UPDATE: Serato DJ 1.7.1 — Akai Pro AMX and bug fixes

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While we all wait for the Akai Pro AMX to arrive, Serato has been busy tinkering under the hood to bring support for it in Serato DJ 1.7.1 as well as despatching some bugs.

REVIEW: UDG Creator 2XL hard case

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The latest range of top end controllers are huge, and moving them from place to place requires something more than just stuffing them into a back pack. So UDG has come out with the Creator 2XL hard case, designed specifically for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and Numark NS7 range. We stuffed one into the hard case and pottered around the worxlab for a while.

IDA World Battle Promo 2014 [VIDEO]

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As a DJ technology site, DJWORX gets behind people and things that promote and advance the use of DJ gear, something that IDA World does better than any other DJ battle. Thus we are pleased to help promote the IDA World DJ Battle 2014. And as previous years, there’s a cool promo video with scratching and stuff.

The ScrubBoard — cassette scratching evolved

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Cassettes for scratching? Been there – done that. But it’s not been done in quite the same way that Jeremy Bell is proposing with his ScrubBoard Kickstarter project. It’s a unique take on the idea involves samples on tape, and moving a cassette player head back and forth, all controlled from the Seesaw Killswitch.

The Nature of Battle by DJ Woody

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The 2014 DMC World Finals are taking place in London today. And DJ Woody has made this track especially for everyone who has gone into DJ Battle.

BPM 2014 Videos — how did we do?

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We threw ourselves in the deep at BPM 2014, and decided to film three days of demos in the very controlled environment of the Product Demo Stage. We think we did a pretty good job for our first attempt at such a thing, and bodes well for our imminent ventures in video. But we want to know what you think of how we did, and indeed what you’d like us to do video-wise.

BPM 2014: Allen & Heath Xone:23C and Xone K1 Demo [VIDEO]

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It’s unusual to see a mixer and controller quite so suited to each other, but the Allen & Heath Xone:23C and Xone:K1are inextricably linked via the X-Link cable. Working in harmony, watch as Jamie Griffiths gives both units a solid bashing, ably assisted by Audio Technica’s Alex Jann.

BPM 2014: Rekord Buddy 2 Demo [VIDEO]

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Moving between DJ software isn’t an easy task. The limited options within iTunes helps, but all that proprietary goodness stays within the software. So software like Rekord Buddy has popped up to help make the transition easy. Didier Malenfant from Next Audio Labs was on hand to give us a walk through on the key features.

BPM 2014: Arturia MicroBrute synth demo [VIDEO]

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Wrapping up the more producer demo side of BPM 2014 is the Arturia MicroBrute. Distilling down the cooler parts of the MiniBrute, Alex Theakston from Source Distribution clearly loves this little box of tricks, to the point of incurring the muted wrath of the BPM 2014 noise police.

BPM 2014: Ableton Push Demo [VIDEO]

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Ableton Live is a slightly abstract concept for DJs to grasp. But it need not be difficult to tame and understand, and that’s where the Ableton Push controller comes in. Watch Simon Lyon create beats and music just on the Push without needing to use his laptop screen.