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Novation Dicer DJ Cue Point and Looping Controller

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Serato Scratch Live has a new partner: The Novation Dicer. Developed with Serato, this palm-sized cue point and looping controller has been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntable... Read More

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Overview

Serato Scratch Live has a new partner: The Novation Dicer. Developed with Serato, 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.

So what does it do?

Plug Dicer in, slot it on your turntable/CDJ, and you can instantly set cue points and use them to trigger Hot Cues. Or, flip Dicer into Auto Loop or Loop Roll modes to trigger loops, or roll sections of the track to create climaxes, drops, and glitchy breaks. Each mode illuminates Dicer's pads a different color, so you can instantly see what mode the pad is in, which is extremely advantageous in the usual dark clubs and venues.

The forthcoming Scratch Live 2.1 update will automatically map the Dicer to these functions and provide full LED feedback-red for Hot Cues, green for Loop Roll, and amber for Auto-Loop. Dicer can control all cue-point and looping functions in the current version of Serato Scratch Live 2.0. This requires you to simply learn cue-point and looping to Dicer's pads, using Scratch Live's MIDI-learn function. The public beta of Scratch Live 2.1 is available now.

Dicer's buttons can also learn other software functions. You can assign different FX to the pads, trigger samples over the top of your mix, or even browse tracks in your iTunes library.

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.

Features
  • 5 Backlit "dice" pads provide LED feedback from Serato Scratch Live, lighting up red, green or amber to show what mode they are in
  • Modes include: Hot Cues, Loop Roll, and Auto Loop
  • Dicer is fully integrated with the key cue point and looping features of Serato Scratch Live
  • The Dicer mounting adapter is easily removed with a small coin or screwdriver. This allows it to fit snugly into the 45 adapter hole of the Technics 1200 or be securely fastened to any flat surface using the Novation DJ putty provided
Connectivity
  • Micro USB 1.1 connector; the most robust and compact USB connection
  • Kensington lock space
Specifications
  • Compatibility
  • Fully integrated operation with Serato Scratch Live requires version 2.1 or higher
  • Outside of Serato Scratch Live, Dicer operates as a standard MIDI device. For some DJ software, setup files will be required and are available to download
  • Dimensions
  • Single unboxed unit (Dicer always comes as a pair):
  • W & D = 90mm/3.5"; H = 13mm/0.5"
  • Weight: 72g/0.16 lb.
  • NOTE: This measurement accounts for one Dicer only. Height includes rubber feet/excludes adapter
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Warranty Statement
All Novation products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Novation undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Novation product, please contact Novation at: mickg@novationmusic.com and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Novation Reseller from which you purchased the product or the Novation Distributor in your country of residence or business. If you purchase a Novation product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Novation Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Novation Distributor.
This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Novation Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Novation in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Novation. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact us for general advice.


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5.0

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5.0

Too many options for such little price...

By DJ Hollywood

from Memphis, TN

The Novation Dicer is one of the greatest products in the DJ Industry in quite sometime. The Dicers have a great look and feel to them. The design is perfect in size and shape. They come with an adapter that fits directly in your 45 adapter slot on your vinyl turntables. If you don't use vinyl, don't fret. They have an adhesive that connects directly to any surface you stick them on. The adhesive is non-destructive and reusable. The quality of this product is beyond any i've seen. I do many concerts and traveling and can rely on these 100%. As for performance, they work as smoothly as anyting I've seen. They auto-map themselves to Serato, with the ability to manually map them using the MIDI functions. One situation I had was that one of my turntables had an RCA cable problem. I used the Novation Dicer through Serato using cue points and no one could tell that the turntable was busted.Overall the Novation Dicer is an excellent product and well worth the money.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST INVESTMENT TO DATE!

By djCHEENO

from Glendale, AZ

The Dicer improves beat juggling and makes it easier. This also adds more flavor to your scratching and mixing. My audience love it when they hear a track remixed live, instead of the original radio version. The is a must have product, if you are deciding to be cost effective in your business and use a mixer other than the Rane.

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(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!

By Joey

from Phoenix, Arizona

This device is amazing!! It's so much fun, and it pretty much gives you almost everything that is in the 57 mixer (priced over $2,000). Overall, GREAT controller and def recommend buying it!!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

game changer

By perry

from lancaster, pa

I've used these with my 1200's and my CDJ-800'S. I love them! Buying another pair for back-up. Looping features and quick cue point activation are awesome. Very little, if any, latency/delay.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dicer

By Brian

from new york, new york

i had these for two days and they rock. The things you can do with them are endless. Plus with them being already to go out of the box and pre-assigned to serrate make it a lot easier. You can also reassign all the pads to what you want them to do. Keep up the good work bringing out awesome products and we will keep buying them.

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Dicers

By Dj Noumenon

from New York, NY

I'll keep it short and sweet...if you can't afford a Rane 57...this is the perfect alternate. They are sturdy, the buttons feel perfect, and it allows you a bit more freedom with using cue points and looping features. I've had a pair of these for over a month and I love them. Highly recommend the Dicers!!!!

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