Numark NS7III hits our shelves at the end of this week, so here's an overview of what you can expect from the Numark powerhouse. So fundamentally, its a four-deck controller for Serato DJ, which has three high-resolution colour screens and an interactive control surface, meaning that the platters move like a conventional turntable.
You may think that the 'NS' sounds familiar? Well yes, its the 3rd in the line of the NS series... The NS7III aims to give its user the best of both worlds, with digital sound but with a retro feel and also the full colour screens give a vibrant visual of Serato. Just like Numark’s successful NV controller, two screens provide moving waveforms, playhead, deck, and FX status. A third, central screen gives the DJ a dedicated view of their track library. This third screen can also be switched to display stackable parallel waveforms for complete beat matching control of their active programs, just like you can with a conventional Serato setup. This kind of unit gives the user the option to completely keep their laptop out of sight, to allow better interaction with the crowd, a must if you dont want to look like that you're checking your emails.
The NS7III also has a metal construction, four-channel audio mixer, touch-activated controls and MPC performance pads, borrowing world class technology from their cousins at Akai. Its jet black appearance makes the unit look so professional too, which it is, so this really sets the bar high for all controllers out there. The NS7III is plug and play compatible with Serato DJ, no additional purchase of the software is required and is Serato NoiseMap ready.
NS7III Key Features:
Premium Serato DJ controller with three high-resolution colour screens, including the ability to display stackable waveforms
Screens provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ, letting you close or move the source laptop and focus on the music.
Dedicated track library screen with corresponding navigation controls
4 decks of Serato DJ software control; built-in 4-channel audio mixer
2 variable-torque motorized platters with high-resolution MIDI tracking
Touch-activated knobs produce groundbreaking control of filters, EQ, and more
Authentic vinyl records provide the feel of a professional DJ turntable
16 velocity-sensitive Akai Professional MPC pads with backlit RGB feedback
10 pad modes for hot cues, loops, song slicing, and sample triggering
Dedicated 3-way touch-activated filter knob on each channel
Dedicated touch-activated control of Serato’s 12 professional iZotope® FX
Built-in professional 24-bit USB 2.0 audio interface
Zone/booth outputs and balanced XLR outputs for club use
Rugged, road-worthy metal construction
Serato NoiseMap ready for use with extended DVS setups
Plug and play with Serato DJ (included) - no upgrade purchase required