Even professional DJ equipment manufacturers can't ignore the success of Apple's iPod as Numark recently introduced the iDJ mixing console for iPods.
The iDJ is a 2-channel mixer that transforms the iPod from a personal music player into a source playback device. Here's a look at the features of the iDJ:
Two universal iPod docking stations will accept all model iPods with bottom connector and charge while connected
Large iPod navigation controls
3-band EQ with gain control on both channels
Dedicated microphone input with tone and level control
Phono/line inputs for adding additional devices on both channels
USB connectivity (PC and Mac) enables iDJ to function as a music-loading base
iPod’s recording capabilities supported by iDJ for voice memos, etc.
Turntable spindle receptacle enables placement of the iDJ on a turntable
Zero tolerance precision switches/knobs for a tight, precise feel
The company says the iDJ works with all Generation 2 or above iPods with a bottom connector, including iPod Mini, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB and Photo. But iPods without bottom connector like the first generation and the shuffle will also work by connecting the iPod's audio output into one of the iDJ's RCA line-in connectors.
The Numark iDJ will also charge your iPod while its docked. More details can be found in Numark's product sheet. The iDJ is expected to retail for about $249.