All In One Controllers Reviews
Our own Numark NS7III is now in its way to the DJbooth.net lab for the full unboxing and review/demo treatment by yours truly. In the meantime, Numark has released its own unboxing & setup video as well as a cool Serato DJ performance video to show users what its like spinning on the new NS7III with those three shiny screens that allow DJ’s to finally ditch the laptop screen for good.
The new version of Traktor is now available. The new Traktor 2.10 update provides support for the newly announced Traktor Kontrol S5 and it also includes the required Controller Editor update for the S5. There’s the normal housekeeping items and bug fixes as well. Check out the details after the jump.
Numark has recently 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. Check out this official Numark Introduction and Performance Video after the jump.
Today, Native Instruments has announced their new controller called the Traktor Kontrol S5. This new controller takes the familiar body, shape, and mixing portions from the popular Traktor Kontrol S4 and removes the jog wheels in favor of screens, touch sensitive controls, and larger pads to work the new Stems file format with ease.
Early this morning Pioneer DJ hit the industry with some serious news. First, the new Rekordbox 4.0 software was revealed as a fully-fledged DJ software that will work with all Pioneer current DJ controllers and players and will soon include upgrade paths for Video plug-ins and DVS plug-ins for vinyl and CD timecode users. Next, the Pioneer team announced two brand new controllers that will work with the new Rekordbox 4.0 software called the Pioneer DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX.
Hercules has recently released its newest DJ controller called the DJ Control Jogvision. The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision has metal top jog wheels with LED indicators on them to make it easier to juggle, scratch, and cue the music without looking at the computer screen. Check out this quick Demo video by DJ Spawn and Hercules that shows how well these new Jogvision Jog wheels really hold up to abuse.
Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has just announced the new DDJ-SB2 entry-level Serato DJ controller. The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB that we reviewed last year includes all the same features with the addition of Gain control knobs, line level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect, and four-deck control. Check out the quick intro video inside.
Today, the Native Instruments team has finally introduced the Traktor 2.9 Update which also introduces the STEMS audio file format to the masses so that DJ’s can start mixing and manipulating the music in new and creative ways. With the all new STEMS files, users will be able to separate beats, grooves, and vocals so that mixing can be done on an entirely different level.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark team decided to release a new full-length tutorial walkthrough video so that everyone can see all the features on the Numark NV. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the official Numark NV tutorial walkthrough video below for more information on this powerful controller.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark NV now works with Virtual DJ but the Serato DJ experience is where it all started. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the interview of Rui Da Silva showing how he uses the NV for his production tracks in a performance.