Many a DJ’s first footsteps into the craft has started with a box labeled ‘ Numark .’ At This year’s Winter NAMM the prolific firm has updated three of it’s existing controllers, and added a new hand-held wireless line — called Orbit — into (ahem) the mix. First up for the refresh treatment is the sequel to the iDJ Live iPad DJ controller — the iDJ Live II (of course). What’s new? Well this time around there’s USB connectivity, which opens the functionality to a much broader range of software. The design has also been revised, with the platters most notably being much lower profile. Controls-wise, it’s still back to basics with the essentials covered (EQ, crossfader etc), but the lack of onboard audio interface means you’re still relying on an audio splitter for cueing. If you need a little more control, or a dedicated audio interface, the second revision on the list — the Mixtrack Pro II — might be more up your street.