Another big hit straight out of NAMM this year is the newest digital media controller from Numark called the NS6. If it looks familiar, that's because it is! It's basically a Numark NS7 controller with touch sensitive jog wheels and an additional two channels/decks at the DJ's disposal. With the touch sensitive jog wheels, four-channel mixer, and four-decks of Serato Itch software control, this unit sure seems like a winner to us. I'm sure the rest of the DJ companies with four-channel-deck controllers are now shaking in their boots. I am somewhat surprised that Numark didn't use the actively spinning platters found in the V7 and NS7 for us "analog-minded" DJ's to play with. I'm sure the jog wheels on the NS6 should still serve their purpose. If the NS7 and V7 decks are anything to go by, then we know that the NS6 is going to be built very tough and full of cool features. It comes bundled with Serato Itch that is capable of operating four decks. The Numark NS6 also adds on-board effects which was missing from the first iteration of the Numark NS7. The NS6 has four line inputs and two phono inputs which can be used with or without software support. The Crossfader is user replaceable as you can see the screws for the fader right on top. Numark has announced that the NS6 will be able to work with other popular DJ software products besides Serato at the time of its release. The expected retail price of the Numark NS6 will be around $1000. I'll forward more information as it comes my way, and you know we will be one of the FIRST to review the NS6 when it becomes available in Q2 of 2011... For now, here is the full press release and product details below...
If you are in California this week, head on over to NAMM and check it out yourself!
Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins & Bktherula: Best of the Week
Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins, and Bktherula had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.