What is it?
4midiloop is a high-end four deck controller built with Traktor very much in mind. At first glance it looks like someone sneezed a tube of Smarties over a mixer, and anyone familiar with the Faderfox range will instantly spot the same DNA in this unit as it has identical buttons and faders.
The 4midiloop is clearly designed for the DJ that wants granular level control. With no built-in soundcard and a fairly large footprint, it's more like four single deck controllers joined together in one impressive unit.
What can I do with it?
Take 166 push buttons and a shift button for dual functionality and the question really is, what can't you do with it? There are no jog dials, so scratching would be one of those things, but with its 4-channel style layout, the obvious advantage is for those who like to use their DJ software's internal mixer.
Or how about using all this real estate to control two different programs at the same time - such as Ableton Live and Traktor? This, of course, is strictly for the hardcore, but using the two together is becoming increasingly popular, and with enough buttons and faders to go round, the 4midiloop is the ideal, albeit expensive solution.
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