Numark Announces Serato-compatible DJ Controllers

numark-ns7-dj-controllerNumark has announced that Serato DJ is now compatible with the following Numark DJ controllers:

  • NS7
  • NS7FX
  • Mixdeck
  • Mixdeck Express

Serato DJ is already compatible with Numark’s Mixtrack Pro and Mixtrack Pro II. Compatibility with their NS6 four-channel DJ controller was announced in February and is available as a free upgrade for NS6 owners. Continue reading

New Numark Mixtrack Quad At Musikmesse

numark-mixtrack_quadThis week at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Numark is unveiling its new Mixtrack Quad, a professional four-channel DJ system that follows on from their NS6 and N4 and this year’s NS7 II (unveiled in January at The NAMM Show). In addition to its four-channel capability, Mixtrack Quad incorporates a “stunning” array of colors on the platters and pads of its fully interactive control surface.

The Mixtrack Quad uses a 16-color palette to give DJs immediate visual feedback to differentiate among the four decks — and to distinguish among Loop, Hot Cue, and Sample Modes. Lighted pad and platter animations signal transitions when loading tracks or moving between modes and configurations.

Mixtrack Quad is the only four-channel controller in its class to have dedicated mixing controls for all four decks. The low-profile platters are dual-zone and touch-activated. Virtual DJ LE software is included and 16 dedicated effects controls are built in to the control surface to add and manipulate flanger, phaser, echo, and more. Mixtrack Quad is class-compliant, USB-powered, and also has built-in audio, making setup and configuration as simple as possible.

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Musikmesse 2013 Update: Numark Intros Mixtrack Edge

The Mixtrack Edge

Numark is introducing the Mixtrack Edge at Musikmesse 2013, beginning April 10th in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mixtrack Edge is a low-profile portable DJ controller. It offers an array of backlit controls on a brushed aluminum face, including sync, hot cue, loop, and two effects controls on each channel. An audio interface is built in for headphone cueing and PA system output. Slim metal platters control pitch bend, pitch fade, song selection, and cue mix. Continue reading

Numark Orbit Like A Wireless Game Controller For MIDI

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At the 2013 NAMM Show, Numark today introduced a portable wireless MIDI controller, the Orbit.

The Orbit offers 16 backlit pads, 4 bank controllers, a large aluminum control wheel, built-in 2-axis accelerometer, belt clip, and 8 hours of continuous wireless use on a single charge. Continue reading

Awesome All-In-One DIY DJ Sound Control System

Saturday Synth Porn: Reader Chris Blarsky lets us know about his awesome all-in-one DIY MIDI controller, the DJ Sound Control.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

Here is an awesome computer mod that I have been working on for the last four months. I built this computer mod to appeal to DJ’s and music artists. I call it DJ SOUND CONTROL or DSC for short.

I made it as compact as possible, but not too small that you could not be comfortable performing a set. I added a powerpack that allows true portability, giving you a full hour of power without plugging it in.

With the 23″ touch screen the performance can now include finger gestures and multitouch controls. Crazy RGB backlit panels makes sure your party keeps hoppin’ through the night. Cutting edge DJ hardware, like the Midifighter that has been customized to put super fresh effects right at the fingertips of both your right and left hands, will make this a musical game changer. Built in Meeblip digital synth controlled by the optional slide out keyboard will let you rip off an amazing bass solo or dub step routine.

On board effects from the Alesis NanoVerb give you instant overall expression of the multiple outs. And the meat and potatoes customized Numark Mixtrack gives you all the standards that every DJ needs to stylize their set. With tough Lexan custom CNC machined panels and high strength aluminum frame this box is ready to travel around the world with you no matter where and how you perform.

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NAMM 2012: Numark iDJ Pro Controller

Seen at The NAMM Show 2012:  Numark is showing their new iDJ Pro, a professional DJ controller that expands your iPad’s touch interface and integrates with Algoriddim’s DJ for iPad app.

iDJ Pro puts an iPad dock smack in the middle of its dual-platter setup, partnering access to the iPad’s touchscreen with more traditional physical DJ controls: touch-sensitive platters, large aluminum volume knobs, a dedicated music library scroll knob, plus hot cues, looping, pitch and effect controls.

DJ WITH AIRPLAY
Using the iPad’s wireless capability, the DJ has expanded access to virtually any song “with access to the cloud” — download tracks and “have them pumping in seconds.” iDJ Pro is fully integrated with Algoriddim’s djay for iPad app, and can work with other Core MIDI-enabled apps. It’s also AirPlay compatible, to play the DJ set wirelessly through AirPlay speakers. Additionally, iDJ Pro comes equipped with professional microphone and external device inputs as well as balanced XLR master outputs.

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Serato ITCH 2.0 Now Available As A Free Update

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Serato has released ITCH 2.0 – the latest update for Serato ITCH, a digital DJ app designed to work with controllers made by Vestax, Numark, Allen & Heath, Pioneer and Novation.

Here’s what’s new in Serato ITCH 2.0:

  • A ‘new look’, with changeable Night & Day mode.
  • New SP-6 Sample Player including Sample Sync.
  • Multiple display modes to suit different styles of DJing – vertical, horizontal, stack and library views.
  • Re-optimised Serato SmartSync engine for precise grids and locked grooves.
  • Improved Library Management so you can easily copy crates & tracks to external drives for gigs.
  • Smart Crates which auto-fill using keywords from your music library.
  • Serato Playlists to share your tracklists either as you play, or online afterwards.
  • Album Art Views for enhanced browsing.
  • Improved Instant Doubles functionality, including support for 4 decks.

ITCH 2.0 is a free update available from the Serato site.