updated 07:25 pm EDT, Wed September 2, 2009
Audio 2 DJ debuted as NI's smallest USB interface
Native Instruments on Wednesday released the Audio 2 DJ, the company's smallest USB audio interface geared for DJs. The device is designed for use with Traktor or other performance software. Two 1/4-inch outputs can be used to route stereo signals to an external mixer, or as a master output and headphone monitor when using a software mixer.
The Audio 2 DJ represents an entry-level interface, lacking the stereo inputs and extra heaphone outputs featured with the Audio 4 DJ and the mic input of the Audio 8 DJ. All of the devices support 24-bit/96 KHz maximum audio resolution, while integrating Cirrus Logic converters.
Manual volume controls are provide for each channel, with each supporting maximum output levels up to +9.6 dBu and frequency response between 10 Hz and 40 KHz. For troubleshooting connection problems, LEDs indicate the presence of input and output signals for each channel.
The device ships with a demo version of Traktor Pro which provides four virtual decks for mixing digital files. The company's Kore Player and Kore Soundpack are also included in the package.
Audio 2 DJ is now available for $120 from the NI Online Shop or other retailers.