Native Instruments Release Traktor Scratch Duo

25 03 2009

Introducing Traktor Scratch Duo – part of the traktor family – the standard for reliability and creativity in DJing. Features the new Duo DJ Software, plus the award winning Audio 4 DJ Multi channel soundcard, and timecoded vinyl and CD’s.

Traktor Scratch Duo

Scratch Made Simple

For aspiring DJs who want to start spinning their digital tracks on vinyl and CD, TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO is the complete solution that provides both the software and hardware to perfectly fuse the worlds of analog and digital DJing. TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO comes with the powerful TRAKTOR PRO-based TRAKTOR DUO software, the professional AUDIO 4 DJ interface, ultra-precise control records and CDs plus many more valuable features to get you spinning in no time.

Go Duo

The included TRAKTOR DUO software features two state-of-the-art playback decks, an intuitive graphic interface with a Crate Flick cover art browser and unmatched sound quality. Advanced looping capabilities, with multiple loop and cue points plus up to three tempo sync’d effects per channel let you get deep inside the tracks you spin. The result of years of research and development, TRAKTOR DUO combines unparalleled creative potential with ease of use and rock-solid dependability.

Fab 4

TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO comes with AUDIO 4 DJ, a superior USB buspowered audio interface built specifically for DJing with two decks. This low-latency 24-bit/96 kHz interface uses super high-end Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters for pristine audio quality – just like its big brother AUDIO 8 DJ. Four switchable inputs and four hi-gain (9.7 dBu) outputs let you connect to an external mixer and turntables or CD decks in a matter of moments.

Digital Tracks On Wax

TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO enables you to seamlessly fuse analog and digital DJing. With high-resolution 2 kHz control signal the included vinyl and CDs boast double the resolution of the competitors. This unmatched responsiveness means that everything from slow rubs to quick backspins and even motor-offs responds just like vinyl. Pressed with extreme care onto high-quality 120g discs, it really feels like each digital file is cut into the wax.

Easy Setup

TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO is designed for easy set up and comes with a dedicated set of high-quality Multicore cables (patent pending). Within a few seconds, you can hook up the AUDIO 4 DJ interface to your turntables / CD players and mixer and you’re ready to rock. And with the included TRAKTOR DUO software you can also spin without CD decks and turntables.

For more info, please visit the Traktor Scratch Duo product page

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Torq Xponent Gig Bag Now Available

26 01 2009

Carry case for the award-winning M-Audio DJ controller is now shipping.

Xponent Gig Bag

M-Audio is pleased to announce that the Torq® Xponent® Gig Bag is now available online and in European stores.

The M-Audio Torq Xponent Gig Bag is the perfect carrying case for today’s mobile DJ. Padded sleeves protect your gear while the high-contrast orange interior makes things easy to find in low-light conditions. Separate compartments for the Xponent® control surface, a laptop and the necessary accessories means quick access to everything you need for a night in the club.

Built-in cable management prevents the dreaded ball of wires. Front-compartment mesh pockets accommodate headphones, hard drives, flashlights and MP3 players. With a rugged nylon shell and high-density stitching, the Torq Xponent Gig Bag is built to withstand the rigors of life on the road.

For more info:

M-Audio Torq Xponent Gig Bag





PT-01USB Portable Vinyl-Archiving Turntable.

2 12 2008

Here’s some great news for anyone who’s got a stack of old vinyl records that never get played – Numark has created a revolutionary portable turntable that enables you to convert your vinyl to WAV or MP3, so you can enjoy all that music in your iPod or computer!



This rugged, portable turntable can run on either wall or battery power, comes with a cover with integrated carry-handle, and has an internal speaker for total mobility.

Using the included recording software, no special drivers are needed to connect PT-01USB to any Mac or PC via USB and transfer music from vinyl to hard disk. EZ Vinyl Converter 2 (PC) and EZ Audio Converter (Mac) software are included to make recording and importing audio simple. EZ Vinyl Converter 2 imports your songs directly into your iTunes library, automatically separating tracks, and with a free download of Gracenote® MusicID, it can even automatically name your tracks. PT-01USB also comes with Audacity software for editing your tracks. Audacity also helps reduce clicks, pops, and other noises from your recordings to restore the full quality of your vinyl.

