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Novation Dicer Scratch Live Hardware Controller

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.

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 colour, so you can instantly see what mode the pads in, even in 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. So, you can assign different FX to the pads, or 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:

Performance 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 set-up 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 Roll’.

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.

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Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Great Addition

    By DJ Giovanni

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

      I picked up these Novation Dicers, not sure if they would be a waste of money or not, but was pleasantly surprised by how easy they are to learn and use. The cues, loops and other functions are pretty intuitive, and worth the money, adding the opportunity to enhance your performance.

       
      5.0

      Hands down LOVE this device.

      By DJ Rich

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Turntablism

        Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

        VERY FAST response. Puts any button control you want at your finger tips. If you are a turntablist you will love this. Just like the old method of tape cuing on a real record you can set cue point and jump to them in an instant. The Dicer will work with programs other then Serato. I use it with Virtual DJ Pro as well. It is natively supported by Virtual DJ so no mapping is required.

         
        5.0

        Buy NOW!

        By DJ TechnicK

        from Fremont, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

          These are like a little piece of heaven. Simple to use and the plug and play aspect is very nice.

           
          4.0

          Control exactly where you need it

          By DJ Bjork

          from Maine

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

          Having MIDI control so close to the platter is priceless. Switching tracks, stutter effects, and any other punch in controls are instantly accessible, making complex operations easy. It opens up many creative opportunities! Too bad it doesn't have just one knob, but you can't have everything.

           
          5.0

          Best/Convenient Midi On The Market.

          By DJmikenelson

          from Saint Cloud, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to install
          • Easy To Use
          • Great value
          • Lightweight
          • Multi-Features
          • Saves Time
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

          Looking into the Dicer at first glance, you don't know what to make of it. Looks kinda funny, and I've had plenty of bad luck with other midi devices in the past. But I gave it a try, I needed something that would do cues, and loops on the fly without having to hot cue on the laptop. As long as you have Serato 2.1 installed, its ready out of the box. First time I used it was right at show time, set up warmed up for a few minutes, and it was time to work. It didn't even take 5 mins to get used to how it worked. The roll feature (green lights) is amazing, and having the ability to loop without having to use the mouse pad, and change from 16 to 8,4,2,1 was just amazing, right on the beat is very easy to use! Highly recommend, best midi for the best price!

           
          4.0

          Serato made easier

          By Dj Dynamixx

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

            Ok, if you've seen the guy who came up with these then you know he Dj's without turntables and cd players, he's mastered the button Dj to a science. With that said these are very responsive with serato, it gives you the option to use the presets or customize the 3 memory banks and will save you from wearing out the buttons on your computer. I switched from the Korg Nano Pad because they only last me about 3 months then the buttons stop working. This will "up" your game as a dj.

             
            5.0

            Dicer is awesome!

            By djbdubya

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Positioning weird for cdj

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

            First the only con: I use this with my cdj1000 setup and the ONLY bad part about them is that they cover up the master tempo button.

            Now the Pros: GREAT little midi controllers. They work absolutely seamlessly with my sl3 setup. Just plug them in to a free usb port, fire up my serato, and im ready to jam. Looping, cueing, and rolling are spot on and react to the slightest button pressing. The video of the junglist using them and how fast his finger hits the button and the controller responds is EXACTLY true. Now I can FINALLY use a roll effect with the echo effect of my djm800 at the same time on the same chan. Love it!

            Oh, and the con is a moot point when the dicers are used in conjunction with sl3 on cdjs, as you cant use deck effects with serato anyway.

             
            5.0

            WOW LOOPIN WONDERS.

            By DJ SEAN THOMAS AKA.SEAN TEAGUE

            from LONG BEACH ,CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

              MAN I LOVE THIS LITTLE MAGIC LOOP MONSTER IT DOES EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT.I USE IT AT HOME ON MY ALLEN & HEATH X ONE 62 AND LOVE THE EFFECTS THAT YOU GET WITH ELECTRONIC MUSIC.I PLAY OUT IN THE CLUBS AS WELL AS THE LOCAL BARS AND ITS GET PEOPLE MOVING..IF YOUR A VINYL JUNKIE AND ARE JUST GETTING INTO THE LAPTOP DJ GIG ITS A MUST..

