Friday, January 20, 2012
HAPPY and PROSPEROUS CHINESE NEW YEAR OF DRAGON 2012.
Happy Chinese New Year to all Value Customers / Business Partner and Supporters, We would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family , friend & buddy a “ GONG XI FA CAI “ and have a great Happiness Prosperity with Wealth & Health Dragon Year .
" A wise man makes his own decisions ; an ignorant man follows public opinion " - Chinese Proverb
May you choose the path to success like always !
**We'll be closing for Chinese New Year's break from 22nd January 2012 (Sun) and commencing business on 30th January 2012 (Mon).
Gong Hei Fatt Choy & Happy Chinese New Year 2012 .
See you'll in our future events & our store/academy too : )
Thank you for all the great support .
Excessive Records / Royal DJ Academy,Kuala Lumpur.Malaysia.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Numark’s iDJPro and MPC DJ: Exclusive First Looks [ Coming Soon ] Stay Tune for the update
Take a look at Numark’s brand new iDJPro late this afternoon at NAMM’s Media Preview day, a controller that revolves around docking an iPad running Djay – we’ve got all of the details we could glean from the NAMM mockup inside. However, even more exciting was a tip from one of our readers who had already checked in to NAMM this morning with a photo attached of a new controller from Numark – the MPC DJ. Click through to see this world exclusive leaked photo from the NAMM floor!
To be honest, the iDJPro wasn’t as cool as we were hoping- mainly because the floor unit at NAMM was just a mockup and we couldn’t get a chance to play with the unit in a functioning state. We did manage to to get some information about the unit, and it’s certainly always interesting to see new attempts to break away from a laptop-dependent paradigm of controllerism.
Product Name : iDJPro
Release Date: Also TBD – Mid to Late 2012?
Traditional mixing section is replaced with an iPad running a customized version of djay
Line faders are missing – instead volume is controlled with large rotary dials
Other than the iPad, it feels like a traditional NS6-style controller, with simplified cues and loop sections
Inputs: RCA Line-in and 1/4? TRS microphone in on the front of the unit
Outputs: RCA and Balanced XLR outputs on rear of unit
Unit at NAMM was non-functioning, just for show
This controller we’re significantly more pumped about – cramming an MPC into the mixing section is an exciting hybridization of traditional DJ paradigms. It’s clear Numark has realized that there’s a new type of performer rising in the DJ world- the producer/DJ who wants a combination solution of the best of both worlds for their performance. From the looks of of the photo, it seems to also fall along the traditional NS6 deck control layout, but with an extended middle section to fit a 4X4 grid of pads and unique line faders that seem to look more like a studio production mixer. It’s also got Akai branding on it, and those pads look backlit, so we expect to feel some quality MPC pads in this unit!
Numark 4Trak Digital DJ Controller [ Coming Soon ] May / June 2012
Numark have set DJ hearts beating over the last few years with a couple of high end MIDI controllers. The NS7 and NS6 are in my humble opinion stunning pieces of DJ hardware, but something has been missing from them. Granted, they've run absolutely perfectly with their chosen software i.e. Serato's ITCH, but Traktor love for these controllers has been absent, or at least average at best. But that's about to change - Numark and Native instruments are about to set the record straight. Behold the 4Trak - it's the NS6 dedicated to Traktor.
We got the official world exclusive on this one. Some bright spark in the retail chain thought it would be cool to cobble together pages of the manual (not a patent application) and leak them, but Numark gave us the proper first look. So let's get the official stuff out of the way first:
NUMARK ANNOUNCES 4TRAK, A FOUR-CHANNEL TRAKTOR CONTROLLER WITH FX KOMMAND CONSOLE
4TRAK puts Traktor control into an indestructible design that
raises the bar for professional DJ controllers
Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 19, 2012) – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, introduces 4TRAK, a four-deck digital DJ controller with built-in four-channel mixer and comprehensive effects console, giving DJs unprecedented command over Traktor software. Numark will unveil 4TRAK at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.
4TRAK is the ultimate controller for Traktor software, combining legendary Numark build quality with the critically acclaimed performance capabilities of Native Instrument’s software.
4TRAK lays out a vast array of fully mapped controls for Traktor software right in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. DJs can mix anything: 4TRAK's built-in four-channel mixer allows turntables, microphones, MP3 players—really anything—to be added into the mix. Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so DJs can instantly transition between controlling Traktor's four decks and their external sources.
