Cortex is set to begin shipping its HDC-1000 Dual Digital Music Controller, a USB special that puts digital file manipulation in the hands of eager DJs.
The big news here is the USB capability, allowing you to hook up the HDC-1000 to a variety of music file storage devices, including PCs, flash drives, external hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and even MP3 players. A switching mechanism allows you to hook up more than device at a time.
Another fine feature is the search capability. In addition to the expected Search by Artist, Search by Song title, and Search by Genre, you can also look for a certain word or phrase.
Standard DJ options include playback, manipulation of files, and even scratching.
You can have one beginning September 15.