Numark and Serato enter Strategic partnership

Numark announces the formation of a strategic partnership with Serato. The agreement marks the first joint effort between Serato and Numark, and promises new levels of performance for DJs.

Numark and Serato have combined forces in an effort to drive the integration of high-performance software and hardware into the DJ experience. With its time-tested legacy of innovation, Numark has leveraged its ability to match its highly recognized hardware expertise with Serato’s software prowess. Together, Numark and Serato have created a powerhouse DJ software and hardware combination.
The results of the Numark and Serato strategic partnership can be seen in person January 17-20 at Winter NAMM 2008 booth 6400 in Anaheim, CA. Of particular note, the new product—Numark’s NS7 motorized software controller—is completely unique to both companies. Officials of Numark and Serato were quick to point out that the NS7 is a first-of-its-kind DJ software controller. With extremely high resolution real vinyl control, the NS7 achieves the most accurate and precise software control available. An integrated high quality audio interface locks to the included Serato “Itch” DJ software to deliver the best possible sound.

Numark’s new alliance with Serato will usher in a new era of DJ software and hardware from both companies.

So that’s established that Numark and Serato are very much loved up. “No, you put the phone down, no you” can be heard after transatlantic conference calls. But what on earth does this partnership mean? What kind of digital devilry can “the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market” and “the world’s leading provider of DJ software” concoct? Well… this:

Numark Serato ITCH NS7

When it comes to performing with software, precision control is essential. Numark’s NS7 delivers high-resolution control so powerful, you’ll wonder how you ever DJ’d without it. The NS7 comes pre-configured to control the software of your choice, including the award-winning DJ software such as Serato’s Itch and Numark’s CUE software. The NS7 allows the user to assign their controls with MIDI performance to ensure software compatibility for a long time to come.

Two high-torque, motorized 7″ standard platters with a genuine vinyl interface provide pinpoint response with the look and feel of standard turntables. Illuminated easy-to-find controls help you to perform in any lighting conditions.

The NS7 sends MIDI over USB at two to three times normal speed, at an extremely high resolution for the most accurate and precise software control available, while remaining 100% MIDI compliant. Custom controls are included for navigating your library without need for a mouse or keyboard.

The NS7 uses high performance USB 2.0 that delivers pristine 24-bit audio. XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connections are ideal for the pro and semi-pro alike.

Numark’s NS7 is the DJ’s choice for high-performance, motorized software control.

Key Features:
Adjustable high-torque, direct-drive motors with 7” Vinyl
2-in, 4-out. 24-bit USB 2.0 audio Interface
High speed, double precision MIDI controls (Compatible with any MIDI software)
Rock solid CP-PRO crossfader
All metal construction
Extensive Looping, Cue Point and Track Selection controls
Additional assignable controls include 8 rotary, 8 triggers and 2 mini sliders
Audiophile-quality analog circuitry

Audio Inputs:
RCA (unbalanced) line
Mic (1/4″ balanced)

Audio Outputs:
Master – XLR (balanced)/RCA (unbalanced)
Booth – RCA (unbalanced)
Headphone – 1/4″ and 1/8″ stereo

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