4TRAK offers unparalleled control over Traktor’s effects and filters with the expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE. DJs have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving them incredible performance capabilities. They can layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both instantly in ways not possible on any other controller. 4TRAK's platters feature bi-colored, rotating LEDs, 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation, automatically adjusting sensitivity, and high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, which combine to provide ultra-precise turntable control. 4TRAK’s layout features mouse-less library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping, Hot Cues and more.
“We wanted to give DJs the ultimate performance tool for Traktor,” said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager, Numark “This is it—4TRAK represents the most precise hardware-software integration for Traktor, and it’s built like a tank.”
Four decks of software control, a four-channel mixer and total command over all effects: Meet 4TRAK, the ultimate controller for Traktor DJ software. 4TRAK lays out a vast assembly of tactile controls in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. Mix anything: 4TRAK's built-in four-channel mixer allows you to bring turntables, microphones, MP3 players and more into the mix. Tweak everything: High-resolution platters, exclusive Strip Search needle-drop technology and an expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE give you more precise control over Traktor than ever before.
4 DECKS OF KONTROL
At the heart of 4TRAK is a premium-quality fully independent four-channel mixer that can be used with or without a computer, making 4TRAK one of the most versatile Traktor controllers in the world. 4TRAK has a full range of input and outputs for connecting virtually any device: RCA inputs on each channel and four line-level inputs with two switchable to phono and two switchable to mic. Connect almost any external music source like turntables, CD players and microphones, and mix them in seamlessly with tracks from your software.
THE FX KOMMAND CONSOLE
4TRAK offers unparalleled control over your effects and filters. With the FX KOMMAND CONSOLE, you have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving you incredible performance capabilities. Layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both of them in ways that were previously impossible.
4TRAK's FX KOMMAND CONSOLE gives you two decks of effects controls, FX1 and FX2, plus four detented filter knobs for each of 4TRAK's four channels. Both the FX1 and FX2 decks give you three controls that can be assigned to the effects of your choice. Each FX deck also features time division controls, allowing you to match your effects to a track's BPM instantly, and giving you continuous control over an effect's pacing.
BUILT-IN FOUR-CHANNEL MIXER
Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so you can instantly transition between controlling Traktor's four decks and your external sources. Connect two CD players, two turntables, two mics—the combinations are endless. Grab tracks or loops from your music library one moment, then your turntable, iPod, or a mic the next. 4TRAK makes it possible to take music from virtually any source and bring it into your mix.
4TRAK is a complete DJ controller, able to handle everything you’ve got, empowering you to perform at your highest level.
ADVANCED STRIP SEARCH TECHNOLOGY
4TRAK includes the groundbreaking Numark innovation known as Strip Search. Originally introduced with NS7, this incredible virtual-needle-drop technology allows you to locate any point on a track by using an advanced touch strip on each deck. LED track indicators above each strip provide real-time visual feedback about the tracks position.
4TRAK's platters feature 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation along with automatically adjusting platter sensitivity, giving you high definition turntable control. With ultra-precise, high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, 4TRAK removes the line between hardware and software, giving you incredibly tight response. Bi-colored LEDs also surround each platter, providing both an indication of the Deck in control and also a Deck’s playback status. Effects can be instantly accessed by channel.
The simple and intuitive design of 4TRAK includes favorites like mouseless library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping and Hot Cues. You'll get direct access to beat grid controls and beat skip, allowing you to juggle a track inline with the beat so that it never loses sync. 4TRAKS built-in professional 24-bit audio interface guarantees pristine audio quality from your computer.
TRAKTOR SOFTWARE INCLUDED
Start mixing and unleashing powerful effects right away with the included Traktor 2 4TRAK Edition software. Traktor 4TRAK Edition brings you a world-renowned, rock-solid four-deck DJ program with an intuitive interface featuring TruWave colored waveforms for a visually rich experience of your music. With Traktor 2 4TRAK Edition, you'll get a mixing experience guaranteed to be intuitive, creative and addictive.
Four decks of software control with included TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition software
12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE for complete control over effects & filters
Built-in four-channel DJ mixer that works with or without a computer
Four line inputs, two turntable inputs and two microphone inputs
Touch-sensitive illuminated platters with 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation
Built-in 24-bit audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
Solid metal construction
Maps seamlessly with TRAKTOR PRO 2 including sample triggers
Ultra-precise, low-latency high-speed MIDI
Strip Search with illuminated track-position indicator
Mouseless library navigation with view options
Works with a wide range of MIDI software
Yay - the other 50% of the DJ market finally gets some Numark top controller love. Be aware that this isn't a kneejerk product - it's been planned for 18 months, with many changes along the way, but mainly due to NI's constant development of Traktor. And to be clear - this is an official collaboration between NI and Numark rather than just an mapped NS6 with a new paint job.
