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  • Djbdirty

    I just bought one V7 and an X5. I am mostly happy with everything but have noticed a few things that have left me wanting. First seems to be more of a bug or mistake than anything. When using only one V7 as both decks A and B you will find that for instance while Deck A is spinning down because you hit pause with the stop time turned up, if you then switch to Deck B then Deck A just abruptly stops rather than continuing with its spin down. The next quirk is that the V7′s come with a fader start input yet the matched X5 has no such fader start capability. That just seems to be poor craftsmanship to me.

  • PipeAndWire

    just got my 2 V7′s today and the X5… Love the setup, love the price.. Brand new v7′s for $299 and FREE ata case after rebate – YES $299. Picked up used x5 for $250 locally. The software works PERFECTLY with itch, however I AM A VDJ guy and its not so friendly. The x5 is not a midi controller(no usb) so everything goes thru the V7′s. This is going to pose a problem for me until the x7 comes out. Which imo Numark must be having problems with or else it would be available by now (a year after its debut). The cue’ing and looping is fantastic, the effects is nice but like vdj i would prefer an easy way to get sound samples up with a push of key (like to use movie lines in my routines). Anyways, that’s my two cents worth. I look forward to any feedback or suggestions to tackle my conundrum with vdj and the x5….PEACE

  • Bob mitchell

    Ive been reading this with interest, I had a set of cdj800,s and a pioneer djm600 setup alongside my beloved ttx’s – I have since sold the pioneer kit and got myself 2 x v7′s and an x5. I cannot tell you how good this stuff is whether its compatible with tractor bus or any other vehicle they are still brilliant. The pioneer kit is getting very expensive and im not sure who they are aiming at these days. Also Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves I paid a good bit more for 2 plastic pigs Than I did for the loveliness that is a v7 – Solid sexy and sounds great! The v7 is a work of art And for people like me who can’t get on with this digital thing it’s the best way to go from vinyl to digital the platters are superb and very responsive which made me feel right at home. Using the pioneers for me was a bit numb where as the feel and features on the v7s is much more satisfying. I do like itch and think it’s developing nicely so personally I am happy with the setup I now have and although most clubs have cdjs they are not infallible and do break down as well. To be honest I’ve had a motor go in one of my ttx’s which I bought 6 years back other than that no faults on the numark kit and I’m conifident that the new gear is as good if not better built than anything on the Market. Rant over ;) hope this interests someone! Oh and a lot of touring or travelling djs I talk to always have back up CDs incase there is an issue hooking up pcs/macs

  • Dj Illuminati

    I just got my V7 a couple days ago and its great!!! i prefer scratch live tho so im currently running my V7 with SSL instead of itch but regardless itch is a very good software and i know the updates will be awesome!!

  • DJCamRoberts

    just bought one and another is on the way. I use it with virtual dj and it works nicely. Hopefully traktor will get them certified or mapped well.

  • DjITCH

    I just bought these bad boys!!! Shout out to Pro Audio Star for the hook up:)

  • DjITCH

    Gonna get this in the coming weeks…thanks for this review! This review sealed the deal PLUS it’s only costing me $779usd for 1 V7 and 1 X5 brand new from an authorized dealer…BARGAIN!!!:)

  • http://www.ohdratdigital.com Chris Cartledge

    [quote comment="40787"]So if you had to chosse between an a&H Xone22 and the Numark X5 which would get your vote?[/quote]

    They’re very different breeds – look out for an upcoming article featuring both, but essentially, the X5 is very well suited to scratch heavy with its faders, the 22 to effects favouring DJs with its effects loop and filter…

  • DJ NICK NV (Hawaii)

    I been in the game for quote a while an used it all & I now use 1 Numark V7 and the X6 mixer, I was gonna pick up the X5 mixer but decided for my style the X6 was a better fit for me & I never had a problem using this setup since i first hooked it up, perfect control & feel.. i feel this is the best setup I have owned & used. Numark you really did a great job on the V7. Sure itch kinda sucks rite now since it don’t have more controls an features, but I’m sure we will be seeing nothing but the best in the future from Numark mastering the V7

