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Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller   

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Intelligent Music Database Management
The Cortex HDTT-5000 has a database management system that allows DJs to search through massive music libraries in seconds.

PC-Based Database Creation
Create database files at a gig via the HDTT unit or the PC application (downloadable from the Cortex website) on a home computer with lightning fast speed.

Waveform Display Mode
Via the Cortex database software, available free from the Cortex website, you can create a waveform of each song on your USB storage devices that can then be optionally selected to be displayed on the HDTT-5000's LCD screen.

Keyboard Support
Quickly find that hot new track in a massive library of music with just a few taps of a USB-compatible keyboard.

File Explorer Mode
Perfect for DJs who have their own organizational system already in place. Browse through files and directories exactly as they exist on your storage device.

Search Options
Users can search the same way that they would using an iPod or similar portable music player through a number of browsing options including search by artist, song title, album, and genre.

String Search
Easily search by a certain word or phrase to find tracks, even if you're unsure of the name. When the user inputs a keyword, it will search all artists, titles, albums, and genres, and show how many of each that it found.

CD/DVD Audio and Data Playback
No need to abandon your CD collection, the HDTT-5000 can play user-created CDRs, DVD-Rs and audio CDs with any compatible USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

Variable Pitch Slider (±4, 8, 16, 24%) and Ultraprecise Pitch Control
Precisely adjust the tempo of your mixes with a wide range of pitch options and ultraprecise pitch in increments of 0.05% (in 4- and 8-pitch mode).

Performance Protection
Every Cortex HDTT unit features exclusive protection from accidental shutdown while playing. Simply press and hold the power button for more than 2 seconds to turn the unit off.

Firmware Upgradable
Easily download new internal software from the Cortex website.

VBR & CBR File Support
The HDTT-5000 can play all your MP3s; CBR or VBR at any bit rate up to 320kbps.

Multi-Language Support
The HDTT-5000 supports multiple languages including English, French, and Spanish.

Ultrafast Instant Start
From Cue to Start, get into the mix with no delay.

Enhanced Features

Efficient Sampling
Samples can be set and stored in any of 4 banks with the simple touch of a button. Samples can be trimmed and edited with the graphical user interface, and the samples pitch can be altered.

DSP Effects
The effects module gives the user an array of 12 effects (including Filter, Flanger, Echo, Delay, Auto-Pan, and more) to choose from as well as truly comprehensive parameter setting capabilities. The HDTT-5000 allows users to edit each parameter in real time offering a more in-depth ability to modify the sound while still preserving the simplicity of the preset.

Comprehensive Realtime Looping
Up to 4 loops can be programmed with a loop-editing feature that allows points to be imported from saved hot cue points. Unlike a traditional CD player, the loops can be edited easily using the HDTT-5000's graphical user interface, which allows the loop to be trimmed until it sounds perfect. Loops may be beat sync'ed as well”the user has the option of selecting 1/2/4/8/16 beat loops, as well as user-selectable time frames.

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. The HDTT-5000 unit allows for 4 hot cue points, allowing the user to advance to a certain point in a song without any pause in playback, and can be used along with loops for live remixing.

Main Playback Screen
The backlit graphical LCD playback screens display 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. Additionally, the HDTT-5000 offers a waveform view that helps the club DJ see where the beat comes in and at what point to segue into the next track playing.

Touch-Sensitive Digital Turntable Platter
Get the sound and feel of vinyl while preserving the convenience of digital formats. The HDTT-5000's large, touch-sensitive platter allows you to cue or scratch your track while rotating the wheel in either direction.

Auto-BPM Counter
Automatically track your song's beats per minute.

Master Tempo
Master Tempo locks in the pitch of the track, even when you change the speed up or down, ensuring no noticeable difference in how the vocals or instruments sound.

Key Adjust
Key Adjust allows users to adjust the key of a track without changing speed.

Instant Reverse
Instant Reverse is controlled by merely pressing a button on the face of the HDTT unit with no loss of tempo or pitch.

