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Hands off Pioneer’s Future DJ concept. Literally.

Getting hands on DJ gear at a trade show is cool. But Pioneer DJ do not want you to lay your hands on their new gear at all. Their Future DJ concept shown at Ceatec 2014 is a gesture based system for controlling music and effects. Not so much waving your hands in the air… more a little to the left and right but not too far because you’ll overbake the effects.


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Is the album format dead on its feet?

As DJs, the album format doesn’t figure too highly in our playing out lives. And the digital age makes it much easier to just churn our single after single sausage factory style. So it seems that the story telling picture painting format of the album is ob the way out, demonstrated by the lack of million seller in the US in 2014.

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Ecler Official Statement — it’s not over

We broke news last week about Ecler’s long rumoured demise via a Spanish business news outlet. But it would appear that declaring bankruptcy is a long way from the end of the road, and we have exclusive word from Ecler explaining the full picture.

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Serato DJ 1.7.2 — heaps of beta bug fixing fun

For the braver among you, Serato public betas allows you to potentially trash your system and in return get an advanced play with their new hotness. Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta is here and you are cordially invited to break your stuff for the greater good.

Roland TR-808 the movie

You’ve heard the beats, now see the film — it’s 808 the Movie

“Boom like an 808″ sang Blaque. Bassnectar has an entire track made in its honour. Roland’s iconic TR-808 drum machine has permeated music since its inception. And now there’s a film that pays homage to this amazing box of beats suitably called “808”. Watch the trailer today.

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Friday fun: Get mixing with Sasha in Counter-Strike

Valve’s online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds Music Kits, including one from Sasha, to customise your game.

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INDUSTRY: Ecler declares bankruptcy

UPDATE: Word has just reached me from a trusted source that this isn’t the very end of Ecler. We will have exclusive information when it’s available, but clearly there are moves to save the brand from extinction.

The rumour mill has churned ceaselessly in recent times about companies changing hands or going under. But one confirmed casualty is Spanish mixer manufacturer Ecler. After a number of years of dwindling sales, they’ve declared bankruptcy in the Spanish courts. RIP Ecler.

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Google visits Native Instruments HQ – But why?

When Google’s Eric Schmidt stopped by to see Native Instruments in Berlin, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t for Daniel Haver to discuss search engine results, or for Eric to get some insight into how the Kontrol S8 could improve his DJing. So why would NI make a huge and public deal of the Google visit?

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Cats, bags, and DJ gear — the problem of leaks

While leaks and unconfirmed rumours are exciting for journalists and fun for readers, the business implications for the victims can be quite serious. Long planned marketing campaigns can be blown, and commercial secrets prematurely fall into the hands of competitors, and businesses can be tarnished. In light of the unfortunate S8gate, we take a look at the reasons for secrecy and the consequences of leaks.

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Mixvibes Cross 3.3 goes 64-bit and adds Track Match

Mixvibes Cross hits v3.3 and gets an impressive processing bump via 64-bit processing. Workflow-wise, the new Track Match recommendation engine speeds up selecting the next track. And we have an exclusive Easter Egg just for you.

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Kontrol S8: A Follow up with Native Instruments

You asked and we answered. Well Native Instruments answered the handful of Kontrol S8 questions that came up that we couldn’t. You’re welcome.



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