Submitted May 23, 2020 by Richard Martin in Scottsdale, AZ
"Was fun ... until it wasn't."
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This is a 1-star review, but I'll be honest. This is a great device with a ton of value. There's no other controller that offers the features that this does, at this price point. I had a ton of fun with it.But the tradeoff is that you have to buy a Numark. What does that mean for you? It means that you'll buy a controller and enjoy it for six months. Then one day, your computer dies and you go buy a beautiful new top of the line Mac. But then you find out that eight months after the launch of Mac OS Catalina, THE NUMARK NVII IS UNSUPPORTED IN CATALINA — THE NEWEST OPERATING SYSTEM FROM THE SECOND LARGEST COMPUTER COMPANY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. So now what I have here is a device that does not function as intended about 50% of the time. Some days, mixes are perfect, other days, I want to throw this controller off of my balcony. A good 50% of the time, the screen just doesn't work. I select a song, and the screen just hangs until I go select another song, then go back to the song I actually wanted. One of my favorite new features is that sometimes I select a new song on Deck B, but for some reason, the controller decides to load the song I already had playing on Deck A onto Deck B. It's also done the opposite. Wow, never seen a controller with a "Random" feature before! Cool!What does Numark have to say about this? NOTHING. THEY'VE SAID NOTHING IN EIGHT MONTHS. NO UPDATES, NO EXPECTATION SETTING, NOTHING. Their last statement on the issue was "don't upgrade." Sorry, Numark, but I'm not changing my workflow for EVERYTHING and switching OS's, or buying a worse computer because you're too f*****g lazy and cheap to update your hardware. As you can tell, I've had it with these guys. I can't wait to buy a Pioneer or a Denon. I can't wait to tell everybody I know to never buy a Numark product.
10 years, play at home, occasional gigs
Hip hop, techno, house
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