A personal farewell from Vestax’s Toshi Nakama


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It’s nice that DJWORX is a place that the DJ industry can come to and feel part of something, even if they don’t always make themselves known. And although we’ve had to report the difficult news of Vestax’s closure, Toshi Nakama, the President of Vestax dropped me a thank-you note to pass on to our readers for all the support we and you have given Vestax over the years.

Custom Faderbox V3 — now with MIDI


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Off-the-shelf might work for most people, but not DJ RhYmEs. Having already done a very tidy fretless fader mod to a Mackie d.2, he has now turned his attention to the issue of a fader in a box, and the results are spectacular. Driven by an Innofader and a Livid Brain Jr, the custom Faderbox V3 brings scratching to a single turntable, as well as MIDI buttons.

Showcase: DJ Tigerstyle at the IDA World Finals


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DJ Tigerstyle took to the IDA World Finals stage in Poland, not to complete but to deliver a masterclass in turntablism and beatmaking.

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen — real picture disks


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It may seem like sacrilege and heresy to paint on a record, but when Arizona based artist Daniel Edlen does it, a unique one-off original work of art is the result. Vinyl Art aims to repurpose vinyl that has seen better days and extend its life as unique paintings, bringing together the original recording artists and their work in an all new way.

Coming next week: algoriddim djay Pro


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djay pro is coming. And that’s all we have on it. Well that’s a lie, but that’s all we can say. For now.

The end of an exciting era — Vestax closes down


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In the total absence of anything official, we’ve held off passing any comment about Vestax rumours. But with news hitting the streets that Vestax has finally filed for bankruptcy in Japan, all we can do is lament the passing, hope that they come back, and offer a deep respectful bow for all the good things they brought to DJing.

It’s beginning to look a lot like WORXMAS!


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WORXMAS 2014 is nearly here, and we’ve got the BIGGEST EVER pile of DJ and production gifts to give away this year, worth over £7500 and rising!

Update — Serato Remote 1.2


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Serato Remote gives control of Serato DJ to iPads. Version 1.2 just hit the app store, and brings more features to put the power on the touch screen.

OUT NOW: Serato DJ 1.7.2 with pretty lights and stuff


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Befitting a bigger upgrade number, Serato DJ 1.7.2. brings a lot of cool things. MIDI lights will please the mappers, Sticker Lock will give Scratch Live users one more reason to migrate, and official Yosemite support will mean Apple users can upgrade their OS and Serato DJ version.

DRC — the Desktop Record Cutter on Kickstarter


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Vinyl is cool, but the problem is that it has to be made in large quantities for you to buy just one. But vinyl cutters allow for one-offs to be made, but without deep pockets, the chances of DJ Joe Public buying one are slim. Vestax made the VRX-2000, but appearing on Kickstarter is the DRC aka the Desktop Record Cutter.