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SoundSwitch’s new hardware lets you control your own light show

The new controller lets DJs control lights directly with PRIME equipment

SoundSwitch, one of the leading lighting software developers and hardware manufacturers, has developed a DJ friendly controller to control lights directly from the unit, or via the Denon DJ PRIME range. 

The new hardware – called Control One – features four banks of 64 RGB backlit pads for triggering lighting sequences, dedicated DMX outputs, two USB B ports for connecting to other DJ hardware and an OLED screen for info and feedback on parameters. 

While the unit is designed to control SoundSwitch running on a laptop, perhaps more exciting for mobile DJs, the unit can also be used alongside any hardware running ENGINE OS, the Denon DJ software that runs on its PRIME range, including PRIME 4, PRIME GO and even on Numark’s recently announced MixStream. It also works with Denon DJ’s flagship PRIME SC6000 series. 

That means DJs can control the lights without a laptop, sync’d to the music they’re already playing from their PRIME device. And if they analysed the music in ENGINE OS, it automatically creates a lighting show per track, which can then be manipulated from the Control One. 

Control One also works with Ableton Link, meaning live artists can sync the lights to their show wirelessly, and it’ll also connect to VirtualDJ and Serato. The Control One features onboard memory for saving settings for individual venues and shows and it also works with Philips Hue systems for home setups and streams. 

The Control One costs £249 and is available now. Find out more here and watch the video below for more. 

Read our review of Denon DJ’s PRIME SC6000 player.