June 19th, 2013
Everything changes when you get it in your hands: The beautifully conceived Numark Orbit makes more sense when you actually use it.
Numark Orbit Full Review: Looking like a kid’s toy and a game controller rolled into one, the Numark Orbit Wireless DJ Controller has people thinking “gimmick!” as soon as they see it. Which, it turns out, is a monumental error of judgement, as I’ve discovered over the last few days testing the unit for our Numark Orbit review.
It turns out that the Orbit is a brilliantly conceived, well-built wireless Midi controller that has been aimed by Numark at not only button-pushing DJs, but all sorts: Avant-garde lighting artists looking for a performance controller, all the way to jobbing “jocks” who are tired of having to plug in a separate Midi controller just to do their cues and library browsing – and just about everyone in-between.
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.