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“i loved the unit” . . . read more (by Tarek El Dandachli “Tarek” , Amazon).
“become the life of and the entertainment of the party” . . . read more (by Maggie Mae , Amazon).
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The Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer has 2 universal iPod docking stations which will accept all models of iPods with bottom connector. It has Large, easy to read iPod navigation controls (3rd generation iPods and later only), S-Video output for connecting compatible iPod video/picture content to equipped TVs, a dedicated microphone input with tone and level control, phono/line inputs for adding additional devices on both channels, plug-and-play USB connectivity (PC (XP, Vista) and Mac (OS X)) which enables the iDJ to function as a music-loading base, 2 pairs of RCA outputs, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphone jacks, 3-band EQ and a gain control on each channel, and you can place iDJ on a turntable with the spindle receiver in the bottom.
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The Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer gets an outstanding 4.6 overall user rating by 9 user reviews. As well as it’s great DJ functions, users say that it is also “a nice way to connect iPod to my stereo system“. Users praise the lighted iPod controls, the fader-start, and ease of use.
One of the customer complaints was that the Numark iDJ lacks any pitch control, which means that it cannot be used for beat-mixing so is not really suitable for professionally DJing dance music.
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The iDJ is said to be easy to use, and to work very well for many applications, although it should be noted that it does not have any pitch control.
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The Alternatives to the Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer. The major decision when considering the iDJ is do you need pitch control (which the iDJ does not have). A pitch control is used to change the pitch and tempo of one track, so that it can be mixed seamlessly with another similar track. This is used by dance-music DJ’s to smoothly mix from one track to another. Without it, it is not possible to beat-mix. So, if you are not going to be wanting to DJ dance music seamlessly, the iDJ might be a good choice for you.
If you want to sound professional DJing dance music, you need to make a different choice such as one of the DJ consoles. Another option is to consider one of the DJ mixers that allows mp3′s on memory-devices to be used, although you should check that mp3′s can be pitch-changed on a particular mixer (some of them don’t say, if you are unsure, DJ software and/or console is the answer). A good example of a well-rated DJ console is the Hercules DJ Console MK4 (see our product report on that) which costs a little more than the iDJ but provides fully professional DJ features including pitch control, auto-beat-matching, looping, effects and lots more. The Numark MIXTRACK DJ Software Controller (see our product report on that) is cheaper than the iDJ and has professional DJ functions including pitch control and lots more.
The Numark iDJ Live DJ software controller for iPad, iPhone or iPod has pitch control, large jog wheels for scratching, a screen for easy use, and is cheaper than the iDJ. Its user rating at 4.0 (from 7 user reviews) is a bit less than the iDJ, but it’s cheaper, and users say that it’s great for beginners and good value for money (although not up to professional scratching, of course), so if you want to mix dance music, this might be a good beginners choice for you.
The Numark iDJ2 iPod Mixer with Scratch Control is a lot more expensive, but gets a much lower 3.6 user rating, so you would be better off with one of the very well-rated consoles to use with a laptop.
There are a few other iPod DJ mixers, but none rated well enough (at the time of writing) to be considered as good alternatives to the above.
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The Accessories for the Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer include DJ headphones, such as the well-rated Behringer HPX2000 Headphones High-Definition DJ Headphones.
You might need a PA system to play it through.
You might also want a dynamic microphone (the iDJ has a mic input). The NADY SP-4C Dynamic Microphone is a low-cost microphone which comes with a 1/4 inch cable, and gets a 4.0 user rating overall from 70 user reviews, although get a minority of user reviews saying that it is unreliable, so if you want something better rated, pay a bit more for the Behringer XM8500 Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid, which gets an excellent 4.7 overall user rating (with no negative reviews at all), plus a suitable mic cable such as the Pyle-Pro PPMJL15 Professional Microphone Cable (1/4” Male to XLR Female, 15 ft.) . You might also want a microphone stand or two.
You might need some more mp3′s.
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Here’s some more user comments from consumer reports by people who’ve used the Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer in practice . . .
“Works really well at parties and gatherings” . . . read more (by Jenna , Amazon).
“this is a great device” . . . read more (by Kolle Smith “kolle89″ , Amazon).
“Very clear and blends the music well” . . . read more (by Richard G. Segovia , Amazon).
“Great Product!” . . . read more (by Jenna , Amazon).
“Nice for amateur djing” . . . read more (by Daniel Vilera , Amazon).
“Great Mixer” . . . read more (by Tarek El Dandachli “Tarek” , Amazon).
“The gain and equalization controls are excellent” . . . read more (by E. Malloy “Eddie Malloy” , Amazon).
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In summary, the Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer is very well-rated by users, so why not check the current Amazon price of the Numark iDJ iPod 2 Channel Mixer , or see above for alternatives.
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