NAMM06: Numark Announces VJ01 DVD / MP3 / CD Media Player
Integrated LCD provides DJs a window to their performance 21/01/06
Numark have announced the VJ01 DVD/MP3/CD Media Player.
Here's what they have to say about it in their own words...
With a compact, tabletop form factor that fits anywhere, the VJ01 enables DJs to incorporate rich multimedia as part of their performances. With a front loading disc tray and the ability to play DVDs, MP3 discs, and standard CDs, the VJ01 enables DJs to play a vast library of content, and its proven, familiar interface based upon Numarkâ€™s legendary CD players makes operation a snap. Featuring a brilliant TFT LCD display, the new VJ01 also makes it easy to monitor oneâ€™s visual content and is the perfect tool for club and mobile DJs searching for a video solution.
The VJ01 provides a wealth of knobs, buttons and sliders to facilitate fast, intuitive operationâ€”enabling DJs to easily set cue points, adjust tempo, looping, and other playback functions. With pitch bend buttons and a pitch slider, the VJ01 makes it a breeze to control pitchâ€”for audio and video. Similarly this versatile unit provides a full set of soft touch rubber transport controls as well as dedicated navigation buttons for rapid access to the unitâ€™s operating parameters. There are also display function buttons for working with visual content, and dedicated playback function buttons that facilitate fast, effortless control during performance.
With Numarkâ€™s VJ01, DJs will no longer have to focus elsewhere to monitor their visuals and risk being distracted from keeping the music flowing. The new VJ01â€™s integrated 5.6-inch LCD TFT tilt screen display enables the operator to know exactly what visuals are being displayed. The VJ01 provides full DVD menu control, supports all standard DVD features, and includes non-seamless looping for repeating video clips. The VJ01 effects arsenal includes zoom, angle, slow motion, and pitch. PAL and NTSC compatible, the unit provides S-Video and RCA composite video outputs for connection to external display equipment. Audio outputs include stereo RCA and S/PDIF.
Numarkâ€™s VJ01 plays a wealth of disc formats. Video formats include DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, VCD, and SVCD. Supported audio formats include CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3DVD, and MP3CD.
Numark CEO John E. 'Jack' Oâ€™Donnell commented on the companyâ€™s new VJ01 Media Player, â€œThe new VJ01 is a terrific, easy to operate player that enables DJs to incorporate video, pictures, and other visual content into their performancesâ€”enabling them to take their craft to an entirely new performance level.â€�
Price and Availability
With a suggested retail price of $799.The VJ01 Media Player is expected to ship in Q2 of 2006