Lets DJs Mix
and Modify Digital Dance Tracks to Create Music Never Before Possible
-- Numark Industries (www.numark.com) and Visiosonic (www.pcdj.com)
announced the availability of their breakthrough Digital Media
Controller DMC-1, a rack mountable, multi-functioned dual
MP3 controller that allows DJs to instantly locate, play, mix,
sample, loop, and remix on-the-fly digital song files stored in MP3
format on their computers hard drive. Modeled after
Numarks CND-22 dual CD player, and loaded with Visiosonics
powerful PCDJ Pro Digital DMC software, the revolutionary new
controller enables any DJ to create and perform live musical
compositions not possible with dual CD players or vinyl turntable systems.
The DMC-1 leaves a DJ free to be a musician and an
artist. He can totally concentrate on the music and how he
wants to piece it together for the dancers, said Joe Vangieri,
Visiosonics CEO. For the first time a DJ has an
instrument which allows him to completely realize his musical vision.
DJs accustomed to using a dual CD player will have instant
familiarity with the DMC-1s interface. The
controllers dual jog wheels, LCD panels, function buttons and
pitch slide controls are identical to those found on Numarks
CDN-22. After connecting the DMC-1 to their PC serial
port and loading their hard drive with MP3 files, DJs can use the
controller right out of the box to intuitively access all the basic
player functions with virtually no learning curve.
Features included in the basic DMC-1 package include the ability to
set two cue points for each of the controllers two players,
plus/minus 10 percent pitch bend, two memories per player, BPM
matching, song preview, silent and audible song search, and record
case and song file management.
After installing an available software upgrade, the DMC-1s
standard buttons become multifunctional, allowing users to gain full
access to the many layers of advanced functions available in
Visiosonics PCDJ Pro Digital 1200sl software, included as part
of the upgrade package. DJs become able to automatically beat
match any song, auto sync the pitch for both players at plus/minus 50
percent, create up to eighteen cue points per player, and
automatically create up to eight perfectly synced and trimmed samples
or loops and play them in forward or reverse -- all on-the-fly.
Theres no comparison between a dual CD player and the
DMC-1, said Bunny of the Florida-based performance group Rabbit
and the Moon. The controller lets you create quantized
samples and loops of any bar on any cut on-the-fly. I can take
a short cut, or just the break from a longer cut, and keep it looping
in perfect sync while I mix in another cut. With this
controller, you can basically remix songs live.
In addition to its unprecedented speed of light functionality and
on-the-fly track editing capability, many DJs have discovered that
the DMC-1 provides another major benefit: Instant access to their
entire music collection.
A lot of times when youre in the middle of a set, you
think damn, I should have brought that record, said Dee
Jay Domination, who used the DMC-1 to spin MP3 for the
30.000 attendees at Miamis Zen Music Festival. With the
DMC-1, you can have your whole vinyl collection on the hard
drive. You just go to the club, plug in your CPU, and every cut
youll need is right there.
The MP3 is becoming the format of choice for the Internet
generation of DJs. Numarks new Digital Media Controller
allows the DJ to harness this new media with the familiar feel of a
dual CD player, said Jack ODonnell, President of Numark Industries.
The basic Numark/Visiosonic DMC-1 package retails for $299.00.
The advanced software upgrade retails for $99.00. For more
information call 727.799.3828 x341.
System requirements are 266mhz Intel® or AMD® Processor and
above, 64MB Ram, Non-emulated sound card, Serial Port, and Windows 95/98/ME/2000®.