All user reviews for the Novation Twitch

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 7 reviews )
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JimboSpins's review"Small issue with sound output level, but great device"

Novation Twitch
The Novation Twitch is an DJ Controller that comes with a user friendly interface that hooks to your set up via USB. It has 16 trigger pads, and comes with Serato software. I do not use the Serato software though; I have never been a fan of it from years ago. I prefer to use the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live; whenever I use it with Ableton Live I am able to really use it to the full potential. When I would use it in Novation it seemed like it was more for just messing around and playing.

I have always used Novation products in the past, but when the Twitch came out and I found out that it had a built in interface on it, that changed everything! It has 1 stereo RCA in and 1 microphone ¼ in. There are 2 ¼ outs and 2 stereo outs as well as a headphone jack. You will not find any MIDI ins or MIDI outs on the Twitch though and there are no onboard effects. But if you have other effects processors like your software, in my case Ableton then you will have all of the effects that you need right at your fingertips.

The Twitch is very easy to carry around and they even sell a gig bag for it which is affordable as well. The knobs on the Twitch are well made and are not too loose. Some of the faders don’t feel as well made as the knobs though. The Twitch is not only fun but it is powerful if you use it with a good software like Ableton, there are other software programs that it is compatible with; but I have not had the chance to work with it in any other program yet.

The only issue with the Twitch is that the output volume is not very loud. So depending on where and what you are using it for that could be a deal breaker for you. If you stay in smaller clubs or parties you should be fine, but bigger clubs; no!

Ray-Me's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For home"

Novation Twitch
I used it for a good year and a half.

Before I had tried a Hercules so much that the change was necessarily good ;).

What I liked most is the system of tactile strips. This is really great and I was surprised by the accuracy. You can easily calibrate a loop or ask a cue point with.

The value for money is pretty good.

I will not repeat that choice because I went on the more compact (for travel), I took a traktor Z1.
This is a very good product, but the only downside being the Master can power output. Exclude use in the evening. Although I refuse to go play in the evenings with a controller, I put him on July 1 because of this defect.

Ps: for the little trick you can couple the booth output to gain and master gain.

DABIGHAND's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good controller"

Novation Twitch
How long have you been using?

2 years running with me, whether at home or on stage.

Did you try many other models before buying it?

The numark OmniControl, the hercules RMX, american audio VMS4.

What is so special that you like most and least?

The +: he toured with serato. The format is compact, easy to carry. The control panel can seem confusing but once it was in hand, we can not do without.

the -: Track knobs are a bit hard, even after 2 years of intensive use. The lack of gain in output due to the absence of external power supply.

How do you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?

The quality / price is right, I would do this choice and would recommend this controller to those who want to bring new things to their mix.

yannlr31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Controller for beginners!"

Novation Twitch
I use it for a year and a half ... With a break of more than 6 months, because the machine broke down after only 3 weeks of use ... I bought this machine on ebay in the USA to get a good base purchase price, the catch is that purchased abroad, it WAS NOT GUARANTEED IN FRANCE (! Ouch) .. . and the only service of France took too long to get to the spare room (sound card) NOVATION from home ...
After many phone calls, emails and alot of annoyance to me the service has finally returned, repaired with used parts ... Phew it works correctly since, but it was laborious ...

I hesitated with the Numark NS6 I tried with a friend, but then the NS7 off budget for me ...

most of the mix on Twitch: pads loops, cue points, box effect that integrated well used are nice ....
Cons: the fragility of the machine that is quickly broken down, hoping that this is just a default serial mienne.les pads "hit-slipped" that replace plateux turning the "decks" are practical, yes, but you get bored quickly over ....

I remake this choice as a beginner, now that I begin to master the mix, I want other "gear" more "pro", but it will be in a year or two, depending on the evolution of my mastery of the Twitch .... and my budget!

Ksfx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Some flaws but a great room for improvement for a beginner"

Novation Twitch
How long have you been using?

1 year

Did you try many other models before buying it?

No, Twitch was then offer the most "complete" (hardware and software quality '

What is so special that you like most and least?


Pads and built-in functions with ITCH really fun to use and is an asset if you want to move to the "live" with Ableton Live (I'm just a beginner so I can not really detail it.

With Traktor and the possibility of mapping characters (control 4 decks, decks remix, mapping effects pad style "instant gratification mapping" of DjTechtools it must be really fun.