               
              5.0

              Amazing Product!

              By Crunkb0t

              from Harlingen, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

                The Dicers are great! Very portable and easy to connect. With SL 2.1 they are ready to go right out the box, no need to hassle with setting midi assignments. I use them at every gig and the possibilities are endless, they really help me tap into my creativity during live sets.

                 
                5.0

                perfect addition for the digital Dj

                By paul peAk

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

                  easy to use.
                  easy to setup, if you know your software.
                  perfect addition for the digital Dj.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Innovation.....

                  By DJ Zilla

                  from Ft Lauderdale

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Novation Dicer Serato Hardware Controller - Pair:

                    This is a great device... Its so much easier to use cues, loops, loop rolls, and even as a midi controller. This was a great buy.... Especially for the price.

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                    8 Questions | 13 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      can i use the dicers for hot cues if im using recordbox instead of traktor or serato with my cdj900 and djm900?
                      Asked on 6/19/2012 by ali from san diego

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes you use these for that function.

                        Answered on 6/20/2012 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Will this work with windows 7?
                      Asked on 5/26/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes they will.

                        Answered on 5/30/2012 by KEVINL from Cypress
                    • Q:

                      will the dicers work with traktor scratch duo?
                      Asked on 2/10/2012 by danny from san antonio, tx

                      2 answers

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes! The Dicers can be used with Traktor Scratch Duo. You can also download Dicer mapping files from Novation to map them to other software too. Give us a call and we can get you a great price on these.

                        Answered on 2/17/2012 by Justin from Cypress, CA
                      • A:

                        Yes. The Novation web page states it works with Traktor Scratch Duo or Pro. There is even pre configured mappings available on the Novation web sight for free downlode.

                        Answered on 3/17/2012 by DJ Rich from Chicago, IL
                    • Q:

                      Does this product or the software have a "MEMO" function so you can preset cue points?

                      Thanks for your time.
                      Asked on 11/3/2011 by Ryan

                      2 answers

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Dicer is especially made to preset cue points and loops. You can also midi map it for something different.

                        Answered on 11/4/2011 by Jack from Cypress, CA
                      • A:

                        If you are using serato it should be pre-mapped

                        Answered on 12/13/2011 by DJ TechnicK from Fremont, CA
                    • Q:

                      I have the Numark TTX1 turntables- not the Tech 1200s. For those who have the Numark TTX1 and the dicer, how does it fit on top of the turntable?

                      Thanks so much in advance.
                      Asked on 9/6/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Im not sure what part you would fit it in, but different people will set it differently depending on preference.

                        Answered on 9/7/2011 by Jack from Cypress,CA
                    • Q:

                      do you have to plug the serato box in too? if so what mode do i use it in?
                      Asked on 9/12/2010 by nate from nyc

                      2 answers

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        im pretty sure you dont, in this case to trigger the cue points i dont think you need serato to be plugged in if you are going to mess with the cue points, i have a AKAI LPK25 and i use it with serato to mess with the cue points and effects

                        Answered on 9/21/2010 by Phillip from PSSL
                      • A:

                        No, as long as the Serato box is plugged into your laptop you just plug it into another USB port. It works in all modes. And as long as you have Serato 2.1 its ready to plug and play right out of the box.

                        Answered on 11/29/2010 by DJmikenelson from Saint Cloud, MN
                    • Q:

                      According to the description, they are sold in pairs. Which is it?
                      Asked on 8/1/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Novation Dicer Scratch Live Hardware Controller comes in pairs.

                        Answered on 8/2/2010 by od from cypress
                    • Q:

                      Is this for a pair of Dicers or just one?
                      Asked on 7/16/2010 by DJ Dough from Costa Mesa, CA

                      3 answers

                      • A:

                        Just bought got mine in today. It's for a pair. THe package come with 2 dicers. It's pretty awesome because both dicers link to one usb.

                        Answered on 8/12/2010 by Dj Vern from Hayward, Ca
                      • A:

                        According to the 1st paragraph of the description, they ship in pairs.

                        Answered on 8/11/2010 by DJTJC from Sacramento, CA
                      • A:

                        Comes with a pair!

                        Answered on 2/12/2011 by DJ Bjork from Maine
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