Numark intros NDX500 Media Player & Controller

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Numark has introduced the NDX500, a USB/CD media player and software controller.

Numark NDX500

Combining comprehensive standalone functionality with deep hardware and software integration, NDX500 is capable of playing and mixing music from virtually any digital audio source.

DJ with USB flash drives, CDs, and MP3 CDs without turning on your computer, or use NDX500’s built-in audio interface and USB-MIDI Mode to DJ with software.

NDX500 features

  • Control DJ software and play music from USB flash drives, CDs, or MP3 CDs.
  • Built-in USB computer audio interface for playing back music from your Mac or PC.
  • Touch-sensitive scratch and search wheel for unprecedented control.
  • Control DJ software via USB MIDI.
  • Auto BPM with tap override for instant tempo analysis.
  • Start/stop time adjustment for vinyl-style braking.
  • Three hot cues for quick access to key points.
  • Seamless looping with stutter start for easy loop creation and integration.
  • Pitch tracks up or down by up to 100%.
  • Master Tempo preserves key while pitch-shifting.
  • Anti-ShockTM buffered skip-protection technology.
  • Text display for quickly and easily navigating media files.
  • Pre-mapped for deep integration with Serato DJ*.
  • Class-compliant, instantly works with Windows and Mac OS X, no driver required.

The NDX500 will be available soon, priced at MSRP $249 USD.

More information: Numark / NDX500

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Korg intros mini KAOSS PAD 2

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Korg mini KAOSS PAD 2

Korg has introduced the mini KAOSS PAD 2, an effect processor and media player.

Korg’s Kaoss Pad Series products have become the must-have effect units on in every musician’s rig – especially on the DJ scene. In addition to inheriting powerful effect programs from the Kaoss Pad KP3 and the Kaoss Pad Quad, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 provides an MP3 player with adjustable pitch, making it ideal for creating DJ-Style performances. Use it as a DJ playback device, or use it to process the entire output of your DJ rig with Korg’s famous KAOSS effects. Instrumentalists, guitarists, sound designers and even just music fans will enjoy using the Mini Kaoss Pad 2. Offering a built-in mic, onboard speaker, and convenient battery power, the Mini KAOSS Pad 2 is completely self-contained and ready wherever you go!

mini KAOSS PAD 2 features

  • Control effects in real time using the intuitive touchpad interface.
  • MP3 player with microSD card slot for data storage/exchange; Perform on the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 without needing any other equipment!
  • 100 effect programs, ideal for DJ mixes or sound design.
  • 3 Program Memories provide instant recall of favorite effects.
  • Powerful Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Comp effects borrowed from the Kaoss Pad Quad.
  • Internal mic plus external audio inputs.
  • Support for pitch change and cue point settings allows serious DJ play..
  • Record your performances and save then to using the microSD card slot.
  • 6 preset audio demo loops.

The mini KAOSS PAD 2 will be available May 2012, priced May MSRP $220 USD.

More information: Korg / mini KAOSS PAD 2

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CyberStep KDJ-ONE Mobile Audio Workstation available to pre-order

CyberStep has announced its new Mobile Audio Workstation, KDJ-ONE, which is now available for pre-order in Japan, North America, Germany, and France.

CyberStep KDJ-ONE

KDJ-ONE is a first of its kind DAW touchscreen smartbook featuring an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, and multitrack audio editing with ACIDized WAV support. Built-in speakers, mic, WLAN, and lithium battery make KDJ-ONE a completely portable and wireless handheld production environment. Additionally, a high precision vibration system adds unique force feedback to your music creating experience.

KDJ-ONE features a combination of multi-touch screen, keypad, and jog dial for a fluid and intuitive control system unlike that of any existing hardware or software. It runs Intel MeeGo Handset Edition as its OS, and supports all of MeeGo’s features including a web browser, Skype, media player, and more. The unit’s built-in KDJ2 Synth features 10 synthesis algorithms, 20 effects, 7 filters, and 4 modulation units including step modulation, which delivers an indispensable tool when creating electronic/club style tracks.

ACID formatted samples may also be loaded directly into KDJ-ONE’s audio tracks and time-stretched just as in ACID DJ, creating a whole new world of possibilities. Likewise, patterns created with KDJ-ONE may be exported directly to ACIDized WAV format. The 6 track pattern sequencer includes automation/motion sequencing, loop recording, step recording, piano roll, and all other standard sequencer features.

KDJ-ONE also features a unique song mode that allows DJ style mixing of two patterns in real time. KDJ-ONE’s internal synthesizer may be used as a VST plugin within any external VST host, via wireless LAN or USB. Internal settings and data are also editable from the computer. The high precision “QW” vibration system sends vibrations from your music directly to your fingertips, adding a whole new element of force feedback to your music production experience!

CyberStep will be exhibiting KDJ-ONE at the NAMM Show 2012 (January 19th – 22nd, 2012 Anaheim Convention Center, booth E #1059).

More information: CyberStep

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TuneUp media clean-up software 20% off

TuneUp

TuneUp Media has announced a limited time discount on its TuneUp software for Windows and Mac.

TuneUp Transforms Your Music Collection. Automagically.™

  • TuneUp plugs into iTunes and Windows Media Player, providing you with easy, 1-click access to all the tools you need to get the most out of your music.
  • The interface is simple and intuitive. No instruction manuals needed!
  • TuneUp is able to intelligently fix your music library using cutting-edge acoustic fingerprinting technology, which evaluates the song’s digital DNA and references it against Gracenote’s MusicID™, the world’s largest database of music metadata.

All TuneUp products are 20% off the retail price until December 31st, 2011.

More information: TuneUp

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Gemini ships RS-415USB loudspeaker

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Gemini has announced it is shipping the RS-415USB, a great sounding loudspeaker that combines impeccable audio quality with a built-in USB and SD media player, allowing you to select and play tracks directly from a memory card or USB storage device.

Gemini RS-415USB speaker

The RS-415USB’s player section features an SD card slot and a USB port, along with controls for Play/Pause, Stop, Repeat and Track Skip, enabling users to locate their desired track on the connected device and play it with ease. A bright LCD screen even displays your track information, making navigation quick and simple.

The speaker also boasts a 15-inch woofer and 1.75-inch Titanium high frequency driver in a bi-amped, 300-watt system (245W + 55W), offering powerful, full-range sound and accurate audio reproduction.

“Gemini’s RS loudspeakers offer great sound quality and outstanding value,” says Mark Wilder, Vice President of Marketing for GCI Technologies. “Now, with the addition of a built-in USB and SD media player, the RS-415USB lets users play and control music right from an attached SD card or USB memory stick. Bands and mobile musicians can incorporate backing tracks into their sets, while bar, club and restaurant owners can use the RS-415USB as a simple, convenient way to provide music for their customers.”

The RS-415USB also features bass and treble tone control, plus dual microphone inputs as well as Line RCA and XLR inputs. An XLR output even allows a user to link additional speakers for a larger, louder setup. Thanks to its clever design, the RS-415USB combines a versatile, affordable loudspeaker solution with a powerful, handy media player.

The RS-415USB is available now for $349 USD/€409 EUR/£359 GBP.

More information: Gemini / RS-415USB

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