October 31, 2012
With only a few months left before Winter NAMM many companies in the DJ controller market have decided to hold off before releasing anything new and fresh. The exception of course being Pioneer who will be releasing the Pioneer DDJ-SX in November. You can expect a full review of the DDJ-SX as soon as we get our hands on it. In addition to the DDJ-SX, Pioneer has also released a controller that fits into the affordable and portable DJ market with the Pioneer DDJ-WeGo.
For this reason we decided to compare Pioneer’s latest addition into the affordable DJ controller market with some of the more popular DJ controllers within the same price range. It seemed appropriate to compare it to the ever popular Numark MixTrack Pro and the Hercules RMX 2 as these were in the same price range and come bundled with the same software. While all three controllers lock in …
October 4, 2012
You don’t really see too many oddball controller creations on the market anymore. The consumers have spoken, and manufacturers know what we like – so they build it the way we like. Eccentric products with unique styling don’t last long in this sort of industry. This doesn’t stop a few from trying.
Numark’s DJ2GO is admittedly not too out of the ordinary, coming from Numark. They aren’t afraid to test the waters, but what about this piece of hardware: the PDJ controller?
It certainly looks fascinating, with the small “bar” design, complete with 2 screens. It falls somewhere between apple’s iPad territory, yet it holds it down in its own right for uniqueness. …
October 3, 2012
The boys over at Rane have been busy working on their newest controller software, and this means the end for their short-lived bastard child software, Serato ITCH. Serato DJ is the name of this new controller software; but it’s more than just a name. Improvements have been made that put it in the ranks of Traktor and friends – especially in the effects department.
No screenshots have been leaked yet, but pertinent facts about the upgrade have been released. Midi mapping has finally been integrated into the software, allowing you to sort out external controllers the way please – and 8 cue points are now available (instead of 4) with a host of new effects like flanger, ping pong delay, phaser, and distortion. User of Numark’s N4 will have the ability to control 4 decks through Serato. …
September 26, 2012
Numark’s NS6 has been a worthy contender, and Numark has been hot on the heels of Traktor in their production of DVS controllers. Of course, Traktor doesn’t have much to worry about since most of Numark’s controllers are designed to run Native Instruments software as it is.
The Numark 4Trak looks awfully similar to the NS6, and that’s because it shares 90% of its functionality with its predecessor. Like the NS6 it acts as a stand-alone mixer when no DVS software is present, and this is welcomed considering the financial hit that it takes to purchase any of these units. In the long run, however, it does save some green as by each part separately would cost you nearly double.
Notable differences in the 4Trak are the 12 knobs angled towards the user on the top end of the deck and of course, it’s silver faceplate.…
September 12, 2012
We were recently pleasantly surprised to hear that Numark got the go-ahead to produce the iDJ Pro, which was on display at the latest NAMM convention. For those who haven’t heard, the iDJ pro was remarkable for its complete integration of iPad and controller into a single unit – meaning no more need to mount a vertical screen somewhere in your setup. Digitaldjtips.com has now had their chance to give you the low down on what they think of the unit.
Aside from the obvious implementation of the iPad into the controller itself, Numark has made some changes to their controller “philosophy” by adding such features as the ability to download firmware updates directly through the iPad, and they have even thought ahead to find ways to incorporate newer iPad editions like the iPad mini.…