So I know you're thinking exactly the same as I am - given that NI make their own hardware, why on earth should they work with Numark to make a full on (not in any way LE) Traktor controller? Well NI are a great software company, whereas Numark are a pure hardware company with a heap of purchasing power. Thus Native seem quite happy to allow Numark to make what is probably the premium Traktor controller on the market along with a license for a 4Trak specific Traktor Pro. And with the numbers that Numark shift, NI would be mad not want a slice of that hardware pie, as I don't think they could make a controller of this quality and keep it to an affordable price. Yes, they could make it, and make an amazing job of it, but I doubt you or I would be able to afford it. Given that Numark already have the tooling in place, it's far more cost effective for them to make this than it ever could be for NI.
It looks like the NS6 in a silver case, and to all intents and purposes it is. But to get the very best performance from their respective hardware, specifically the jog wheels, NI and Serato do things a little differently. So firmware comes into play rather than just software alone. If you'll recall, when I reviewed the NS6, I thought that the Traktor performance was OK, but it was a real compromise compared to ITCH. And the 4Trak would explain why that is, and with hindsight would also shed light as to why Numark didn't exactly push Traktor performance on the NS6.
But one area where Traktor has a clear and acknowledged advantage is with effects. ITCH and SSL have great effects - perfectly serviceable for the majority of DJ situations, but Traktor is the daddy of DJ effects. Thus the 4Trak comes with a new effects controller called the FX Kommand Console. Yes, comes with rather than optional extra and fits with a rather neat clamp system to the main body of the 4trak. It controls FX1 and 2 with knobs for 3 parameters, and rather neatly adds filter controls in line with the 4 channels. And to save your USB ports, the FX part plugs into the 4Trak rather than taking up a valuable port on your computer. I rather like the placement of the FX Kommand Console. Sometimes, controller users have a bit of a boring head down thing going on, but with this placement, it should add a little more movement to a DJ's live performance.
I have to comment on looks. The established Black/Red ID of the NS6 and 7 is cool and slick in a Knight Ridery way. The 4Trak... hmmm... will take some getting used to. The FX controller gives it a really 70s retro synth look. I will reserve judgement until I've seen it in the flesh. To match Traktor, I probably would have gone for Orange rather than Yellow, but the images look to be a victim of Photoshop rather that portraying real life.
So now there are 2 near identical controllers running different software. I'm sure that if Numark could, they'd just make one unit to run both Traktor and ITCH. But to me this signifies the predicted polarisation of the platforms to a point where hardware cannot be made compatible and get equal performance. Hmmm… I guess the world of a common MIDI protocol where you can choose your hardware and software independently are nothing more than a pipe dream, unless you adopt the middle ground of VDJ/MixVibes which seems to do a pretty good job of making most things works. So don't be having any mad ideas of buying a 4Trak and simply downloading ITCH - it doesn't work.
The Numark 4Trak comes in with a street price of $1099. No euro or sterling prices just yet. Yes it's a bit more than the NS6, but it does have a whole separate lump of effects controller with it. Expect to see it Q2 - that's March to June.
I think Numark have a winner here. Superficially speaking, I'm not a fan of the looks, the but NS6 workflow is sound, and only enhanced by the additional FX controller. It'll be interesting to see how well the ITCH specific controls adapt to the new Traktor sample based way of working of course. But Traktor fans now have choice - either NI's compact and lightweight S4, or a heavier more spaced out beast for those who give their gear a beating, or just simply don't want an all plastic controller. This will certainly test NI's user loyalty to the hardware brand.
One last observation - I'm seeing an increasing number of internet comments about how people have invested in 4 channel controllers just to sell them to get a 2 channel equivalent. I asked the logical question about a 2Trak, the response to which was that there are no current plans but if the people speak loud enough, then it might happen. And that means more than 3 of you with the ability to write long posts.
Reloop Terminal 4 Mix [ Coming Soon ] April 2012
Slightly teased earlier this week with a cup on a button icon image, Reloop have decided to shoot their NAMM load a little early by unveiling their new Terminal MIX 4 controller. Looks like the Jockey 3 went to a full 4 channels.
Reloop certainly have a house style, and the Black and Red theme continues through to the Terminal Mix 4 too, almost venturing into Numark NS6/7 image territory. And if it's anything like the Jockey 3, it'll be equally well built too.
