SNAMM10: Numark Announces New DJ Software Controller
MIXTRACK offers software control with touch-sensitive decks 23/06/10
Numark have announced MIXTRACK, a new DJ software controller. Here's what they have to say about it...
MIXTRACK's layout will be instantly familiar to DJs because it works just like two decks and a mixer. Perfect for building DJ skills or playing gigs, MIXTRACK is easy to learn and handles advanced performance techniques at an unbeatable price.
MIXTRACK has two deck controllers with large touch-activated jog wheels and transport controls. Whether a DJ is used to a CD player, turntables, or any other traditional DJ hardware, they'll find getting around MIXTRACK to be easy. MIXTRACK contains colored LEDs for Transport, Loop, and Effects buttons for quick referencing during performance on stage or in the studio. The center of MIXTRACK's surface is its mixer section with a smooth crossfader, line faders, deck EQs, and advanced controls for looping and effects. It's portable too, so DJs can grab MIXTRACK and a laptop and effortlessly get to the gig.
MIXTRACK comes with Native Instruments Traktor LE software, which is based on Traktor Pro. This popular, easy-to-learn software is made for mixing, remixing, and producing music. Beatgrid editing and saving with locked sync are included for precise performance. Also included is manual looping and selectable loop length for flexible loop integration. Additionally, Traktor LE provides several effects per deck including filter, delay, reverb and flanger. MIXTRACK comes factory mapped for use not only with Traktor LE but also Traktor Pro and Duo, so Traktor power users, will be ready to go right out of the box.
Full MIDI compliance means MIXTRACK will also work with virtually any MIDI-mappable music software. MIXTRACK connects to a Mac or PC as a class-compliant USB device so it requires no software drivers to work, and USB powers it so you won't need an external supply.
"MIXTRACK offers unparalleled function and ease for the aspiring DJ looking for a capable, compact solution." said Chris Roman, Product Manager, Numark.
Large touch sensitive platters for accurate control and scratching
Classic, dual-deck layout with complete mixer section
Lighted controls indicate status in software for less time looking at the computer
MIDI-over-USB controller is compatible with virtually all DJ software
Mac and PC class-compliant USB â€“ no software drivers to install
USB-powered device does not require additional power supply
Includes Native Instruments Traktor LE software, pre-mapped for Traktor Duo/Pro
Works with MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA (non-DRM, Windows only), AAC (non-DRM), and audio CDs (requires CD drive on computer)