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1 June, 2011

Numark NS6 for Serato ITCH is available now!

The Numark NS6 for Serato ITCH hit stores today. This controller has been getting a heap of support from DJs everywhere and it's easy to see why.

Have you seen the Numark NS6 microsite? Numark have put together a great collection of information, pictures and videos for everyone to check out. From June 1st onwards, have a wander down to your local DJ store and have a hands-on jam yourself to see how it measures up.

If you're really looking to get your head around what this controller can do, I highly recommend watching these videos that Numark have put together - Hoska smashes it:

Overview videos:

And here's a little video I took in the lobby yesterday of Nick having a jam:

If there's anything you want to know about the NS6, you can ask in the comments. But the best thing I can recommend is to try it for yourselves, it's HEAPS of fun and super solid.

Comments (59)

dj slick ric 1:59 AM - 2 June, 2011
how is the wheel for scratching
damehype 2:47 AM - 2 June, 2011
^ Watch the last video
Brigid 2:58 AM - 2 June, 2011
The platters are actually pretty dope for scratching. They're heavy, in a good-build-quality way and quite responsive.
kraal 3:39 AM - 2 June, 2011
i agree about the wheels for scratch but they do have a learning curve when coming from other jog wheels
Brigid 3:44 AM - 2 June, 2011
We need thumbs up buttons on these comments eh? Thanks for chiming in Kraal! :)
DJW@vY 5:23 AM - 2 June, 2011
It looks pretty hot and complicated ... I like the feel of the ns7s plus im not spending so much time with buttons i can actually enjoy the music.. But it looks pretty Dope ... I wouldnt mind having both..

Numark Ns7fx , Macbook pro 8gigs
Pro-tools/ Avid MBoxPro / AT4040
KRK Carbon 8's
Fuidawg 8:27 AM - 2 June, 2011
The NS6's looks solid, though it'll be hard for me to go back to non spinning platters after messing with the numark v7's. Just waiting on the Serato Itch 2.0 to drop and we are set! Great job Numark!
alexanderadams 12:53 PM - 2 June, 2011
Good job on the NS6, agree with Fuidawg tho, NS7 and v7's spoiled us. 2.0 and i will be grinning ear 2 ear.
Dj Digie 1:07 PM - 2 June, 2011
Just bought the NS6 yesterday... I was GEEKED for like two months before it came out. I have been working with the m-audio xponent for a good 4 years. I love the NS6 platers, very responsive I can actually work on my cutting skillz. Effects are DOPE and easy to figure out on the first day. I miss the bpm counter from the xponent, each track in my folder had the bpms next to it so that I would be easy to find songs to mix on the fly. Does serato have that feature? One other thing I cant figure out cueing on the headphones with NS6. If my left side is playing and my fader is to the left, I press the headphone button for the right side to hear what I want to mix and I dont hear anything. No matter what combo of buttons I tried. I cant wait to learn this machine!!!!
I knew here so sorry for my LONG winded post!
Peace

Digie Yall!
Dj Digie 1:09 PM - 2 June, 2011
I meant to say "im NEW here" :)
DJ Wizdom 5:08 PM - 2 June, 2011
I saw one yesterday at Guitar Center. Looks really nice. Numark is a good brand.
CHICAGO KID 7:53 AM - 3 June, 2011
Does the NS6 have a recording option???????
kraal 7:54 AM - 3 June, 2011
Quote:
Does the NS6 have a recording option???????

yes
DJ Alan-Lee 12:35 PM - 3 June, 2011
Is there the SP-6 Sample Player included?
kraal 4:03 PM - 3 June, 2011
Quote:
Is there the SP-6 Sample Player included?

