February 4, 2013

NAMM 2013: DJ Controller Review

NAMM 2011 and 2012 saw the unveiling of a whole host of DJ controllers from some of the top manufacturers including Pioneer, Numark, Denon, Vestax, and even the illusive Native Instruments unveiled their Kontrol F1 at an off site location in 2012. NAMM is also the place where a lot of companies allow the public to play on their new designs in an almost¬†faux¬†test market to see how people react and then subsequently make a few last minute adjustments. NAMM 2013 was no exception in this regard but Numark was really the only company unveiling a high performance controller with the Numark NS7 2. Nearly every other DJ controller manufacturer was unveiling low cost, portable, and lets face it, entry level controllers this year. This may have come as a surprise to most of you expecting to see the latest and greatest improvements to the DJ …


September 1, 2011

Da Beatminerz @ BHF 2011 Numark DJ Showcase | UniqueSquared Mobile Studio

Da Beatminerz @ the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio Numark DJ Showcase during Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2011

This year’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was one of beautiful weather, surprise musical guests, and — Da Beatminerz!

These guys all came through with one common goal, to ROCK OUT! In between the BHF Main Stage sets, Da Beatminerz would, without missing a beat (no puns), drop songs to the crowds’ delight and kept everyone entertained and having a good time. It was a sheer delight to watch a team of world renown dee jays/producers jockeying for position in an awesome display of hands, turntables, and microphones. Armed with an entire range of Numark gear at their disposal such as two TTX turntables, an X5 and M6 Mixer, and an NS6, they would hop in and out of position, back and forth, one dropping/scratching in a new song while their cohort readies the next …