Showing 1 review for Numark N4

Customer Review Summary for Numark N4
Average Customer Rating is 3.4 out of 5 stars:
3.4
based on 5 Reviews
Share your thoughts with others:
Rating Distribution:
5 star:
.
.
20%
4 star:
.
.
40%
3 star:
.
.
20%
2 star:
.
0%
1 star:
.
.
20%
what's this?
Average Attributes Rating:
Durability
3.6
Value
3.6
Features
3.4
Design
3.8
Usability
3.2
what's this?
Quick Comparison:
Most Helpful 3 star Customer Reviews:
November 11, 2012 Numark N4 - Decent midi controller
Review by
Zee from Scarborough, ON, Canada
Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
I've been using my Numark N4 with Virtual DJ for about 6 months. You can read the "features" section on any website to see most PROs...so i won't bore you with them. Here are some shortcomings of this controller...

- The thing i hate about this controller the most is the "Cue point" functionality. You have to hit the SHIFT key to get to your Cue points. I use my cue points pretty extensively and having to push the SHIFT key each time is a pain.

- This controller can handle up to 4 channels. Hitting the deck key to switch between channels is also another headache. Its not something you get used to very easily. Often times i wonder why my song isn't starting even though I'm hitting the play button and then i realize i have the wrong deck selected. I think there could've been an easier way to switch between decks.

- Sometimes when you play songs on more than one channel the volume level on one or more channels can be very low...you have to keep fiddling with the "gain" knob to make the volume levels acceptable.

- Another issue is that the buttons "misfire" if you hit them at an angle. I sometimes use the controller while sitting down on a chair so that the controller is a little below my chest level. Because of this angle when i push buttons on the controller (e.g. PLAY or CUE or LOOP IN and LOOP OUT or RELOOP) it presses the button twice (double click) when i only pushed it once. This sometimes causes my songs to go out of sync because i hit the PLAY button but it pauses it (PLAY button pushed twice), If I use the controller standing up i don't encounter this issue for the most part.

For me the biggest issue is the "cue points" functionality. I gave it a rating of 3 because of this problem. I think there's a way to re-map the controller to work the way i want but its too much trouble to learn how to do remap. Other issues are fairly small and can be ignored or lived with.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
Was this review helpful to you?
Report Abuse | Write a Review
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Delicious Share on Buzz