The TouchStrip be quite (in Itch) to wedge a piece and navigate it (for it surprised skeptics)


It has already been said, the main flaw of the sound output Twitch is feeble but this defect can be easily compensated (in Traktor, and perhaps soon with Serato DJ) I think the "coupling" with another midi controller with sound card (or K2 xone reloop contour) with an output greater or even routing the output to an external sound card. I think buying a K2 or Reloop Contour (to the external mixer in Traktor) to compensate for this defect when I be producing (for the moment I learned the basics in my "bedrooom"

The other least in my opinion it is the rotary pitch control: I am a beginner and I'm trying to learn the basics properly (no sync for the moment) and I think an overview of the physical pitch fader with would have been easier to control. But again this concern can be circumvented in traktor (I think to get the pitch of the volume faders knobs and vice versa)

Finally, another less: the absence of jogwheel even if the scratch on the controller is not necessarily that eventually I plan to buy a turntable to learn

How do you rate the quality / price?

At the time it was best today with my inclination to scratch I may be taking anything but the opportunities this controller is really not bad.

Now for the price (345 euros for the nine twitch) I think a config Twitch + K2 / Contour S2 may be worth especially if you think you initiate to live after you have to add the price for Traktor but now it is not too expensive

At the building not too worried, I just Keylock LED on the left side that does not light up (and yet I take good care) but hey it's not too serious

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

The main concern is that Twitch is in my opinion more suited to experienced users (controllerists in the text) in search of "performance" as new users who want to learn to mix (especially because of the rotary pitch but this is a problem easily solved).

I bought the twitch to start "serious" in DJing with a good margin learning. Today I can buy secondhand S2 be a controller or a more "traditional" but quality (Reloop, S2) but Twitch for the opportunities it offers is a good choice for someone who wants a dj controller / Ableton. Again this controller offers a big big room for improvement (I've had a year and I'm still far from having explored all the possibilities it offers creative (cue point juggling, build up, samples) with ITCH / Serato DJ with Traktor / Ableton Live, it must be huge

Do not hesitate to PM if you have any questions.


djlittlenemo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good but not top"

Novation Twitch
I mix pro since the last century, and with SSL for some years now.

I was looking for a controller for Serato (so Itch) in order to play more easily in tight spaces, or sets with several DJs.

Twitch seemed an appropriate solution, the journals on the Internet were all quite positive, especially the pads and mode slicer.

In the end, if I Adere to the product philosophy and Itch, which is an excellent software (especially since it allows me to use my library Serato SSL), Twitch is pretty disappointing, for two major flaws: Lack of Sound power output, and the effects shabby.

Using the controller is great, the lack of "wheel" does not hurt and can save space. The pads are fabulous.
As long as you take the time to prepare your songs (beatgridding, cue points, loops, etc.), you can really make MIXES live by mixing loops, samples, etc..

But the main defect is that Twitch is powered by the USB port: not only the LEDs are faiblardes (if you play outdoors or during the day, you see nothing), but mostly the sound power output is ridiculous !

ALL of the places where I had to use it (or Drinking large clubs like The Queen), it took me to all the knobs of the mixer (which I have connected my twitch) have to hope sound near the limit tolerated by the place! Even with the Master to build on twitch, the gains can not be pushed under penalty Limit.

In short, it's a big cat, as most clubs calibrate the mixer to the max to prevent DJs poussdent not too sound.

Finally, the FX are almost unusable. I do not know if it's Itch or Twitch who is the cause, but most effects are inaudible (the Echo, Delay, ...) or completely saturate (Flanger, Phaser ...) ...

In short, I have only one desire: to sell my twitch - perhaps - the Vestax VCI-380 which combines elements of slide and touch pads.

But it is four times more expensive.

In short: a nice controller for troubleshooting or small sets in bars or mobile, but to avoid using in Pro.

jardindunord's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good controller surface"

Novation Twitch
Hello, I give you my opinion on the controller Novation TWITCH.
I made mix of quality, with the function of several loops and adjustable slicer filter up and down it does wonders, I confess it took me a week before all assimilate all functions, but once this is fun and go there and it is a pleasure to make mixes with TWITCH or simply to change the titles already edited.

I advice you, I saw a bit on audio fanzine they were two for sale at about € 450, if you have the money and if you want specific hardware, you should consider buying one, a similar price you can not beat, and needless to give € 1200 to see the pioneering, innovation and a great brand, my studio equipment and dial has 70% of this brand and I do not regret the purchase of any this material. Innovation and value and gains value with age, against the other by mark down very quickly.

Here is my review for the brand innovation and equipment TWITCH, with this controller Good mix of exception.