What is it?
A stylish, turntable inspired controller and the newest member of the EKS Otus family. The Otus has been designed so that it can sit snugly atop a Technics turntable, making it practical for use in most DJ booths. USB and mains power options and a built-in audio interface mean it can be used just with your laptop, or as part of a more elaborate setup.
The RAW sits somewhere between turntable emulation and a forward-thinking technical controller. This means that it might appeal to both those crossing over from vinyl into the digital world and laptop DJs who have already hopped the fence.
What can I do with it?
The Otus Raw has a 7.5-inch platter, making it ideal for scratching, old skool beat juggling and manual mix adjustments. The Raw also has plenty of useful control goodies for you to play with, including fully assignable rotaries, buttons, velocity pads and even a touch-sensitive X-Y pad.
A shift option gives each knob or button two functions - ideal for controlling two decks - although the more adventurous might experiment with more exotic configurations. For example, you could use the two faders for pitch control, but how about having one for FX amount and the other for loop length?
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