Prototype iPod DJ mixer

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  1. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Numark's iPod Mixer for DJs!

    I don't have proper permissions to post this in the iPod gear thread so I'm posting here instead.

    Apparently Numark, makers of DJ gear (turntables, mixers, etc.) is in development of a portable dual iPod mixing console. It's only in the prototype stage for now but looks very promising. You can read all about it here:

    Numark's iPod Mixer
     

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  2. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'll move this and merge it to to thread started there earlier.
     
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  4. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how useful this is - you cant pitch shift on iPods! I've seen people do gigs with 2 laptops and a mixer, but at least you can pitch shift to get stuff in time.

    I guess its made for those people that dont need to create fluid mixes (i.e. pub djs!)
     
  5. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I'd much rather use my iBook. It's much easier. It is a good idea, though.
     
  6. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I was talking to a NuMark rep. at an audio store yesterday who claims that this new device has a large buffer memory built into it. Basically the music feeds from the pod into the buffer so you can "scratch' and pitch shift the music coming off of each iPod. The vague specs on the website don't give any indication of this though.
     
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    I cant understand how this would work. You'd have to play quite a bit of the song while it buffers right? Then if you pitch shift up a lot it'll play faster thus empty the buffer. So your going to have to have played the song for like 2 mins to buffer it, before actually playing it thru the mixer. Bizarre.

    The only way I could see it working would be if the iPod was in disk mode, but then you wouldnt be able to navigate to the tune you want.

    I guess we'll just have to wait and see..
     
  9. rareflares macrumors regular

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    Numark is a weak brand for DJs. Somewhat unreliable and shortlived.


    I'd be more interested if Pioneer or Denon came out with something like this.
     
  10. neut macrumors 68000

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    You must be joking ... i guesS you haven't played a Numark CDX. The best ****ing turntable on the planet.


    peace | neut
     
  11. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I prefer Gemini, but Numark's not bad.
     

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