Numark Announces Mixtrack Edge DJ Controller
Numark is announcing quite a few DJ products this week in anticipation of the Frankfurt, Germany Musikmesse show. We recently showed you the Mixtrack Quad, four-deck DJ controller that Numark has already announced and now the new minimalistic Mixtrack Edge gets the pre-release treatment. This new ultra-slim DJ controller has a high-quality aluminum build while providing easy-to-use controls for DJ's on the go or DJ's with limited space.
The Numark Mixtrack Edge is only an inch thick and can easily fit inside of a laptop bag or tablet style case as its about the same size as an iPad. The Mixtrack Edge is fully class-compliant which means it will work right out of the box without any additional drivers on PC and Mac. The aluminum jog wheels and chassis along with a built in protective cover make it ideal for traveling DJ's who need the protection against bumps and bangs.
The Numark Mixtrack Edge isn't really for everyone as its missing the EQ controls, pitch sliders, and a few other goodies that full-out DJ's need. The Numark Mixtrack Edge is more for a Niche type of market where a DJ just wants to do a quick set on the go (or in a hotel room/plane) or get some quick ideas to fruition for use on their "real" setup at a later time. The Numark Mixtrack Edge will come bundled with Virtual DJ LE and Algoriddim djay LE, but I'm sure they'll have mappings for all the others as the unit is released later this year for the low price of only $150.
I'm not sure if we'll get one in for a review considering its minimal setup, but stay tuned to this space as we'll definitely have more information on this product as time for release draws nearer... Check out the full press release below in the meantime and let us know what you think in the comments below!
MOBILE DJING GOES CUTTING-EDGE: NUMARK INTRODUCES MIXTRACK EDGE, AN ULTRA-PORTABLE PROFESSIONAL DJ CONTROLLER
Mixtrack Edge sports rugged Numark build quality, built-in audio, sleek aluminum platters, and a design that is less than one inch thin.
Cumberland, R.I. (April 10, 2013) – From the beginning, Numark’s Mixtrack Series has given DJs the perfect mix of essential utility and professional capability. Mixtrack Edge brings the same spirit, offering advanced technology in a sharp design built for DJs on the go. Numark will unveil Mixtrack Edge at Musikmesse 2013 in Hall 5.1 at Booth B45 on April 10th in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mixtrack Edge’s slim low-profile design features an integrated cover to protect the control surface and a full array of bright backlit controls surrounded by brushed aluminum, including sync, hot cue, loop, and two effects controls on each channel. An audio interface is built in for headphone cueing and PA system output. Slim metal platters control pitch bend, pitch fade, song selection, and cue mix.
“This is a controller for every DJ,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager. “Mixtrack Edge incorporates capabilities and design elements that make it a perfect go-to controller for cocktail hours, minimalist setups, or to keep with you all the time to work on or use for pre-gig prep.”
Mixtrack Edge is class-compliant with both Mac® and PC and operates via standard MIDI, making it compatible with virtually any DJ software. It’s also USB-powered, so no power adapter is required.
Numark will display Mixtrack Edge, along with another addition to the Mixtrack Series, Mixtrack Quad, a new four-channel controller that features a stunning array of colors on its platters and pads, giving DJs a fully interactive control surface.