Attigo TT

May 23rd, 2008

The Attigo TT is digital DJ setup designed by Scott Hobbs, an Innovation Product Design student from the UK. There are already a few mp3 DJ mixing systems out there, but his is a little different. He didn’t use any breakthrought technology, just 2 touchscreens to manipulate a visualisation of audio files. He used Flash for the interface and Max/MSP to control the sound files. He has a lot of documentation on this project on his website. Honestly, I don’t think that it’s very innovative, but well done anyway. Hey it’s a functional prototype afterall.

6 Responses to “Attigo TT”

  1. Katie Borland Says:

    I think this is actually extremely innovative since he is using existing methods in new ways. It’s interesting to see how this prototype came about: seeing the process from his perspective. Good work.
    (DJ is pretty good too).

  2. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Sorry, but I have to disagree here … I don’t see any innovation, he just made a digital turntable, he didn’t really add anything to it. The DScratch application for the Nintendo DS has been around for almost a year now. Products like Traktor Scratch give the dj almost the same functionality without them having to replace their turntables.
    And dj wise, well he’s ok …
    What I like about this project is the fact that you can see the whole process and that he made working prototype. It will still take a lot of money and time to make it perfect.

  3. Seno Says:

    Scott is on his way though.

    The advantages of a technology such as the ATTIGO are undeniable…

    1) Customizable – Views and functions are 100% customizable via software (unlike any other DJ hardware out there).
    2) Control – Can double as a midi controller (much like Stanton SCS, Vestax VCI-100, etc..)
    3) Visuals – Has an intrinsic visual appeal for the audience (and somewhat of a mystique).
    4) Efficient – Theoretically it can perform the duties that several pieces of DJ gear do (if it’s designed right)

  4. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Like I said, I like the project.
    The possibilities are there, did he mentioned those points in his documentation (I didn’t read it all)?
    But why the classic 2 decks setup? Why the same functionality as a turntable in the demo videos? What about the lag you get with touchscreens? DJ’s don’t like lag …
    Let’s say the final product is one touchscreen without any lag, then I can imagine this product. But isn’t then just a software product on a touchscreen laptop … it seems that Windows 7 will have this build in.
    I was definitely more excited when I saw Final Scratch for the first time almost 10 years ago!

  5. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    @Seno: I’ve just read the interview on your website. Nice read.
    But really … an A?!? For 2 items would could easily fit in one.
    Did I mention lag?

  6. martin Says:

    how mutch is it ? and where can i buy the ATTIGO TT

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