Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert’s new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists (’cause DJ Hero isn’t too accurate) now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl’s sleeve doubles as a DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay iOS app.
The album’s touch-sensitive artwork even includes a functional crossfader, cue buttons, and even a pair of non-spinning wheels of
steel paper (because album cover) that control the djay app using a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or iPad. While it won’t turn you into an first-class DJ, but if you backed the album’s Kickstarter campaign, it’s a HECK of an awesome bonus than a handful of stickers or a t-shirt (still, stickers and t-shirts are pretty freaking sweet).
[Thanks Fact Mag]