Numark Announces N4 – DJ MIDI Controller / Audio Interface / Mixer
Numark has announced the N4, a four-channel DJ controller with built-in mixer. Featuring 4-decks of software control plus a built-in mixer that can be used with or without a computer, the N4 controller has everything DJs need to perform at their highest level: large, touch-sensitive platters, 4-decks of software control with loop and effects controls, a built-in USB audio interface and a comprehensive mixer section with EQ and gain. N4 will come with both Serato DJ Intro software — only two-channel as of now 😉 — and a 4-deck version of Virtual DJ LE.
The N4 DJ controller with a mixer is built for flexible control of virtually any music source. Its built-in DJ mixer allows DJs to mix any external source including turntables, CD players and MP3 players. DJs are able to instantly switch from controlling 4 decks of software to controlling 2 decks of software plus 2 channels of external source. With the ability to use time code, N4 sets a new standard for 4-channel DJ controllers in its class. In addition to 4-decks of MIDI software control, N4 gives DJs the ability to use their CD player or turntable to control advanced DJ software by employing turntables with time-coded vinyl or CD players with time-coded CDs.
» Built-In Mixer — N4 is built for flexible control of virtually any music source. You can use its built-in mixer to bring virtually any external source into your mix including turntables, CD players and MP3 players. You can choose in an instant to switch from controlling 4 decks of software to controlling 2 decks of software plus 2 channels of external source.
» Timecode Capability — With the ability to use time code, N4 sets a new standard for 4-channel controllers in its class. In addition to its four decks of MIDI software control, you get the ability to use CD players or turntables to control your advanced DJ software by employing turntables with time-coded vinyl or CD players with time-coded CDs.* Turn N4 into a four-platter controller by adding on two controllers or two turntables like the NDX900 Controller or two TTXUSB turntable.
» Essential Elements — Of course, N4 comes equipped with an intuitive layout of faders, knobs and buttons that feel great, provide the right amount of resistance and are built withstand abuse. Each deck is outfitted with standard DJ tools including a pitch fader with key-lock control, looping controls, and effect and sampling controls. Four Video Fade selectors are also on-board to give you video mixing capability when using Virtual DJ Pro (available separately).
» Built-in USB Audio Interface — N4 is Class Compliant: plug it in to your laptop, load the software and you’re ready to go. N4 enables USB recording of all your analog and digital sources. Whether you’re using four decks or software or combining software and externals sources from N4’s mixer section, your entire performance can be recorded, saved and posted to your website or social media. For your live audience, N4 has balanced XLR outputs, giving you a solid, professional connection to virtually any sound system.
The Numark N4 will set you back €399 / £349 and will be available sometime before the Holidaze.