Numark Mixdeck

Hace tiempo que no me llamaba la atención ningún producto de los que están apareciendo últimamente, creo que el mercado se está asentando con productos cada vez mas específicos y por fin entraron en juego las “Grandes Marcas”, Pioneer, Denon, la Propia Numark y un largo etcétera, esto es bueno, pues la calidad del producto final lo agradece, ademas de que nos olvidamos de tener que andar con Mapas MIDI y configuraciones extrañas, pues en la mayoría de los casos, la controladora y el software han sido diseñados a la par…¿por que me a llamado la atención la Numark Mixdeck?

Para empezar, decir que ya son unos cuantos años trabajando con controladoras MIDI, desde mi primera Behringer BCD-2000, hasta la actual Vestax VCI-300…realmente no veo el motivo de cambiar la Vestax por ningún producto de los que están en el mercado, tal vez por alguna con 4 decks, pero no es algo acuciante…sin embargo…

Sin embargo, cuando te mueves pinchado en Raves y locales poco preparados, realmente lo pasa uno mal, pues nunca se suele pensar en dejar espacio para un ordenador y la controladora, por lo que siempre me toca andar haciendo malabarismos, pues bien, Numark Mixdeck es la solución a los problemas de espacio, contando solo con esta controladora, pueden pinchar un montón de DJ’s, con formas de trabajar distintas…incluye dos reproductores de CD/DVD, por lo que aquellos que pinchan con cargadores no van a tener problemas, tambien se le pueden conectar unos platos, por lo que quienes pinchan con Vinilos, tampoco van a tener problemas, incluye ademas entradas USB para pendrive, por lo que quienes transportan su música en este formato, tambien pueden pinchar…incluye un Dock para un iPhone/iPod y por supuesto interface de audio y USB para manejar el software del ordenador…mmmm…yo ya estoy ahorrando 🙂

CARACTERÍSTICAS:

La época de los todo en uno ha iniciado. El Numark MixDeck es un sistema de mezclas completo que ofrece varias opciones integradas. Son dos unidades de reproducción de CD (audio/mp3), 2 entradas USB, interface MIDI para PC y MAC, entradas para audio analógico y dock para conectar un iPod.

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* Soporte y full controles para: CD/mp3/USB/MIDI/iPOD
* Graba las sesiones directamente al iPod.
* 2 USB in (para memory sticks o discos duros)
* Sonido interno de 24bits y 88.2kHz
* Salidas estéreo: master (RCA/XLR), cabina (RCA), record (RCA), deck 1 (RCA), deck 2 (RCA) y cue (1/8″ y 1/4″)
* Efectos DSP sincronizados: chop, eco, filtro, flanger, paneo y phaser
* Compatible con digital vinil y digital CD (tipo final scratch o serato)
* Analizador de BPM
* Pitch de: +/- 6,12,25 y 100%
* Control de tono (keylock)
* Loop y hot cues
* Fader start (auto arranque al mover el fader)
* Incluye: Traktor Numark Edition software
* 2 pantallas con soporte iD3 tag.
* 1 salida para audífonos con EQ

Web Oficial del Producto

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FORMAT FREEDOM

MIXDECK has two large, touch-sensitive illuminated platters and controls for cueing and scratching your music. Each smooth, fast, reliable, slot-loading drive works with both CDs and MP3 CDs. You can also connect a USB flash drive on each deck for access to thousands of MP3s without taking a computer or CDs to the gig.

But these advanced decks aren’t just MP3/CD players – they also work as software controllers. Just connect MIXDECK to your Mac or PC with a single USB cable and you’re seamlessly controlling the music on your computer. MIXDECK’s MIDI communication enables you to easily map virtually any DJ software for direct connection from your fingers to software.

MIXDECK’s USB connection also can receive two stereo audio channels from your computer, empowering you to mix software audio with CD tracks.

MIXDECK also has an integrated Universal Dock for iPod so you can play tracks from your iPod and even record your set into the popular portable music device. MIXDECK has a dedicated iPod fader, physical transport and menu controls, and click knob so you won’t have to touch the iPod once it’s docked.

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MIGHTY MIXER

MIXDECK has a full-featured mixer built in. Each input channel has its own gain and three-band EQ/rotary kills (+12dB/ -INF). The mixer channels control the audio from MIXDECK’s onboard players, incoming audio from your computer, or external sources such as turntables, MP3s players and more. MIXDECK has two sets of stereo, switchable phono/line inputs for external sources. MIXDECK’s replacable crossfader has switchable slope and reverse so you can customize its performance based on your preferences.

