Cue-point, looping and FX control for Digital DJs
This palm-sized cue point and looping controller has
been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntables, CDJs, mixer
or laptop. Dicer always ships in pairs - one for each side.
Dicer works with almost any DJ software and it is optimized
for use with:
Serato Scratch Live
Traktor Scratch Duo/Pro
A pair of Dicers gives you a total of 60 buttons:
Dicer can trigger samples, cue-points, loops and FX. You can use Dicer to
browse through playlists, nudge tracks backwards and forwards or it can be
freely assigned to whatever functions you want. Coloured LEDs behind each
button tell you what mode you are in.
Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with
Ean Golden - DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a
controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in
helping Novation design and develop Dicer.
Dicer gets all the power it needs from a single USB cable, with no need for an
external power supply. A mini jack cable transmits power and data to the second
Ready-made setup files for other DJ software
Quick setup files for other major DJ software, including Traktor Scratch Pro,
are available to download for free here.
A fully class-compliant MIDI device
Dicer is a plug and play device, so no need to install any drivers.
buttons with visual feedback
Backlit, multi-colour, soft touch ‘dice’ buttons, provide immediate LED
feedback from Serato Scratch Live software.
Locks straight onto Technics SL 1200/10, and similar decks
Using the 45 adapter hole, Dicer places looping control right where you need it
- on your decks, millimetres away from your vinyl.
Attaches to CDJs, mixers and laptops.
With Novation’s reusable ‘DJ putty’, your Dicers can slot into even the most
cramped of DJ performance set-ups, sticking cleanly and directly onto your
CDJs, mixer or laptop.
Default setup for Serato Scratch Live
Dicer is pre-programmed to take advantage of the cue point and looping
functions in Serato Scratch Live, including ‘Hot Cues’, ‘Auto Roll’ and ‘Loop
Works with all major DJ software
Dicer is fully MIDI assignable, so it can be set up to control almost any
software, including Tractor Scratch Pro. Up to 60 assignable MIDI controls are
available from a pair of Dicers.
Product Hardware Specifications
5 large round multi-colour back-lit trigger buttons
3 small round multi-colour back-lit function buttons
Micro USB socket
Mini-Jack connector for connecting Dicers in pairs
Kensington Security Slot
Integration with Serato
Full integration with Serato Scratch Live (including LED feedback) requires
Serato version 2.1. Without this, Hot Cues, Auto Loop and Loop Roll functions
can all be assigned to Dicer using Serato's MIDI learn function
Fully USB bus powered
Single unit (Dicer always comes as a pair)
90mm (3.5”) length x 90mm (3.5”) depth x 13mm (0.5”) height