So to get the obvious comparisons out of the way - Terminal Mix 4 is an obvious competitor to Vestax's just released VCI-400. It's a big meaty 4 channel lump with a very similar layout and comes complete with Serato DJ Intro and Virtual DJ LE. Unlike the VCI however, it appears to be geared towards the supplied software rather than the agnostic approach to try and fit all software packages. That said, it does come with a Traktor Pro 2 map so that's the big 3 covered.
Anyway, here's the word from Reloop HQ:
RELOOP TERMINAL MIX 4
4-Deck performance controller for Serato with integrated interface
Reloop is proud to present it's first digital mixing controller designed especially for Serato: Terminal Mix 4.
By introducing the Terminal Mix 4, Reloop have broken new ground once again with this fully integrated 4-channel mixer* offering a wealth of features, including 3-fold EQ with intelligent kill technique* and filter modulation capabilities per channel. Any of the 4 channels can be easily assigned to the crossfader via the controls on the front panel, where you will also be able to adjust the curve of the crossfader.
In addition to the popular Trax Encoder, the master section is now equipped with four convenient management buttons which allow direct access to playlists, crates, or further layout views without the need to touch your laptop. This means a desired track can be located and loaded instantly into any deck via the designated load buttons – a fader start* function can also be activated if desired.
As a further highlight, Reloop have developed brand new ultra-flat aluminium jog platters which, at an impressive XXL diameter of 15.5cm, have also been enhanced by a non-slip vinyl-grip coating for even more control over your tracks. With a total of 3 modes (Pitch Bend / Vinyl / Quick Search) it's possible to easily switch between pitch correcting, scratching, or browsing through tracks on the fly.
Trigger Action Deluxe: The entire transport section is fully equipped with rubberised buttons, which offer a comfortable pressure point whilst also being extremely durable.
The performance section* features an extensive 8 button layout which can be utilised over 2 separate layers for true versatility. On the first layer, 4 hot cues can be fired off and 4 sample decks can be triggered simultaneously. Depending on the software used, other creative possibilities are available, for example the option of accessing hot cues / samples 5-8 on the second layer – or with future software updates, this section can be enhanced even further with brand new performance modes (Cut 'n' Slice) for live remixing.
The extensive FX section is equipped with 4 buttons, 3 rotary knobs, and 1 endless encoder to provide even more creative possibilities in the mix. The smart loop section also features 4 independent controls allowing users to quickly set beat-precise loops, adjust the size of the loops, and even move the loops whilst in a live situation.
Reloop also listened to the requests of many DJs, and for the first time have integrated a 14 bit pitch fader with 100mm increments, allowing for ultra-precise mixing and blending.
Power House Interface: The audio section offers a vast array of connecting possibilities for your master PA (including balanced output jacks), a zone function, and a DJ booth system. Also very practical are the 2 headphones connections (6.3 mm & 3.5 mm), which can be adjusted with a 1- band equalizer. A microphone connection with a 1-fold EQ for MCs, hosts, or singers has also been integrated and can be adjusted via a flexible routing switching system. Furthermore, it's possible to connect a turntable, CD/MP3 player, or iPhone/iPod to the Aux input which can routed to the master or even software!
Terminal Mix comes 'plug and play' ready with Serato DJ Intro and a Virtual DJ 4-Deck LE (Reloop edition). Traktor Pro 2 mappings are also available.
Check in at Terminal Mix 4.
*Some features are only available with a software Pro version.
