Nueva Numark 4Trak

Hola a todos de nuevo, soy consciente de que llevo varios días sin publicar nada, a pesar de que están surgiendo un montón de noticias y novedades, pero como no quería publicar lo mismo que todo el mundo, me e estado documentando y buscando fotografías diferentes…como veis tenemos ante nosotros lo nuevo de numark, uno de sus nuevos productos, para ser mas concretos la Numark 4Trak, yo la calificaría de “Refrito”, es decir han cogido una NS6 y le han añadido una unidad de efectos, con esto no quiero decir que no sea una buena controladora y según como estoy incluso a favor, pues con esta crisis hay que reciclar y si te sobran unidades de efectos que no has vendido, pues ala, a crear un nuevo producto y aprovechar todo ese material…

nos encontramos con un mezclador de 4 pistas y por si todo eso te parece poco, también tenemos acceso a una consola de efectos independiente de la anterior. Lo interesante, es que además de poner conectar el equipo a todo tipo de sistemas de sonido (platos, Cargadores de DC), podremos realizar todo tipo de efectos de sonido gracias a su interacción con el software Traktor 2, que de hecho es una versión especial diseñada por Native Instruments para este equipo.

La mesa 4Track cuenta con dos platos (de 3600 puntos de resolución cada uno) y permite la navegación libre por todo el sistema sin necesidad de utilización de ratón. El equipo cuenta con multitud de leds que indican el estado de cada uno de los controles, con lo que podrás controlar el pitch o realizar loopings sin mayor problema. Con acabado metálico, interface de audio a 24 bits, salidas XLR balanceadas y control MIDI, seguro que es el sueño de muchos usuarios avanzados de audio.

Si os interesa el equipo, me parece que todavía tendréis que esperar un poco , puesto que no se espera que salga a la venta hasta el primer cuarto de este 2012, con un precio final de venta que rondará los $1099 (unos 890€ al cambio).

Características destacadas

  • Consola de efectos dedicada
  • Mezclador de 4 canales integrado
  • 2 Jogs sensibles al tacto, iluminados y con una resolución de 3600 puntos
  • Interfaz de audio a 24 bits con salidas XLR balanceadas
  • Sólida construcción metálica
  • Mapeado al detalle para Traktor Pro
  • Control MIDI preciso y baja latencia
  • Indicador de posición de la pista en reproducción
  • Navegación por la librería optimizada para no requerir el uso de ratón
  • Compatible con más software que soporte MIDI.

English

The new 4Trak seems to look like a Numark NS6 but with an extra FX unit bolted on the top to suit Traktor Pro’s layout. Just like they did with the NS7 and the FX unit for that, they seem to be about to announce a similar addition to the NS6 line for those looking for the NS6 controller working alongside Traktor Pro. Now whether this will be simply the NS6 renamed with an FX unit bolted on to work with Traktor that remains to be seen. All we have at the moment is a grayscale image…

Four decks of software control, a four-channel mixer and total command over all effects: Meet 4TRAK, the ultimate controller for TRAKTOR DJ software. 4TRAK lays out a vast assembly of tactile controls in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. Mix anything: 4TRAK’s built-in four-channel mixer allows you to bring turntables, microphones, MP3 players and more into the mix. Tweak everything: High-resolution platters, exclusive Strip Search needle-drop technology and an expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE give you more precise control over TRAKTOR than ever before.

4 DECKS OF KONTROL

At the heart of 4TRAK is a premium-quality fully independent four-channel mixer that can be used with or without a computer, making 4TRAK one of the most versatile TRAKTOR controllers in the world. 4TRAK has a full range of input and outputs for connecting virtually any device: RCA inputs on each channel and four line-level inputs with two switchable to phono and two switchable to mic. Connect almost any external music source like turntables, CD players and microphones, and mix them in seamlessly with tracks from your software.

THE FX KOMMAND CONSOLE

4TRAK offers unparalleled control over your effects and filters. With the FX KOMMAND CONSOLE, you have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving you incredible performance capabilities. Layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both of them in ways that were previously impossible.

4TRAK’s FX KOMMAND CONSOLE gives you two decks of effects controls, FX1 and FX2, plus four detented filter knobs for each of 4TRAK’s four channels. Both the FX1 and FX2 decks give you three controls that can be assigned to the effects of your choice. Each FX deck also features time division controls, allowing you to match your effects to a track’s BPM instantly, and giving you continuous control over an effect’s pacing.

BUILT-IN FOUR-CHANNEL MIXER

Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so you can instantly transition between controlling TRAKTOR’s four decks and your external sources. Connect two CD players, two turntables, two mics—the combinations are endless. Grab tracks or loops from your music library one moment, then your turntable, iPod, or a mic the next. 4TRAK makes it possible to take music from virtually any source and bring it into your mix.

4TRAK is a complete DJ controller, able to handle everything you’ve got, empowering you to perform at your highest level.

ADVANCED STRIP SEARCH TECHNOLOGY

4TRAK includes the groundbreaking Numark innovation known as Strip Search. Originally introduced with NS7, this incredible virtual-needle-drop technology allows you to locate any point on a track by using an advanced touch strip on each deck. LED track indicators above each strip provide real-time visual feedback about the tracks position.

COMPLETE KONTROL

4TRAK’s platters feature 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation along with automatically adjusting platter sensitivity, giving you high definition turntable control. With ultra-precise, high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, 4TRAK removes the line between hardware and software, giving you incredibly tight response. Bi-colored LEDs also surround each platter, providing both an indication of the Deck in control and also a Deck’s playback status. Effects can be instantly accessed by channel.

The simple and intuitive design of 4TRAK includes favorites like mouseless library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping and Hot Cues. You’ll get direct access to beat grid controls and beat skip, allowing you to juggle a track inline with the beat so that it never loses sync. 4TRAKS built-in professional 24-bit audio interface guarantees pristine audio quality from your computer.

TRAKTOR SOFTWARE INCLUDED

Start mixing and unleashing powerful effects right away with the included TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition software. TRAKTOR 4TRAK Edition brings you a world-renowned, rock-solid four-deck DJ program with an intuitive interface featuring TruWave colored waveforms for a visually rich experience of your music. With TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition, you’ll get a mixing experience guaranteed to be intuitive, creative and addictive.

  • Four decks of software control with included TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition software
  • 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE for complete control over effects & filters
  • Built-in four-channel DJ mixer that works with or without a computer
  • Four line inputs, two turntable inputs and two microphone inputs
  • Touch-sensitive illuminated platters with 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation
  • Built-in 24-bit audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
  • Solid metal construction
  • Maps seamlessly with TRAKTOR PRO 2 including sample triggers
  • Ultra-precise, low-latency high-speed MIDI
  • Strip Search with illuminated track-position indicator
  • Mouseless library navigation with view options
  • Works with a wide range of MIDI software