Numark's CDN77USB: A Toy for the Digital DJ

(ShackMan | Posted 2011-01-14)

Numark's CDN77USB: A Toy for the Digital DJ

So you're DJing but you're not quite into vinyl or scratch pads. Maybe you're still using CDs to transport your library of music, but you still want to be able to have all of the cool DJ tricks at your fingertips. Numark thought of people like you when they made the CDN77USB. As a dual USB/Mp3 CD player, the CDN77USB is designed from the ground up to be easy enough for the novice but with enough features to keep a pro DJ busy.

Whether you're sticking to CDs, using external hard drives, or just transitioning into the Mp3 world, the CDNUSB77 delivers in spades. Loaded with features like Master Tempo, Scratching, Seamless Loop, Pitch Control, Reverse and Brake effects and an Auto-BPM counter, the CDN77USB is an affordably priced unit with premium features. There's no need to buy a second external hard drive or thumb drive to make use of the dual players, either. The CDN77USB can load two songs from one USB drive at the same time, prepping both channels for whenever you're ready to swap songs.

While it's at home on a table or chair, it's also rack-mountable in just four spaces for DJs who already have a running system and want to run it in their line.

So, to recap (or for those who don't feel like reading) here's a feature list:

  • Dual USB drive support
  • Access and simultaneously play from either USB drive to either player
  • CD/MP3CD support
  • ID3 Tag and folder support
  • Master Tempo
  • 4, 8, 16, 100% Pitch Control
  • Scratching
  • Seamless Loop
  • Reverse and Brake Effects
  • Auto BPM counter

Numark isn't releasing any information pertaining to the MSRP just yet, but we'll keep you posted as new information comes up.

James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He will be spending the Fall and Winter months working on playwright Frank Gagliano's Voodoo Trilogy and Bodoni County Songbook.

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