All In One Controllers
Today’s NAMM 2015 show has been setting the internet on fire with announcements, but this one is the biggest yet… Numark has just unveiled its newest flagship controller the NS7III. In this newest version, the Numark NS7III has all the same features and layout of the NS7II controller we reviewed last year, but it also adds three new 4.3-inch full-color screens for full track and navigation information without the need to look at the laptop screen.
At today’s NAMM 2015 show, Numark is unleashing a slew of new products. The first product release of the day is the Numark Mixtrack III & Mixtrack Pro III entry-level DJ Intro controllers. The new versions of the Mixtrack have a new streamlined and simple layout. The new Mixtrack III’s have taller and higher resolution jog wheels, large 100mm pitch sliders, and a touch-sensitive strip above the jog wheels for effects and track scrolling/searching.
For the NAMM 2015 show, Denon DJ has announced its third new piece of equipment for the day which is the Denon MC4000 Serato Intro DJ controller. The new Denon DJ MC4000 controller will come bundled with Serato DJ, has a great metal chassis, two microphone inputs for Mobile DJ’s, and a compact footprint to easily transport and store when taking it on the go.
Many people have speculated that a new all-in-one Pioneer DJ Rekordbox player would eventually show up one day… That day is today as Pioneer DJ has just announced their new All-In-One XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ system. The new system includes a full seven-inch color display which shows parallel waveforms, cue points, track information, and much more. The Pioneer XDJ-RX is a true two-channel standalone mixer, has two USB slots for multiple music sources, and can also be used as a DJ Controller for Traktor Pro 2.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 is the latest and greatest DJ controller from NI that can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. The Remix decks controls replace the jog wheels and pitch sliders for each deck, so it may not be for everyone… Check out our review video to see our thoughts.
The biggest and most expensive Serato DJ controller on the market has just received the Gold treatment…literally. The flagship Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller is now available in Gold as the DDJ-SZ-N. This is the same exact DDJ-SZ controller that we reviewed a few months ago with a new color. Pioneer will only produce 1000 of these Gold DDJ-SZ-N controllers which will be available shortly at retailers across the globe for the cool price of $2200.
Just because someone is using the lite version of a DJ software doesn’t mean the DJ can’t pull off some great mixing and show some serious skills on these new entry-level DJ controllers that are out there on the market. We reviewed the Pioneer DDJ-SB controller about a year ago and Sam from the Serato team performs a quick routine using only Serato DJ Intro and some of the entry-level controllers that all cost under $300 and are bundled with the software. If you need more horsepower, then the user can upgrade to the full Serato DJ software which has more features.
For this week’s video, we are proud to present another FREE Youtube Giveaway of the Hercules DJ Control Air+ S-Series DJ Controller. The Hercules DJ Control Air+ controller that we reviewed last year is essentially the same as the S-Series controller we are giving away. In that review, we found the Hercules DJ Control Air+ to be a good entry-level DJ controller with good features and familiar layout. Check out the video review and enter the contest inside.
The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Flagship DJ controller has finally arrived at my doorstep for the full out review treatment. The Traktor Kontrol S8 can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, it has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. Check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see the S8 in all its glory.
The new Pioneer DDJ-SZ flagship DJ controller is now Virtual DJ compatible… We recently reviewed the Pioneer DDJ-SZ using Serato DJ and had great results. The DDJ-SZ will now ship with a full version copy of Virtual DJ and the full Serato DJ software so that DJ’s can choose exactly how they want to use the super sized device. Virtual DJ has just released a new video performance to show what its powerful software can do with a powerful controller.
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