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  • The Competition

    The Competition

    22nd November 2010, in Highlights, News/Blog ( Comments)

    This is a nascent market, but 60 Works does share it with a few others. Here are some alternative outlets that could help contract a custom controller:

    • custommidicontrollers.com: I know little about these folks, but the owner is a friend of a friend, and said friend (Moldover) vouches for him.
    • Livid Industry: This is the OEM/Custom arm of Livid Instruments, maker of VJ/Music controllers and DIY MIDI brains.
    • Craig Dorety: Another friend of a friend (Moldover strikes again). Craig has taught classes on making MIDI controllers.
    • The Midibox Forum: The Midibox folks are staunchly anti-commercial, but you may be able to finagle a relationship with a forum member for a custom project. There are some hoops to jump through to acquire permission.
    • DJ Tech Tools: They offer customized versions of their popular MIDI Fighter controller.

    Why are you sharing this information?

    60 Works is trying to attract motivated, educated customers. Comparison shopping is a business reality, so we will not stifle it.

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    January 11, 2011 11:46 pm

    A Custom Shop for Music Gear, a “Third Deck” DJ Controller, and DIY Hardware Secrets

    [...] course aware (and even credits) others in the field. There’s even a page dedicated to “the competition.” But I do think Dave is in more uncharted territory: the tech blog DJ Tech Tools, for [...]

    February 20, 2011 5:09 am

    Dave Cross (@60works)

    Another Company:

    September 21, 2011 3:36 pm

    Dave Cross (@60works)

    Another wonderful DIYer, specializing in Synthesizer-based designs: http://www.synth-project.de/Welcome.html

    December 6, 2011 12:14 pm

    Dave Cross (@60works)

    Another one, with a lot of cred as an Open Labs designer: http://www.musiccomputing.com/odm