New Q Bert album comes with a MIDI controller

Master turntablist finds a way to merge digital and analogue

Q Bert has found a way to get analogue purists and digital music users to put their differences aside and unite in regards to his new album Extraterrestria.


The album is on LP so you get the audiophile quality of vinyl but it also comes with a MIDI controller to use with for Algoriddim's djay iOS app. Printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia is used in the artwork in the vinyl's sleeve so it doubles as a touch-sensitive DJ controller.


The controller includes a functional crossfader, cue buttons, jog wheels, and it works using a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or iPad. It’s a pretty impressive effort from Q Bert & Novalia and was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign.