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Perfect Beginner DJ Turntables – ION Discover ICUE3

ION Discover DJ (ICUE3) Computer DJ System

By David D. – Product Specialist

If you’re just getting started in the DJ game, the turntable systems can sometimes look overwhelming. Don’t let that stand in your way of becoming a successful DJ though; I have the perfect solution for you. The ION Discover ICUE3 DJ Turntable system is perfect for entry level DJs and those just learning how to mix. This system is fully compatible with your PC or Mac and includes everything you need to start DJing right from your computer. All you need is Windows XP/Vista for PC or Mac OS X for MAC to turn your computer into a mixing station.

The built-in plug-n-play USB connection allows you to conveniently hook it up straight to your computer, which means no drivers or power adapters needed, while the included Mix Vibes DJ Software allows you to record and edit all of your mixes. Don’t worry about not having songs to mix, this system is fully compatible with your iTunes music library, allowing you to mix and edit all your favorite jams.

ION’s ICUE3 system has dual touch-sensitive 6” jog wheels that are very smooth running and provide you with a natural scratch feel. When the “scratch mode” feature is turned on, they operate just like a real turntable, if “scratch mode” is off, the jog wheel will pitch bend. The bass and treble controls let you easily tune your sound to perfection; the looping feature allows you to extend the mix by repeating your favorite parts. Enhance your mixes with the built-in crossfader, this lets you mix between sounds while the fully adjustable tempos allow you to match songs. The large front panel pitch, volume, treble, and bass controls are easy-to-read and operate while the sync, reverse, cue, and play/pause buttons light up when in use.
So bottom line, if you’re a beginner looking for an affordable turntable system, or just want to have a little fun mixing your favorite jams on your free time, I highly suggest this ION Discover DJ System.


Numark DJ Equipment

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

A DJ is only as good as his equipment. Numark DJ equipment helps you step your game up as a DJ. Numark professional DJ systems enhance your signature sound, adding definition to the beats, breaks and scratches in your music. Numark designed DJ products that give the disc jockey full control during battles, clubs, weddings and other performances. This DJ gear is cutting edge and will allow you, the DJ professional, to dominate the scene.

As iPods have grown in popularity, many DJs are looking for iPod compatible mixers. Look no further. The Numark iDJ2 mixer turns you into an iPod DJ. This innovative mixer has a built-in iPod docking station, making it easy to mix two songs from a single iPod. There is room for expansion also, as you can hook up additional iPods or other mass storage devices through the rear USB inputs. It is easy to mix as the dual scratch pads can be scratched as if they were the actual discs. As far as compatibility, the iDJ2 iPod mixing console has a microphone input as well as a pair of RCA inputs and outputs for easy connectivity.

If you still want to use CDs for mixing and scratching, the Numark CDX is a motorized CD turntable with real vinyl. The CDX can be used to scratch MP3 CDs besides regular CDs. The music responds to scratching of the 12” vinyl surface. The authentic feel and look of this digital turntable makes it seem like you are scratching vinyl records. The motor is extremely powerful and will keep your beats pumping on cue with the music.
If you really want to take over the DJ scene, the Numark BATTLE PAK V.4 is a professional DJ package with two turntables, a microphone mixer and headphones. The direct-drive turntables allow you to manipulate the music with your fingertips, and the mixer gives you full control over the sound output. You will enjoy the headphones as the padded ear cups and padded headband provide a comfortable fit as you scratch. If you need an extra set of DJ headphones, the Numark PHX feature an isolated closed-ear design, perfect for blocking outside sound in loud venues.

Take your DJ career to the next level with the latest DJ gear from Numark. In DJ speak, you wiggity won’t regret it.