Numark today announced a brand-new DJ controller, the N4, which appears to be basically a variation on its immensely popular Mixtrack controller, but with four channels and the ability to add external music sources like CD players and turntables. The controller will come with a four-channel version of Virtual DJ, along with Serato’s new DJ Intro software – although it appears the latter will only be able to control two software channels.
However, the controller is configurable so that two of its four channels can control external CD players or vinyl decks, so even with the Serato software, it could make a cost-effective centrepiece to a hybrid home DJ set-up, assuming its pricing is as agressive as Mixtrack’s is.
The unit gets its official launch at the BPM Show this weekend. We’ll bring you a full review as soon as we’ve had a chance to have a proper test run.
Do you think Numark has hit the nail on the head with this new, all-purpose entry level four-channel controller? Would you be tempted to go for this rather than one of the more expensive hybrid units? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!