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Numark TTXUSB Direct-Drive USB Turntable

Numark TTXUSB Direct-Drive USB Turntable

Numark is very popular amongst the modern day DJs, their products simplify a DJs job and make it really easy to keep up with technology these days. Even if you’re not a modern DJ and have some old school vinyl records, they have products that will suit your needs like the TTXUSB professional direct-drive turntable.

This Numark professional turntable system was created with the traditional turntablist in mind but also has all the features that will satisfy the non-turtablist DJ. The TTXUSB is equipped with both a straight arm and s-shaped tonearm, the straight arm is most well known for being better for scratching while the more traditional S-Shaped tonearm is better for mixing. The body of the TTXUSB is a made up of 4-parts, a cosmetic cover, plastic body, a synthetic anti resonant inner core, and a silicon rubber base. The top panel features an attractive, hard to miss neon blue circular display that shows all the information you will need to know when operating such as the pitch adjust, platter speed, beats per minute (BPM), RPM, motor speed, solid block that indicate platter rotation, and the start and brake setting when you’re adjusting them. Not discriminating against righties or lefties, Numark has equipped the TTXUSB with 2-large start/stop buttons in each corner, making scratching more convenient no matter what your strong hand might be. Numark has made the pitch slider and speed controls much more user friendly, now you can easily unscrew the controls and swap them around, this is a great feature for the battling DJs, now the pitch will not be obstructed by the tone arm anymore.

For ultra quick conversion of vinyl to digital media, this turntable system features a USB connection . This could also not be done without the included EZ Converter DJ software. With just a few mouse click, vinyl to digital conversion takes just minutes, now all your old school vinyl records are now a part of you iTunes music library.

When you combine the affordable price with the amount of features found on the TTXUSB Direct Drive USB Turntable, you have yourself a deal that is very hard to pass up.

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Gemini CTRL-SIX DJ Controller

In todays world of crazy technology, most DJs have their whole music library stored on a computer, so manufacturers had to produce products to keep up with the times. Well Gemini is one of those manufactures that didn’t miss out. They have created products that make it simple to produce and manipulate music straight from your computer. One of their products that allow you to do such is the CTRL-SIX.

Gemini’s CTRL-Six is a professional USB/MIDI DJ controller that allows you to access the music stored on your computer and create your own mixes with simplicity and quickness. This controller is equipped with a built-in mixer, audio input and output jacks, and all the necessary tools you need to be a creative with your music as you can get. The CTRL-SIX features an interface that is familiar with most DJs giving them the feel of their traditional turntables and decks. It has 2 individual mixing channels with 2 large touch-sensitive jog wheels for scratching, cueing, and other assignable parameters. To make this controller even easier to use, Gemini has made it switchable between USB bus-power or a DC adapter, giving you, the DJ, the option of what power source suits you best. The CTRL-SIX also features 46 buttons, 5 faders, 18 rotary knobs, cross fader with adjustable X-Y slope, adjustable channel faders, brightly illuminated buttons, and a soundcard.

Wait, that’s not all, I know you’re wondering about the inputs and outputs, one of the most important features on any DJ controller. Gemini’s CTRL-SIX controller has all the jacks you need to slide confortably in to any setting including two-channel switchable line/phono inputs, rec, master, and booth RCA outputs, balanced XLR output; 1/4” and 1/8” headphone output with volume control; and XLR and 1/4” mic inputs with mic volume control.

This Gemini controller also comes with the very popular and much needed Virtual DJ LE Software. This DJ software is used by beginner DJ’s all the way up to professional DJ’s. It features BeatLock engine, which allows songs to always stay in beat and lets the DJ works their mixes faster than ever before.

The CTRL-Six is a perfect controller for all you beginner DJ’s, and has enough features to satisfy a top notch professional DJ all for a very reasonable price.

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Numark NuVJ Video Mixing Console

Numark NuVJ Video Mixing Console

Numark is known for producing top notch DJ equipment that usually focuses more on the audio side of DJing. But if you’re a DJ who needs or likes to use video in your mixes and performances, then Numark has made the perfect product for you with the NuVJ intuitive video mixing console and performance controller.

The Numark NuVJ is a versatile DJ style video mixer that allows DJs to integrate images and video clips basically the same way you would mix music. This video mixer will add effects to images and video, mix them through the built-in crossfader, and allow you to create your own spectacular video shows. The great thing about this controller is that it is compatible with most of your existing gear. Also, the Arkaos v1.50 DJ software that is included will work with most computers and laptops, providing simple integration when using this product.

