The Numark Orbit is a revolutionary performance controller. Using wireless MIDI, you can map it to control your choice of parameters in your favourite MIDI-compatible software. For example, you can use it to launch clips in Ableton, set loops in Traktor, control effects in Serato and much more! You can even use it to control live visuals.
However, that's not all, because the Orbit also responds to your movements, allowing you to control parameters simply by tilting the controller. This means that you can take creative control over your performances like never before.
While stocks last, you can grab a Numark Orbit for just £49... usually £99!
Numark's Mixtrack range provides affordable DJ controllers for those mixing at home, at parties or in clubs. Although each one comes bundled with its own free DJ software, Mixtrack controllers can be used with all big name products, such as Serato, Traktor, Ableton, Virtual DJ and more.
I'll provide a brief description of each Mixtrack controller in this article, but before that, we wanted to let you know that there's now an even bigger incentive to buy, as Numark are offering over 380 Prime Loops samples with every newly registered Mixtrack II, Mixtrack Pro II and Mixtrack Quad.
If you're a digital DJ and are after a 4-deck controller on a budget then you'll be pleased to hear that we've recently taken delivery of our first lot of Numark Mixtrack Quads. At less than £220, this portable controller hooks up to your computer via USB and although it comes with Virtual DJ LE, it can be mapped to control all major DJ software, such as Traktor.
The Mixtrack Quad features a four-channel mixer with a built-in audio interface (allowing you to hook it directly up to speakers), plus two sturdy jog wheels, 8 performance pads per physical deck (for controlling loops, samples and cue points) and more!
We sent Andy, our Sales Director, off to the NAMM 2013 industry show in California, which unveils a host of new and exciting pro-audio products. These are the pictures and nuggets of information that he sent us. Check them out and expect to see many of these products available in store or online soon (many are already available to pre-order). If you have any questions about any of them in the meantime then feel free to give us a call on 01202 597180.
Numark's compact iOS DJ controller has been updated to a mark 2 version for NAMM 2013. This little controller now features a sleeker, more durable design and is perfect for the less-serious DJ who just wants something to whip out for a bit of fun at parties, etc!
The original Mixtrack and Mixtrack Pro were hugely popular with beginner DJs and DJs on a budget. However, that didn't mean that there wasn't room for improvement and so Numark have recently announced that they will be releasing updated mark 2 versions. Our sales director Andy Legg has come face-to-face with these new Mixtracks on his 2013 NAMM adventure in California and he has already reported back that the build is much improved, but that's not the only thing that has been updated...
It looks like some kind of time travelling device from the hit TV series Red Dwarf, but this is actually a new wireless handheld MIDI DJ controller from Numark! Numark say that you can perform with the Orbit in your hand, strapped to your body, hung around your neck (Flava Flav style!) or placed on a table! Ingenious!
Although CDs are probably still the club DJs weapon of choice, more and more people are succumbing to the flexible temptations of software mixing. In fact, you will be hard pushed to find a club night where no DJs whatsoever mix off a laptop, and with this medium growing in popularity all the time, I doubt it will be long before laptops truly take over!
In the modern DJing world, mixing with CDs appears to now rule. DJs that once swore by vinyl have been tempted by the lower cost of burning CDs (compared to cutting dubplates), and the fact that you can carry round whole albums and playlists on small, lightweight silver discs rather than having to select possibly 50-100 tracks for a night and then wearing out your shoulder dragging them into a club!
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that vinyl was your only option if you wanted to mix properly! In fact, that’s because it wasn’t that long ago! The last few years have seen huge technological changes in the DJing world, moving from vinyls to CDs, to mixing on laptops, USB sticks and with time-coded discs! The options for an up and coming DJ today are immense and the latest way of working, as you have probably guessed, incorporates your iOS device…