(Press Release | Posted 2009-12-12)
Espoo, Finland - (December 11, 2009) – EKS, creators of the world’s most innovative and fully configurable DJ controllers, is proud to announce that Otus is now shipping from the following musical instrument retailers for $799:
Rock & Soul, Florida Music Company, World of Stereo, American Musical Supply, Hollywood DJ, Zzounds, DJ Deals, Same Day Music, Pro Sound & Stage Lighting. “The Otus dual deck controller has been widely heralded as one of the truly ground-breaking DJ products to hit the market in years and I’m ecstatic to announce its North American availability,” commented Sulevi Seppänen, EKS’ Sales Director. “With the help of Mixware, our U.S. distributor, we hope to broaden our network of retail partners and bring the future of digital DJing to the entire country.”
EKS Otus’ stylish physical appearance, clever design combined with a solid build will make any professional DJ feel at home from the very first encounter. The sturdy aluminum frame is built to withstand the physical abuse of DJing and the hazards of travel. The heart of Otus is its illuminated, high resolution 7.5” jog wheel with sensitivity adjustments. Otus has been designed to fit firmly in the place, or on top of standard DJ turntables, with vibrations substantially reduced due to its unique sharp cloves (feet). All of the controls onboard the Otus are of the highest professional standards and are illuminated by LED indicators for maximum usability in a club environment.
Independent by spirit, Otus gives DJs the freedom to work with software combinations of choice. It feels at home next to a mixer, external soundcard or another controller, but can also replace them all if needed. The advanced MIDI mapper & Asio software makes creating different setups a breeze. Otus offers a wide range of controls enabling the user full control – no mouse or keyboard needed. The placement of each control has been optimized for usability and for show factor. All of the key functions are placed closest to the DJ, while effect orientated controls are placed further away. This allows the club audience a better view of the DJ tweaking knobs.
The Future Proof Ideology of the control layout allows the use of future software features. Assignable buttons, knobs, push-and-rotate selectors and capacitive touchpad enable advanced creative freedom, while the relative touch sensitive slider allows very accurate pitch adjustments.
To top it off, all of the controls can be virtually doubled via a color indicated layer selection switch or shift button. The second layer, indicated by LED color changes, offers the option to control two virtual decks with one Otus or even other software like MIDI controllable VJ programs. A professional level audio/headphone output allows direct connectivity to a DJ system or the possibility for headphone preview.
For updates on additional Otus retail availability, please visit www.mixware.net.