[Updated: Originally thought to have Windows-only software, Ecler assures us the editing app is cross-platform after all.]
We’ve been waiting for the Ecler NUO4 DJ mixer since April (see our May profile). Why is this DJ mixer exciting? Aside from being top-notch kit from Ecler, meaning it should feel and sound great, this is a mixer that’s totally hip to MIDI control, with complete software configuration for easy integration with software. It should appeal to computer-based DJs and laptop musicians alike. You can configure up to 72 MIDI messages using the free Control 4 Lab software (included), and even label what you’ve done with handy custom magnetic labels.
Pricing: $750 USD/$1000 CAD list (similar in Europe)
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4+1 stereo channels Balanced output 2 master levels for booth monitoring Extra large ergonomic EQ knobs Bass Off switches FX send in pre and post fader mode Fully assignable crossfader Fader and crossfader shape adjustments Reverse and cut-in-time for scratch performance 72 MIDI control messages with the combination of 4 rotary and push knobs, 4 switches, a 3 position layout and an A/B bank selector. All controls can be assigned to the functions of your choice. Magnetic flexible labelling system that allows you to personalize your mixer and control settings Software Control 4 Lab included for programming MIDI controls USB and MIDI ports Suitable for the Eternal magnetic crossfader (Ed: I’ve heard there’s a rabid cult that worships the Eternal Magnetic Crossfader and waits for the second coming of the Great Almighty Effects Send. But that could be just a rumor. -PK)
There’s a free download of the software, but the link at press time was Windows-only.