  • DJ NICK NV (Hawaii)

    I been in the game for quote a while an used it all & I now use 1 Numark V7 and the X6 mixer, I was gonna pick up the X5 mixer but decided for my style the X^ was a better fit for me & I never had a problem using this setup since i first hooked it up, perfect control & feel.. i feel this is the best setup I have owned & used. Numark you really did a great job on the V7. Sure itch don’t have more controls an features, but I’m sure we will be seeing nothing but the best in the future from Numark mastering the V7

  • Craig

    So if you had to chosse between an a&H Xone22 and the Numark X5 which would get your vote?

  • DJEDGE

    any feedback on the NS7? i have a VCI Arcade edition and looking into adding the NS7 to my arsenal of Djing tools.

  • http://www.sanderbongertman.com Sander Bongertman

    [quote comment="40573"][quote comment="40560"]@Mark:

    Don’t forget that turntables/CDJ’s are standard equipment almost everywhere in the world which means you don’t have to haul anything with you other than your laptop and a timecode supporting soundcard and maybe a supplementary controller like the X1. These V7′s however are not standard equipment so it’s an extra to lug around which I think is the point DjPC3 was trying to make.[/quote]
    Fair enough point. But I’d imagine the onus was on a quality, heavy duty construction rather than portability. Having said that, it’s not as heavy as say an NS7. Really, if you want a direct drive motor and a heavy duty steel chassis you’re never going to get a lightweight unit… unless perhaps everything is made form titanium etc., then it would cost you HEAPS more.[/quote]

    You are absolutely right. The only thing I was trying to say is that for club jocks this is not the best solution out there. Hauling these on planes with me is the last thing I want to do :)

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment="40560"]@Mark:

    Don’t forget that turntables/CDJ’s are standard equipment almost everywhere in the world which means you don’t have to haul anything with you other than your laptop and a timecode supporting soundcard and maybe a supplementary controller like the X1. These V7′s however are not standard equipment so it’s an extra to lug around which I think is the point DjPC3 was trying to make.[/quote]
    Fair enough point. But I’d imagine the onus was on a quality, heavy duty construction rather than portability. Having said that, it’s not as heavy as say an NS7. Really, if you want a direct drive motor and a heavy duty steel chassis you’re never going to get a lightweight unit… unless perhaps everything is made form titanium etc., then it would cost you HEAPS more.

  • Pieter c

    Ine thing: I do not think ni would ever make à controller with moving platter, as somebody stated above…

  • doc_c

    Two thumbs up for the V7: built like a TANK and visually stunning for the audience.

  • http://www.robpointer.com Rob Pointer

    I have had my two V7 units for a couple of months now. Switched from TSP to Itch. I love them. They are quality, sound great, and at the current price – a no brainer for anyone considering Itch as their solution.

    Thumbs up.

  • mblakely

    Can you use the V7 with SSL?

    What about those http://www.djtechpro.com/product_detail.asp?category_id=63&sub_id=105&product_id=294
    Dj-Tech Kontrol One’s anyone used one

  • Louie V

    Pretty good article..

    Check out this great article as well: http://bit.ly/aWrZDu

  • http://www.sanderbongertman.com Sander Bongertman

    @Mark:

    Don’t forget that turntables/CDJ’s are standard equipment almost everywhere in the world which means you don’t have to haul anything with you other than your laptop and a timecode supporting soundcard and maybe a supplementary controller like the X1. These V7′s however are not standard equipment so it’s an extra to lug around which I think is the point DjPC3 was trying to make.

  • Mark

    Cool review. I own a V7 and I think it’s awesome. Whoever said it’s “too expensive and too heavy” has rocks in their head! It takes the place of 2 x turntables…. what would you pay for those? Oh, and don’t forget to throw in either SSL or Traktor as well…. and then the weight of all that system? I think for what the unit is, a twin-deck, motorised controller with onboard interface and FX module… it’s fantastic value for weight, size and money… not to mention the fact that both the V7 and X5 are housed in a rugged steel enclosure.