NuVJ has a layout that most DJs will be familiar with; there are two decks with each side featuring its own jog wheel with a scratch button, 6 parameter knobs, 9 trigger buttons, crossfader, and a speed vertical fader. The 3 function buttons that are located next to the parameter knobs will light up blue when in use. The top of this controller is equipped with a backlit blue dot matrix LCD display which makes it easy to see what you are actually doing. The front of the NuVJ features a fader mode A-B-C selector switch for the fader start, an auto fade speed knob that will adjust the crossfaders mixing speed, and a fader On/Off button.

Some other cool features include automated play for stand–alone operation, synchronization to audio-in or internal BPM generator, library of small movies, pictures, and graphic sets. The NuVJ connects to the USB port of Windows and Mac based computers and is an ideal performance tool for nightclubs, mobile DJs, stage performances, and other venues you might use it for.

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Pioneer EFX-1000 Professional DJ Effects Processor

Pioneer EFX-1000 Professional DJ Effects Processor

An Effects Processor is a device that will alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds, this is made possible by integrated sound effects which may include Delay, Echo, Pitch Echo, Trans, Flanger, Filter, Phaser and more. If you’re looking for a top notch studio quality processor, then Pioneer and Sonic Electronix has just what you need.

Pioneer’s EFX-1000 Effects Processor will provide DJs with the best audio quality possible; it is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-sampling system and 32-bit digital sound processing. This processor features a bypass switch function that allows you to process the effects with their original high sound quality. Pioneer has made the EFX1000 very easy to integrate into any studio setup you may already have with the digital input/output, MIDI input/output, and accurate input/output meter.

There are 4 easy to locate knobs that all serve their own purpose, the depth knob will adjust the strength and depth of the effects, character knob will change the parameters of the effects, the level meter control knob adjusts the sound level, and the mix knob will change the balance of the original sound and effected sound. With this Pioneer processor, DJs can create 49 patterns of effects in combination with the beat effect and digital jog break all made possible by the signal flow switch. To control the numerous built-in sound effects (Delay, Echo, Pitch Echo, Trans, Flanger, Filter, Phaser, Jet, Wah, Phase, Shifter Ring, Zip, Humanizer and Vocoder), pioneer has implemented an easy-to-use Digital Jog Break Dial. Up to 8 seconds of jog function can be stored in memory for automated replay.

The EFX-1000 is Pioneer’s top of the line effects unit that was designed for both DJ use and studio use. Serious club or studio DJs will hear the impact of the increased processing power this device puts out when in use, which ultimately leads to enhanced audio quality in their mix. As with all Pioneer products, you can be assured that you are getting the right amount of bang for your buck.

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Numark Virtual Vinyl Software Package

Numark Virtual Vinyl DJ Audio Mixing Software Package

Are you a DJ that loves the old school feeling of 12” vinyl turnatables? Or, are you the type of DJ who likes to do your mixing or scratching with CD Decks? With Numarks Virtual Vinyl Package, you can have the best of both worlds. Virtual Vinyl gives you, the user flexibility and creative possibility of mixing audio and video. This package comes with the Virtual Vinyl audio interface, two 12”/78 control vinyls, two control CDs, CUE software CD, four RCA and stereo audio cables, and a USB cable. Numarks amazing package gives you the power to scratch, mix, and sample digital audio and video files using any turntable or CD player.

The included control vinyl and CDs give you performance features such as master tempo, seamless looping, instant pitch-matching, automatic beat-matching, BPM-aware effects, hot-cues, sampling, and much more. The Numark CUE DJ software is what drives this package and ensure seamless integration with your computer whether it is a Mac or PC. This software really puts you in the driver seat; it allows you to customize the appearance, layout, and feel of the software to suit your needs and style. CUE’s Rhythm Window allows you to see music as a visual waveform, this helps acquire 100% mixing accuracy. You can also pitch tracks up and down with or without Key Lock, which holds pitch while you independently adjust the BPM. Some other cool features include Net Search, which searches the web automatically for specific tracks, online social music groups, automatically sync tracks together for effortless song transitions, play history management, and much more.

Virtual Vinyls interface box is the heart of this package and is all you need to connect everything. It is equipped with two phono/line switchable RCA inputs, two pass throughs, and three pairs of outputs. The included USB cable will provide connection to the interface box and your computer. This Numark package supports video playback from DVD, VOB, DIVX, MPG1, MPG2, MPG4, AVI, WMV, Karaoke (CD+G), and audio and playlists from CD, DVD, MP3, WAV, iTunes, etc. There isn’t much Numark left out of this package, no matter what kind of DJ you are, this package will impress you.

Numark has done it again with the Virtual Vinyl Package and keeps the driving force of DJ innovation moving in the right direction.

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