NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Numark announced the VJ01 DVD/MP3/CD Media Player. With a compact, tabletop form factor that fits anywhere, the VJ01 enables DJs to incorporate rich multimedia as part of their performances.
With a front loading disc tray and the ability to play DVDs, MP3 discs, and standard CDs, the VJ01 enables DJs to play a vast library of content, and its interface, based upon Numark’s CD players, makes operation a snap. Featuring a TFT LCD display, the new VJ01 also makes it easy to monitor one’s visual content and is the perfect tool for club and mobile DJs searching for a video solution.
The VJ01 provides a wealth of knobs, buttons and sliders to facilitate fast, intuitive operation—enabling DJs to easily set cue points, adjust tempo, looping, and other playback functions. With pitch bend buttons and a pitch slider, the VJ01 makes it a breeze to control pitch—for audio and video. Similarly this versatile unit provides a full set of soft touch rubber transport controls as well as dedicated navigation buttons for rapid access to the unit’s operating parameters. There are also display function buttons for working with visual content, and dedicated playback function buttons that facilitate fast, effortless control during performance.
With Numark’s VJ01, DJs will no longer have to focus elsewhere to monitor their visuals and risk being distracted from keeping the music flowing. The new VJ01’s integrated 5.6-inch LCD TFT tilt screen display enables the operator to know exactly what visuals are being displayed. The VJ01 provides full DVD menu control, supports all standard DVD features, and includes non-seamless looping for repeating video clips. The VJ01 effects arsenal includes zoom, angle, slow motion, and pitch. PAL and NTSC compatible, the unit provides S-Video and RCA composite video outputs for connection to external display equipment. Audio outputs include stereo RCA and S/PDIF.
Numark’s VJ01 plays a wealth of disc formats. Video formats include DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, VCD, and SVCD. Supported audio formats include CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3DVD, and MP3CD.
Numark CEO John E. “Jack” O’Donnell commented on the company’s new VJ01 Media Player, “The new VJ01 is a terrific, easy to operate player that enables DJs to incorporate video, pictures, and other visual content into their performances—enabling them to take their craft to an entirely new performance level.”
With a suggested retail price of $799, Numark’s VJ01 Media Player offers a wealth of creative options for DJs in search of a viable tool for incorporating visuals into their performances. The VJ01 Media Player is expected to ship in Q2 of 2006.
More information is available at the Numark site.