Memebusting — even without turntables, you’re still a DJ


Another turntable DJ purist meme has come along, and once again non-turntable owners are the target. I offer some alternative takes.

Memory Lane Monday — The Replicator

whirlwind replicator wu tang RZA DVS

Off the back of Thud Rumble’s attempts to ditch the laptop, I was reminded of the Replicator, and came across a video from 1995 showing it in action.

Thud Rumble wants to put a tiny PC in your mixer

thud rumble Maker Faire Intel Edison

Thud Rumble has always been disruptive, and this time they’re challenging convention and wanting to put an Intel Edison processor in all your gear.

Atomix Power Room video #3 — DJ Eyecon

VirtualDJ Atomix Power room DJ eyecon scratch

Atomix are at it again, and has another VirtualDJ Power Room video ready. This time DJ Eyecon chats and performs a short set with his Rane Sixty-Two.

Gibson buys Deckadance for its Stanton brand

Deckadance sold to Gibson

More industry moves — this time acquisition-happy Gibson has snapped up Deckadance from Image-Line, giving them software to support their hardware.

Plans for UK music syllabus to include DJing?

UK GSCE AQA DJ music exam

My experience of music at school was dire. Thankfully the powers that be want to bring it up to date, and have proposed adding DJing into the syllabus.

MINI REVIEW: BeatGauge — BPM detector for iTunes

beatgauge BPM

iTunes has a pretty much unused BPM column — unused that is until now. BeatGauge for Mac can scan your library and fill that gap. I tried it. It does it.

Flare Audio’s R2 reference earphones on Kickstarter

flare audio r2 in-ear headphones kickstarter

UK audio wizards Flare Audio want to work their magic in your ears. The R2 in-ear reference earphone is in Kickstarter.

Mixcloud migration tool — the Soundcloud exodus begins

mixcloud soundcloud import

While Soundcloud decides exactly what it is, Mixcloud is making hay while the sun shines and has provided a Soundcloud import tool. Cheeky scamps.

VIDEO: Rane TTM57 MKII in the hands of Skratch Bastid

skratch bastid rane TTM57 MKII serato

Take one wicked scratch DJ, give him a wicked scratch mixer, and add a hot track. Skratch Bastid meets the Rane TTM57 MKII and messes with NWXRK by Nadus.