We found the scratch to be totally solid and the platters feel really nice to scratch with. The mixer is also quite a performer, so it's a big thumbs up in this departments.
And the fact the NS7 comes completely preconfigured with the included Serato Itch is a major bonus, and you don't need to use Scratch Live box either to work with your existing Serato Scratch Live software.
It will cost £1199, but we weren't so convinced by its huge size and the lack of inputs to bring any other hardware sound sources into the mix.
It really is just a Midi controller with built in soundcard and little else, but if spinning platters are a must, there is literally nothing to compete with it.
And Serato's 1.8.2 software brings native control to Pioneer's CDJ-400, amongst many others.
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