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Numark iDec DJ Product Review
Numark product made for your iPod
These days, just about everyone owns an iPod. It can be as ancient as the classic iPod in white, or as modern as the iPod Touch; it doesn’t matter, because they all work beautifully. For working DJs of the twenty-first century, the iPod has become an integral facet of their setup. For one, iPods have replaced crates full of music and, let’s not forget, all its added weight. In the DJ world, the beauty of Apple’s iPod is that it never stands alone. Often, it performs best with other DJ equipment, such as the iDJ2, the iTrax console and the ProTrack Recording. Another great duo, and one I know Numark fans will appreciate, is the Numark iDec, made specifically for iPod.
Numark’s iDec is simple and brilliant all at once. Not only is it a perfect addition for working DJs, but musicians as well. It’s great for video and music playback and also for recording. Here’s how it works: the iDec’s dock (say that ten times fast), which was created only for iPod, lets working DJs play audio and video recording through integrated outputs. Or, DJs can instantly capture audio coming in at CD quality 44.1 khz sampling rate. Numark’s iDec also has transport controls that make it easy to operate on stage and in the dark.
Numark "Made for iPod" iDec
What makes Numark’s iDec so much more alluring is the price. While it’s not a price to write home about, it’s also not a price that makes you feel as if you’re being robbed: $199.95. Here’s what I believe to be the best aspect of the iDec and it’s price; it comes with incredible features and a solid build. Yes, I said "solid build." Made out of solid steel, Numark’s iDec won’t fall apart anytime soon.
- Large, easy-to-use transport controls and selection wheel
- Universal dock for iPod syncs directly with iTunes
- Recording inputs with clip indication make recording to iPod a breeze
- Record directly to iPod (5th gen & Classic) and iPod nano (2nd or 3rd gen)
- Inputs: stereo line (RCA)
- Outputs: stereo line (RCA), S-Video, Composite video
- USB audio interface
- 19" 2RU rack-mountable design
- Solid steel industrial construction
These features come in an aesthetically appealing build. While the design won’t capture your heart, it’s at least simple enough for all to comprehend.
If you want professional rack integration of your iPod into any live DJ or music rig, the Numark iDec may be exactly what you’re looking for.
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