If you’re a DJ and you’re looking for a controller that combines mixer, transport, effects and cue functionality into a single device, the Tweaker is a really good option. It can work as a completely stand alone unit, you only need an external sound interface.
Electrix Tweaker Review -Introduction
The Electrix Tweaker is a controller with 32 buttons in a grid layout, two sets of knobs, two sets of faders and a crossfader. With that being said, you get the generic use that it was designed for. The Tweaker tries to change the game of two-channel DJ mixers, replacing the traditional jog wheel method of control with velocity-sensitive pads and a crossfader for a more direct approach at DJing.
It’s rare to see MIDI controllers that incorporate a grid style layout along with mixer functionality. Electrix wanted to give DJs a different controller to enhance a different take on mixing. Thanks to the buttons grid you can launch and stop clips, while you can use the velocity sensitive drum pads to control the drum rack.
Electrix Tweaker Review – Hardware
The controller has a design that looks like it could be home-made, but it’s built very strong out of professional-grade materials. Plus, there are four little removable plastic feet that are included to lift the Tweaker a bit off the table and bring it up to a better height. Plus, the buttons layout gives you lots of possibilities, and the rotary encoders are high quality.
The Tweaker is fully USB bus powered and also has MIDI In and Out ports. On the other hand, it does not have an integrated audio interface, so you’ll have to provide your own sound card if you want to send audio simultaneously to the master channel and your headphone/cue channel.
Electrix Tweaker Review – Mapping
If your looking for a controller and this has the right physical layout for your needs, you can manage the mapping to fit your needs. Also, there are tons of mappings for Tracktor and other DJ softwares hosted online and you can even log into the Electrix website to get hardware mappings.
Electrix Tweaker Review – Specs
- 32 buttons in a grid layout with 7 RGB colours feedback.
- 8 velocity sensitive pads.
- 6 rotary encoders with LED rings.
- Navigation controls with a 5-way selector and a large push encoder.
- 2 channel DJ layout with a crossfader
- USB powered
- MIDI ports
- Legs included to raise it to turntable height