Dicer

Cue-point, looping and FX control for Digital DJs

This palm-sized cue point and looping controller has been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntables, CDJs, mixer or laptop. Dicer always ships in pairs - one for each side.

Dicer works with almost any DJ software and it is optimised for use with:

  • Serato Scratch Live
  • Traktor Scratch Duo/Pro
  • Traktor Pro

A pair of Dicers gives you a total of 60 buttons:

Dicer can trigger samples, cue-points, loops and FX. You can use Dicer to browse through playlists, nudge tracks backwards and forwards or it can be freely assigned to whatever functions you want. Coloured LEDs behind each button tell you what mode you are in.

Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with Ean Golden - DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in helping Novation design and develop Dicer.

USB bus-powered

Dicer gets all the power it needs from a single USB cable, with no need for an external power supply. A mini jack cable transmits power and data to the second Dicer.

Ready-made setup files for other DJ software

Quick setup files for other major DJ software, including Traktor Scratch Pro, are available to download for free here.

A fully class-compliant MIDI device

Dicer is a plug and play device, so no need to install any drivers.

Key Features

Performance buttons with visual feedback

Backlit, multi-colour, soft touch ‘dice’ buttons, provide immediate LED feedback from Serato Scratch Live software.

Locks straight onto Technics SL 1200/10, and similar decks

Using the 45 adapter hole, Dicer places looping control right where you need it - on your decks, millimetres away from your vinyl.

Attaches to CDJs, mixers and laptops.

With Novation’s reusable ‘DJ putty’, your Dicers can slot into even the most cramped of DJ performance set-ups, sticking cleanly and directly onto your CDJs, mixer or laptop.

Default setup for Serato Scratch Live

Dicer is pre-programmed to take advantage of the cue point and looping functions in Serato Scratch Live, including ‘Hot Cues’, ‘Auto Roll’ and ‘Loop Roll’.

Works with all major DJ software

Dicer is fully MIDI assignable, so it can be set up to control almost any software, including Tractor Scratch Pro. Up to 60 assignable MIDI controls are available from a pair of Dicers.

Tech Spec

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 5 large round multi-colour back-lit trigger buttons
  • 3 small round multi-colour back-lit function buttons
  • Micro USB socket
  • Mini-Jack connector for connecting Dicers in pairs
  • Kensington Security Slot

Software Compatibility

  • Integration with Serato
  • Full integration with Serato Scratch Live (including LED feedback) requires Serato version 2.1. Without this, Hot Cues, Auto Loop and Loop Roll functions can all be assigned to Dicer using Serato's MIDI learn function

Power Requirements

  • Fully USB bus powered

Product Dimensions

Single unit (Dicer always comes as a pair)

  • 90mm (3.5”) length x 90mm (3.5”) depth x 13mm (0.5”) height

OS Compatibility

Mac OSX 10.10
Yes
Mac OSX 10.9
Yes
Mac OSX 10.8
Yes
Mac OSX 10.7
Yes
Mac OSX 10.6
Yes
Mac OSX 10.5
Yes
10.5.8 or later
Mac OSX 10.4
No
Mac OSX 10.3
No
Windows 8
Yes
Windows 7
Yes
Windows 7 - 64bit
Yes
Windows Vista
Yes
Windows Vista - 64 Bit
Yes
Windows XP
Yes
Windows XP - 64 Bit
Yes