JD Sound’s Portable DJ Machine Fits Nicely into Your Pocket
Common DJ set-ups aren’t too bulky in size but that doesn’t mean it’s not awkward to carry around. So, the idea of having a pocketable DJ machine is still very much appealing for electronic artists. I’ve seen some in the past and while JD Sound’s Portable DJ Machine isn’t the first one in the industry, it still brings a whole lot of new stuff.
The thing appears as a nice slim slab that is not bigger than typical smartphones today. It’s equipped with a 2 to 3-inch touchscreen display on both ends with a board sporting quite a few adjusting dials on the middle. Specifically, the board houses six turn knobs, a crossfader slider and four buttons that can be used to adjust the volume, FX, cue, loop, fade, etc.
As the DJ turns it on, the screens on both ends of the device will showcase a virtual turntable on which he can pick out several hot cue points, set loops of various lengths scrub and scratch on two different tracks independently. This is going to be an issue if the DJ has pretty large fingers, so probably the ones who can make the most of it are women DJs with nice delicate sweet fingers. Check out the demo below!
In total, there are two output and input audio jacks. DJs can use one out jack for the amplifier and the other for his headset. As for the in jacks, they can use it to plug in third party devices from which they can source the track. Additional features include a 2GB of built-in memory, SD card slot, USB port and battery that can fire it up for 12 hours nonstop.
No pricing info is detailed but Engadget stated that it’s going to be somewhere around $600. Looking for one that allows you to send text message while tuning the music? Look no further than Grand Wizard!