Numark designed the motorized NS7FX DJ Software Performance Controller in collaboration with DJ software creator Serato. The NS7FX combines a premium mixer with 2 motorized, adjustable-torque turntables, real vinyl, and a professional audio interface to deliver performance to satisfy the most hardcore turntablist. The NS7FX also includes powerful effects controls for hands-on manipulation of the wide range of effects built into the included Serato ITCH software.
A full complement of premium faders, knobs, buttons, and Numark's new Strip Search virtual needle-drop control integrates seamlessly with ITCH. The NS7FX exchanges turntable and control information with your Mac or PC at more than 10 times standard MIDI resolution, resulting in a rock-solid hardware/software system that feels as good as it looks.
Developed in partnership with Serato:
The NS7FX was a collaborative development effort with Serato to deliver the finest computer DJ experience. It is a one-to-one, hands-on control instrument for Serato ITCH.
Because it was designed for ITCH, the NS7FX's set up time is the bare minimum. No tweaking, no mapping äóñ just plug and perform.
Forget your experiences with other controllers. The NS7FX has 2 motorized, high-torque aluminum turntable platters. The turntable controls feature modern and classic settings that alter the feel to model the feel you prefer. 7" legit vinyl records with 45rpm adapters sit on real slipmats. There's no simulation hereäóîthe NS7 is the real deal.
Solid, rugged, rubberized buttons and knobs complement a high-precision, replaceable CP-PRO crossfader and D-TYPE line faders for an unquestionably high-quality feel. Numark selected the CP-PRO digital-VCA crossfader because it is outstandingly durable with low wear for a long life. It has a solid feel that is smooth and rigid. It's only natural that Numark's finest crossfader is a component of Numark's finest controller. Numark selected high-performance, D-Type digital-VCA line faders for their rugged, long-life performance. Like the crossfader, the line faders are replaceable. The crossfader offers contour adjust and reverse adjustment, enabling you to customize its operation.
Forget the mouse. Forget the keyboard. The NS7FX renders ITCH software perfectly simple to operate, with its click knob and large, backlit buttons for navigating though your music library. You'll spend less time looking at the screen and more time enjoying performing thanks to the visual feedback you get from the NS7FX's more than 100 LEDs and more than 100 hands-on controls.
The NS7FX has onboard audio outputs so it's the only piece of gear you need to connect to the PA system or powered speakers. The NS7FX outputs 24-bit, 44.1kHz digital audio to the sound system on XLRs and RCAs. The front panel contains a mic input, an RCA line input, and both 1/4" and 1/8" headphone outputs with volume control.
The NS7FX comes with an integrated laptop stand that supplies safe, secure mounting for your laptop. You can use an ultrasmall space because NS7FX elevates your laptop off the table. The NSFX effect controller mounts conveniently onto the laptop stand for integrated effects control without taking up any additional setup space.
The NS7FX sends control information over a USB connection at more than 10 times the standard MIDI rate. This innovative communication technique yields extremely high-precision, low-latency control.
There's nothing like dropping the needle on a record for quickly locating a point in the track. Numark took that idea and developed Numark's own modern take on it with Strip Search, the unique virtual-needle-drop touch strip. You can locate a point instantly within the track using the on-screen waveform and Strip Search.
5 hot-cue-assign buttons on each deck digitally mark your cues on the track. These marker points are recallable in ITCH and Scratch LIVE, and you can load Scratch LIVE cue points in ITCH. Numark developed an extensive Serato-style loop section on each deck for creative remix capabilities. You can choose between manual and auto-loop functions and an automatic BPM analyzer further assists loop makers. Creating automatic smart loops of any measure length is a breeze, and you can mutilate and modify to your heart's content with a variety of controls such as Doubling, Halving, Shift, and manual controls. Multiple loop banks per deck make the NS7FX a great choice for scratch and club DJs alike.
Beat matching is straight ahead with 100mm, smooth, stiff pitch sliders. Plus and minus buttons, by popular request, are back for bending. There's also a zero-point LED, so it's easy to know when you're in the middle.
Numark took extraordinary care in selecting the components of the audio signal chain. The NS7FX contains a host of professional audio connectors and a multichannel, 24-bit USB digital-audio interface.
The high-definition, post-mix analog audio output features a minimized circuit path containing only one audiophile-grade bipolar capacitor. This optimized design maximizes phase coherence, ensuring that the audio is tight and punchy.
The NS7FX's dual decks flank the mixer section. Its recognizable, professional appearance is supported by a clean design in matte and glossy black. The entire unit is housed in a heavy-gauge, industrial-strength metal casing that is ready for the torture of travel.
