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EKS preview new DJ Controller (Otus)

Finnish company EKS gave a sneak preview of their new DJ Controller at the NAMM show in January, 2008.

With a fully touch sensitive surface (no tempo fader knob here, for example, just drag your finger up or down on the touch surface), XY Pad, and a host of selection virtual knobs, Otus looks set to be an exciting controller.

The four wheels on the edges of Otus can be used to scroll tracks, FX send, play order of the tracks, pretty much anything you want.

The deck can be used with the two virtual decks in Traktor 3, by selecting the Otus to control deck 1, or click a button and it will control deck 2.

A nice touch is that in each deck mode Otus will change colour (i.e. green or orange). To control all four decks in Traktor, two Otus can be used alongside each other.

Otus is expected to have a UK retail of £450, and we hope to see it on sale in May 2008.

More information at arbiter.co.uk