Dj P#rn: Pioneer Dj – Remix Station 500

Continueing on the Pioneer vibe, alongside the news of Pioneers flagship controller, the DDJ-SZ, Pioneer came out with a new companion to the RMX-1000 – the RMX500.

This mini me comes packed with Rhythm & Scene FX and packs all you would ever need for a gig  (or mix). check out what Pioneer has to say:

OVERVIEW

The REMIX STATION 500 offers three effect sections, Rhythm FX, Scene FX and Release FX, for simple musical arrangements and features the industry’s first “Pressure Controller” knobs, which further alter and vary the effects of the arrangements. In addition, the system can also act as a USB controller when used with the included VST1/AU2/RTAS3RMX-500 Plug-in software.

RHYTHM FX

The Rhythm FX section of the REMIX STATION 500 offers five audio effects, ROLL, TRANS, ADD, REV DELAY, and OFFSET, which cuts up and manipulates parts of the music playing to produce new rhythms. The effects can be increased and decreased with a turn of the large knob as well as altered when the knob is pushed down, activating the pressure controller.

The Rhythm FX section also incorporates five Instrument buttons (KICK, SNARE, CLAP, HI HAT and CYMBAL), each offering six different patterns of sound that can be added with a simple touch. The unit also features a 4-Beat Sequencer with an OVER DUB button, and when activated, enables users to record one bar of each instrument button for more unique sound effects playback. The OVER DUB can also be deactivated after the recording process and while playback occurs, to then give users the ability to tap each button for additional instrument sounds.

SCENE FX

In the Scene FX section, users can choose from five Build Up effects and five Break Down effects. The Build Up effects, consisting of MOD, ECHO, NOISE, SPIRAL UP and REVERB UP, add sounds, while Break Down effects, consisting of HPF, LPF, ZIP, SPIRAL DOWN and REVERB DOWN, cut sounds. The large knob increases or decreases the parameters of the chosen effect with a simple turn as well as changes the effects with a push of the knob. Two sub-parameters knobs are also available for additional changes to the effects being produced.

 

RELEASE FX

The system also includes a Release FX button that eliminates the current music playing and leaves only the sound effects when activated. Release FX can also be used to create the opposite effect: When the button is disengaged, all section effects are eliminated while the original music continues to play. Three types of Release FX are available, Vinyl Brake, Echo, and Back Spin.

PLUG-IN SOFTWARE

Using the included REMIX-STATION 500 VST/AU/RTAS plug-in software, users can create the same types of music production and effects while producing on a computer. In addition, connecting the device to a computer enables it to act as a controller for music production.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • QUANTIZE function enables real-time music analysis and synchronization of effects along with the beat of the music
  • AUTO BPM function automatically measures and follows the tempo of music
  • Compact design for easy portability and convenience
  • USB-MIDI for use as a MIDI controller

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Numark 4Trak = NS6 for Traktor?

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It seems NUMARK is trying to please all customers as it has basically revamped its popular NS6 controller for Traktor users. This new controller looks like a beast, with a bolt on FX unit and a 4 channel mixer that is able to function with or without a computer.. ill…

 

NUMARK ANNOUNCES 4TRAK, A FOUR-CHANNEL TRAKTOR CONTROLLER WITH FX KOMMAND CONSOLE

4TRAK puts Traktor control into an indestructible design that
raises the bar for professional DJ controllers

Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 19, 2012) – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, introduces 4TRAK, a four-deck digital DJ controller with built-in four-channel mixer and comprehensive effects console, giving DJs unprecedented command over Traktor software. Numark will unveil 4TRAK at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

4TRAK is the ultimate controller for Traktor software, combining legendary Numark build quality with the critically acclaimed performance capabilities of Native Instrument’s software.

4TRAK lays out a vast array of fully mapped controls for Traktor software right in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. DJs can mix anything: 4TRAK’s built-in four-channel mixer allows turntables, microphones, MP3 players—really anything—to be added into the mix. Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so DJs can instantly transition between controlling Traktor’s four decks and their external sources.

4TRAK offers unparalleled control over Traktor’s effects and filters with the expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE. DJs have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving them incredible performance capabilities. They can layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both instantly in ways not possible on any other controller. 4TRAK’s platters feature bi-colored, rotating LEDs, 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation, automatically adjusting sensitivity, and high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, which combine to provide ultra-precise turntable control. 4TRAK’s layout features mouse-less library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping, Hot Cues and more.
“We wanted to give DJs the ultimate performance tool for Traktor,” said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager, Numark “This is it—4TRAK represents the most precise hardware-software integration for Traktor, and it’s built like a tank.”

