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The elegantly compact aurora “Open Source DJ Mixer” can be used in conjunction with MIDI software via MAX/MSP or PD and features a tasty LED lightshow capability -aurora is a usb powered multichannel mixer in a typical dj form factor. the device features two linear channel faders, a single a/b crossfader and eight backlit buttons. twenty four backlit knobs allow you to control effects. aurora, unlike most midi controllers, enhances performances with controllable ambient lighting. aurora easily integrates with your favorite midi compatible software.

The hardware is planned to be released in fully assembled and kit versions – no word on pricing as of yet.

Source code schematics and specs – aurora open source mixer

- aurora 224 on Flickr

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. St.Eligius says:

    Anyone know any info on the music in this video?

    I need to branch out a little, can’t listen to KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails all the time.

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    pretty sure they credit the track on vimeo – just click the video’s title

  3. St.Eligius says:

    Thanks, this reading stuff is pretty handy I gotta use it more often.

  4. arc says:

    The first song in the Video is Tracking Treasure Down from Gabriel And Dresden.

  5. St.Eligius says:

    Cool beans might look groovie next to a monome.

  6. Ryborg says:

    Robot Needs Oil – Defected – Olivier Giacomotto Remix
    Lost Life – Cass & Slide
    tracking treasure down – gabriel and dresden