November 25, 2013
The Numak NS7 II has been out long enough for a few smart people to come along and review. Altogether, it looks like a beautiful machine. The design hasn’t strayed off too far from the original, but the new one uses metallic faceplate and adds a few other goodies to the mix. I don’t see many DJs jumping to this as their first option if they have been in the game for a while, but some of them may simply buy one to take with them when the turntables are not an option. I’ve used one before and the decks feel slightly strange, yet they were actually very precise.
The only thing I could not get over was the size of it. Usually I would be complaining that something was too big, but this time the controller itself is large while the decks are small. This hasn’t changed from version …
October 2, 2013
The new NS7 by Numark was a welcomed change to those who found the first version to be problematic, but also an unwelcomed change to those who just dropped some hard cash on a new piece of gear. Numark was smart about what they changed to the gear, with no huge adjustments that could cause it to be a selling failure. Some nice details were actually changes, and some of them were so subtle that they could not be recognized until actually touched and used. This is what one DJ decided to on his YouTube page, which hosts a slew of demo videos from products that are yet to be released.
The best details are the ones that cannot be noticed until they are touched, which is mainly the actual jogwheels themselves. Instead of using the regular plastic with physical sensors atop the decks, theses have now been switched with …
September 20, 2013
In my opinion, the Numark NS7 was one of the few controllers created by Numark that I would ever consider to use as a replacement to turntables. Unless you wanted to go with CDJs or a Vestax MIDI controller, there are few other choices out there that actually mimic what a turntable actually does. I can’t say that without mentioning the Numark CDX, which held their own quite well actually. The NS7 II is a remake of the first edition which was hugely popular, mainly because of how the jog wheel section of the controller was implemented.
Unlike the rest of what is out there, Numark has faithfully tried to not forget about what vinyl turntablists have been trying to replicate. The result is a spinning wheel that is much more than just an indicator of position – it actually feels like a turntable. Taking the platter apart will reveal …