4TRAK will be available in Q1 of 2012 with an MSRP of $1499 and an estimated street price of $1099.

TOTAL KOMMAND
Four decks of software control, a four-channel mixer and total command over all effects: Meet 4TRAK, the ultimate controller for Traktor DJ software. 4TRAK lays out a vast assembly of tactile controls in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. Mix anything: 4TRAK’s built-in four-channel mixer allows you to bring turntables, microphones, MP3 players and more into the mix. Tweak everything: High-resolution platters, exclusive Strip Search needle-drop technology and an expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE give you more precise control over Traktor than ever before.

4 DECKS OF KONTROL
At the heart of 4TRAK is a premium-quality fully independent four-channel mixer that can be used with or without a computer, making 4TRAK one of the most versatile Traktor controllers in the world. 4TRAK has a full range of input and outputs for connecting virtually any device: RCA inputs on each channel and four line-level inputs with two switchable to phono and two switchable to mic. Connect almost any external music source like turntables, CD players and microphones, and mix them in seamlessly with tracks from your software.

THE FX KOMMAND CONSOLE
4TRAK offers unparalleled control over your effects and filters. With the FX KOMMAND CONSOLE, you have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving you incredible performance capabilities. Layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both of them in ways that were previously impossible.

4TRAK’s FX KOMMAND CONSOLE gives you two decks of effects controls, FX1 and FX2, plus four detented filter knobs for each of 4TRAK’s four channels. Both the FX1 and FX2 decks give you three controls that can be assigned to the effects of your choice. Each FX deck also features time division controls, allowing you to match your effects to a track’s BPM instantly, and giving you continuous control over an effect’s pacing.

BUILT-IN FOUR-CHANNEL MIXER
Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so you can instantly transition between controlling Traktor’s four decks and your external sources. Connect two CD players, two turntables, two mics—the combinations are endless. Grab tracks or loops from your music library one moment, then your turntable, iPod, or a mic the next. 4TRAK makes it possible to take music from virtually any source and bring it into your mix.

4TRAK is a complete DJ controller, able to handle everything you’ve got, empowering you to perform at your highest level.

ADVANCED STRIP SEARCH TECHNOLOGY
4TRAK includes the groundbreaking Numark innovation known as Strip Search. Originally introduced with NS7, this incredible virtual-needle-drop technology allows you to locate any point on a track by using an advanced touch strip on each deck. LED track indicators above each strip provide real-time visual feedback about the tracks position.

COMPLETE KONTROL
4TRAK’s platters feature 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation along with automatically adjusting platter sensitivity, giving you high definition turntable control. With ultra-precise, high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, 4TRAK removes the line between hardware and software, giving you incredibly tight response. Bi-colored LEDs also surround each platter, providing both an indication of the Deck in control and also a Deck’s playback status. Effects can be instantly accessed by channel.

The simple and intuitive design of 4TRAK includes favorites like mouseless library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping and Hot Cues. You’ll get direct access to beat grid controls and beat skip, allowing you to juggle a track inline with the beat so that it never loses sync. 4TRAKS built-in professional 24-bit audio interface guarantees pristine audio quality from your computer.

TRAKTOR SOFTWARE INCLUDED
Start mixing and unleashing powerful effects right away with the included Traktor 2 4TRAK Edition software. Traktor 4TRAK Edition brings you a world-renowned, rock-solid four-deck DJ program with an intuitive interface featuring TruWave colored waveforms for a visually rich experience of your music. With Traktor 2 4TRAK Edition, you’ll get a mixing experience guaranteed to be intuitive, creative and addictive.

KEY FEATURES

  • Four decks of software control with included TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition software
  • 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE for complete control over effects & filters
  • Built-in four-channel DJ mixer that works with or without a computer
  • Four line inputs, two turntable inputs and two microphone inputs
  • Touch-sensitive illuminated platters with 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation
  • Built-in 24-bit audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
  • Solid metal construction
  • Maps seamlessly with TRAKTOR PRO 2 including sample triggers
  • Ultra-precise, low-latency high-speed MIDI
  • Strip Search with illuminated track-position indicator
  • Mouseless library navigation with view options
  • Works with a wide range of MIDI software

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