no
DjOnetime 242 7:50 PM - 4 June, 2011
how to change the skin color on sserato
kraal 8:00 PM - 4 June, 2011
Quote:
how to change the skin color on sserato

you dont --- it cannot be done
DjOnetime 242 8:04 PM - 4 June, 2011
but i done seen otha djs with mac do it but im wondering wat happing to the pc cus not every 1 get mac
kraal 8:33 PM - 4 June, 2011
Quote:
but i done seen otha djs with mac do it but im wondering wat happing to the pc cus not every 1 get mac

what changes have you seen?
DjOnetime 242 10:19 PM - 4 June, 2011
ive see djs change dey back ground to a bright color so that they can see better
kraal 10:55 PM - 4 June, 2011
Quote:
ive see djs change dey back ground to a bright color so that they can see better

oh that is xray mode on a mac
skankZdub 12:19 AM - 5 June, 2011
hey, so i bought a ns6 2 days ago and my eq lights wont light up when tracks are in play and serato made some of the effects lights freeze up a couple times and i had to reboot the console ALSO when i press sync it syncs the tracks for good how do i turn the sync off i tried pushing it again but still nothing. i love the thing regardless but some help with this would be great.
kraal 12:22 AM - 5 June, 2011
turn off sync by pressing delete button + sync
skankZdub 12:30 AM - 5 June, 2011
thank you^
skankZdub 12:31 AM - 5 June, 2011
i thought my sh** was defective
kraal 1:19 AM - 5 June, 2011
Quote:
hey, so i bought a ns6 2 days ago and my eq lights wont light up when tracks are in play .

eq lights seem to follow volume knob so if you are not blasting the volume past 9 o'clock the lights dont light
Deathkills 5:12 PM - 12 June, 2011
Quote:
Is there the SP-6 Sample Player included?

when 2.0 drops it will
Pinnacleprodj 7:34 AM - 14 June, 2011
I've been using the NS7 with both Itch and Virtual Dj to do video. Is there any thought of adding video support for Itch?
Brigid 12:31 AM - 15 June, 2011
It's definitely on the list!
kraal 12:34 AM - 15 June, 2011
Quote:
It's definitely on the list!

like
Pinnacleprodj 12:52 AM - 15 June, 2011
Lol List? When? I'll be 40 in 3 years. it would be nice to have now ;)
hou5ofstuck 4:50 AM - 18 June, 2011
Has anyone had a problem with ITCH freezing from time to time when you use the pitch controls with sync? Obviously i have...have to restart ITCH then its good to go again...this cant be good for live shows...
hou5ofstuck 4:55 AM - 18 June, 2011
Quote:
I miss the bpm counter from the xponent, each track in my folder had the bpms next to it so that I would be easy to find songs to mix on the fly. Does serato have that feature?

Yes it does...if you right click the song/artist/album/etc bar bpm is an option. Once you have played the song it will list its bpm and you can sort the tracks by that category...
ewg963 6:43 AM - 2 July, 2011
It would nice to get the program working ... it worked the first time. I've re-installed 1.8.1 version on numerous occasions.... NOTHING!! I'm looking for a refund soon.
DJ Big John 4:38 PM - 2 July, 2011
I believe this machine still has a ways to go. Really considering getting a refund. It freezes up during gigs. Never had that problem until itch. Also channel 3 mic doesnt work already. I just bought NS6. Its a love hate relationship for me. She may have to go. stay tuned
djredd504 8:51 PM - 3 July, 2011
How did yall get the NS6 to work on a macbook...my macbook continues to say "Hardware Disconnected". Tried force updating firmware to 1.13 but it doesnt want to update and it wont update automatically unless the macbook recognizes the hardware(ns6). Can anyone help?
Serato, Moderator
Samuel S 11:27 PM - 3 July, 2011
Hey guys,

In terms of the hardware disconnected issues you are experiencing can you please try the steps mentioned in the FAQ here:

numarkns6.com

Dj Big John,

Could you please start a new help request here:

serato.com

We can then do some troubleshooting and try get you back up and running!

Cheers,

Sam.
djredd504 6:44 AM - 4 July, 2011
thanks Sam, yesssss it finally works...cant wait til itch 2.0 is released
Dj Ly 11:38 PM - 6 July, 2011
I miss the bpm counter from the xponent, each track in my folder had the bpms next to it so that I would be easy to find songs to mix on the fly. Does serato have that feature?
Peace



Digie Yall!
Hey Dj Digie
you should analize all your files , start by turnning off your controller or disconnecting it. Then pick a folder/crate or the songs you need, and then right click and drag the arrow directly to the analyze button; which is mid screen to the right. To have your bpm colum show right click the top of any colum showing and choose bpm
4camv8 5:21 PM - 10 July, 2011
I just purchased the NS6 and installed the latest version of Serato (1.8.1). Everything works except the headphone button. When I press it to send the selected channel to the headphone, the button lights up but the sound is sent to every output (Master, booth and headphone). I've tried this on every channel with every combinations using the headphone button and headphone controls but nothing seems to work. I've search the web and it looks like others are experiencing the same problem. Is this is a known issue? Is there a fix for it?

