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Numark NV Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview

    4:41

    An explanation of general controls common to DJ Controllers.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Mixer

    6:13

    Understanding the signal flow will help you to better set your levels when mixing songs together.

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    Tutorial 3

    Display Modes

    9:25

    This is the heart and soul of the NV. With the color displays you can access different sections of Serato.

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    Tutorial 4

    Pad Modes

    7:35

    Toggling through the pad modes you can instantly recall Cues and performance controls.

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    Tutorial 5

    FX Modes

    4:11

    Serato utilizes the iZotope effects for mixing and creating performances.

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    Tutorial 6

    Exclusive Features

    3:35

    Using the touch-capacitive features you can enhance your performance. This is exclusive to the Numark NS7 II and the NV.

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    Tutorial 7

    NV Performance

    2:57

    With all that we learned, this is a quick stab at utilizing pad modes and effects in a live performance.

The Numark NV DJ Controller reimagines the hardware-software experience for the professional DJ, and Master DJ Alex Solano shows you how to take control of this DJ controller!

Alex starts by introducing you to the General Controls common to all DJ controllers. From there he dives into the Mixer, guiding you through the Signal Flow of the Numark NV.

Once you understand the NV's signal flow, you'll learn about the different Display Modes which are the heart and soul of the NV. Next up, Alex shows you how to instantly recall Cues and Performance Controls via the Pad Modes.

Moving on, Alex explores the various FX Modes available to you, and then dives into the exclusive, Touch-Capacitive features you can use to enhance your performances. Tying it all together, Alex shows you how you can integrate everything he's covered in the series into a killer performance.

Whether you're a DJ or studio musician looking for a top-notch DJ controller, or you already own the Numark NV and want to get the most out of your performances, watch "Numark NV Explained" today!

DigitEyes
Submitted 8 months ago

ALMOST Excellent

I will say this series is WAAY more helpful, insightful and organized than anything I've gone through on YouTube, but I do feel that there is a lot more going on with this controller that just kind of gets glazed or skipped over in this series. There were a few features where he just kind of says, 'this is button does this, see?' but doesn't explain HOW or WHY it does it or when you might practically use it. Kind of the old, give a man a fish or teach a man to fish proverb. This series throws you a lot of fish, but in many ways fails to TEACH you how to fish. It's a bit short in length compared to many tutorials on Groove3 so perhaps with a little more time, it could have gone into more depth on each element of the controller, like WHY it's included and when you might actually use it to create, as opposed to just telling you WHAT it does. All in all, this is still the best explanation of the NV I've seen, but having spent some time with this controller myself previously, I know there is much more that can be said/shown in regards to what it can do. But for a 38 min series, it serves as a great intro to what you can do with this controller and I definitely learned some new and exciting things about it. Also a solid performance example at the end that ties it all together fairly well. Would love to see more from this, but all in all, 4 out of 5!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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snookeycruz316
Submitted 2 years ago

Great product.

This was a big help. My progress was amazing. I'm so glad I found your site. The NV, manual only provided the basic operations. Then I stumbled upon your site, And Booyah!!!!!!!! After 20yrs DJ Cruz is back in the game...........

I am a: Semi-Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

The earliest I remember was at 12 years old. My older brother brought home an electric guitar and I was mesmerized to actually put my hands on one for the first time. From there its history. I basically spend all my teen years learning songs, playing in bands, figuring out how to sequence on workstations and eventually pursued an education in Music Technology.

2. What training have you had?

I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology from Cal State San Bernardino in 2005, as well as numerous certifications from Avid Pro Tools and Media Composer while at Avid (2005-2012)

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was around 15, I was playing guitar in my older brother’s band the bass player, June, went back to Japan. June left his Yamaha SY-77 workstation in my care and I figured out how to multitrack and sequence as well as sound design and program all without a manual. What’s funny is that I had no idea what Quantization was, so I created these very long 96 bar sequences laying down one instrument at a time. Hey at least my timing improved ;-)

4. People you have worked with/for?

All through college I was recording and producing for various hip hop rappers and singers, as well as my own Reggaeton project called “Gran Impacto” back in 2003. But my career in mixing really took on a whole other dimension when I started making YouTube videos and had artists send me sessions from all over the world. Amongst the artists I’ve worked with include Gilligan Gadsby, Reggae Foundation, Skiptooth, Skeletones, Debonaires, Chica Ize, to name a few.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Honestly, I’ve been shy all my life. But taking the courage to increase my confidence one step at a time, I’m able to teach people what I’m passionate about. With Digidesign I was a Pro Tools Product Specialist, and Digi had a very high standard on delivering world-class presentations. I knew I had some big shoes to fill, but through my personal journey I was able to hone in on presenting and teaching, especially to an online audience. And even though I’d say I have 10 years under my belt, I’m always looking to reinvent my self and not be stagnant or complacent.

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Numark NV Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from ALMOST Excellent I will say this series is WAAY more helpful, insightful and organized than anything I've gone through on YouTube, but I do feel that there is a lot more going on with this controller that just kind of gets glazed or skipped over in this series. There were a few features where he just kind of says, 'this is button does this, see?' but doesn't explain HOW or WHY it does it or when you might practically use it. Kind of the old, give a man a fish or teach a man to fish proverb. This series throws you a lot of fish, but in many ways fails to TEACH you how to fish. It's a bit short in length compared to many tutorials on Groove3 so perhaps with a little more time, it could have gone into more depth on each element of the controller, like WHY it's included and when you might actually use it to create, as opposed to just telling you WHAT it does. All in all, this is still the best explanation of the NV I've seen, but having spent some time with this controller myself previously, I know there is much more that can be said/shown in regards to what it can do. But for a 38 min series, it serves as a great intro to what you can do with this controller and I definitely learned some new and exciting things about it. Also a solid performance example at the end that ties it all together fairly well. Would love to see more from this, but all in all, 4 out of 5!
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great product. This was a big help. My progress was amazing. I'm so glad I found your site. The NV, manual only provided the basic operations. Then I stumbled upon your site, And Booyah!!!!!!!! After 20yrs DJ Cruz is back in the game...........
Date published: 2016-05-02