When Nintendo released the novel, but ultimately ill-fated, Labo games for the Nintendo Switch, it opened our minds to what other concepts could be invented for the little hybrid console that could.
Now, thanks to Sydney-based design company Alquemy, we’ve been given a unique take on a concept that completely changes the Switch from a gaming console to a DJ rig. Essentially taking design elements from the Akai Pro MPC line, Alquemy has designed detachable modules that would slide right into the Switch console, just like the Joy-Con controllers we know and love (??), complete with everything you need. you would need you need to control music playback. You’ve got a bunch of buttons, knobs, switches, a couple of speakers, and of course the touchscreen provided by the Switch itself. Quality-of-life additions include backlit keys and a variety of ports for connecting guitars, headphones, and more.
It’s one of the most unique concepts we’ve seen, but it’s also one that doesn’t stray too far into the realms of the absurd; We could definitely imagine something like this coming to fruition one day if it gets the kind of backing required. We’re not music experts here at Nintendo Life, but we’d love to try one of these out and churn out some tunes!
Thanks to Alquemy for letting us use their images for this piece. You can find more of his work on Alquemy’s official website or Instagram page.
What do you think of Alquemy’s concept for Switch Akai Pro? Would you like to see something like this actually produced? Tell us in the comments!