In the previous text we have introduced Smithson Martin’s control surface 1974 that has started the revolution with its innovative touch based controls that will make every DJ jealous of you, but this time we are writing about its Monster younger brother that is the revolution and evolution of that little control surface. As the CEO of Smithson Martin says, they had some comments about the KS-1974 being too small and the customers wanted something more robust for their performances, so the engineers of Smithson Martin rolled up their sleeves and came up with this grand design.
The Monster emulator is an upgrade to its little brother and a lot more. It is made out of two LED screens that measure 46 inches each, one in the back and one in the front. They both are industrial grade screens and the one in the front is a touch sensitive screen that can hold up to six touches and it is an infrared touch screen. The whole rig is set up in a portable casing and the two screens are mounted on two hydraulic lifts that by remote push up the two screens and have the capability of tilting the screens according to the preferred angle. The Monster module can be used with any DJ’s, VJ’s or music production software starting from Fruity loops, Qbase to Tractor DJ, Virtual DJ and for visuals Modulate, Mad mapper etc. The whole list is huge; basically you can use it with any MIDI interface.
To explain, the second screen in the back makes your every move visible by the public that are watching the show. So they wouldn’t just stare at a DJ thinking it is only a playback.
The monster is pre ordered and can be customized for every order separately. With it you will get free two day training from Smithson Martin’s experts.