The controller paradigm is well established, and is only taking tiny steps forward with each iteration. But Numark has taken quite a leap forward by putting screens into their newest unit. The Numark NV aims to “change everything”, but can the inclusion of Serato DJ info at your fingertips really make that much of a difference? Mark Settle finds out.
The Numark NV has certainly got tongues wagging, and was definitely in evidence on the Product Demo Stage. And while others used it as a basis for their own demoes, Rich Curtis broke out a wicked performance and on-point walkthrough at BPM 2014.
When Serato and Numark get into bed, the result is usually a large controller. But when stablemate Akai Pro cosies up, it seems that the results are considerably smaller, but still ticking a lot of boxes. The Akai Pro AMX and AFX squeeze a lot into a small package, all of which can be seen in this demo from DJ Rasp and Rich Curtis at BPM 2014.
Having a few spare hours to kill, we did what any self-respecting DJ would do – bust out the video camera and record a Numark NV demo. And eat cookies.
It’s showtime folks — DJ Expo that is. And with the rip-roaring success enjoyed by Numark with their NS7II at last year’s show, it makes perfect sense total their latest and greatest to the same show. The Numark NV will be available for you to maul and paw, but for those who can’t get to see it, there’s a new video showcasing the NV with Serato Flip.
As DJ and production gear gets increasingly high tech, thus its suitability to be used by props departments increases. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has done it, and now US spy thriller Covert Affairs sees Auggie Anderson (a blind character) replace computer screens with a wide range of DJ and production gear. Seems legit.
As a DJ, you should be focussed on your gear, and not the laptop screen. The Numark NV Serato DJ controller aims to do away with the vacant DJ laptop gaze.
inMusic has announced that Karl Detken, the guy who put CDJs and V-MODA in your head, is Numark’s new Director of Marketing. Let the games begin.
inMusic’s march through pro audio continues, this time grabbing Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and importantly, Denon DJ from D&M.
Want to be a digital Dj but without a laptop? Microsoft and inMusic are getting cosy and putting Windows Embedded inside limps of gear.