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Numark to debut iDJ2 iPod mixer with pitch control

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Numark this week will introduce the iDJ2, a new version of the company’s professional iPod mixing console. Unlike the original iDJ, the new iDJ2 features only one iPod dock, but can play two songs simultaneously from a single iPod. The mixer provides real-time scratch, pitch control, looping, and full cueing of music from the docked iPod.

Numark said iDJ2 owners can also use USB devices such as hard drives for music playback via rear panel USB ports. Other features include an LCD screen that offers waveform display and visual track-profiling, line inputs for any audio source, and the ability to record musical performances to a docked iPod or any connected USB drive. The iDJ2 supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC (non-DRM) formats. Numark said the iDJ2 will be released in August, but has not yet announced pricing.

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1

NOW it looks like they’ve got a winner.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on March 27, 2006 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

2

I was only saying at the weekend what a let down the first version was….. low and behold they bring this out the next day! This time things sound very interesting…..

Posted by Piarco75 on March 27, 2006 at 4:41 PM (PDT)

3

Agreed.  That’s the product they should have released in the first place.

Posted by stark23x on March 27, 2006 at 4:41 PM (PDT)

4

I like it the price is the BIG thing! if its less than $300 than its a great deal! make the price and you’ll be in good shape

Posted by LawnBoy on March 27, 2006 at 6:05 PM (PDT)

5

i think anywhere in the 3-400 range would be a good deal. long as everything works without lag.

Posted by Powerbook17 on March 27, 2006 at 6:18 PM (PDT)

6

I nearly jumped out of my seat when I read the pitch control option—very happy now.

I still think we need connections for two iPods…Maybe for a good set you need two units?

Posted by Mel Marcelo on March 27, 2006 at 6:53 PM (PDT)

7

wow i was just looking at some cd turntables but i thought $700+ was too much for someone who just wants this as a hobby. i guess i like dj’ing (or what it looks like) mostly because of all those nice buttons *-)
just tried virtual dj, and maybe when this comes out i’ll give it a try. but as #5 says, not if its more than $300-400… hmmm

daniel -> #############

Posted by formatc1702 on March 27, 2006 at 6:54 PM (PDT)

8

Wow, everyone jokes about ‘is this the update that makes it fun?’, and for once, this just might be. While a serious DJ wouldn’t be seen near a deck like this, at least now a beginner can learn the basics, and maybe have some fun with friends or at a house party. And dropping the dual-iPod requirement drops the actual cost quite a bit, as well as not requiring to sync libraries on both so you’re not screwed when looking to mix one specific track. Time will tell, but this may actually get more kids into DJing, and with a basic idea of what they’re supposed to be doing as well.

Posted by Evil Timmy on March 27, 2006 at 9:44 PM (PDT)

9

This is cool, I wonder if it can do beatmixing.  I like the fact that it is black so that it doesn’t stand out too much out in the open like it’s predecessor.  Good job Numark for stepping up and upgrade right away.

Posted by Oliver on March 27, 2006 at 11:25 PM (PDT)

10

yes that looks like an ace house gadget :OP whens it gonna get released?

Posted by Ali on March 28, 2006 at 5:02 AM (PDT)

11

i sure hope the firmware is not sluggish, b/c then this would be nothing but a piece of techno junk.  i also hope the knobs and spinners have some sort of back-light so i don’t need that peski little disco flash light to see in dark situations.

Posted by jsmoove007 on March 28, 2006 at 7:06 AM (PDT)

12

The best part is you don’t even need an iPod!

Posted by FZero on March 28, 2006 at 7:27 AM (PDT)

13

Oliver: If you can control the pitch, then you can Beatmatch.. And it looks like pitch control is included with this unit

Posted by DJ CUSE on March 28, 2006 at 8:27 AM (PDT)

14

the big bad mo’f*cker has arrived! i have been awaiting this day ever since the original was announced!!!

*dances widly!!*

regards
—marty

Posted by xavier2k3 on March 28, 2006 at 9:10 AM (PDT)

15

LOVE IT!
im getting it asap!
been waiting for something like this since i bought the first one!
this whole pitch thing is the bomb!
you dont need to ipods!!??
nice!

this is a fun way for a mobile dj!
all you need now is an amp and speakers!
i connect it in my car!
lol… yep!

Posted by CRiMiNaL on March 28, 2006 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

16

My co-worker just sent me this link.  I am going to be the first online to get this unti.  Exactly what I am looking for when traveling to different cities.

Posted by DJ Bandit on March 28, 2006 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

17

Wowser, This looks just like what my son needs to learn the basics of mixing, and a great backup for us mobile djs!  Thanks NUMARK!

Posted by DJ Marv on March 28, 2006 at 12:07 PM (PDT)

18

why i cant post

Posted by sp1200mk2 in Spain on March 28, 2006 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

19

It looks good… But if you have device with Windows Mobile that was before:
“Pocket DJ studio” (search in google)
Two independent MP3 players with PITCH Control, CUE adjust, PITCH BEND buttons, and many other features for DJs.

Posted by sp1200mk2 in Spain on March 28, 2006 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

20

wow…i saw this in one of the ilounge books less than a year ago and i thought it was pretty cool but not like extremely amazing or anything…major defect: inabilty to play DRM protected AAC music… =(

Posted by jeremy k on March 28, 2006 at 3:13 PM (PDT)

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