4-Deck SERATO DJ Performance controller
Integrated 4 channel USB audio interface
Plug and play: Connect your computer and mix your MP3s
Designed for world's leading mixing software developer SERATO
Large Transport section with all-new smooth touch rubber buttons
Newly developed ultra-flat XXL Jog Platters with Vinyl-grip surface
Ergonomically arranged mixer/CD player design for quick and easy access
4-Channel Club Mixer design with dedicated Filter knobs and Fader start
Cross fader curve & assign switches on the front
Large 14-bit 100mm Pitch fader with Range and Keylock functions
Mouse-less Playlist Management Control
Versatile controls for Effects, Smart Looping, Hot Cues and Sampler
Performance Section prepared for individual live remixing updates (Cut & Slice)
Stereo RCA input (with phono pre-amp) for hooking up a CD player or turntable with flexible routing control (into the Software or to the Master)
6.3 mm microphone input jack with volume and equalizer control
Power House Interface: Boost your PA with balanced 6,3mm jack outputs or unbalanced
Stereo RCA outputs
Stereo RCA Booth outputs for extra DJ monitors
2 headphone connections: 3.5 mm & 6.3 mm stereo for which ever plug is convenient including equalizer control
Shift buttons for second layer controls including Shift lock feature
All controls in club size and quality
Altogether 111 MIDI controllers (60 buttons, 7 faders, 7 push encoders, 31 turning knobs, 4 switches, 2 touch-sensitive jog wheels)
Controller is compatible with every MIDI-Learn capable software
USB bus powered: Terminal Mix 4 can be powered via USB only (power supply optional) Anti-theft device: Kensington safety slot
CORE / ASIO drivers with minimum latency and high quality audio characteristics (Mac / PC) Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista compatible
4-Deck Mapping available for Traktor PRO 2
Comes 'plug and play' ready with Serato DJ Intro & 4-Deck Virtual DJ 7 LE (Reloop Edition)
Classic 4 channel design
1 x PRO Longlife crossfader with adjustable crossfader curve - 4 x volume controllers with PRO Longlife line faders
4 x 3 band equalizer knobs
4 x gain turning knob
4x Filter knob
2 x 15,5cm touch-sensitive, two-part jog wheels for scratching, cueing, etc. - different jog modes (Scratch & Pitch Bend, Quick Search)
2 x high resolution 100mm 14-bit pitch faders without locking position
1 assignable encoder, 3 assignable knobs, 4 buttons for effect control
Unicoloured, glistening red illumination
Cue mix, headphones volume, sampler volume and master controllers
Extra large Trax Encoder for quick and easy music library browsing (with 4 load buttons) - 2x 8bar LED chain (master L+R)
Dimensions: 515 x 44 x 320 mm - Weight: 4.65 kg (netto)
Incl. Serato DJ Intro & Virtual DJ LE 4-Deck Reloop Edition and USB cord
Native Instruments's next big thing - Kontrol F1 [ Coming Soon ] May/June 2012
The definitive and only hardware for controlling TRAKTOR's powerful Remix Decks, with 16 stylish, multi-colored pads to fire loops and one-shot samples and the full version of the flagship software TRAKTOR PRO 2.5.
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks™ in TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 – the flagship DJ software included with the F1. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way – control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it’s time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.
Get started in seconds – the KONTROL F1 includes around 4 GB of premium grade sound, pre-loaded as Remix Sets. Or you can import your own samples, and even capture loops and sounds live, using the controller’s stylish multi-color pads and ergonomic faders. Expand the creative potential of any TRAKTOR set-up – with or without timecode vinyl – and transform your DJ set into a dynamic live performance.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 workflow is rooted in DJ culture. Remix Sets™, made up of your individual loops and sounds, load just like regular tracks in the super-powerful TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software. And your drum loops, bass lines, percussion, vocals and lead sounds are ready for dropping into your performance.
Four volume faders and four dedicated filter knobs provide full sonic access to the Remix Deck slots, and to add more flavor, you can route individual slots through TRAKTOR’s FX units. Scratch your live production via Native Scratch timecode control and then mix and fade into a ‘traditional’ track on another deck – fuse classic DJ workflow with the future of DJing.
Get started in seconds – just load up the included sound collection and dive into a new level of interaction with your music. The hardware and TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software respond as one. Ultra-tight integration is complemented by advanced visual feedback – assign a sample a particular color on the hardware, and see the software instantly follow suit.
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1’s slim profile fits anywhere. Slot it between your mixer and decks or expand your controller set-up with multiple F1s – its intuitive feel and striking visual presence is matched only by its addictively fun playability.
Ready to Remix also means you get around 4 GB of premium-grade loops and one-shot samples in the F1 package. This sound collection provides more than ten complete Remix Sets, packed with inspiring, studio-quality material for enhancing your sets, jamming and live remixing.
The sonic spectrum includes beats, basses, leads, and more, spanning ten musical genres, including House, Techno, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Tech House and Drum'n'Bass.
Available separately, the TRAKTOR KONTROL BAG is a stylish and slim solution for DJs on the go. The bag can easily be transformed into a solid stand, elevating the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 (and also the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1) to standard mixer and turntable height. A must-have for travelling DJs and anyone who wants to place TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 alongside a mixer, turntables, or CD decks!
STAY TUNES FOR MORE UPDATE ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
GEMINI FIRSTMIX USB DJ controller [ February 2012 ]
Welcome to a digital DJ world made easy.
