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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
There are scratch videos, and then there is B.Two’s Game of Death video. Shot in a Buddhist temple, it raises the bar considerably.
Turntable trickery or simple vinyl target practice? These guys clearly have too much spare time on their hands. Don’t try this at home. Or do and film it.
The controller paradigm is well established, and is only taking tiny steps forward with each iteration. But Numark has taken quite a leap forward by putting screens into their newest unit. The Numark NV aims to “change everything”, but can the inclusion of Serato DJ info at your fingertips really make that much of a difference? Mark Settle finds out.
Pioneer DJ has just given its seal of approval to VirtualDJ 8 Pro by making their DDJ-SZ top end controller fully and officially compatible. This means that new and existing users can nab a full copy and use DVS too. VirtualDJ 8 Pro is now official sitting at the grown-ups table.