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 Midi Controller Mini Review: Jog Wheel Problems on NuVJ and Total Control

After more than a year of relatively trusty service and a country-spanning tour, my BCD2000 has finally become too flaky for performances. I’ve been looking at the various DJ-style midi controller options, and was down to about 5 options when I was asked to play a set on short notice at a relatively big festival this weekend. So I made a snap decision and picked up a Numark Total Control, choosing this over the NuVJ because it has a couple of extra sliders and knobs. This is a NuVJ, my second choice MIDI controller from Numark As a class-compliant USB …

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