Newly released at this year NAMM: the Numark 4Trak DJ Controller is the latest in a long line of consistently high quality DJ products from Numark. Further developing the technology found in the ‘NS’ range of controllers, the 4Trak is primarily designed to control Native Instruments Traktor DJ software. The main features of this model are the ability to control four ‘decks’ and precisely and easily control FX. It also includes a built-in audio interface with balanced outputs and a ‘gig proof’ robust design; the 4Trak controller is therefore, a professional setup for Traktor users.
They're among Pioneer's most popular products, sought after by DJs who want equipment that looks as good as it sounds. With their superb high-definition audio, stunning club-quality effects and sleek user-friendly design, the industry-standard CDJ-2000 and DJM-900nexus offer the ultimate in style and substance.
Anyone who has spent much time in DJ booths will have come across at least a few Rane mixers here and there, because let’s face it, DJs love Rane. They sound fantastic, are built to last and their layout is intuitive, letting jocks get straight down to business. Such is the love for Rane that their MP24 became a classic in its own time and can still be found installed in clubs and bars across the world. But as times change, so do mixers, and the MP25 and MP26 — which are the new-and-improved replacements for the MP24 — are likely to find just as much love as their older counterpart.
NOX is a new collection of mixers from Behringer, bragging plenty of features to keep many a DJ satisfied. But unlike many of the heavyweight big boys, prices are kept as low as possible — a move that should undoubtedly earn them a good number of followers, particularly with up-and-coming DJs who may have to watch the purse strings.
The DDJ-ERGO allows any music enthusiast the cabability to make their own unique audio mixes. Incorporated with the Virtual DJ Limited Edition software package by Atomix Productions, the DDJ-ERGO controller lets consumers be imaginative with their music collection the moment they take the device from the box. The revolutionary controller also features MIDI functionality, making it easy to be utilized with other MIDI compatible DJ software.
Offering four decks of software control as well as a built-in mixer which you can use with or without a laptop or computer, N4 is ideal for DJs who desire effective functionality within a light and portable, package. N4 is really a full DJ controller which includes all you need to perform at the top level: substantial, touch-sensitive platters, four decks of software management with loop and effects controls, a built-in USB audio interface along with a extensive mixer section with EQ and gain settings. N4 includes both Serato DJ Introduction software plus a 4-deck edition of Virtual DJ LE.
Xone:K2 is a universal controller and is ideal for use with all major DJ computer software, for example Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual DJ, PCDJ and MixVibes. Xone:K2 can also be used to manage lighting or VJ software – if it can receive MIDI data it will usually takes instructions from K2.
Those industrious chaps at Pioneer have clearly been burning the midnight oil and working themselves into a sleep-deprived psychosis, judging by the amount of new releases of DJ-orientated kit coming from their HQ of late. Pioneer warned us a good few months ago about the imminent deluge of must-have DJ equipment coming our way, and it was no exaggeration! The quality and range of new releases from Pioneer recently has been quite amazing, especially with the new Traktor integration as seen on the DJM-900 Nexus, and their dedicated DDJ T1Traktor controller. The latest dark horse to be released from Pioneer’s stable is the DJM-T1, which continues the Traktor integration trend and is aimed directly at Traktor heads who still prefer to use the traditional two-deck/mixer style set-up and aren’t looking for the all-singing all-dancing CDJ2000/DJM-900 Nexus affair.
Pioneer has broke the mould once again with the release of the new DJM-250: the industry’s first sub-£500 mixer to boast two sound colour filters and a range of professional features.
One of the favourites among professional and bedroom DJs alike, quality filters are usually only seen on high-end mixers. But now with the Pioneer DJM-250 two-channel mixer, DJs can combine EQ effects with two filters to perform mixes that sound like they were meant to be.