PLASA08: Numark Serato NS7 On Show

Out of the cabinet, into the hands of the DJ      12/09/08

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Stuff in glass cabinets ain’t too good for video, apart from the fact that you can’t see it in action, it’s all reflecty and really hard to get any decent footage of. So lucky for us, the new Numark/ Serrato DJ controller/software NS7 was up and running for all to see. The NS7 is the first lovechild of the strategic partnership announced earlier this year between DJ hardware specialists Numark and the kings of DJ scratch software Serato. The hardware is used to control the Itch software - Serato Scratch – Itch – geddit? Anyhow, the sensitivity and control of this system is reputed to be top notch and was ably demonstrated by DJ Marcel on the Numark stand. The NS7 is a dual platter direct drive, USB 2.0 MIDI controller and audio interface designed to make the laptop based DJ keep their hands on the decks and away from the mouse. Total integration makes it much more of a tactile and immediate experience, rather than the usual “just checkin my emails� look. NS7 is e3xpected to ship in December 2008 at a UK price of £1199
  • Adjustable high-torque, direct-drive motors with 7â€� Vinyl
  • 2-in, 4-out. 24-bit USB 2.0 audio Interface
  • High speed, double precision MIDI controls (Compatible with any MIDI software)
  • Rock solid CP-PRO crossfader
  • All metal construction
  • Extensive Looping, Cue Point and Track Selection controls
  • Additional assignable controls include 8 rotary, 8 triggers and 2 mini sliders
  • Audiophile-quality analog circuitry
    Audio Inputs:
  • RCA (unbalanced) line
  • Mic (1/4" balanced)
    Audio Outputs:
  • Master - XLR (balanced)/RCA (unbalanced)
  • Booth - RCA (unbalanced)
  • Headphone - 1/4" and 1/8" stereo
  • NS7 here


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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Dj Styles    Said...

how much is that in us dollars

17-Sep-08 04:07 AM

Banker    Said...

I'm guessing it would be around $2K, but it may be less as both companies are US based.

17-Sep-08 08:04 AM

Dj Styles    Said...

Ok since theyre both in the US does that mean it will come out 1st in the US? they said its comming out in December, i read that its Dec 8th official realese date in the UK....

18-Sep-08 12:10 AM

Mathew S    Said...

All i know is that it going to cost $1300 US dollars with ITCH and its comming out in 2008

22-Sep-08 01:57 PM

dbag    Said...

ok that looks amazing. i would totally rock that no problem, and i'm a 1200 purist when djing out (with serato of course). only problem is it's numark EWWWW. no numark your motor is still crap compared to any 1200, you shouldn't legally be allowed to compare it.

24-Oct-08 12:38 PM

Upen-Comer    Said...

Not to be a Nay-Sayer but wouldnt it be simpler to just get Serato Scratch with your system than buy one of these? Not to mention far less expensive.

26-Nov-08 06:33 PM

resident dj    Said...

yeah you could do that, but then you have to worry about control vinyls & cd's skipping and getting dirty and overall poor performance with time... this skips all that using MIDI... have one on order now just waiting till feb 2009 to get it!

13-Jan-09 10:27 AM

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