Intelligent Music Database Management
The HDC-1000 uses a database management system that allows the user to search through a massive library of music within seconds, by artist... Read More
Intelligent Music Database Management
The HDC-1000 uses a database management system that allows the user to search through a massive library of music within seconds, by artist, title, genre, album, or even by string.
PC-Based Database Creation
Databases can be created via the rackmountable HDC unit or the PC application, allowing users to create and manage database files at a gig, or on a home computer with lightning-fast speed.
The cataloging system gives you several browsing options, including Search by Artist, Song, Title, Album, and Genre. This system allows users to search the same way they would using an iPod or similar portable music player.
Users can search by a certain word or phrase to find tracks on their storage device, even if they're unsure of the name. When the user inputs a keyword, it will search all Artists, Titles, Albums, and Genres, and show all matches to that keyword. For instance, searching for the word 'LOVE' might bring up (3) artists. It might also find (60) titles, (10) albums and (1) genre. The user can then select the artists, titles, albums, or genres from that list.
No need to abandon the CD collection, the HDC-1000 is able to play audio CDs with any compatible USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
CD/DVD Data Playback
Play back user-created CD-Rs or DVD-Rs loaded with MP3 or WAV music files using a compatible USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Main Playback Screen
The brightly illuminated LCD main playback screen displays info on any track in the catalog, showing everything from the essentials such as artist, track title, pitch, time elapsed/remaining to detailed information including file format (MP3 or WAV), genre, and track length.
File Explorer Mode
Allows users to browse through files and directories as if they were using a computer, showing them the directory structure and file names exactly as they exist on the audio storage device. DJs with their own organizational system can navigate it quicker than using the database.
The HDC's internal music management software can be upgraded simply by downloading new software from the Cortex website.
Storage Device Selection
Take a client's request from his iPod or USB memory flash drive, plug it in, and play it right away without having to reboot the unit. With 2 USB ports (and support for up to 4 devices when using a USB hub), the Cortex HDC unit allows users to connect and recognize multiple storage devices to access a variety of separate music databases simultaneously.
Cue Point Management
Cue points can be set like a normal CD player, so that the DJ can return to a certain time in the track just by pressing a button. Cue points may also be saved permanently to the connected storage device, allowing them to load with a track automatically.
Every Cortex HDC unit features exclusive protection from accidental shutdown while playing, securing your precious digital files from sudden corruption and preserving your performance. To turn the unit off, simply press and hold the power button for more than 2 seconds.
Quickly find that hot new track in a massive library of music with just a few taps of a USB-compatible keyboard.
VBR & CBR File Support
The HDC-1000 can play all your MP3's; CBR or VBR at any bitrate up to 320kbps.
The HDC-1000 music management system supports multiple languages including English, French, and Spanish.
Ultra-fast Instant Start
From Cue to Start, get into the mix with no delay.
Create exciting transitions and effects by simply holding down the Jog Mode button for a moment to enter Scratch mode, users will be able to use the jog wheel to engage a scratch effect.
Waveform Display Mode
Via the Cortex database software, available FREE from the Cortex website, HDC-1000 users will be able to create a waveform of each song on their USB storage device which can then be optionally selected to be displayed on the HDC-1000's LCD screen.
Seamless Loop Feature
HDC-1000 users will now be able to seamlessly loop their favorite parts of a song with the touch of a button for more creative mixing possibilities.
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Comments about Cortex HDC-1000 Digital Music Controller:
This is the most innovative unit of its kind on the market in five years of research. Other similar units require a laptop to do essentially what the laptop already does with PCDJ. I have studied the features and talked with tech reps on the item, but do not own one yet. I cannot find where songs can be put in cue, taking the pressure off having the next song ready on the same side of the player. Also no keyboard for quick title or artist entry. The best way to consider this is bring in a couple of pen drives to the store and play with it until you are satisfied with the ops. I feel the NEXT iteration of this design will be the killer! It already has patents that prove its pedigree. It just needs better description online, and some accomodation, otherwise, still not strong enough to replace PCDJ on a laptop. DJ Dr. Disco
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