NAMM 2015: Numark NS7 III
Numark is announcing several new products at NAMM including follow ups to their flagship NS7 controller and affordable Mixtrack controllers. The NS7 III is the successor to the “best controller ever built”, the NS7 II. Numark has managed to elegantly add 3 screens to the NS7 III without compromising on the size or features. The Mixtrack 3 and Mixtrack Pro III builds on the Mixtrack Pro 2 and refines it with design elements from Numark NV and NS7 III. For more details, keep reading.Numark Ns7 IIIThe NS7 III is Numark’s flagship four deck DJ controller designed to integrate seamlessly with Serato DJ. This controller builds on the full featured NS7 II (check out DJTT’s review) by adding three high resolution color screens (similar to what’s on the Numark NV).The 2 deck screens can be used for fx control, loop values, and displaying track waveforms. While the centre screen can switch between the track library/browser and waveforms in a stackable view allowing for easy beat matching. Numark called the NS7 II “The Best Controller Ever Built. Period.” and the NS7 III is definitely worthy of that title. Check out the full feature breakdown:Premium Serato DJ controller with three high-resolution color screens, including the ability to display stackable waveformsStacked parallel waveforms on central screen for simple, direct visual beat matchingScreens provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ, letting you close or move the source laptop and focus on the musicDedicated track library screen with corresponding navigation controls4 decks of Serato DJ software control; built-in 4-channel audio mixer2 variable-torque motorized platters with high-resolution MIDI trackingTouch-activated knobs produce groundbreaking control of filters, EQ, and moreAuthentic vinyl records provide the feel of a professional DJ turntable16 velocity-sensitive Akai Professional MPC pads with backlit RGB feedback10 pad modes for hot cues, loops, song slicing, and sample triggeringDedicated 3-way touch-activated filter knob on each channelDedicated touch-activated control of Serato’s 12 professional iZotope® FXBuilt-in professional 24-bit USB 2.0 audio interfaceZone/booth outputs and balanced XLR outputs for club useRugged, road-worthy metal constructionSerato NoiseMap ready for use with extended DVS setupsPlug and play with Serato DJ (included) – no upgrade purchase requiredWe’re happy to see that Numark has gone with smaller screens, compared to their prototype from last year. The Numark NS7 III will be available later in 2015 for $1499.99 USD.