  • GOMEZILLA

    Whilst.

  • http://soundcloud/tos ToS

    You are a bit behind the schedule with this … filler article.
    It is not even a full review, but mora of a mention that product exits.

  • J. Varela

    [quote comment="40547"]I’m sorry but the V7 is both too heavy and too expensive to be just a one trick pony. It only works with one software (officially), and for its price range that is not gonna cut it.[/quote]

    The V7′s are selling for $599 with a $200 rebate making them the cheapest ITCH controller out there at $399… A very good deal considering the performance of the unit…

  • http://www.digitaldjtips.com Phil Morse

    I was lucky enough to DJ on these at BPM. It simply feels like using a set of 1210s and a pro battle mixer. It’s absolutely uncanny – that’s what it does 100% well, no debate.

    For ITCH users wanting to flightcase the lot and use it as a mobile set-up? Perfect. For pros wanting a lovely, lovely home set-up? Perfect.

    But I can’t see clubs installing this because of the lack of flexibility mentioned.

  • http://www.djpc3.com/ Dj PC3

    I’m sorry but the V7 is both too heavy and too expensive to be just a one trick pony. It only works with one software (officially), and for its price range that is not gonna cut it. They should have really thought about making this thing more universal.

    I understand they didn’t want to include CD drives, but they could have at least made it midi universal or a USB slot to all you to plug in timecode wav files for other software.

    And I too must admit that Numark DOES NOT stand by their products, I had a MixDeck and it took Numark over 10 WEEKS to get it fixed. So since they don’t stand by their product and it doesn’t work with other software, spells a disaster if you ever need to get it fixed… since its a Numark product, you will LOL

  • Dom

    Interesting you didnt mention the X7. Ive had my v7s for about 8 months now and am hanging to trade up to the X7 from my DDM4000.

    There is alot of speculation as to what the X7 would open up in Itch, but the 4 deck possibilities keep me dreaming…

  • http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11964 Double DutchDj

    Saying it’s not Traktor friendly isn’t strictly true, your just never going to get the same platter performance inside Traktor, which is fair enough considering it’s an Itch product.
    ++++
    I think it’s only a matter of time before N.I. make there own moving platter controller, there’s been more than enough Traktor user’s moaning about the lack of said controller for some time now. I seriously think if a turntable is going survive as a credible control surface for dj’s in many years to come, Needles, tonearms and even timecode will have to be replaced by moving platter controllers, can you really imagine needles and tonearms in dj booths in 20 plus years time?

  • Sjaak

    Fully agree with EDIT.

  • Ponyboy

    I need a 2 channel mixer as I am going the fully external route on Traktor with an X1. I still don’t know what I should get. Maybe a 2 channel mixer comparison article would help me. he he.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/benedituk BEN EDIT

    P.S. Would anyone be up for a proper breakdown of DJ software ins/outs etc and comparisons.

    I would love to read, would be great to write but I don’t have the resources :-(

    EDIT .

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/benedituk BEN EDIT

    I think by restricting the hardware to software we are going to find controllers struggling to make a mainstay in the common marketplace. I for sure am firmly rooted in Traktor and NI’s software glancing at other software along the way but never swayed from a comfortable, robust and professional environment.

    There needs to be some decorum with companies choosing particular software for relatively generic midi controllers. I for one am stuck on the S4 so far it just seems like finally someone (NI) have got their shit together and made a professional DJ device that is portable and trustworthy.

    Much Love

    EDIT .

  • http://www.albellpresents.com Mixx Master Lee

    I’d have to agree,Very nice looking!! But for me not being Traktor friendly is a negative. And Numark does not stand behind their product very well at all!! I’ve been waiting for a motor for my TTM for well over a year now.