April 14th, 2013
News & Opinion
The Numark Orbit wireless Midi controller now comes with Orbit DJ software, so you can play with your music using the controller right out of the box.
Announced at the NAMM show but still forthcoming, the Numark Orbit is a technologically neat little product. But being a box of coloured buttons connected via Midi wirelessly to DJ or music software, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people who like the look of it at the same time have less of an idea of how they might use it than Numark would ideally like.
Maybe that’s why Numark has added software to the unit now. This helps the company to show the Numark Orbit off, but also ought to give people ideas about how to map it. So in this video, Numark’s Chris Roman dials some tunes up and shows off what the unit can do.
January 23rd, 2013
News & Opinion
The Numark Orbit is a radical new controller that aims to liberate DJs from the booth and put them in among their crowds or up on stage.
Numark Orbit is “the world’s first wireless handheld DJ controller”, offering a two-axis accelerometer, four selectable banks of effects spread across its eight backlit pads, and a large central jogwheel switchable between four functions.
Announced today at the NAMM Show 2013, it is described as a “games controller on steroids”. The device can be handheld, clipped to the body, or plugged in via USB (which also charges it), and also performed on from a tabletop in a more conventional style. Read on for more, or jump straight to our world exclusive Numark Orbit DJ Controller Video Talkthrough.