Cortex Readies Dmix300 & Dmix600 Digital Music Controllers

Prior to Cortex’s official announcement this week, we have the specs on their exciting new Dmix300 and Dmix600 digital music controllers. The compact systems appear to take Numark’s iDJ iPod player/mixer concept to the pro level.


Dmix 300 – Digital Music Control Station

• Full iPod Dock Capability
• Full CBR and VBR MP3 Compatibility with the following features:

– iTunes Playlist Compatibility
– Library Cataloging
– Multiple Search Options
– Song Info
– File Explorer Mode
– Cue Point Management
– Cortex Manager Software for Database Management

• USB Link for multiple storage device sharing
• Storage Device Selection with External CD Drive Option
• Keyboard Connection for search and navigation
• Dual 80 character text-only dot matrix displays for playback information
• Dual Jog Wheels with Jog Mode Select
• Single/continuous play modes
• Shuffle mode for unattended playback
• Two time display modes
• Frame accurate search
• Pitch control with range of +/- 24%
• Pitch Bend Buttons

Mixer Section Features:
• 3-band EQ with Gain Control
• Blue Fluid diffused VU meters
• Cue Fader
• Master/Cue select switch for headphone preview
• 1/4″ headphone output
• 1/4″ mic input with 2 band EQ
• 45mm Rail Glide Crossfader with selectable cross fader curve
• Auxiliary Inputs for Phono or Line devices
• Dual ground screws for easy connectivity
• RCA outputs for Master, Booth and Record


Dmix 600 – Digital Music Control Station

• iPod Dock Capability
• Full CBR and VBR MP3 Compatibility with the following features:

– Library Cataloging
– On the fly Playlist Creation and editing
– iPod and Itunes Compatability
– Full Search
– Song Info
– File Explorer Mode
– Storage Device Selection
– Cue Point Management

• USB Link for multiple storage device sharing
• Storage Device Selection with External CD Drive Option
• Keyboard Connection for search and navigation
• Dual Touch Sensitive Jog Wheel with Jog Mode Select
• Dual 80 character text-only dot matrix displays for playback information
• Instant Start and Cue with preview
• Dual Hot Cues
• Three Effects (Filter, Flanger, Reverb) plus Scratch
• Full iPod Dock Capability
• Single/continuous play modes
• Shuffle mode for unattended playback
• Dual Mode Jog Wheel for search or pitch bend
• Pitch bend via Jog wheel or buttons
• Three time display modes
• Frame accurate search
• Pitch control with range of +/- 24%

Mixer Section Features:
• 3-band EQ w/ Gain Control
• Blue Fluid diffused VU meters
• Cue Fader
• Master/Cue select switch for headphone preview
• 1/4″ headphone output
• 1/4″ mic input with 2 band EQ
• 45mm Rail Glide Crossfader with selectable cross fader curve
• Auxiliary Inputs for Phono or Line devices
• Dual ground screws for easy connectivity
• Balanced XLR Master Output
• RCA outputs for Master, Booth and Record

The Dmix300 will cost $600 and be available in July 2007. The Dmix600 will bow at $800 and be available in August 2007. More information on the new Cortex Dmix300 & Dmix600 Digital Music Controllers.

Author: FutureMusic

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