Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fretless Fader

Our intern, Mathis found an interesting youtube footage. This is a cool invention. DJ John Beez used "Target" off of Thes One's "Lifestyle Marketing" album for this preview!

DJ John Beez (North California) is constantly pushing the limits of the classic 2 turntables and a mixer-setup. His newest invention is called the “fretless fader”. Basically, it allows the DJ to pitch-shift his scratches.

Through the use of built-in sliding MIDI control, the Fretless Fader allows DJ’s to scratch, "cut, and change notes through 2 octaves without taking your hands away from the vinyl and fader."

Fretless Fader creator JohnBeez gives an update and explanation of his diabolical hardware creation. In addition to showing off the major/minor switch, he shows how the Fretless Fader has the unique ability to move both up and down an octave.


  1. Sick.
    This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments.