Cassettes are pretty awful, but like most things retro, seemingly cool. Or at least so says the BBC, who have found a small but noticeable rise in sales.
In a rare moment of weakness, the spotlight was turned onto me, as I agreed to an interview with German gear blog DJ-LAB.DE.
Reloop are ticking just about every box in the DJ and producer check list. This time, it’s the Reloop Wave 8 studio monitors, that aren’t just for the studio.
Look — the old ways are still alive. Ortofon and world famous nightclub Cocoon have joined forces to make to aptly named Ortofon Cocoon limited editions.
All engines need tuning, thus Denon Engine has been tweaked to v1.1.0. Updates, fixes and general improvements all round are the order of the day,
Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross sang that the best things in life are free. Well open source DJ software Mixxx certain is, and has reached v1.11.0.
DJing has come a long way in a short time. And iWebDJ has the potential to change the game again. DJ with a web app AND a MIDI controller? Yes please.
MixVibes Cross jumps to 2.4, and with it takes a giant leap forward into 4 deck territory. Welcome to the grown up’s table at last.
Akai’s MPC heritage is clear. But everything needs an update right? The MPC Studio sits in the middle of their range and does a lot for its size.
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First there was Traktor Pro for desktops, then came Traktor DJ for iPad. But finally the pocket-sized experience has arrived. Traktor DJ for iPhone is here.
Native Instruments are now in Japan, and obviously the best way to mark it is to throw a massive party. They did this in style at the Womb club in Tokyo.
This video tells the inspiring story of David Anderson, and how despite suffering with ALS, he used technology to DJ his NYE party for the ones he loves.
If you’re precious about your DJ gear, look away now. Watch The Mega Team abuse DJ gear in the name of turntablism at the 1992 DMC team final.
The iPad has a place in every DJ’s setup. And as DJ Cheeba shows, he uses his with TouchOSC to control key elements of his setup from a single screen.
Business card? Hell no — laser cut metallic faced plastic. Watch this idea develop into something really cool.
Pioneer give their cool entry level ERGO-V controller a pro black makeover, a Traktor inject ion and called it DDJ-ERGO-K. And it’s out in a matter of weeks.
Behringer headphone review? Yay with a small y normally. But wait – these Behringer HPX6000 cans are actually very good. And cheap too.
NI’s Remix Decks are allegedly the next big thing in digital DJing. Chris Cartledge has a look and offers his thoughts and ideas.
Is it a mixer or controller? The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is both it seems. In the first of 2 full reviews, Chris Cartledge plays, likes and writes.
At a time when most manufacturers assume that laptop is requirement for live DJ performance, Stanton decide to ditch it for the SCS.4DJ and give you an all in one controller. We checked it out.
MixVibes keep on fine tuning their DJ offering. CrossDJ 2.0 is the culmination of years of work, and should get the big boys looking over their shoulders.
Only Serato has the brand kudos to offload a horrendous QC error as a desirable classic. 40% off control vinyl while stocks last.
See – it’s not just me with ideas on modular. Roger Linn had them as well, although he did shelve them. See what he had in mind.
While tons of buttons can be nice, sometimes all I need is a crossfader. And when it’s inside a vintage Gemini Jazzy Jeff mixer, I’m in heaven.
Not much bigger than a handbag magazine, Numark’s new Mixtrack Edge aims to find its way into every DJ’s life. I promise it won’t take up much room.