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Dedicated HID add-on controller

In the realms of serato (and many other programs) the only way to add physical platters to simultaneously control all 4 decks is use DVS or an HID controller. In serato-land there is NO WAY to run an SL-(anything) soundcard AND a controller with sound card (basically every controller on the market). The cards conflict, and computer refuses to co-operate. This isn't a personal phenomenon, this is a marketwide situation.

This means to add Decks 3/4, one needs an HID controller. At this time, options are a CDJ 850+, or an NDX 500 (when they hit shelves.). And people line up to buy CDJs, because that's what we get. I'm trying to craigslist/kijiji some right now, and I bought an NS7ii; which should be capable of any/everything. Except playing nice with two more platters. :(

My logic:
Adding platters requires HID controllers
CDJs are only option, meaning thousands of dollars for options like hot cues...
Numark makes Controllers with HID platters, mapped for serato (V7/NS7/NS7II)
Serato 'accessories' exist, and Numark apparently has licences (NDX500)
The V7 had every feature (and more) of a CDJ 2000 for a fraction of the cost.
4-8 mpc pads are cheaper than a sound card.

Final Soulution:
Release V7ii. V7, no sound card, 4-8 buttons. Even chop off a third of your flagship model again! Get the old one even, just put the accessory license on it and skip that silly prefader/premixer issue that plagued the old one.

Not only are there NO true competitors in this market yet (they're all overcosted with CD playing/looping/quantizing tech), but you could release a BETTER product for a FRACTION of the cost. Not to mention the platters would probably spin; which means automatic legendary status on the forums, from flame wars and arguments.

Honest to god; NS7ii users would buy one (I would). NV users would buy one. Most Pioneer users (even SZ/SX2) would buy one. Heck, even DJM900SRT/Rane users would have an argument for them for likely the cost of a USED, OOP CDJ 900, users would get the features of a 2000, and spinning platters. For only marginally more than a proper turntable/control vinyl, they get super responsive HID, strip search, god knows what clever you guys pack into it.

I've poured over the internet; it doesn't exist, and you've already built one. The worlds screaming for it, and they don't even know. EVERY major DJ corp has just skipped over it (oversight maybe?). You'd not only invent the dedicated HID player; but you'd release the best one in the world.

As an afterthought, I do want to say thanks for the excellent work that was the original V7. I've got two, and basically learned on them. I was even ready to DVS them into an NS7ii; but money aside there's just no way to do it. That ship sailed though, V7s playing nice with others. Like I said before, I'm ready to drop a couple G's on CDJs; but if there's even a slim chance I can get a V7-like add-on piece; than I'd rather save my money (even if I have to wait!)

Thanks for your time.

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  • Hello Ian,

    Thanks for posting. Sick setup... This is very detailed and descriptive feature request. Limitations in the hardware would prevent the V7's from adding onto your current NS7II setup. The V7's need the software to activate and run. Even with a possible future DVS expansion on the NS7II, this would limit the V7's connecting with your NS7II. I'm going to forward your request regarding an HID add-on controller to my Numark team. Thanks again for the post!
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  • I’m cautiously optimistic
    Yeah, Like I said, I figured the V7's would never play nice with the new generation; but if your team realized that all they have to do is *downgrade* the equipment in the V7 (yank the sound card), and there's the 'new' controller. Add a few stickers (to cover up the itch badge), and it becomes the V7ii. It even would match the hot cues on the ns7ii (and have 2 more cues than a cdj 2000). It's less work than scaling up a NDX 500, or grafting new kit onto a NDX8/900 (should they get updated). Not to mention the obvious corner on spinners that numark has.
    The thing doesn't even need new buttons. loop/roll is there too already; so you don't really need pads for anything either. Leaves the door open for a V7fx/P7 pad controller for next year to counter AFX/DDJ SP1 sales.

    Just like the NV and the NS7ii, the existence of these products (spinning vinyl) gives numark their edge and credibility. people see these, and buy cheapies with dreams of upgrading to the uber product 'soon'. and for the people who have owned one...we customers for life, I would say. I can't harp on it enough, NO COMPETITORS.

    The pic is just to save someone having to photoshop up an idea (lol). A glory shot before the v7's hit kijiji. Plus, I might have given enough boners that there's now a demand for a V7ii (lol).

    All I need is a whisper of a 'proper' single deck controller for SDJ, and I'm in line for preorders.

    EDIT: and thanks for the reply, of course. Where're my manners?
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    Bump, to see if 'the team' got back to you
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