January 30, 2013

Numark NS7 II Serato DJ Controller Video Talkthrough

Of the various all in one controllers that are available for DJs to buy, there are a few that are more outstanding than others.  Pioneer’s DDJ-SX scores one for beauty points and overall execution of design.  It has taken elements from previous models, like the Traktor S4, but it is laid out Pioneer style with all of the bells and whistles.  The entire design seems to flow perfectly, and everything is laid out where it should be.  However, there is another contender that adds a feature that neither the S4 nor the DDJ-SX can touch.   It makes use of the spinning platter design which provides real time feedback to record movements.

It isn’t a DVS controlled by free floating platters, it’s the NS7 – and it’s back in rare form.  Although the real time platters are smaller sized than a regular twelve inch vinyl record, it does provide a closer experience to the real deal, especially if you’re one who likes to scratch.  The second version of the NS7 now includes capacitance technology in the knobs, which is also used in cross fader technology.  It relies on signals from the hand to create a circuit, rather than the mechanical action itself.