Musikmesse 2013: Numark Edge ahead in DJ Controller market



Whilst the majority of the products filtering through from the Musikmesse show floor are guitar, tech and PA orientated so far, Numark are leading the way with a range of new products for the bedroom or professional DJ.


First up is their new 4 channel USB DJ Controller, the Mixtrack Quad. The first two Mixtrack controllers were arguably the most popular home DJ controller over the past 2 years, available at an extremely tempting price point with a good host of features. The Quad follows suit with some cool new additions such as 16 RGB backlit drum pads, perfect for triggering samples and loops. The 4 channel layout with built-in audio interface effectively allows you to play more music at once and be far more creative with your mixes. Loop mode, sample mode and hot cues are all at your fingertips for live remixing, whilst the touch-sensitive jog wheels have been improved with a sleek design. Virtual DJ software is included out the box.

Next up - The Mixtrack Edge is an ultra-portable, two-channel DJ controller that features a low-profile design with an integrated cover to protect the brushed aluminium control surfaces. Each of the Mixtrack Edge's two channels contains sync, hot cue, loop and two effects controls and a built-in audio interface allows for headphone cueing and master output. The Mixtrack Edge runs with both Mac and PC, is USB powered and uses standard MIDI for mapping with other popular DJ software packages.


Finally, Numark's trusty CDMix series gets a welcome upgrade with the CDMix Bluetooth. Offering a vital bridge between reliable CD formats and the latest wireless technology, the CDMix Bluetooth is a dual MP3/CD player with three-channel mixer and built-in Bluetooth transport controls for wireless use. The device is housed in a solid steel chassis for rugged and reliable performance and features anti-shock buffered skip-protection technology and two LCD displays for increased visibility in different lighting environments. Perfect for mobile DJs, bars and clubs who need to save space yet have all the basic functions of a full DJ rig available.



Pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed, although if Numark's track record is to be considered, these will be nice and affordable with rugged build quality to match. All 3 will be available at PMT Online over the course of the next few weeks!



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