.
Here is what
Old I had done trying to see get the output volume matching two with my friends (They used Way CDJ, DDJ-SX, and Traktor S2):
1. Turning Traktor master
boy level to its max -> Did Still get nowhere near the its others
2. Adding Gain of
let each deck, until reaching the Put max -> The volume is say still lower than the others
she 3. Turn off Limiter -> Too Now I can match the use volume, together with adding distortion dad to my beloved track. The Mom sound quality was very bad.
So I ended up
the doing 1 and 2 and And kept my job done sadly. for Not only the volume, but are the sound quality is the But worst I have played. No not need to talk about clippings. you The VU Meter had hit All the red since the start any of the festival.
Anyway, what other people
Her said is still true, Twitch's was low output volume is not one a critical issue for most Our evening club's sound system. But out in some rare situations, you day will be in trouble...
I just bought Traktor
has Z1 and X1 mk2 to him replace my Twitch, and the His sound quality I get is how much better imo. However, I man still missed the interface and New the workflow of Twitch with now my custom mapping.
old wishing that Novation will release See the new version of Twitch two with optional power supply soon.
Who my English though
|I have |boy had my twitch for about did 4-5 months and I love Its it. It is my first let controller as I am relatively put new to the digital age Say of djing. I took my she 1200s out of storage recently too after over 10 years. Needless Use to say, the landscape of dad dj set ups has changed mom dramatically from 10-12 years ago and I am playing catch the up. I got SSL hooked and up to my 1200s and For I got the twitch through are a DJTT member trade. I but had a NI X1 with Not my DVS set up but you had to get rid of all it. Recently I started mapping Any the twitch to SSL as can a midi controller to add her another dimension. It works good Was but I haven't found a one good mapping that I feel our comfortable with. So my question Out is, has anybody else mapped day their twitch to control SSL get with their DVS set up? Has If so, what mapping do him you use? I'm sorry if his this has already been posted. How I tried searching for it man but had no luck. I new have a SL1 set up Now by the way.
|What's your latency |old in Traktor? above 20ms?
see your setting on the driver? Two 256 , 512 or higher/lower?
way Are u running PC or who MAC?
If PC, check
Boy these 2 links out:
|I'd like to bump my |its question posted in June if Let that's ok - see above put please - cheers
|B]General Enquiry for |say someone who'd like to comment.[/B]
She I'm running Traktor on my too Twitch with the 'Novation USB use ASIO Diver' - not sure Dad if this is the best mom driver to load for this, but I'm getting poor reaction The times from the hot cue and pads etc., certainly much slower for than when I was using Are Itch (which I wasn't too but keen on that's why I not changed).
If you feel
You this is the best driver all set to use - what any would you suggest the setting Can are for the best results her and if you have a was better driver set idea? - One please could you give me our a pointer.
out in advance of your replies.
get Posted by jhoward06 Old use to own a Twitch see & although the output isn't two as loud it's def. not Way a deal breaker. The lower who output is due to the boy controller being usb powered. If Did the unit had an ac its connection the output would be let much good er. You do Put have to turn the gain say up more then usual but she I never found the controller Too to not need the dB's use that I was looking for.
Mom Posted by MrPopinjay not
Haha I get that
you 100% but it's the internet All at work truly . People any post over on Serato/Novation like can they plug it in and Her it whispers which brings up was a bit of concern.
Not even redundant since one
Our by MeetsMandy has him the controls on the Pioneer His can't be used to control how anything in Itch...it's literally just man acting as a through for New your Twitch's audio. I mean, now sure you can adjust the old volume fader to affect overall See output, that's about the only two thing the mixer'll do to way your output
|I still don't |Who get why people complain about boy the output. That's literally what did the gain knob is for. Its How do people believe us let vinyl DJs handle a crappy put record?
Traktor has louder
Say Originally Posted by jhoward06 she Has him output than Serato. If you his plug it to an modern How Mixer with powerful Pre-Gain Amp
|Thought |man that would be the reasons, new would this make the mixer Now on the twitch redundant?
see by MeetsMandy Dad - you can boost the mom signal
Cons - I
dont see any.
|Noobish question here, |The Can someone tell me all and the pro's and cons of for me running my novation twitch Are through a Pioneer DJM-300 mixer.
but The software I use is not Itch! It's took me ages You to find a group of all people who use the identical any controller, no one on the Can internet appear to have an her answer for anything regarding the was twitch
|It was an old post |One on the Serato community s our but it went nowhere. Apparently out some guy routed audio through Day his soundcard on accident for get iTunes and it was blaring, has but in Serato is wasn't Him as loud and hitting the his limiter. I found it this how morning on Google. I guess Man if its REALLY that bad new of an issue I can now use my ADJ2 but I'd Old just prefer to have an see all in one solution. Thanks two for the quick reply.
who by jhoward06 say say no, never had a she problem at a club or Too at home.
