NS7II together with the NVII

Hello there! I have got the NS7II and have used it for 2 years now. As I would like to buy an NVII and don't wanna sell my NS7II I was wondering... Can I use them both on the same laptop?

I mean, I would setup the NS7II in my homestudio, and would take the NVII with me as I go to my gigs.

First of all, it's a lot less weight (NVII) to run around with :-) as the ns7II it is the most heavy one and it's in a good flightcase so that even makes it more heavy to lift.

But... is everything gonna work ok? For an example, can I set my beatgrids with the NS7II and play my gigs with the NVII and have the beatgrids show up?

I use Serato DJ and also use Serato Video, so I think that won't be a problem with the NVII?

I love my NS7II and I love to show off with it to :-) But as I am having issues with too many USB drop-outs I cant rely on it like I could rely on my NS6 (I had that one for 3 years, I even had the DDS-80 for 3 years). And I tried every solution but it still fails me sometimes. I don't wanna be stressed when I am playing a weddings first dance and it drops out!!! So this is the last time I am gonna change and try if the NVII is better for me. We'll see... If not, then I will really have to sell Numark and look for something other.

I know it's a lot in one post, but I wanna be sure there won't be any problems if I use both controllers on the same laptop! (not at the same time off course :-))
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  • There shouldn't be any issues, since both are SDJ.


    What's the issue with your NS7 II? From personal experience, I know the unit is temperamental on startup. Once you figure out the order it's usually fine.


    Here's my process:

    Boot the computer up, making sure the controller isn't connected, not even the usb is plugged in on a powered off controller.


    Wait until everything is done loading.


    Open SDJ and wait until that boots up all the way, crates and all.


    Then plug in usb cable, closest port to the power supply, and turn the unit on.


    Go through and turn every knob back and forth, move the platters, and move the pitch faders.


    The controller is a power hog, so make sure your surge protector or UPS has more than one cell of power unit. Said another way if your surge protector has 8 slots to plug into; make sure it has 2 sections of 4 not just 8. I had a gig where I plugged most everything in on the same side but the controller was a glorified paper weight with lights until I moved all but controller and laptop power supply to the other side.
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  • David, thx for the explanation. The same as you, I have a process of starting everything up. But I will try yours, thx! Who knows...

    The biggest harm is done there that I will never trust my NS7II again :-(

    My laptop is a piece any gamer would be jealous off :-) And I never ever had any issues using the NS7II with that same laptop in my homestudio! Really it's a bit off a haunted thing I think :-)

    I even tried an Mac Pro from a friend for more then a month, same drop-outs. Its all very random. After I bought my new laptop, I hadn't had any drop-outs for almost a year, the last month I had drop-outs on almost every occasion. (never in the studio).

    But hey, I'm not gonna be complaining about that here no more. I'm gonna try the NVII and we'll see. I used my NS6 so long without any issues, but I'm not going back to it because once you had a taste of the NS7II, well... Now the NVII has a lotta functions from the NS7II that I use a lot. It's the best choice for me.

    Again, thx for your input and I'll let you know if your startup process does something for me to!

    grtzzzz
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  • Just recieved my NVII, great controller!

    Yes, It was a cultureshock if you are used to the NS7II. I wil have to get used to the fact that the NVII is a lot smaller :-) But after a few runs, it seems to be quit a good controller!

    I had to install a driver for windows, but it works fine now.

    So, gonna take my manual and see what all the differences are. One thing I am glad about is that all the cues, loops and other predefined things work.

    One thing will cost me money :-) Now that I have seen the screens on the NVII, I will upgrade my NS7II with the 3 screens (NS7III). It's such a fun fact to use those.

    Thx again!
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