The Novation Nocturn is a dinky little MIDI controller which plugs into the USB port and gives you eight assignable rotary controllers for your audio editing and playback goodness. It’s got enough of that cross-fade, touch sensitive, MIDI mapping functionality to keep most bedroom producers and DJs happy for at least 10 minutes. Ooh and look, LED lights. $149.99.
The Novation Nocturn compact control surface provides excellent software control for DJs and desktop recordists alike! Nocturn’s eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders are accompanied by eight user-assignable buttons, a 45mm professional cross-fader, and a touch-sensitive rotary encoder that takes control of whatever your mouse is focused on. It includes Automap Universal 2.0, which provides automatic and intelligent control of all automatable plug-ins within every major sequencer.