You can work the room thanks to MIXDECK’s 1/4-inch mic input with its own gain and ±15dB high and low EQ. There’s also a complete cueing section with dual 1/8 and 1/4-inch headphone outputs, dedicated cue gain, and mini-crossfader control. You can keep an eye on your master output levels with MIXDECK’s dual-color stereo LED meters.

MIXDECK has a flexible output section too, with balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA stereo Main outputs, as well as Booth and Record outs for sending your mix to different locations and systems including recording to your iPod. There’s also a direct stereo output from each deck for use with timecode control interfaces including Serato Scratch LIVE software or external effects processors.

DELIGHTFUL DECKS

MIXDECK’s advanced platters are touch-sensitive for superb accuracy and smooth control of tracks on discs, flash drives, and software. The platters’ outer rings illuminate for visual indication of deck performance and mode.

You can adjust MIXDECK’s players to perform just like vinyl on turntables thanks to their independent start and stop-time controls on each deck.

FX FLAVOR

On top of playing all kinds of music media, each one of MIXDECK’s decks enables you to add flavor to your performances with integrated, beat-synced DSP effects that include chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, and phaser. Each is completely adjustable and a dedicated wet-dry fader controls them all.

PITCH POWER

MIXDECK contains a set of beat and pitch tools that will help you with beat matching and harmonic mixing. Start playing a track and MIXDECK automatically analyzes its BPM (tempo), and displays it on screen. There’s also a Tap tempo button for manual BPM entry. You can alter the track’s BPM by ±6, 12, 25, and 100% using the pitch fader. For each of those ranges, you can also engage Key Lock, which holds the pitch (key) of the track while you independently manipulate its BPM. There’s also a set of pitch-bend buttons on each track for quick tweaks.

REAL TIME REMIXING

MIXDECK gives you a complete range of remixing tools for on-the-fly creativity, including seamless looping on a set of easy-to-understand controls, sampling, and easily accessible hot cues. Numark’s familiar Bleep/Reverse gives you the ability to keep time moving forward while you cut or reverse the track.

You can play tracks from discs in single-track, continuous, and programmable playback modes for flexible performance. Fader Start enables MIXDECK to start playing the track you have cued up when you move the crossfader for effortless transitions. You can also use Fader Start with compatible CD players connected to MIXDECK’s inputs.

VIVID VIEW

MIXDECK features two large, backlit displays for keeping tabs on each deck even in poorly lit conditions. You can monitor BPM, CD and MP3 text tags, navigate folders, and keep an eye on effect status on these big, bright screens.

MIXDECK gives you the ability to perform, mix, remix, and record with virtually any popular music media. Whether you play parties, clubs, events, or in a group, MIXDECK gives you the freedom to DJ all in one unit, with the flexibility to add on and expand as much as you like.

Key Features:

Complete system with CD/MP3/USB decks, mixer, computer audio and MIDI interface, and Universal Dock for iPod Play from CDs, MP3 CDs, USB flash drives, iPod, computers, and external inputs

Record your set to iPod and listen later

Mixer with EQ/rotary kills, replaceable crossfader, and complete controls for iPod

Studio-quality computer interface for up to 24–bit, 88.2kHz audio

Outputs (all stereo): Main (balanced XLR & RCA), Booth (RCA), Record (RCA), Deck 1 (RCA), Deck 2 (RCA), Cue (1/8” & 1/4”)

Beat-synced DSP effects with wet-dry fader: chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, phaser

Smooth, fast, slot-loading drives with large, touch-sensitive illuminated platters

Control MIDI software with no timecode needed via USB

CD direct outputs for use with timecode interfaces

Adjustable start and stop time for vinyl-like deck performance

Automatic BPM analyzer and Tap tempo for manual BPM entry

Slide BPM ±6, 12, 25, and 100% or bend with pitch buttons

Key Lock holds pitch while you independently manipulate its BPM

Seamless looping, sampling, and easily accessible hot cues

Keep time moving forward while you cut or reverse the track using Bleep/Reverse

Single-track, continuous, and programmable playback Fader Start plays the cued track when you move the crossfader

Two large, backlit displays for BPM, CD/MP3 text tags, and folder navigation

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