PT-01USB has an RCA line input so you can connect other sound sources such as tape decks and convert them to digital files too! RCA line outputs enable connection to your DJ system or home stereo so you can use PT-01USB as a standard record-player. In addition to the internal speaker and RCA outputs, you can also listen with headphones.

With 33, 45, and 78 RPM speeds, PT-01USB works with your entire record collection. There’s even a ±10% pitch control to help you optimize your tracks for whatever need you have.

Advanced vinyl-to-digital conversion that’s ready to roll when and where you are – PT-01USB.

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Numark PT-01USB Portable Vinyl-Archiving Turntable





NUMARK NS7: MOTORIZED COMPUTER DJ SYSTEM WITH AUDIO I/O

4 07 2008
 
When you’re performing with DJ software, it’s all about pinpoint control, but the wrong feel can be a total creativity killer. That was the concept behind Numark’s special collaboration with Serato™ that produced NS7, the industry’s flagship computer DJ system.

 

NS7 gives you high resolution control of ITCH that’s so precise and powerful you’ll wonder how you ever gigged without it. By sending signals over USB at more than double the resolution of standard MIDI, NS7 offers outstandingly detailed control with the best possible accuracy and speed.

Two high-torque, motorized 7-inch platters with real vinyl surfaces get you true turntable feel, and a torque control allows you to customize even further. NS7 gives you everything you love about the old-school turntable experience with all the power and flexibility of Serato ITCH software.

Tons of assignable MIDI-controls give you effortless software compatibility and extreme-custom capability. Integrated, audiophile-quality connections and circuitry allow NS7 to also handle all of your audio inputs and outputs for microphones, headphones, PA systems, and more.

NS7 is the system you want with the control you need, and the real feel of vinyl on turntables you demand. When the persistent, uncontrollable desire strikes you at the club, at home, or on the road, don’t scratch the ITCH with anything less than NS7.

The NS7 is available now! View here.

 





NUMARK INTRODUCES HIGH RESOLUTION VINYL-TO-CD AND DIGITAL MEDIA SYSTEM, LP 2 CD

4 07 2008
USB Turntable Converts Vinyl to Digital Files and Records to CD, Featuring Disc Mastering by Alesis
Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market, announces LP 2 CD, an advanced USB turntable with internal flash memory and CD recorder studio-grade digital archiving.

LP 2 CD is a professional tool for fine-quality conversion of vinyl recordings to CD, WAV or MP3, with or without a computer. Digital files can be used in any CD player, iPod, hard disk player or other digital format. LP 2 CD is a sophisticated all-in-one system with internal flash memory, so no computer is required to make superbly high-quality digital recordings from vinyl or any other analog source using the RCA line inputs.

Because it is built around 1GB of flash memory, users can make multiple copies of their albums, make custom mix CDs or export music via the integrated USB audio interface.

LP 2 CD provides the absolute finest quality of digitization through non-simultaneous conversion and burning processes. By burning CDs after vinyl is recorded to the internal flash memory, LP 2 CD eliminates the problem of CD recorder vibrations interfering with the turntable needle. LP 2 CD also employs Alesis mastering technology, including high resolution, 24-bit, 192kHz A-D converters for outstandingly low distortion and clock jitter, resulting in dramatically better sound quality than consumer grade CD converters.

Key features of LP 2 CD include:

  • USB turntable with integrated flash memory system and built-in CD burner for all-in-one recording from vinyl to CD 
  • Mastering by Alesis, finest possible conversion audio quality and superior CD recording consistency 
  • USB audio interface, analog (RCA) line in, and analog (RCA) line out for comprehensive connection 
  • EZ Vinyl Converter 2 (PC) and EZ Audio Converter (Mac) software for easy, intuitive recording 
  • Audio editing software assists in reduction of noise, clicks, and pops from worn recordings

LP 2 CD is due at retailers in Q3-2008.