The Invader mixer has been designed as a collaboration between Thud Rumble member Hard Rich and custom gear designer Jesse Dean. In the current state, it’s running Traktor on an Intel i5 NUC and uses some kind of touchscreen tablet as the monitor.
Instead of arcade buttons as on the original prototype, the new design uses 8 pads on each side of the mixer, and then puts a number of knobs above and below the screen for EQ, browsing, etc. It’s very much a non-traditional mixer design – but that’s kind of the point.
Removing the laptop from the DJ booth might be a great idea, but only if the Invader manages to deliver a superior experience.
H/T: DJ TECH TOOLS