I really liked Numark’s iDJ Live and Discover DJ. Between them they offered really solid performance to new DJs, and those who just wanted something cheap and light to throw around in their DJ lives. But they were distinctly different machines, defined by their respective USB and 30 pin connectors. But that’s now been rectified, and the resulting Numark iDJ Live II has a lower profile, both connectors and a revised ID.
A brief message from Numark:
NUMARK INTRODUCES iDJ LIVE II
iDJ Live II offers expanded mixing capability and an all-new design.
Cumberland, R.I. (January 24, 2013) – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, announces iDJ Live II, a new mobile DJ controller that offers versatile control over a wide variety of computer-based and mobile DJ platforms. Numark will unveil iDJ Live II at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.
An updated and enhanced version of Numark’s iDJ Live controller, iDJ Live II features an updated low-profile design and USB connectivity, allowing it to perform with both laptop-based and mobile DJ platforms. iDJ Live II features a standard layout of DJ controls, including a crossfader, EQ knobs, and capacitive touch-activated platters. The design of iDJ Live II has also been slimmed down with redesigned platters that are now illuminated and low-profile. A headphone/speaker splitter cable is also included.
“iDJ Live II enhances and builds upon our original vision for iDJ Live—give anyone and everyone real DJing capability in a compact, comprehensive, and fun package,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager.
Numark will display and demo iDJ Live II at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show.
The new Numark IDJ Live II now joins the Vestax Spin 2 in being able to hook up to Macs, PCs and iOS devices. What the release doesn’t say is that there will be USB/30 pin and USB/Lightning models available, so no messing with adaptors to get it to work with your flavour of OS.
I prefer the low profile look, but did like the rounded ends of the old model. And I’m not too sure about the Blue trim either, but neither of those are anything but subjective aesthetic choices. I’m quite sure that it’ll be as cheap and fun as the last one.