Serato and Numark announce the Numark NS6 for Serato ITCH

Posted on 12 January, 2011

Auckland, New Zealand – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, and Serato Audio Research, a ground breaking software development company from New Zealand, are proud to introduce the NS6 DJ controller for Serato ITCH.

Numark will showcase NS6 at the 2011 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Booth #6400, January 13 – 16.

NS6 is a 4-channel Digital DJ controller with complete built in mixer and 4 decks of software control. This easy to use dual-platter system has been designed in collaboration with world renowned software developers, Serato, to deliver powerful breakthrough performance to a broad range of DJs.

NS6 borrows from the popular designs of Numark’s award-winning NS7FX and V7 controllers and delivers substantial new features including the most responsive, high-resolution touch-activated platters ever produced in a DJ product. The wheels on NS6 deliver 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation; when combined with NS6’s automatically adjusted platter sensitivity the result is ultra-precise, high definition turntable control.

In addition to high quality control functionality, NS6 contains a fully functional four-channel digital mixer that can be used with or without the computer, making NS6 the most versatile DJ controller and mixer combination in the world.

Numark introduced Strip Search virtual needle drop technology to the DJ world with NS7. NS6 takes this one step further by adding position indicators that allow the DJ to always know track position.

Bi-Color LEDs also surround the wheel, providing both an indication of the Deck in control and also a Deck’s playback status.

The simple and intuitive design of NS6 includes favorites like mouseless Serato ITCH library navigation, Key Lock, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping and Hot Cues. New features have been added including direct access to beat grid controls and Beat Skip, which allows DJs to juggle, scratch or manipulate a track, and then have it snap straight back onto beat.

Effects are easily and instantly accessible by channel, with tactile control over a range of popular Serato DJ FX.

NS6 includes a professional 24-bit audio interface to guarantee pristine audio quality from the computer. A full array of inputs and outputs are present, including XLR outputs, Headphone out, two mic inputs, two phono inputs, four line-level inputs, and USB to connect the system to a Mac or PC.

Sam Gribben, General Manager at Serato says, “The Serato and Numark partnership has already produced the very successful NS7FX and V7. We’re proud to be releasing the NS6, a controller which provides a DJing experience unlike any other. 4 decks, FX and amazing sound - it’s going to be massive”.

NS6 comes with Serato’s ITCH DJ software and tightly integrates with ITCH thanks to close collaboration between Serato and Numark. NS6 also employs the proven, cutting-edge control technology co-developed by Numark and Serato first in the NS7, in which turntable and control information are communicated between the hardware and software at more than ten times standard MIDI resolution. This massive data stream creates the rock-solid, latency- free control for which DJs worldwide have come to expect from the Numark/Serato partnership.

Because NS6’s communication is based upon MIDI, DJs can use it with a variety of MIDI software.

“NS6 is the first truly pro-grade DJ controller and standalone 4-channel mixer with effects,” said Chris Roman, Product Development Manager, Numark. “There has never been this much versatility and control available for professional DJs.”

NS6 will be available from musical instrument and DJ retailers in Q2 2011.

For more information visit the Numark NS6 product page.

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