All In One Controllers
The Numark NS7II Professional Digital DJ controller is the successor to the original (and wildly popular) NS7 which was released a few years ago by Numark as the first all-in-one DJ control surface to include motorized platters with real vinyl and slip mats instead of jog wheels for track control. The new NS7II keeps the same stellar build quality, footprint size, and actively spinning platters as seen on the original, while adding two additional decks of control, touch sensitive EQ and FX controls, and 16 authentic AKAI Professional MPC pads to control features such as loops, hotcues, and slicers.
The new Reloop Terminal Mix 8 Flagship Serato DJ controller was just announced two days ago at the NAMM show in California and we've already acquired one for a review in the DJbooth.net Lab. The Terminal Mix 8 The Terminal Mix 8 has much of the same DNA as the successful Terminal Mix 4 we reviewed last year, while adding 16 Multi-color back-lit Velocity Sensitive Performance Pads for functions within the Full Serato DJ software such as hot cues, loops, samples, and slicer. The Terminal Mix 8 comes bundled with the full version of Serato DJ so users can really take advantage of all the machine has to offer. Check out our unboxing & first impressions video and stay tuned for the full written and video reviews coming soon.
Reloop has just announced their new four-deck flagship controller called the Terminal Mix 8 at this year's NAMM show. The Terminal Mix 8 looks to have much of the same DNA as the successful Terminal Mix 4, while adding 16 Multi-color back-lit Velocity Sensitive Performance Pads for functions within Serato DJ such as hot cues, loops, samples, and slicer. The pads can also be divided into two parts so the user can use the top row of pads for one function such as loops while the bottom row of pads can control another function such as hot cues.
The Pioneer DJ Division has just announced it's new Flagship Serato DJ controller called the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. The new Pioneer DDJ-SZ retains many of the features and functions of the widely popular DDJ-SX, while adding more real estate for a bigger and more professional footprint, bigger full "CDJ-sized" jog wheels, Multi-Color Backlit Performance Pads, Dual USB Ports for seamless transitions, a magnetic MAGVEL crossfader, and a full-blown DJM mixer section with Sound Color FX and DVS capability.
The Mixvibes team has been steadily improving its DJ software at a pretty quick pace. Mixvibes has now introduced the new Cross 3 software available in three different versions which all include video mixing capabilities. The Mixvibes Cross DJ Free comes with the basic two-deck audio/video mixing, while Cross DJ adds two more decks with MIDI control for $49, and the Cross premium package adds full Video features and complete DVS or HID control for $129.
Today NI has released an Urgent update for all Traktor Pro 2.6.6 users that will fix a critical data-loss issue that causes playlists to become corrupted after tracks in a user library have been relocated. NI is asking all current 2.6.6 users to immediately upgrade to the new 2.6.7 file which is now located in the Native Instruments Service Center for free download.
Our good friends over at Pioneer DJ spent some time with DJ Blakey in late 2012 in order to get him familiar with the Pioneer DDJ-SX when it was originally announced. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is still one of the best DJ controllers out on the market today for the full Serato DJ software and there is also a new mapping to use the controller with Traktor Pro 2. Be sure to check out our full HD-Video and written reviews of the Pioneer DDJ-SX and watch the cool performance video below for some mixing inspiration.
The Numark NS7II Professional DJ controller has finally been released and we have a brand new unit in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full review treatment. We'll have the super-detailed and complete HD-Video and written reviews ready within the next few weeks so be sure to watch this space. Check out our Unboxing & First Impressions video in the meantime to see exactly what a fresh Numark NS7II looks like out of the package and for a quick rundown on the build quality and features.
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