What do you get when you cross Numark’s flagship NS7II controller, Serato, and an embedded PC? This monster of a controller, that’s what! While we currently have no further details of this device, this genuine picture from Numark shows a DJ controller with a computer built in, and a version of Serato DJ running right there in the unit.
The photo is apparently from the Microsoft Build developer conference, and was spotted by eagle-eyed erstwhile Digital DJ Tips writer DJ Hombre, tucked at the bottom of a Create Digital Music article yesterday. It clearly shows Serato software running, using a version of Windows called Windows Embedded.
Whether this is just a concept or it actually exists we don’t know, but with strong rumours that Native Instruments will be building full displays into the next Traktor gear, it does look like manufacturers are thinking more seriously about incorporating the full DJ experience into a unit that doesn’t need a laptop, iOS device or anything else to run. We’ll keep you informed as we find out more…
Do you like the look of this new device? Do you know anything more about it that we don’t? Would this be strong competition for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ? Please share your thoughts on Numark’s new behemoth in the comments.