Hace unos días os presentaba la nueva Numark MixDeck, una controladora MIDI “Todo en Uno” que, sinceramente, me tiene enamorado…pues bien, como todo buen amor, no me deja respirar y acaba de evolucionar…su evolución se llama “Quad” y es para comérsela….¡¡¡…básicamente se trata de una Mixdeck, pero en un atractivo color aluminio plata y con la inclusión de 4 canales separados con sus correspondientes secciones de ecualización, ganancias, fadders…vamos, todo lo necesario para manejar con soltura los nuevos programas para DJ, con capacidad para usar 4 decks…o mas…
Numark Mixdeck "Quad"
Cumberland, R.I. (Apr. 6, 2011) – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, introduces the MIXDECK QUAD, a professional-grade DJ controller and player with integrated effects, direct connection for iPad or iPod touch, and inputs for CD and USB flash drives. Numark will unveil the MIXDECK QUAD at Hall 5.1 Stand #B45 of the 2011 Musikmesse show from April 6-9 in Frankfurt, Germany.
MIXDECK QUAD is a complete DJ system with 4-channel analog and MIDI mixer that puts DJs in complete control at any event. Thanks to the integrated four-channel mixer/controller, DJs can cue and layer to their heart’s content. MIXDECK QUAD enables DJs of all kinds to perform, mix, remix, and record with virtually any popular music media, including CDs, MP3 CDs, USB flash drives, DJ software on a laptop or iOS devices like the iPad and iPod touch. The flexibility to work with virtually any kind of media makes it perfect for use at clubs, parties, weddings or other events.
Based upon the popular MIXDECK controller, the MIXDECK QUAD delivers increased versatility by adding support for core MIDI on the iPad and iPod touch, opening the world of iOS Apps like Algoriddim’s DJAY to the DJ’s rig. MIXDECK QUAD also offers a fully functional four-channel digital/analog MIDI mixer, allowing simultaneous control of a connected iPad or iPod touch and a computer while mixing from CD, flash drives, mics, or external sources.
MIXDECK QUAD comes complete with Traktor LE DJ software in Europe and Asia, while North and South American DJs will receive Virtual DJ software in the box. When combined with MIXDECK QUAD, these professional quality DJ software packages turn a Mac or PC into a powerful digital DJ system. Users of other DJ software can control their favorite MIDI software application with MIXDECK QUAD without the need for timecode, using a simple USB or 30-pin connection.
On top of playing all kinds of music media, each one of MIXDECK QUAD’s decks enables the DJ to further shape their 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.
MIXDECK QUAD contains a set of beat and pitch tools that will help DJs with beat matching and harmonic mixing. Start playing a track and MIXDECK QUAD automatically analyzes its BPM (tempo), and displays it on screen. There’s also a Tap tempo button for manual BPM entry. It’s easy to alter a track’s BPM by ±6, 12, 25, and 100% using the pitch fader. For each of those ranges, DJs can also engage Key Lock, which holds the pitch (key) of the track while the DJ independently manipulates its BPM. There’s also a set of pitch-bend buttons on each track.
Complete system with CD/MP3/USB decks, mixer, computer audio and MIDI interface, and iPad core MIDI and audio support
MIDI integration of decks and the mixer for controlling both computer software and iPad apps
iPad supported by Algoriddum DJAY
Two-deck Native Instruments Traktor LE software is included in Europe
Four-deck Virtual DJ software is included in North and South America
Play from CDs, MP3 CDs, USB flash drives, iPad, computers, and external inputs
Four-channel mixer with EQ/rotary kills, replaceable crossfader, and MIDI control
USB MIDI/AUDIO computer interface for software control and audio streaming
Inputs: Two Mic (XLR and 1/4″), Four Aux (RCA stereo pairs), iPad Connector, Computer (USB, stereo)