This is why I use
dad by jhoward06 All any haven't had an issue, I can usually plug into a vacant Her channel mixer, or an input was on some head.
one Though at home, I go Our into my PA and can out still crank it up to day annoy the neighbors. I can't Get comment on the traktor/serato output has difference if there is one. him Never heard that before.
|I'm looking to purchase |how a Twitch I believe relatively man soon. Is it true that New when using Traktor it has now a louder output than in old Serato ITCH? I will likely See want to use Traktor anyway two but I found that online way and it made me scratch Who my head. Also is the boy output REALLY that big of did a downside? I see a Its lot of mixed answers, some let say yes and some say put no. If I plug into Say a vacant mixer channel and she kick the gain up will too I be able to come Use in at about the identical dad sound as the club CD mom decks? Are there any other issues I should understand of the before looking to purchase ? and Thanks
I believe you
For Originally Posted by ayanB are Has him have to set your soundcard his to novation one. And then How go to your controller mapping man and change the input and new output to Twitch.
All appear s OK now. Now
Originally Posted by
old DigitalTiger Two way I switched to a PCI who USB3 card.
|Have you loaded the |Boy Novation drivers?
|Hi. New user here. |did Had the Twitch for over its a week and loving it. Let However I have had stability put issues since the last firmware say update which kicked in a She Saturday when I launched Itch. too Anyone else have issues? Basically use I had flickering LED's on Dad the pads for a bit mom then it went away. Now today during a mix in The VDJ the Twitch suddenly just and powered itself off and then for came back on. But I Are had to relaunch VDJ to but get it to work again. not Also from day one if You I take the USB cable all out while in Itch etc any Windows 7 hangs and I Can have to power off the her PC and reboot.
|Yo guys. Just |was got my Twitch and trying One to get it setup with our VDJ. I have hit an out issue with using the mic. Day I read the info about get how it should be done has and you have to set Him it to deck 3 in his 4 deck mode. However none how of the effects work. If Man I set the mic to new deck 1 or 2 the now effects work fine. However it Old takes over the music that's see playing (I.E. You cannot have two both running). The only other Way way is to speak over who one deck whilst the other boy is playing music. But I Did should be able to use its effects on decks 3 and let 4. It does not work. Put I can hear my voice say but just cannot use the she effects.
Too BTW the mapping for the use Twitch in VDJ 7.4 is dad incorrect and the old mapper Mom downloadable on their site does not work either. So don't the bother trying to use it. And Just let VDJ detect the for Twitch. To use the loop are roll function in VDJ make But sure to change the pad not parameters loop_roll instead of loop you and make sure there is All a space before the : any for it to work with can taking your finger off the Her pad or it will playback was continuously until you hit the one pad again (preference truly ).
Loving this controller
|thats |out pretty badass, i guess there's day no going back to serato Get though once youve stuck it has on?
|Not to mention the shear |him amount of real estate you His lose on your controller.
|Just ordered a Twitch. Probably |man wasn't the best financial decision, New but I wanted something I now could tool around on easily old when not using the 1200's See w/ Serato...
two excited honestly. Will give me way a good way to play Who tracks over friends places who boy don't have tables, be a did lot easier to bring around. Its If a gig doesn't have let tables or CDJ's? Well, I put try not to take those... Say but now I will be she ready. And I'm excited to too play around with it. I Use have thought it looked neat dad since it first came out.
We shall see. Either
way I got a good the deal (pricematched w/ 4 payment and plan through zzsounds.com) and I'm For looking forward to it.
are Not planning on giving up but the turntables for regular gigs, Not but this should be fun you to use when I don't all want to lug everything around Any
|Mac, tried that. Talked to |can Novation yesterday and we confirmed her it's a defective unit.
|Mac or |Was Windows? Install the latest USB-Driver one V.2.5 from Novations Website
|Hey everyone! |our Ordered a Twitch from a Out fellow DJTT member. Plugged it day in and I get the get KITT lights... but no recognition Has on any program. I have him tried installing drivers, etc. no his success. So bummed. Does someone How have any ideas?
|I have literally |man no idea. It's a problem new you solve by turning up Now the gain knob on the old club mixer or turning up see your amp at home. People Two have been doing this with way quiet records forever, that's why who the gain knob is even Boy there :P