Numark iDJ Dueling iPod Mixer

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Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 22:24
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Numark iDJ Dueling iPod MixerThe guys over at Engadget have the goods on Numark’s “iDJ” dueling iPod mixer, due to be announced tomorrow as part of their summer 2005 product lineup. They first broke news of it back in April and CreateDigitalMusic.com’s Peter Kirn posted an analysis of the prototype and a great piece called What Could You Do With Numark’s iPod Mixer? Your editor has been dreaming about it ever since.
Engadget describes it as a “two-channel mixer that accepts all iPod models with bottom connectors and breaks out their controls into its dedicated interface. Both channels sport a 3-band EQ and gain control, and the unit?s got dedicated mic and phono/line inputs for bringing in additional signals.” It’s even rumored to include a USB connection “to converse with your portable rig as a music-loading base.” Well, I hope that it turns out to include Firewire.
According to Engadget’s original article in April “Numark aims to put out a consumer model… in the $250-350 range, to be followed with a pro DJ version with pitch control and other goodies required by the pro mobile DJ.”
If true, the pitch control model would be a fully viable mobile DJ rig and mark the first time (that I know of, anyway) that hardware has been able to change the pitch of songs on an iPod. I wonder how they’re going to do it? They’ll probably cache a certain amount of music then pitch control from there…
Muy Interesante!


Numark iDJ Dueling iPod MixerThe guys over at Engadget have the goods on Numark’s “iDJ” dueling iPod mixer, due to be announced tomorrow as part of their summer 2005 product lineup. They first broke news of it back in April and CreateDigitalMusic.com’s Peter Kirn posted an analysis of the prototype and a great piece called What Could You Do With Numark’s iPod Mixer? Your editor has been dreaming about it ever since.
Engadget describes it as a “two-channel mixer that accepts all iPod models with bottom connectors and breaks out their controls into its dedicated interface. Both channels sport a 3-band EQ and gain control, and the unit?s got dedicated mic and phono/line inputs for bringing in additional signals.” It’s even rumored to include a USB connection “to converse with your portable rig as a music-loading base.” Well, I hope that it turns out to include Firewire.
According to Engadget’s original article in April “Numark aims to put out a consumer model… in the $250-350 range, to be followed with a pro DJ version with pitch control and other goodies required by the pro mobile DJ.”
If true, the pitch control model would be a fully viable mobile DJ rig and mark the first time (that I know of, anyway) that hardware has been able to change the pitch of songs on an iPod. I wonder how they’re going to do it? They’ll probably cache a certain amount of music then pitch control from there…
Muy Interesante!

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