Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market, announces that its NS7 premium performance controller will be available worldwide on March 24, 2009. Numark developed NS7 in strategic partnership with software developer Serato.
In addition to NS7’s worldwide release on the opening day of the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Fla., Numark will present NS7 to the public at the Remix Hotel Miami, March 26-29. Numark is a Title Sponsor for the annual event, which is focused on the creation, production and enjoyment of the next generation of music. Numark will feature NS7’s throughout the three-day event, most notably including a performance by DJ GetDown at the National Hotel on March 27 at 10:00 p.m., the Remix Hotel Miami Pool Party and master classes covering the advanced DJ system.
Numark has also launched a Web site dedicated to NS7 at NS7controller.com. NS7controller.com contains all of the information about NS7 in one place, including text, images, video, an interactive product tour, the NS7 user manual, free downloads, interviews and more.
Numark and Serato have jointly developed NS7 to deliver an unprecedented degree of DJ software and hardware-control integration, delivering a completely new DJ experience. ITCH is Serato’s next-generation software, building on the award-winning Scratch LIVE engine, it is fully compatible with libraries, crates, loops and cue points created in Scratch LIVE.
NS7 features two seven-inch motorized, adjustable-torque, aluminum turntable platter controls complete with vinyl, slipmats and 45 RPM adapters. Separating the two turntable decks is a premium DJ mixer with replaceable, digital VCA crossfader and line faders; firm, rubberized knobs; rugged switches and buttons; Strip Search (patent pending) virtual-needle drop controls; and host of other innovative features.
DJs will not only be impressed by NS7’s feel, but also its precision control. Numark and Serato developed a protocol for communication between NS7 and the computer that sends MIDI data over a single USB cable at more than twice the standard speed. The result is extremely high-resolution control with full MIDI compliance.
NS7 contains a high-quality, 24-bit digital audio interface with mic/line input and headphone and system outputs. A single USB cable carries all audio and control data between NS7 and the computer for simplicity of system configuration and minimal setup time.
Professional DJs will find NS7 to be built to outstanding levels of quality. Its heavy gauge metal housing and components have all been designed for durability on stage, and reliability under the punishing conditions of the road.
“We are delighted by the excitement surrounding NS7,” said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Numark. “It has been a pleasure to work with Serato and the partnership has lead to something special: a
truly significant advancement in DJ tools.”
NS7 will be available from musical instrument and DJ retailers worldwide on March 24, 2009. The controller carries a U.S. retail price of $1,599.00, and a street price of approximately $1,299.95.