Numark NuVJ and Total Control First Impressions Mini Review on CDMusic

I’ve only had it for 12 hours, so I can’t do a proper review yet of the NuVJ, but its strange MIDI mappings (and those of the Total Control) have caused me enough trouble that I’ve posted about it on CDMusic. the Total Control jogwheels use a bizarre schema for their endless encoder messages. All the MIDI controllers I’ve encountered in the past have used the same format for endless encoders, rotating clockwise will send out a stream of, (to paraphrase the machines) “+1″ messages. Counterclockwise gives “-1″. Spin your jogwheel or knob faster, and it sends out more messages …

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Numark NuVJ Demos on VJKungFu with Momo The Monster

I featured VJKungFu last week, taking a prod at Momo for not creating more articles. Well the prod worked: Momo has been demoing the NuVJ at apple stores around the US, and now brings some video tutorials to VJKungFu: NuVJ Crash Course and Crossfader Triggering with the NuVJ. [tags]nuvj, numark, vjkungfu, hardware, software, tutorials, podcasts, videos[/tags]

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Numark's NuVJ First Impressions on VJForums

AV3 has posted some impressions of the Numark NuVJ on VJForums, here and here. On getting it out of the box I have to say it looks really nice, quite light, but it is a midi controller and not hardware, so that was to be expected. Actually it sits well on the desk, and the most energetic mixing doesnt budge it! … The first thing I wanted to try was the scratching. The scratch decks have a really nice feel, and they continue to spin for a long time after release, really well balanced. they are a soft rubber, so …

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Numark’s NuVJ First Impressions on VJForums

AV3 has posted some impressions of the Numark NuVJ on VJForums, here and here. On getting it out of the box I have to say it looks really nice, quite light, but it is a midi controller and not hardware, so that was to be expected. Actually it sits well on the desk, and the most energetic mixing doesnt budge it! … The first thing I wanted to try was the scratching. The scratch decks have a really nice feel, and they continue to spin for a long time after release, really well balanced. they are a soft rubber, so …

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Seriously Beautiful New Midi Controller for Visualists: VMX VJ

I don’t know how I managed to miss the release of the CodaNova VMX VJ, but thanks to Grigori for bringing it to my attention: Now this is more like it. The NuVJ is on the right track, but without having had a go my initial impression is that it doesn’t have quite enough controls and is too tied to the DJ-style layout. It may be perfect for Arkaos, the ReACT may be perfect for Resolume, but unfortunately I’m not buying my midi controllers to use in one single program. The VMX VJ seems to be addressing these concerns: Plenty of …

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Numark’s NuVJ as a DJ/Music Controller; No Nudge on iDJ2 iPod DJ Mixer (But Some Won’t Care)

Numark’s new VJ product looks like it could be the missing link DJ controller hardware a lot of us wanted. The Behringer BCD2000 is inexpensive, but availability has been scarce and it doesn’t yet support the Mac, on top of some MIDI implementation oddities. (See shipping and driver complaints, full review on PC.) The US$300 NuVJ, in contrast, looks like it might have just the combination of controller features and build that people want, with complete Mac and Windows support. More on that in a moment. In the meantime, our friend Steve Cooley writes on somesoundswelike about the disappointing lack …

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Numark's NuVJ, US$300 DJ-Style MIDI Controller + VJ Software

(Update: I bought one of these controllers soon after they became available in Australia, and found that it had some compatibility issues with various VJ software. Definitely try before you buy. Jaymis.) Numark launched their NuVJ VJ product, a combination of a DJ-style MIDI controller with software from Arkaos, back at Musikmesse in April. The hardware is now nearing release, and it’s priced at only US$300. The gear is aimed at DJs, but it may appeal to anyone who wants a hardware controller well-suited to live electronic music and VJing. With driver support for both Mac and Windows and full …

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Numark’s NuVJ, US$300 DJ-Style MIDI Controller + VJ Software

(Update: I bought one of these controllers soon after they became available in Australia, and found that it had some compatibility issues with various VJ software. Definitely try before you buy. Jaymis.) Numark launched their NuVJ VJ product, a combination of a DJ-style MIDI controller with software from Arkaos, back at Musikmesse in April. The hardware is now nearing release, and it’s priced at only US$300. The gear is aimed at DJs, but it may appeal to anyone who wants a hardware controller well-suited to live electronic music and VJing. With driver support for both Mac and Windows and full …

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