Would you use horizontal X1 MK3?

Stevan Member Posts: 1,181 Expert

I made this out of X1 MK3 image. Plus added two extra encoders.

It is horizontally layed out X2 (maybe the best name for this) :)

Idea is to place it above or bellow the mixer where the space is issue or simply want to have simetrical setup (DVS/CDJ) where X1 in not in the way.


  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh Member Posts: 1,100 Expert
    edited September 7

    Yey, Zomo style! I wish more companies had the guts to drop creative designs. 😎

    To quote Omar Nachtraaf:

    After all, progress is made when you get out of your comfort zone.

  • Percivale
    Percivale Member Posts: 162 Advisor

    Looks interesting. Makes me think it needs a search strip or a x-fader.

  • djsubculture
    djsubculture Member Posts: 47 Helper
    edited September 8

    Nah, I prefer the original design. Fits perfectly between turntable and mixer.

  • Owner
    Owner Member Posts: 232 Pro
    edited September 8

    Nice, i like the idea! Similar to DDJ-SP1. Was easy mappable in the past, but not so DJ Booth friendly. Difficult to find a right place for it. On top of the mixer was always a pain to install on the fly between sets, cables and needs an extra stand who fits. This is why i prefer the X1 form factor at it is.

  • Patch
    Patch Member Posts: 190 Advisor

    This would kick *****. I've still got a Zomo MC-1000 in the loft and absolutely LOVED it.

    I would buy this over the X1 MK3 every day of the week.

  • Patch
    Patch Member Posts: 190 Advisor

    Yes mate! Use it? I would LOVE it. This would kick *****. I've still got a Zomo MC-1000 in the loft and absolutely LOVED it. It would need the angled stand to sit above the cables at the back of the mixer for me, though.

    I never understood why this wasn't adopted by more suppliers. The horizontal layout for the FX panel is a no brainer!

    Could even lose the 2 additional encoders and have a wide display showing parallel

    I would buy this over the X1 MK3 every day of the week.

  • c0nsul
    c0nsul Member Posts: 225 Pro
    edited September 10

    I really like your design. I would swap the knobs for encoders. I don't see any advantage in knobs. With encoders, we wouldn't have to deal with soft takeover and a push functions could be added.

    On topic of the horizontal design, I agree with @djsubculture and @Owner . In the past I mapped a nanopad2 and a Behringer CMD LC1 controller in horizontal design but it never fit comfortably into the booths. Standing in front of a mixer, the headphones were in the way. Often booth gear is arranged to the edge of the table, so I had to put the controllers above the mixer. Sometimes placed on the outgoing cables which wasn't convenient or practical aswell. I ended up mapping the controllers in slim vertical direction, because I always could move CDJs, mixer some centimetres and place them safely and comfortable in between.

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