At NAMM, we instantly fell in love with the Numark Lightwave speakers that merged sound with light. And we’ve also talked at length about what we feel are true all-in-on controllers. But it seems that they’ve all been mere shadows of what a real all-in-one should be, because the Tibo Urban 500 combines a controller, PA, and light show all into a single DJ solution, complete with luxurious carpeted console.
Some words from Tibo:
Tibo Launches The Urban 500 All-In-One Multi-Format DJ Station
Wireless DJ on Wheels
Tibo Electronics, who specialise in the latest technology HiFi and DJ products, are proud to announce the launch of the TIBO Urban 500, the all-in-one multi-format DJ Station packed with a wealth of specifications for any aspiring DJ or music enthusiast.
The Tibo Urban 500 is crammed full of user-friendly features making it easy to use. It offers a wide range of alternatives to playback tracks including two single USB drives, bluetooth and midi connections for use with PC/Mac, auxiliary inputs and MP3 Playback. Whether you are using a laptop or mobile device, the Tibo Urban 500 is designed to play tracks from a host of formats, offering a wide variety of connectivity options.
The Tibo Urban 500 has a Midi mode including all midi functions compatible with Win 8/XP/MAC. The 2 channel mixer offers a 3-band EQ gain control allowing for seamless mixing. Plus there are loop and re-loop functions with 3 hot cues, loop adjust, sound effect, bpm, sync, loop in/out, reloop, master tempo/pitch options.
With over 500 Watts of pure power, the two speakers and horn tweeter pump out crystal clear sound that has to be heard to be believed. The built-in multi-coloured lighting effects pulsate and synch with the music to create the ultimate party atmosphere. Every detail has been thought through, from converting the top cover into a laptop stand, through to the free Virtual DJ software included with the system. In addition it has large jog wheels, laptop table, LCD backlight displays, microphone and headphone 3.5mm jacks.
The Tibo Urban 500 is a true multi-functional portable DJ system that’s easy to transport and use. It’s compact design and ease of handling makes it the ideal portable media controller.
The Tibo Urban 500 (RRP £700) features include:
- DJ Controller
- 500 Watts of power with loudspeakers and horn
- Playback MP3, USB, Bluetooth and Midi connections to use with PC, Mac
- 2 Channel mixer and 3-band EQ
- Seamless loop and reloop
- Built-in multi-coloured light effects
- Inputs for microphone (3.5 jack/XLR) and Outputs for headphones (1 x RCA)
- Compact design with handle and pair of wheels for ease of transport
- Free Virtual DJ software
For further information, visit http://www.tibo-electronics.com/
So the Tibo Urban 500 is possibly the most complete standalone DJ solution out there. It does DJing, sound, and light in a very pulpit-like format. And while I’m pretty sure it doesn’t do any of them in a class leading way, it’s probably an ideal solution for a lot of mobile DJs out there. Now feel free to unleash the whole “you won’t see it in a booth” mantra that usually gets rolled out at products like this, that aren’t actually designed for booths.