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Cortex are In dMix - hahahahahaha...
Cortex are In dMix - hahahahahaha...
Posted by Gizmo on June 11, 2007 :

Purveyors of fine disco gear Cortex wish to announce the arrival of their latest creation - the dMIX-300 all in one USB thingy. It plays modern pop music and stuff in the new trendy style of no discs and apparently you can even "scratch". Basically Dave Doubledecks can now cram his iPod full of Cher, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones and do weddings without recourse to old fashioned 7" vinyl.

Cortex of course have some words prepared earlier:
dMIX-300 Digital Music Control Station Primed For Market Debut

Edison, NJ – June 6, 2007:
Seamlessly integrating the power of its patent pending USB compatible technology with a mixer section and an iPod™ Dock, Cortex, a part of GCI Technologies, is proud to announce the retail release of its groundbreaking dMIX-300 Digital Music Control Station, the first-ever compact, easy to carry, all-in-one mixing solution for the Digital DJ.

Sleekly designed and weighing only a mere 12 lbs, the dMIX-300 is sure to be the portable DJ media player of choice for the digital DJ on the go. Integrating Cortex’s patent pending USB compatible technology with a 2-channel audio mixer and a built-in iPod® Dock (suitable for all iPod® models), DJ’s can search, cue, play, pitch, mix and even scratch digital music files (MP3 or WAV) directly from their iPod® or any other external USB storage device!

Fully CBR and VBR MP3 compatible and boasting essential features such as iTunes playlist compatibility, two Tri Mode Jog Wheels for search or pitch bend, two 80 character dot matrix playback info displays, a rear mounted USB port for storage device sharing and external CD/DVD-ROM drive option, individual RCA outputs for Master, Booth and Record, and a USB keyboard connection offering faster search and navigation, the dMIX-300 delivers optimum functionality and unmatched control of your digital music files.

The mixer section comes fully equipped with a 3-band EQ per channel with Gain Control, blue “Fluid” diffused VU meters, cue fader, Master/Cue select for headphone output, 1/4” mic input with 2 band EQ, Auxiliary Inputs for Phono or Line devices, ultra-precise Pitch Control with a range of +/- 24% and a 45mm SuperSmooth Crossfader with selectable cross fader curve.

Easy to carry, easy to use, and at an MSRP of $999.00 (street price approximately $600.00), the dMIX-300 is the ultimate digital music control station that is perfect for portable set-ups, permanent installations as well as mobile DJ rigs.

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17 comments to this story

On June 11, 2007, corporation said this:
that's hot! (as paris would say)

$600? man... that's a lot.

how is cortex quality wise? who do they fall between?

i'm guessing better than the gemini and numark Idj units...

worse than the numark idj2 unit?

On June 12, 2007, wow said this:
DING! Fries are done

On June 12, 2007, DDF said this:
Cortex sit at the top in terms of quality i would say. the HDC1000 & 3000 feel better than the D2 director (and IDJ and IDJ2 models). Easy to use and very intuitive. The DMIX is probably nicer to use than the IDJ too. COrtex definetely would be my preference if i ever decided to be a physical media-less DJ coz they are bit more no-nonsene and feel nicer than the Numark units.

On June 13, 2007, Wil said this:
How can you say that Cortex are on the top in terms of quality when their products have been out less than a year? I wasn't impressed at all with the HDC units and I think the D2's interface is better than the normal separate displays. The iDJ2 (if it ever comes out), IMO, is more impressive by far than this and sure as hell looks a lot better. I just wish they'd both get rid of that damn iPod jack because I'm only going to use it with USB drives.

On June 14, 2007, DDF said this:
Cortex has a more intuitive user interface - just like dual cd decks, no new virtual crate concept. And feel wise, it feels more robust, sturdy and all-round stronger than a D2. the buttons dont wobble when pressed, the faders dont wobble and the screen doesnt look like BBC computer from 1988. I've played with IDJ2 in frankfurt, and that too is very wobbly, and almost identical to the D2 in feel and build quality.

On June 15, 2007, Wil said this:
I'll be checking this thing out in person tomorrow. If I like how it feels, I'll wait till the dMix 600 ships out next week.

On June 15, 2007, elgee said this:
cortex sounds like a womans monthly

On June 16, 2007, Wil said this:
Well, I'm ordering the dMix 600 early next week. I got an unbeatable deal on it so I'll let you know how it is!

On June 18, 2007, jon said this:
I was thinking about the 600 too. Definately let us know!! I know one site has it for $800 with free shipping and a case.

On June 22, 2007, cockboy said this:
will a pro-x-fade fit?

On June 23, 2007, Monsieur Cedric said this:
I'm also interested in purchasing one (dMix-600).
You, guys, seem to have a good address for a nice deal...Where can I get it from ?

Thanks in advance

On June 25, 2007, Monsieur Cedric said this:
I've asked the Cortex company about the dMix-600...
I will be released only in October 2007, but dMix-300 is available now.
The problem is the dMix-300 has no "Master Tempo", or anything similar, so I'll pass..

On July 24, 2007, Wonderbread J said this:
Does anybody know about any type of record feature on the Cortex DMix-600? I know the Numark iDJ2 has the capability of recording into the docked ipod while playing, which would come in handy for recording live events. Right now I record my booth outs onto a minidisc recorder and later transfer it to CD, which is a big pain. It would be nice to have an MP3 of the event in my ipod moments after the event. The DMix-600 ad says "USB Link for storage device sharing" but I am not sure if that means a link from the DMix-600 to an outside storage devise (computer/external hard drive/ipod) or whether it just means that multiple storage devices can be inputed into the unit.

Does anyone have a clue?

On December 4, 2007, black_and_mild said this:
My partner used the Numark the other night at a new weekly gig and complained of its slow-loading, so he got the dMIX 300 over the weekend. Haven't seen it in play yet, but I'm anticipating good things from all I've heard. Personally, I'm holding out for the dMIX 600. Does anybody know when it's going to be available?

On June 13, 2008, Chad said this:
Ebay has got them for 600 right now

On August 12, 2009, Raj said this:
adult dating, meeting online

On October 11, 2009, fister said this:
so is the 600 any good ?????????

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