The Electrix Tweaker is a DJ-style live performance MIDI controller that works with MIDI-compatible software. Gathering a wide variety of controls elements in a compact portable design, the control surface includes a 32-button grid, velocity sensitive pads, push encoders with LED rings, in a 2 channel DJ mixer style interface, with super bright multi color LED feedback.
The intuitive, compact layout is well suited for the studio, the stage, and the DJ booth. Use it as your main DJ controller or as an add-on to any setup. Removable legs are included to match traditional DJ gear. With the legs on, Tweaker is the same height as DJ turntables and mixers, making it ideal for use alongside DVS systems like Traktor Scratch and Serato Scratch Live.
The Tweaker is fully USB powered and USB Class Compliant in both Mac OS and Windows, and does not require any MIDI drivers for either platform. An additional set MIDI I/O ports are provided to connect other devices.
The control surface is also ideal for other MIDI compatible applicaions such as video or lighting control.
Tweaker includes Traktor LE 2 DJ software with overlay, Ableton Live Remote Script for native controller support (also with overlay included), Traktor Pro 2 and Serato Scratch Live mappings, plus the Tweaker Editor software that enables customization over Tweaker settings and preset creation for use with various MIDI applications.
Tweaker was developed in cooperation with Livid Instruments.
Traktor Pro 2
The Traktor Pro 2 mapping assigns all of Traktor's essential functions for DJing so you can start mixing records in minutes using just a Tweaker and your laptop. Most of the Tweaker's control elements have multiple mapping layers, which makes it extremely versatile. The mixer channels provide controls for playback, mixing, looping, track searching, EQing, filtering, and more. The velocity pads control individual effects with pressure sensitivity and aftertouch which allows for expressive control over the effects. The grid saves, triggers, and deletes hot cues and loops, which, together with the looping and moving controls assigned to the encders, makes the Tweaker very handy for track perparation. Tweaker mappings are included in Traktor's Setup Wizard since v2.6.0.
A Remote Script is included to enable Live to natively support the Tweaker. Tweaker has two session views for independent control and navigation of clips and the mixer. The button grid enables launching and stopping clips, and features a session shift button for an additional layer of control. The drum pads are mapped to the drum rack and can be transposed to access up to 64 drum rack pads. The Mixer controls Volume, EQ and Devices, Solo, Arm Recording, Crossfader A/B Assign, and the Crossfader.
Serato Scratch Live
Add Tweaker to your Serato rig for the ultimate control. The navigation section is used to browse the crates and library, load tracks, and create instant doubles. The button grid is used to trigger hot cues and loops. The velocity pads control the SP6 sampler and the encoders control the DJFX unit. The two vertical faders are used as pitch faders for internal mode. Combined with instant doubles, it enables you to mix a set with just one turntable, a mixer, and a Tweaker.
Tweaker is natively supported in Cross 2.4 and includes all the functions you need to DJ with just a Tweaker and your laptop, or add a pair of turntables for DVS control. The button grid controls playback, hot cue, and loops, while the pads control the sampler, and the channel strips control the mixer, filters, EQs, and monitoring.
The Tweaker Editor provides a complete interface for modifying the settings and controls of the Tweaker. While the Tweaker provides a lot of capability without ever changing its settings, many users will want to explore its full potential as a controller for various software and hardware platforms. The editor also creates preset files that are stored on your computer, to extend the preset possibilities and share setups with others.
"Either through the presets or your own ingenuity, the Tweaker could control your entire Live or DJ set on
its own or make a killer secondary controller. It’s built well, very responsive and has full MIDI programming ability
with some cool creative options."
"If you enjoy modality and like being able to take control of your hardware for your own workflow,
this is perfect. If you want a DJ controller for Ableton that works out of the box with more control than a
Launchpad but smaller (and better organized) than an APC40, this is perfect. If you want to learn more about
MIDI and how to control controllers, this is perfect."
"Built like a brick, daringly original, and a pleasure to play on thanks to the LED feedback and
quality of controls, the Electrix Tweaker is a pleasing little controller, and not like anything else out
there... And while the Tweaker is a Midi programmer’s dream come true, it nonetheless has lots to offer to
the plug-and-play brigade too."