A couple of weeks ago at Musikmesse 2012, however, we got to actually see a working version. We made this video to show you what all the fuss is about.
Our first impressions
We found the Numark iDJ Pro to be characteristically slick (you’d expect nothing less from Algoriddim, the company behind the djay software that this runs – nobody could accuse any of their products of being “clunky”), and addictive to DJ with – the way they’ve mixed hardware controls with software feedback is neat. The thing that will probably end up marking this system apart from the rest, though, is the ability to DJ from iTunes in the cloud. We could see mobile DJs loving access to all of the world’s musicfor instant purchase and play.
Now, if someone could only just find a way to shoehorn Spotify into this thing, you’d have the ultimate all-in-one hardware, software and music library…
• We have no firm price and availability yet for the Numark iDJ Pro. Watch this space for info as we get it, and of course for a full review.
Having seem the video, what do you think? Future of DJing or expensive flop? Let us know your thoughts in the iDJ Pro in the comments…