July 24, 2012
The time has come for us here at UniqueSquared to sit down with four of our favorite controllers and lay out all of the features so you can finally decide for yourself which four deck DJ controller is best for you. To really understand where I am coming from be sure to watch the video above, once you’ve done that check out the rundown of the four controllers I will be comparing and the three features that make them stand out from the rest of the pack.…
March 26, 2012
Numark has provided us with a lot of exclusive access to their gear. When they sent us the N4 we were one of the first dealers to truly get hands on with it and we shared our impressions with the world. This time around, Numark has given us complete exclusivity with their brand new DJ controller, the Numark 4TRAK. This is a 4 deck controller that works seamlessly with the ever popular Traktor software from Native Instruments. Unique Squared is the only retailer in the country with the 4TRAK so we decided to put it on the Mobile Studio and take it around the country. We have met with DJ’s from all walks of life and have been getting their first impressions. We had Felix from Numark get hands on when we were in Austin for SXSW, and he gave us his thoughts on the 4TRAK from a DJ …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 20, 2012
Numark is back, this time with the release of their new dedicated Traktor 2 controller, the 4Trak. I have always been forthcoming in admitting that I am an avid Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro fan, and that I am also a Kontrol S4 user. We at Unique Squared also recognize that Traktor is one of the most widely used DJ software worldwide, hence our mapping segments with the M-Audio Torque Xponent and the ever popular Numark NS6. We were super excited to see that Numark was releasing the 4Trak when we first saw it at Winter Namm earlier this January. Well, we finally appropriated a demo unit here at the Unique Squared studios just last week and got an opportunity to check it out.
For decades Numark has been delivering some of the best DJ products to hungry, perspective DJs as well as professional DJs worldwide. But it has …
February 13, 2012
This mapping may not work with the latest version of Traktor.
A couple weeks ago, we got a Numark N4 into our studio and tested it out. We used the unit with both Virtual DJ and Serato Intro, which are both included in the box. What we found is that the N4 is one of the best DJ controllers for an intro DJ looking to be able to do video DJing too. Since the N4 is built for video DJs in mind, one thing we noticed that was the availability of hotcues on the mappings for Virtual DJ and Serato Intro. We really wanted to be able to have access to hotcues when using the N4 with Traktor and built a mapping with this in mind.
To start out with a structure for the mapping, we used what Numark provided on their website for mapping the N4 with Traktor Pro 2. The …
January 27, 2012
The Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California is always a lot of fun for the UniqueSquared Team. We have captured content for the last 2 years, specifically to cover and report on the hottest and latest gear in the realm of remix, recording, live PA, and DJing. Not surprising, there were some huge announcements from a lot of the major manufacturers and some from those that are less well known. In addition to running around the show floor with cameras, our team got a chance to talk at length to some of the product specialists at their booths. After the same memorized overview and sales pitch that they recite thousands of times for the whole week, they got down to the dirt of what they were trying to hock. After careful consideration, the UniqueSquared team has put together their Top 10 Product Announcements from NAMM 2012.
10. Numark MPC DJ …