Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — One year after having presented its very first prototype at the NAMM Show, MWM officially releases Phase, the first wireless controller for DVS. The company has developed a unique technical solution for turntablists that provides an unprecedented performance level, ready to become the new standard in the industry of djing.
One year to change djing forever
Since its foundation in 2012, MWM has been designing innovative products to optimize DJ performance. Over the years, the French company has built strong and close relationships with a large community of DJs to constantly rethink the conception and development of its products. Numerous discussions helped MWM’s engineers identify a real need in the DJ industry that they decided to address with the development of a new project: Phase.
This revolutionary product breaks with the conventions of existing hardware equipment. It is the first device that allows DJs to mix on vinyl turntables without using needles, providing the most stable solution that has ever existed. Most DJs consider technical problems such as rumbling basses, defective needles or audio cuts as significant obstacles to a flawless performance. Drawing on this, MWM has set itself the task of creating a reliable solution that allows DJs to gain perfect control over their record.
To test its prototypes with various DJs and setups, MWM participated in prestigious audio events around the world such as the NAMM Show or DJ Expo. Thanks to this community-driven development strategy, MWM gathered valuable feedback at every step of the process. Now that the final version of the product is ready to conquer the hearts of turntablists, the two worlds of turntablism – traditional vs. digital turntables – will finally be combined as the product provides both stability and comfort without giving up the sensation of controlling a standard record. It is the biggest breakthrough since the revolution of timecode technology 20 years ago.
A major step in the use of DVS technology
Two audio Remotes are set on top of the turntables and analyze the rotation movements of each to wirelessly send the captured information to a Receiver. The latter processes this information and sends it to the DVS setup.
In order to meet the requirements of advanced DJs in terms of audio latency and reactivity, Phase has been designed to provide the necessary high-level of precision. MWM’s engineers, therefore, needed to reach a large volume of data in a particularly short time intervals. To achieve this, they have worked extensively on optimizing wireless communication systems, leading them to develop their own wireless communication protocol (different from Bluetooth or Wifi) to avoid any type of interference. This protocol, specifically designed for Phase, ensures a seamless signal quality in any situation. Every rotation movement of the turntables, even the tiniest, is detected by the Remotes and instantly sent to the software, providing real-time audio control with unrivaled accuracy. It is the first time that a company has done such in-depth research on audio processing and wireless technologies in the context of DJ performance.
A new way to perform
Thanks to Phase, DJs can finally stop making compromises. Combining the reliability and stability of digital DJ controllers with the feeling of standard audio records, the product liberates them from critical technical constraints and opens up a world of unlimited creation.
Phase is adapted to any condition as it constantly maintains a high-performance level without being affected by external interferences. The product also meets the requirements of the “purists” who don’t want to give up the sensation of mixing on traditional turntables. No need to change habits or to buy a piece of new equipment: Phase integrates smoothly any DJ setup and is compatible with any DJ software.
Phase represents a major change in the culture of turntablism, where technology meets music to unleash creativity. With this new product, MWM aims to set a new standard in the industry of djing.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, The magnificient :
“I have never been this excited about technology! What Phase is doing is going to change DJing forever.”
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
After MWM’s successful pre-order campaign, Phase is finally launched today. The product will be available worldwide on the MWM store and among its retail partners network around mid-April.
2 PHASE OFFERS
- Phase Essential
This box contains 1 Phase Receiver and 2 Phase Remotes – everything you need to get started with the Phase experience.
- Phase Ultimate
Coming with two additional Remotes, Phase Ultimate allows you to charge 2 Remotes while simultaneously using 2 others. The perfect kit for non-stop live performers.
- Perfectly accurate
- Provides the same level of stability as digital DJ controllers
- No more trouble with rumbling basses or other common DJ equipment issues
- Ready to be used with any DVS setup
- Phase Receiver:
- Compatible with any DJ software (Serato, Rekordbox, Traktor…)
- Fits any DVS DJ setup and is shock-resistant
- 2 stereo RCA outputs for 2 decks
- USB connection to charge and configure Phase
- Dimensions: 26 x 123 x 72 mm
- Phase Remotes:
- Ultra-precise sensors to avoid latency
- 10 hours of battery life for each Remote
- Standard size notch that perfectly fits into your turntable’s spindle
- Magnetic stickers maintain the Remote on any record
- Remotes need to be put on the Receiver to be charged
- Customizable LED that serves as a marker on your record
- Dimensions: 66 x 25 x 8,6 mm
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