Analog is dead. Long live digital. This is the message that seems to be coming from the turntable manufacturers. Now that digital turntables have gained mainstream popularity, can you still do the same things that you could on traditional vinyl turntables, like scratching?
The NS6 is a 4-channel Digital DJ controller. It is your one-stop shop for moving into the digital DJ arena. This isn’t a cheap setup. However, it has everything you need and more. Once you buy this, you won’t need to add anything else to your setup. You do still have to connect them to an output and your PC or laptop. It means that when you want to carry your turntables, you only have one item.
So, what makes this digital turntable any good? First, it has the highest-resolution touch-activated platters ever built into DJ turntable equipment. This means that if you want to do digital scratching, you can expect to be surprised. I mean, surprised. Mixing and using the platters is as close to real vinyl mixing as possible. You get high-definition precise touch control.
- Premium 4-channels
- Touch activated platters
- Strip search song navigation
- Dedicated hardware FX controls
Although the NS6 can be used with a computer, it can happily work independently and mix from various external sources, including vinyl or CD. Although there are 2 turntables in the machine, it has 4 decks. This means you can tie together some great-sounding mixes and store them up just to activate them at the touch of a button.
A strip search facility on the turntable uses LEDs to pinpoint the timeline of the track. This gives you superb accuracy and feels just like a virtual needle. Built into the turntable is also a 24-bit mixer. You can instantly make some really amazing effects that would take years to learn on a vinyl turntable. How about crushing, braking & repeating? You can layer and blend your effects on top of each other and even warp, mangle, and shape them.
One of the best things about digital turntables, too, is you don’t have to carry your vinyl collection around with you, and you don’t have to damage your vinyl by scratching it either. Your music is stored in an easily accessible music library, meaning you can call upon any track you want and rack them up ready to include in your music mix. If you need to match up your tracks, you can also easily do that with the beat grid function.
Really you have no more excuses to keep abusing your vinyl now. You can now scratch just like you using vinyl and never again wear them out.