FirstMix offers a comprehensive and innovative feature-set that allows any user to explore the world of DJing in the most intuitive way possible. Whether you’re an aspiring DJ interested in performing at parties and clubs, or just a music lover looking for a creative way to enjoy your own song library, FirstMix makes discovering a new realm of digital music easy and fun.
Everything you need to DJ with your iTunes Library.
Boasting many of the best features from Gemini’s professional DJ products, FirstMix interfaces with your PC or Mac via a standard USB connection, so you can easily use the included MixVibes Cross LE software to choose songs and sound files from your existing collections, even your iTunes Libraries. Offering an impressive level of dynamic control, MixVibes Cross LE acts as a natural complement to the FirstMix hardware with integrated iTunes browsing, automatic BPM detection and manual/auto beat loop capabilities. You can even use the software to record your mixes then share your creations on SoundCloud or Facebook.
Classic feel with contemporary features.
For a natural, familiar feel, FirstMix employs the popular tried-and-true setup of two decks and a mixer. The central mixer provides independent features for each deck, allowing you to tweak the Gain, Treble and Bass for individual tracks. FirstMix also offers a variety of effects, which can be incorporated with fine-tuned control for additional creativity. Plus, professional features like Reverse and Preview help you become familiarized with the arsenal of functions used by world-class DJs.
Thanks to its clever design, FirstMix lets you easily navigate folders and tracks using the Browse function. Once a file’s been loaded, use the touch-sensitive jog wheels to simulate the effect of scratching or alter the pitch of a track. You can also use the Sync feature to combine two separate tracks and match the tempos for a unique and professional-sounding mix.
Value and versatility for the aspiring DJ.
With support for a variety of digital music files including M4A, AIFF, WAV, MP3, FLAC and OGG, FirstMix ensures seamless functionality with all your favorite music and sound samples. Plus, with an entry-level price and an intuitive design suitable for any learning curve, FirstMix offers outstanding control and professional features for any would-be DJ or general music enthusiast.
Includes everything you need to DJ with your computer
Use your Mac or PC to DJ parties, events and even clubs
Use your digital music library with support for M4A, AIFF, WAV, MP3, FLAC and OGG audio files
Traditional mixer/CD player layout w/ crossfader
Two-deck controller with volume, 2-band EQ, effects, and jog wheel for each deck
Large, touch-sensitive jog wheels provide a natural vinyl feel for scratching, cueing, etc.
Easy-to-use MixVibes Cross LE DJ software included
Works with other popular DJ programs such as Traktor, VirtualDJ and Algoriddim Djay
Currently, this product does not support MAC OSX Lion. Please check back for updates.
Type: USB MIDI Controller
Connector Type: Type B
USB Protocol Support: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Dimensions: 14" x 5.25" x 1.75" (360 x 133 x 45 mm)
Weight: 1.62 lbs. (0.74 kg)
GEMINI CNTRL-Seven USB MIDI DJ Controller with Soundcard [ February 2012 ]
The evolution of control.
Building on the momentum of the incredibly successful CTRL-SIX USB DJ controller, Gemini is taking functionality to the next level with the CNTRL-7. Now, you can enjoy the same innovative features and powerful command offered by the original, but with the added versatility of fully mappable MIDI. That means no matter what DJ software you use – Traktor, Virtual DJ, Algoriddim, MixVibes, etc. – it can be mapped to the CNTRL-7.
Professional features for a professional mix.
Like its predecessor, the CNTRL-7 provides two individual channels, each with a touch-sensitive jog wheel that lets you Search, Cue and Scratch. For manual beat matching, each deck also offers a Pitch Control slide that gives you fine-tune command when adjusting pitch and tempo. Or you can use the Sync button to match the tempos of your tracks, effectively taking the BPM guesswork out of beat matching.
The CNTRL-7 also boasts 3-Band EQ, Master Volume, Channel Volume and Channel Rotary Gain. Plus, a cross fader with an adjustable slope lets you toggle and mix playback between both channels, while a stereo VU Meter adds a convenient visual element for monitoring decibel levels.
Treat your creative side.
For crafting your own unique sound, the CNTRL-7 boasts a Loop Section with Loop Adjust, as well as Sampler and Effects sections. The Sampler Section features dedicated volume control, plus the included Virtual DJ software offers a variety of samples while providing space for up to twelve in your bank. You can even add your own samples for a more customized experience! Looking to get more creative? The Effects Section offers parameter controls, while Virtual DJ supplies effects like Flanger, Filter and Reverb, so you can build an imaginative, expert sounding mix that is distinctively your own.
