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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
May 12, 2013

Serato DJ with Numark NS6

There aren’t very many controllers that can compare to the feeling of actual vinyl turntables or the feel of real CD decks that keep track in real time.  Controllers seem to replicate the look, but never the feel of the original – and most of these aren’t bad, they’re simply not the same.  Numark and Vestax have the most experience in this field, making everything from a one hundred dollar start kit to something that would cost up to a thousand dollars even on sale.  The Vestax controllers are nice and sport a good look as well as a hefty build quality, but they price is very steep.

Other options from Gemini, Pioneer, and Denon also run the range of cheap to ridiculously expensive – but there is one company who has managed to sell the idea of a low cost controller that isn’t expensive at all, and that is …

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Taylor

Taylor
November 25, 2011

Holiday Buying Guide: DJ Bundle

With so many DJ controllers available on the market, it’s hard to figure out which one to select for the holidays. Deciding between 2-Deck and 4-Deck controllers is tough, then there’s the decision whether to get a controller that works with Traktor, Serato, or Virtual DJ. The options are abundant and no controller is the same as another. We’ve put together these three bundles to help make your decision easier.  They are divided into three categories, starter, bang for you buck, and our editor’s choice. Check it out.

STARTER PACKAGE – Hercules MK4 with  Dennon HP500 Headphones

For those of you just starting out in DJing, you need not look further than Hercules and their MK4 DJ controller.  Hercules is credited with creating the first DJ controller and they are absolute experts in controller creation as this controller has all the features you would need.

The Hercules MK4 controller is great for …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
July 6, 2011

Using The Numark NS6 With Traktor Pro 2: Yes, Please!

This mapping may not work with the latest version of Traktor.

We finally got a chance to use the acclaimed Numark NS6 Serato Itch controller with Native Instruments flagship Traktor Pro 2 software, and the results were quite good.  Thanks to a foundation provided by Numark and a heavily tweaked re-fix by our resident marketing manager and controller mapping stud, Ariff Glick, we came up with a mapping that suited the NS6′s layout nicely with Traktor.

THE SCOOP ON MAPPING

The NS6 is basically a midi controller with sliders, knobs, and buttons that are assignable to virtually any function that your software requires.  Traktor has a controller manager within the preferences where you can do this.  You can download our .tsi file and import it to the controller manager.  Please keep in mind that this is just one version of many possibilities that can be used and you can definitely …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 25, 2011

Numark NS6 Overview

We unveiled this much anticipated controller with Mike Hoska at the Winter Music Conference in Miami earlier this year and we were very excited to test it out ourselves.  The NS6 will arguably be the best selling Serato Itch controller this year.  I’ve had more questions asked to me about this controller than any other controller we have in stock put together.  Why?  It’s quite simple.

The Numark NS6 is:

  • A 4 Deck Serato Itch controller with a versatile layout
  • A 4 channel metal chassis stand alone DJ mixer
  • A turntablist’s dream with ultra sensitive, highly accurate, weighted jog wheels
  • A remixer’s dream with 12 high quality effects and 5 responsive hot cues
  • A 24-bit audio interface with balanced XLR outputs and dedicated booth outputs
  • Priced under $1000

We know there are many questions yet to come about this amazing controller especially after it’s release in June.  Please feel free …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 25, 2011

DJ Life And Timeslots: Danny M Takes The NS6 To The Streets

It’s good in Atlanta, especially for the busiest DJ in town, Danny M.  We invited Danny to the studio to test drive the yet unreleased Numark NS6 DJ Controller.  We captured some footage of his in-studio session, and then he brought it out to the Koo Koo Room in midtown ATL for one of his many prime time gigs.

Danny M is one of the most sought after DJs in Atlanta.  His background is from the underground dance music scene. His meticulous, technical style of mixing allows him to be very versatile in the more mainstream high energy nightclubs throughout the city. It is easy to become a fan after watching him work the crowd, create live remixes, while dancing in and out of musical genres effortlessly. All the while keeping a Moscow Mule close for good measure.  Danny M is a DJ’s DJ and a true professional who …