Numark MIXDECK QUAD Now Available
Numark unveiled their latest DJ mixer, controller and playback device at the Musikmesse show in Germany and now the MIXDECK QUAD is available to purchase.
The latest addition to the MIXDECK family is a professional-grade DJ controller and player with integrated effects, direct connection for iPad or iPod touch, and inputs for CD and USB flash drives.
The MIXDECK QUAD is a complete DJ system with a 4-channel analogue and MIDI mixer that puts DJs in complete control at any event. The unit enables DJs of all kinds to perform, mix, remix, and record with virtually any popular music media, including CDs, MP3 CDs, USB flash drives, DJ software on a laptop or iOS devices like the iPad and iPod touch. The flexibility to work with virtually any kind of media makes it perfect for mobile DJ use.
Based upon the popular MIXDECK controller, the MIXDECK QUAD delivers increased versatility by adding support for core MIDI on the iPad and iPod touch, opening the world of iOS Apps like Algoriddim's DJAY to the DJs rig. MIXDECK QUAD also offers a fully functional four-channel digital/analogue MIDI mixer, allowing simultaneous control of a connected iPad or iPod touch and a computer while mixing from CD, flash drives, mics, or external sources.
MIXDECK QUAD comes complete with Traktor LE DJ software in Europe and Asia, while North and South American DJs will receive Virtual DJ software in the box. Users of other DJ software can also control their favorite MIDI software application with MIXDECK QUAD without the need for timecode, using a simple USB or 30-pin connection.
On top of playing all kinds of music media, each one of MIXDECK QUAD's decks enables the DJ to further shape their performances with integrated, beat-synced DSP effects that include chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, and phaser. Each is completely adjustable and a dedicated wet-dry fader controls them all.
The unit also contains a set of beat and pitch tools that will help DJs with beat matching and harmonic mixing. Start playing a track and MIXDECK QUAD automatically analyses its BPM (tempo), and displays it on screen. There’s also a Tap tempo button for manual BPM entry. It’s easy to alter a track BPM by ±6, 12, 25, and 100% using the pitch fader. For each of those ranges, DJs can also engage Key Lock, which holds the pitch (key) of the track while the DJ independently manipulates its BPM. There’s also a set of pitch-bend buttons on each deck.
MIXDECK QUAD also delivers a complete range of remixing tools for on-the-fly creativity, including seamless looping on a set of easy-to-understand controls, sampling, and easily accessible hot cues. Numark’s familiar Bleep/Reverse function offers the ability to keep time moving forward while the DJ cuts or reverses the track. (Perfect for real-time editing of inapporpriate lyrics!)
DJs can play tracks from discs in single-track, continuous, and programmable playback modes for flexible performance. Fader Start enables MIXDECK QUAD to start playing the track that is cued up when the crossfader is moved so that effortless transitions can be made every time. DJs can also use Fader Start with compatible CD players connected to MIXDECK QUADs inputs.
“The MIXDECK QUAD is by far the most versatile and powerful tool we have designed to date”, said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager at Numark. “This is the first time DJs can get one piece that plays all their media, controls their favorite software and also integrates smoothly to control and playback from their iPad or iPod for performances.”
The Numark Mixdeck Quad is available now priced at approximately £749.99.