I apologise for the terrible puntastic headline, but that’s the first thing that jumped into my mind when I opened the press release. Yes, the DJ2GO2 update for Numark’s ridiculously small but still surprisingly capable DJ2GO controller, but this time around comes with Serato DJ Intro and a suitable increase in controls, including an audio interface.
NUMARK DELIVERS MAXIMUM-SIZED FUN WITH DIMINUTIVE DJ2GO2 PORTABLE MINI CONTROLLER
World’s leading innovator of DJ solutions introduces amazing pocket-sized DJ controller that goes anywhere, fully equipped with built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro.
Cumberland, RI USA (August 15, 2017)— Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new DJ2DO2 pocket- sized—but full-featured—DJ controller. Boasting a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro, the DJ2GO2 is the smallest full-featured DJ controller around. It fits easily on a laptop without taking up any unnecessary space, so users are ready for action in no time. It’s perfect for performing small gigs, prepping for gigs, and it makes a perfect backup for those “just in case” moments.
A built-in sound card with master gain, headphone output for cueing and channel gain knobs makes DJ2GO2 the ultimate portable pocket DJ controller. It has two channels with a crossfader and pitch faders for easy blending. Its pad modes provide access to performance controls typically only found on larger controllers.
The design and functionality of the DJ2GO2 makes it ideal for every type of DJ. Traveling DJs will enjoy having the critical elements on the go to practice, prep, and adjust their set. Mobile DJs can use it as a back-up or for a small gig with a minimal setup. All the controls are at the DJ’s fingertips: simply plug in the headphones and connect the speakers through the master output.
DJ2GO2 comes pre-mapped with Serato DJ Intro and is upgrade-ready to Serato DJ. Play blends, mixes and transitions on the fly. Control with quick access to cues, auto/manual loop, and sampler. DJs also map the DJ2GO2 with other popular DJ software.
- Portable two-channel DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro (included)
- Control the music with play, jog wheels and fader
- Built-in audio card with headphone cueing to create the perfect mix
- Song navigation and channel and master gain control
- Perfect for performing or prepping your DJ set playlist and cue points
- Standard midi mapping for use with other popular DJ software
- Fits perfectly on top of your laptop
- 1/8-inch Headphone output
- 1/8-inch main output
“Our DJ2GO2 is pure DJ fun in an amazingly convenient, grab-and-go size,” said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager for Numark. “You can do almost everything you can do on a full-size controller and even first-time DJs will want to get in on the action! Whether it’s the aspiring DJ looking to get started or the seasoned pro who wants a space-saving backup, DJ2GO2 is the perfect answer.”
US retail for the DJ2GO2 is $79.00. Available fall 2017.
LESS IS MORE
Given the craving for more from the DJ masses, I fully expect to see the word “toy” bandied around in the comments. But the DJ2GO2 can definitely tame Serato DJ Intro and allow you to deliver a set, probably complete with basic scratches too. And that includes hooking up to a sound system without the need for an interface.
What I also see here (as I do in other small unit), is the use of this as a secondary controller for adding basic Serato DJ functions to a mixer without the added frippery and cost that comes with today’s mixer. Imagine this sat above an older Vestax or Rane mixer — in theory you could map the jogs to be the biggest filter knobs in history. And you’d have transport controls right on the mixer too.
For me, the DJ2GO2 is a brilliant bit of kit — it’s cheap, small, capable, and perfect for all sorts of uses. It’s an essential backup, tiny travelling companion, and the perfect toe dipper for beginners to see if they like the big, wide, and expensive world of DJing.
The Numark DJ2GO2 will cost $79 and be available in shops in Autumn.