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Posted by Gizmo on June 12, 2007 :

Cortex continue to pile the pressure on the competition with the first entirely digital tabletop deck with the official announcement of its rather cool looking HDTT-5000 unit. Shamelessly ripping the Pioneer platter, the HDTTs can be linked together to share one USB device and has a serious arsenal of digital tools.

Cortex Delivers Another Industry First
Introducing the HDTT-5000 Professional Digital Music Turntable

Edison, NJ – June 6, 2007:
Headlining the revolutionary HD Series of digital music controllers, Cortex, a part of GCI Technologies, is proud to announce the unveiling of the DJ industry’s first standard sized tabletop Professional USB-compatible Digital Music Turntable, the HDTT-5000.

Intelligently combining the sound and feel of vinyl with the convenience of digital music formats, the HDTT-5000 puts state-of-the-art power into the hands of professional club DJ’s and turntablists to cue, play, pitch, loop, sample and even scratch MP3 and WAV audio files in a similar tactile interface to a traditional vinyl turntable. Simply connect your digital music stored on up to 4 USB-compatible storage drives to the face or rear USB ports of the unit; easily search by artist, title, genre, even by words or phrases using the jog wheel or a USB keyboard and within seconds you’re ready to rock the house!

Loaded with the premium features that true professional DJ’s demand, including a Touch-Sensitive Digital Turntable Platter with Jog mode, ultra-precise pitch control (up to +/- 24%), Master Tempo, Key Adjust, 12 DSP effects, instant reverse, 4 sample banks, 4 loop banks, 4 hot cue points, plus iTunes Playlist compatibility, the HDTT-5000 is sure to usher in a new era of digital dj performance, making CD’s and laptop computers obsolete.

For the ultimate in creative DJ performance, accessing your digital music files easily from one array of storage drives, simply ‘daisy chain’ two HDTT’s together via USB and you’ve got the next-level professional digital turntable set-up that will be the standard in major clubs around the world and on the gear riders of the World’s top DJ’s.

At an MSRP of $1,499.99 (street price approximately $900.00), the HDTT-5000 is the professional Digital DJ’s long-awaited dream come true.

I did play with prototypes at MusikMesse - well when they weren't on fire that is. Featurewise, they rock and Cortex styling looks the part. Tough to say more than that really as they were only prototypes. Hopefully we'll get to see them soon enough.

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23 comments to this story

On June 12, 2007, Xperience said this:
OMG! I want 2! love.gif

On June 12, 2007, DaCaveDwella said this:
Looks Dope...No Visual Cue Marker Display Like The CDJ-1000 Mk2,Mk3 or In Serato Scratch Software...You Know The Little Display That Shows You Where Your At In The Song That Your Playin...You Know The Little Line That Can Be Marked At 12'clock, 3'clock,6'clock,9'clock, etc...I Feel That Should Be A Standard In All CD/DVD Players...Companies Need To Stop Playin Around And Step Into The Year 3000...If It Doesn't Have A Cue Marker Display...Wait For The Upgrade Or Buy A Product That Has One...

My 2 Cents On This Unit, CD Player Type Gear, & Digital Dj'in Software...


On June 12, 2007, solo said this:
I agree, unless that is a moving wave-form display (serato). That could be even better than a clock.

On June 12, 2007, ciscoelnino said this:
i feel like im gettin old at 23, i cant keep up with technology

On June 12, 2007, ciscoelnino said this:
does cortex wanna hook me up with one for a review? im at the menlo park mall at macys blink1.gif , right where you guys are at in edison NJ

On June 12, 2007, nerd of nerds said this:
Hey guys...look at the lcd on that appears to have a (albeit low resolution) waveform display...

So, it does appear to have some kind of indicator as to where you are in a song or sample

On June 12, 2007, DaCaveDwella said this:
Sorry Guys...Didn't Mean Waveform...I'm Talkin About The Display In The Middle Of The Pioneer CDJ-1000 mk2 Jog Dial & In Serato - The Image Of Circles With The Line That Rotates...


On June 12, 2007, Dizzy said this:
Jesus DaCaveDwella, would you stop Capitalizing The First Letter Of Every Word! I think you've been spending too much time tagging mp3's or someting lol.

On June 12, 2007, rola rocka said this:
If i had this i would instantly trade it for a pair of 1200's.
Damn how could they make such an ugly looking deck!

On June 12, 2007, DaCaveDwella said this:
Graffitti Lives

On June 12, 2007, DJNightLife said this:
I already use SSL with 2 numark CDX and a sampler... I can do all this thing can do.

On June 12, 2007, GiJay said this:
I can't wait to test it out man. Allready saw them in the "feedback" catalogue and the price is better then a cdj1000.

haha... mi security code starts with knine blink1.gif

On June 12, 2007, Louis said this:
I can't tell you how excited I am to finally see this come out! I've tried the prototypes, and they were really impressive. As of lately, I've noticed that there are a considerable amount of people using CDJs with Serato, just so that they can have their entire music collection handy. Big ups to the Cortex guys for making this piece a reality!

On June 13, 2007, tim tempest said this:
please oh please Numark make the icdx do this "easily search by artist, title, genre, even by words or phrases using the jog wheel or a USB keyboard"


On June 13, 2007, Wil said this:
Honestly, I think the price tag is way too high. I definitely wouldn't consider dropping that much money on a company that has yet to prove itself. I played with the rackmount units and didn't like them that much so I doubt I'll consider these. I love the LED display it has but other than that, not a huge fan.

On June 13, 2007, sinjintek said this:
so easy a cavedwella can do it!

heh sorry i couldn't help myself.

On June 14, 2007, nickolas said this:
can u link more than 2 of these units together?

On June 14, 2007, Gizmo said this:
"can u link more than 2 of these units together?"

They operate on a master/slave basis - plug a mass storage device into one of them and it can be shared between them via USB.

On June 17, 2007, DENON said this:
Giz, how do you think they will do with the scratch performance this time? The hardcore tablelist will crucify them if its anything like the current 1000/3000 models.

On June 18, 2007, Louis said this:
Last I tried the tabletop, the scratch function seemed like it was greatly improved. I would imagine that is a top priority.

On March 17, 2009, Hans said this:
Interesting, they look good. And can be had now for about $399. Might have to pick a pair up. I was thinking about getting a Numark HDMIX and not so sure if still want to get them. Haven't heard much about them at all.

On March 27, 2009, Effector said this:
Hey does anyone know if the jog wheel also functions as a pitch bend on these players? if so can anyone tell me how good they are/feel


On August 7, 2009, sano law said this:
this deck does allow pitch bend/ scratch/ fast forward. with the jog. aso this dek has cue arkrs and a wveform display. yes the screen has a low resolution but once they release the update with a better screen it will be a awesome deck. i use my hdtt5000 decks independantly just incase one fails to load or needs a reboot. dont slay these decks they really ar great value and packed with ajor features for the money. blink1.gif

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