Thanks
kraal 6:33 PM - 10 July, 2011
not a known issue ---

try with the line faders down and what happens?
4camv8 7:04 PM - 10 July, 2011
Yes! That worked! Lowering the line fader with the headphone button on eliminates the channel's output to the main speakers but maintains signal to the headphones. That's exactly what I was looking for. Kinda logical now that I think about it. :) Thanks for the quick response! I'm loving the NS6!!
kraal 11:41 PM - 10 July, 2011
ok i am just wondering if you put the cross fader on the left and press the right channel headphone knob with all channel faders up what do you hear in headphone and main speakers
4camv8 7:05 AM - 11 July, 2011
I hear both channels on the headphones and the main speakers. Sliding the cross-fader back and forth doesn't make a difference. As long as the fader is up on any channel, the channel signal goes to the headphones and main speaker. The nice thing is that the headphones control has a "BLEND" knob (CUE on the left and PGM on the right). If you set it to CUE, and you press the headphone button on any channel, it'll send the signal to the headphones. As the knob is moved to PGM, the signals blend until the CUE fades.
kraal 2:19 PM - 11 July, 2011
ok thats normal behaviour not sure where the 'issue ' is
4camv8 4:37 PM - 8 August, 2011
Lookto23, spamming is the best way to alienate customers. Your spam is not welcome in this forum. Please don't post here again.
Danosaur 11:32 PM - 4 October, 2011
Just set up my NS6 and everything seems to work, but I have no volume coming from my computer. Volume is all the way up (on the comp) and other applications play sound correctly. My master vol on the ns6 is about 12 o'clock, PC toggle is to the left, crossfader to the left. I'm playing a track on deck 1. Headphones have sound. Please help.
Brigid 11:50 PM - 4 October, 2011
Hey Danosaur,
Have you connected speakers to your NS6? The audio does not come straight out of your computer speakers - it comes out the back of the NS6.
kraal 11:51 PM - 4 October, 2011
there will be no volume from computer the ns6 requires speakers connected to it
kcandeapple 8:35 AM - 9 December, 2011
Hello all. I purchased the NS6 a few days ago. I am having trouble. Which input do I plug the speaker wires into? Thanks in advance..
kraal 5:23 PM - 9 December, 2011
'balanced output' or 'master'
DJKheaven 4:22 AM - 8 January, 2012
I just bought the NS6 and I can't figure out the effects...when I toggle them in Itch it sounds like the same effect no matter what selected effect is (i.e braker, echo, etc.) do I need to re-download the software?
kraal 9:05 PM - 8 January, 2012
make sure you press the encoder to select the effect
Dj Miami Hypez 3:26 PM - 13 February, 2012
How do you make your sound waves larger on your screen?
dj kk 2:49 PM - 14 February, 2012
Guys..I just bought the ns6 two days ago and can't get it to work...I tried installing the drivers that came with it and went to serato to get the latest itch but the controller is not working...I am a bit confused and frustrated now...please help...can anyone show me step by step what to do in detail?..I have tried following the steps in the manual but to no result...I am excited about the controller but am too dumb to figure it out...sorry for the long wind...its my first post ever..please help.
kraal 5:27 PM - 14 February, 2012
explain not working
dj nyce1 8:45 PM - 17 April, 2012
i have a problem. When I connect a microphone or auxilary cord via the line inputs or 1/4 jack, the volume is extremely low. How do I adjust the volume to make it louder. I have turned the gain all the way up.
Majateck 5:01 AM - 9 January, 2013
Is it possible to add more sound effest to serato Itch for NS6?
R R Mendez 7:56 AM - 29 September, 2013
My NS6 is a Awesome Unit purchase it since last year,
updated to serato DJ some months ago Exellent !. I still use the ITCH off and on, actually the 2 versions the standard and updated. The advantage on the Serato DJ it has more Effects, a more professional detail look on Jog wheels as you look on the screen. was wondering is there a possibility to add more effects to the ITCH programs?

thanks
R R Mendez
aka Dj Jazzy Mendez

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