Numark’s Virtual Vinyl is a DJ Software complete system that comes with an audio interface. It comes priced in at about 450 and it is worth every penny of it! You can mix, scratch and sample all of your audio files with this analog turntable. It comes with CUE 5 software that will run on your system without any issues, it is easy to install and doesn’t take up much of your CPU. You can visually check your mix right on the screen, you don’t have to have speakers to do it on if you don’t want. You can run your audio or video out to a system that is external like in a club and everyone else can see and hear what you are doing very easily. Now I wouldn’t want to use this system as my main set up, just because I don’t feel it is a good enough work flow for me, and part of the reason is because I am just not as comfortable with it is I would like to be but over time it will grow on me. It has been out for a few years now though I have only had it for a year and maybe used it a total of 50 hours or so just messing around. I have not used it in a live setting and probably won’t because I just don’t trust it yet.
It is a good system to buy for someone who wants the whole experience of using hardware with software. As long as you have a fast computer you should be able to work well with it. I have used several similar systems and most of them are all priced at about the same number so I am pretty sure it’s a standard value for the price. I wouldn’t purchase this if you are a full time working DJ though.
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MellWax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Numark Virtual Vinyl
I use it for four months, I made a few accessories dja long enough and I'm pretty happy ... Of course nothing beats a real vinyl, particulirement for scratches ...
But once rgl well in terms of mix to wedge type electro sounds, start and reset c impecable ...
For scratches that's another story ... The concerns are the landmarks losque Get You Started in the beginners track, if you scratch in the middle of a sound is niquel but if you want to start the password in your password so you have to manage to do not do the beginners of the song (if you must change the file so that it does not start right away on the first time ...) J'spre that I make myself clear ...
Fortunately there are a lot of adjustment to use it in a, which overcomes these problems, which avoids a notament to blow up the vinyl (the cell can jump but it does not move the playhead of the 'computer so you do not gen c handy ..)
The only trouble is that I did not ssay of the other models before that and I am curious ... I test the first final scratch but an old MODEL, it seems that the system is more reliable now (heureusement. ..)
Brief 150euros under race condition that the quality is reliable ... the app is super convenient and numark's still a brand leader in digital sound processing line (the cdx, the hdx, TTX, which processes the sound of vinyl before distributing ..)
Obviously my words are those of someone who does not test the serato, mix vibes or last final scratch ... has the opportunity I will let you know ...
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elpingu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- For how long have you been using it?
For the past 6 months
- What thing do you like most/least about it?
Ergonomics of software (Virtual DJ slightly modified, much better than the soft Serato, which for example can not see the waveform of whole piece, making the detection of breaks and the end of difficult unless very familiar with the song)
Sound Quality many connections and practices Stability under Windows XP
Cons: <ul> not top quality scratch (its not very realistic I think) configuration, a bit difficult in my case, but the problem quickly solved by the virtual dj forum very active and friendly </ul>
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Serato, Final Scratch
- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent (less than 300 € on Thomann, cons over 600 € for Serato!)
- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Absolutely! I find it handy just a port of the software and drivers on Linux more stable than Windows!