Numark on Tuesday announced plans to release the
iDJ2, a new device for disc jockeys looking to mix tracks using an iPod as their audio source. It’s coming in September with an anticipated street price of $599.
The iDJ2 lets DJs scratch, control pitch, key-lock and simultaneously play two songs from a single iPod. It sports balanced XLR connections and stereo RCA output as well, along with a center-mounted color display.
In addition to an integrated iPod dock, the iDJ2 sports USB connectivity, so you can attach an external hard disk drive, additional iPods or other devices containing music. Line inputs let you draw in music from any audio source, including a mic, CD player or turntable.
The iDJ2 works with MP3, WAV and AAC (non-DRM formats), but Numark noted that the device will also feature an “iPod Direct Mode” function that will let you play iTunes Store music through it, as well.