What is the best way to setup my NS7II for the best scratching performance?

Like the topic asks...what latency and should I use 45rpm and low or high torgue etc...any advise would be great
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  • Hello Mark,

    Thanks for posting. I'd like to help! Follow the following steps:

    1. Adjust your XFADER CONTOUR all the way to the right. This will give you a nice hard hard cut for quick scratching cuts.

    2. Make sure you downloaded and installed the latest audio driver for your operating system by logging onto the NS7II Product Page - http://www.numark.com/product/ns7ii.

    3. Open Serato DJ, under SETUP > MIXER, setup your CROSSFADER settings as shown below:



    4. Now under the SETUP > AUDIO tab, click on LAUNCH DRIVER PANEL and adjust your AUDIO LATENCY SETTINGS as shown below:



    4. Test and find the best setting in Serato DJ's USB Buffer Settings which works best for you. Typically 1, 2, 5 work best.
    * USB Buffer Setting 1 is best but this has to be tested and set by yourself depending on well your computer performs with your hardware.
    * If experience a lot of latency, adjust it to a higher setting.
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  • Just to add

    Platter speed & torque will be a personal thing. I like low torque and 33rpm.

    Another suggestion is playing around with how firm your record is pressed down onto the platter. When you lock in the allen key you can press the vinyl down so it makes a firm connection or you can let it lightly sit on the slip mat when locked in. This will change how quick it will grip onto the platter and also change how much you can back spin, how quick you need to push off to land a downbeat etc.

    Scratching almost always has a quick cut fader setting so you can basically just switch on/off scratching.

    Lots of different variables to play with.

    It's taking me time adjusting to the 7" from a 12" to get the feeling right (NS7 III) not to mention just how light the xfader is compared to my old DM2050.
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