Serato ITCH software:
Serato ITCH is already familiar to you if you use Scratch LIVE. The new program builds on Scratch LIVE's popularity and adds some new key features. ITCH doesn't require a timecode interface, so the system can be as simple as, say, the NS7FX and your computer! Since ITCH makes timecode a thing of the past, you won't need to worry about needles skipping or vinyl wearing out. You can load your Scratch LIVE crates, loops, presets, and cue points seamlessly in ITCH. The NS7FX also works with most other MIDI DJ software and it supports iTunes.
ITCH is a high-performance portable music system with internal mixing and platter-style playback control. Because it's designed specifically for use with hardware control, ITCH has a clean information display.
ITCH handles audio processing and mixing including channel fading, EQ, crossfading and track trim, which are processed for outstanding control and management of your tracks, ease of recording your set, clip-proof gain management, and BPM calculation using the power of your computer's processor.
Serato's unique color waveforms provide an easy identification of sound and changes in the track. ITCH can set and store cue-points. It offers 3-range pitch control: ±8%, ±16%, and ±50% with Key Lock for manipulation of pitch and tempo independently.
ITCH has library management tools for backup and restoring your music. Advanced input and mix recording capabilities include recording your mix or just the aux input for sampling. The software supports AIFF, WAV, MP3, and AAC audio files.
The History function in ITCH keeps a comprehensive record of every track played and exports sessions from your history to 'txt', 'csv', or 'm3u.' ITCH also has a Loop Roll function that provides a looping effect where the playhead jumps back to normal time when you release the loop. Built-in key support ensures that ITCH reads key tags from MP3 files and displays them in the key column in your library.
Numark NS7FX Motorized Software Controller with FX and Serato Itch Features:
- High-resolution digital DJ controller with effects; built for Serato ITCH and compatible with Scratch LIVE libraries
- Direct-drive, motorized turntable platters with classic and modern feel settings
- Activate and control the effects in Serato ITCH
- Includes Serato ITCH DJ software
- Built-in audio with audiophile-grade circuitry; 24-bit interface
- Extensive loop, cue, and track-access controls
- Strip Search (patent pending) virtual-needle drop control
- Controls most MIDI applications without requiring a mouse or a keyboard
- Rugged, all-metal construction
- Integrated laptop stand
- Fits in NS7 Case (sold separately) for protection in transit to the gig
- High quality, replaceable, adjustable CP-PRO crossfader and D-Type line faders
- Support for Whitelabel.net files in ITCH
- Mix using either 33 rpm or 45 rpm speeds
Numark NS7FX Motorized Software Controller with FX and Serato Itch Includes:
- NS7 performance software controller,
- NSFX effects controller,
- two turntable platters,
- spindle wrench,
- spindle screw,
- Allen wrench,
- laptop stand,
- USB cable,
- power cable,
- software CD,
- and quick start poster
Numark NS7FX Motorized Software Controller with FX and Serato Itch Specifications:
- Audio inputs:
- Mic (1/4" balanced)
- Stereo line (RCA)
- Master (Stereo XLRs)
- Master (Stereo RCAs)
- Booth (Stereo RCAs)
- Headphone (Stereo 1/4" and stereo 1/8")
SNR (Full Signal Path):
- Balanced outputs (Stereo XLR: Master): ? 98dB (A-weighted)
- Unbalanced outputs (Stereo RCA: Master and Booth): ? 98dB (A-weighted)
- Headphone outputs (Stereo: 1/4" and 1/8"): ? 93dB (A-weighted)
THD + N:
- Balanced outputs (Stereo XLR: Master): ? 0.01% (A-weighted)
- Unbalanced outputs (Stereo RCA: Master and Booth): ? 0.01% (A-weighted)
- Headphone outputs (Stereo: 1/4" and 1/8"): ? 0.01% (A-weighted)
- Balanced outputs (Stereo XLR: Master): +26.3dBu into ? 1kO
- Unbalanced outputs (Stereo RCA: Master and Booth): +14.25dBu into ? 1kO
- Headphone Output (Stereo: 1/4" and 1/8"): + 19dBu into ? 32O
- Frequency response: 22Hz-22kHz (+0/-0.5dB)
- Sample rate: 44.1kHz
- Bit depth: 24-bit
- Weight: 35.5 lb.
- Dimensions: 3-7/8"H x 30"W x 15-7/8"D
Minimum system requirements:
- Mac: OS X 10.4.11
- Windows: XP SP2 or Vista
- Core Duo 1.8GHz processor: 2.2GHz required for 64-bit Vista
- 2GB RAM: 4GB required for 64-bit Vista
- USB port
This thing is built like a tank. A solid metal construction, this thing will last a lifetime if you take care of it.The software is amazing and offers Effects that you can check out at serato.com. Especially with the latest 2.2 Serato Software (which offers up to 8 samples!)there is a huge number of possibilities to execute during a performance.
One problem I always face with Serato is you cannot record and loop samples with Serato. What I mean is that you cannot grab a part of a song and loop a part of it in the sample decks. You can, of course loop them in on of the two channels but NOT the sample decks. This is a feature that Traktor offers.