It's easy to scoff at the hyperbole that companies spout when presenting their new products. Writing this during the Apple keynote, I'm bombarded with lines like “the best phone ever made” and “revolutionary product”. Meanwhile in the DJ world, Numark boldly claim that their new NV is the Serato DJ controller that “changes everything”. Marketing hype, or justified? Watch the full video review inside where we spent some time putting the new controller through its paces.
Serato is all over the news with their recent software development and additions to their device support list. Serato Flip is at the head of the recent news, and today Numark announced the Serato Flip Expansion Pack for the Numark NV controller, used with the NV's built-in color screens and velocity-sensitive performance pads. Numark wants to keep away from the laptop screen during a DJ set by adding the extra support. Watch a demonstration video and read about today’s Serato developments below.
Akai is launching two new controllers for Serato DJ that have a small form factor but unlock full control of the software. We've got details on the AFX, a effects and cue point focused controller, and the AMX, a two channel mixer with a soundcard.
Serato DJ continues get serious feature additions in 2014 with an upcoming new release, 1.7, that will incorporate a new way of recording custom cue point juggles and playing them back. It's called Serato Flip - and it could be a killer feature for all kinds of DJs looking to build more intricate routines in a DJ software.