Master/Slave Link
Easily link 2 Cortex HDTT units together to access one USB-compatible storage device for dual turntable performance.

Playlist Editing
The playlist editor allows users to save, load, and edit their own playlists. This is advantageous for unattended playback or for mobile entertainers who have certain playlists in place for standard events.

Storage Device Selection
Take that new digital promo or just-finished song from your iPod or USB memory flash drive and play it tonight! With 5 USB ports (and support for a total of up to 4 devices, one per port or 4 to a USB hub), the HDTT's device selection option allows users to connect and recognize multiple storage devices, offering the flexibility to access a variety of separate music databases simultaneously.

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB
  • THD: less than 0.01%
  • Power requirements: AC 120V/60Hz (US) to AC 230-240V/50Hz (Europe)
  • Power consumption: 12W
  • Operating temperature: +5 degrees C - +35 degrees C
  • Operating humidity: 5% to 90%
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H x 14-1/4"L
  • Weight: 15 lb. (6.8 kg)
  • File format support: FAT 32, HFS+ (iPod), NTFS (read only)

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CortexHDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller

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A Few Pointers

By Guitarist - Closest Open Window

from Germany / Louisiana

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Comments about Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller:

I just received both of my Cortex HDTT-5000 units and spent some time getting familiar with them. I want to provide you with some key points that may help you decide whether these units are right for you. * Master/Slave capability is nice. You're able to use just one storage device for your music database. The downfall to this is that the slave unit accesses the storage device slower than the master unit. If that bugs you, you can set both to master and use two separate storage devices. *The jog-wheel feels different on both of my units. One is loose and the other is tight. I've heard this from other Cortex users, so I sense it's a gamble whether you'll experience the same thing. *Scratching on the HDT-5000 sounds great, but on one of the units, fast scratching tends to "skip over grooves" like a vinyl turntable with a sub-par needle. I believe it's a per-unit manufacturing fault. Another gamble. *The HDTT-5000 feels a little cheap, the unit being very light but are sturdy, the buttons being plastic and "clicking" loudly. The biggest problem I have with this is the pitch slider feeling cheap. Although, it is accurate and you see the pitch modifications on the screen.*You can change tempo and key independently of one another, but if you're using low quality MP3's then changing the key won't sound great beyond about 3 half steps. *The units are highly configurable and have an intuitive layout. Also, most of the music search options rely on ID3 tags, but any MP3's you have on your storage device that do not have ID3 tags will have to be found using the file browser, which is only a downfall if your music isn't organized well.*Overall, these units are of a good value for the price. They offer more versatility than other players in the same price range. Simply not having to lug around CD's is a huge plus. *Unfortunately, one of my units died after about 10 minutes of use so I'm sending it back to Cortex be replaced. The customer support seems helpful and eager to please. Good luck in your purchases!

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The Revolutionary

By DJ Matella

from Florida

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Comments about Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller:

This product is truly amazing. Ive gone from carrying hundreds of cd's to just 3 flashdrives and an ipod. This thing is perfect for beat mixing, scratching, and just about everything else! The best product for the price absolutely flawless!!!

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good piece of equipment

By Plastikman204

from Fl

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Comments about Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller:

My first digital turntable and so far I love it. A lot of people have issues with pressure sensitivity for scratching, and honestly I havent had any. Only things I can say I dont like is editing effect settings is a bit tricky if your playing live. I feel you have to focus more on that than the music if your trying to achieve a certain sound. Also loading a song for the first time wont play right away because its making a wav form to display on the LCD screen. But you can by pass it by pressing a button so its not horrible.


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from Louisiana

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Comments about Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller:

With mp3s on the rise and the downfall of cd's coming slowly, this is a product you can't pass up. This machine is literally the first out-of-the-box device that I found that required no reading to use. The machine pretty much tells you how it is supposed to be worked. It's fun and easy!

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