It’s in the card…
Because flexible connections and pristine audio are a must, the CNTRL-7 features an all new, redesigned 16-bit/44.1kHz soundcard with two-channel, switchable line/phono inputs; Record, Master and Booth RCA outputs; Balanced XLR outputs; ¼-inch and 1/8-inch (3.5mm) headphone outs with volume control; and XLR and ¼-inch mic inputs with volume control.
Welcome to the revolution.
Thanks to the addition of MIDI, a platform widely used by the most popular DJ software, the CNTRL series is more versatile than ever! Whether you’re just getting started in the digital DJ revolution or you’re a seasoned pro, the CNTRL-7 provides a mobile, dynamic, cost-effective way to refine your skills and get recognized.
Full MIDI controls freely assignable for use with any software
Traditional mixer/CD player layout for quick and easy access
Large, touch-sensitive jog wheels
Adjustable channel faders w/ 3-band EQ and gain control
Cross fader with adjustable X-Y slope
Loop controls with ½ and 2x adjust
Sampler controls including sample select, play, and volume
Pitch/tempo controls including pitch adjustment, pitch slider, sync and pitch bend
Effects parameter controls
Switchable between USB bus-power or DC power
Comes with Virtual DJ LE
2-channel switchable line/phono with ground screw
Rec, Master and Booth RCA outputs
Balanced XLR output
¼” and 1/8” (3.5mm) headphone out with volume control
XLR and ¼” mic input with mic volume control
Currently, this product does not support MAC OSX Lion. Please check back for updates.
14.17” x 10.23” x 1.77” (360 x 260 x 45 mm)
Unit Weight 4 lbs. (1.8 Kg)
Type of unit: USB DJ controller
Power: 5V DC Adaptor, USB-Powered
Connector type: USB Type A
USB protocol support: 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Weight: 3.87 lbs (1.8 kg)
Dimensions: 14 x 10.25 x 1.75 inches (360 x 260 x 45 mm)
Audio output: 2-channel (Stereo)
Output level: 1.0 V RMS (1 kHz, 0dB)
Output connectors: Unbalanced RCA Type, Balanced XLR
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
S/N ratio: 80dB
Total harmonic distortion: <0.05%
American Audio VERSADECK Media Player [ February 2012 ]
The American Audio Versadeck is a 2-channel Midi Controller that includes Virtual DJ LE software so you can start DJing right out of the box. Versadeck includes a built-in 4x4 Audio interface, two USB slots for thumb drives or hard drives *, two microphone inputs and XLR balanced outputs.
Versadeck main functions include: 5 On-board effects (Echo, Flange, Filter, Skid, Scratch), Auto BPM Counter, 3-Band EQ with push Kills, Key lock, 4 Hot Cue or Loop Buttons, Relay Playback and a wide pitch adjustment of +/-100%.
The large, bright VFD display allows the DJ to see the screen from a wide angle and features 2 lines of text for track name and other Info, and a variety of important screen functions to keep you in the mix.
• 2-Channel Midi Controller/Media player with 2-channel battle mixer
• Bundled with Virtual DJ 7 LE software
• 2 USB slots for thumb drives or hard drives ***
• Built-in 4x4 Audio interface
• Balanced XLR Outputs
• VFD Display features time, track name and number *
• 3 Crossfader Curve Adjustments
• USB Media player Fader Start **
• Seamless Loop with editable out point.
• 5 On-board FX (Echo, Flange, Filter, Skid, Scratch)
• Auto BPM
• 3-Band EQ with Kills
• 3 Cross fader curve settings
• 2 Phono/Line Inputs
• Booth Output
• 4 Hot Cue Buttons or Loop Banks
• Relay Playback
• Folder and Track Search Knobs
• Relay mode
• Adjustable Pitch: +/-6%, +/-10% & +/-16%
• Includes American Audio Database Builder to manage music and Search your database Title, Artist, Album, Genre. (see user manual for Database Builder computer requirements)
• 2 Mic inputs with tone control and Talkover
• Multi-voltage: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
• Dimensions (LxWxH): 16.5”x11.75”x3.5” / 420x299x89mm
• Weight: 10 lbs. / 4.4 kg.
* Media player only
** Internal USB fader start only
*** FAT formatted hard drives
Denon DJ DN-MC3000 Digital DJ Mixer Controller [ February 2012 ]
The MC3000 DJ controller from Denon DJ is an affordable professional MIDI controller for Native Instruments® TRAKTOR™ 2 Technology Inside products, complete with TRAKTOR™ LE 2 included, and fully optimised for Virtual DJ.
4 Deck control and a high quality internal soundcard, in-fact the same soundcard found in the highly popular DN-MC6000, that proves there are no sacrifices in quality and reliability with the MC3000 and a clear reference to the standard that Denon DJ has already set for Professional DJ Controllers.
The quality of the high resolution, 105mm touch-sensitive jog wheels and the smooth 100mm long pitch slider (with 140bit resolution) is evidence that the Denon DJ build quality and reliability is still present even at this more affordable price point.
Line to master gives the option of 2 analogue line input mixing control so a variety of external players can be connected and used alongside a Mac® or Windows PC – great for handing over to the next DJ after a set without interrupting the flow of music.
The Layer Function for Dual Deck and 2+2( 4-channel) mixer control retains functionality whilst maintaining an un-cluttered and ergonomic layout so that both the Bedroom DJ and those wanting to move onto a more professional setup still get maximum functionality with minimal hassle.
MC3000 layout has been optimised for use of the new sample deck and loop recorder function in TRAKTOR™ 2 making it is easy to hit SAMPLE and switch the EFX panel to a dedicated sample section with independent volume, and filter, controls for each sample – creating unique mixes don’t get much easier than this!
Complete with file browse navigation keys and rotary encoder file selector knob, 8 (4+4) hot cue buttons with layer bank selector key keeps the MC3000 as a fully operational controller for the latest software’s and means you never have to touch your laptop mid-set again.
The powerful shift key for various dual button operation, large size Cue and Play buttons, and the inclusion of Denon “Legacy” Pitch bend keys gives truly professional features at your fingertips, minus the hassle.
Denon DJ’s MC3000 is taking the next step into DJ controllers with build quality that has come to be expected from a Denon DJ product and has earned its place alongside truly Professional DJ controllers such as the DN-MC6000. Whilst managing to remove the lengthy process involved with learning features and button combinations – the MC3000 brings simplicity and functionality together to create the very best DJ showcase from Bedroom to Dance floor.
*Virtual DJ LE included for America's & Canada
* TRAKTOR™ 2 LE included for Europe and Asia Pacific
Optimized for VIRTUAL DJ – Virtual DJ LE Included*
Optimized for TRAKTOR™ 2 Technology Inside Products
Layer Function for Dual Deck and 2+2 4-Channel Mixer Control
USB Audio Interface 2 in / 2 out (Stereo)
Line to Master - 2 Analog Line Input Mixing Control
Professional-Grade Steel Chassis• Slim Tabletop design for easy portability
Intuitive 4 deck hardware control, with visible deck color change
MAC OSX, Windows XP/Vista/Win7 Compatible
Powerful 3-way Audio/Video Assignable cross-fader for Video performances
High resolution 105mm Touch-Sensitive Jog Wheels
Smooth 60mm long Pitch Slider with high 14-bit resolution
Pitch/Fader/Volume Lock function - holds the last known Audio value and position
until the NULL point is reached again
File browse navigation keys & rotary encoder file selector knob
8 (4 + 4) Hot Cue buttons w/layer bank selector key
Auto Loop Button w/ Beat Jump (Loop Cut)
Manual Loop In/Out buttons
Various EFX/Sampler control, keys & Parameter knobs
Various GUI control, Mixer, Video, Scratch, Sampler, REC
Powerful Shift Key - used for various dual button operation
Large size CUE & PLAY buttons
Search Keys (<< >>) to advance around within the file
Denon’s legacy “Pitch Bend” keys
Vinyl & Pitch Bend Jog modes
SYNC key for smooth beat matching between decks
Key Lock on/off button with LED confirmation
Input level gains
Deck/Master PFL input gain & program meters
Independent CUE System (all channels)
Split Cue function with Cue/Master pan knob
High quality, high output Headphone Amp
45mm Channel & Cross Faders
Independent 3-Band Channel EQ w/Kills (High-Mid-Low)
1/4 TRS Balanced & RCA Unbalanced Master Outputs
1/4 TRS Mic Input
Mic Ducking attenuation
Various Utility presets to customize user settings
MIDI Mappable control surface (Faders, knobs and buttons) for other DJ
Firmware upgradable over USB
Kensington lock terminal to prevent theft
Optional 19” rackmount accessory kit (RM3000) - NOT INCLUDED
AC adaptor powered
*Virtual DJ LE included for America’s & Canada
*TRAKTOR™ 2 LE included for Europe and Asia Pacific