Novation Launch Control XL – yes I want to go large

Novation Launchpad XL Ableton Live DJ controller (3)

Ableton Live is complex, and to get the best from it requires a lot of controls. The Launchpad S is great, but the new Launch Control XL completes it.

POLL: Future turntables – basic or with bells on?

technics future turntables

Turntables are back, but do they do what you want? Do you want the basics or do you want every bell and whistles in the world? Tell us.

Something for the weekend: DJ Woody is identical to none

DJ woody scratch looper

You can never have enough DJ Woody. So get a load of this new video from the man himself showcasing his skills over the North West Community scratch looper.

The Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable — all the facts


Pioneer takes it back to the times before they changed everything with the CDJs. The PLX-1000 turntable is their take on the classic Technics.

MEGA MOD: Fretless fader in Mackie d.2


John Beez’s original fretless fader project has inspired many people, including RhYmEs who has turned his Mackie d.2 into a fretless fader MIDI mixer.

REVIEW: Reloop Beatpad djay Controller

Reloop Beatpad djay ios controller review (13)

Applying their established controller skills to the iOS market, the Reloop Beatpad wears many hats, but is aimed at algoriddim’s djay. Review follows.

Numark NV — everything you need to know


As a DJ, you should be focussed on your gear, and not the laptop screen. The Numark NV Serato DJ controller aims to do away with the vacant DJ laptop gaze.

Real iOS dual stereo output with the Griffin DJ Connect

Griffin DJ connect

Hot on the heels of the Traktor Audio 2 comes the Griffin DJ Connect. Working with OS X and iOS, it gives proper stereo cueing and master outputs.

Morph — a celeb DJ we can love all over again

morph turntables

Morph is back, and is merrily off down the route of being a turntablist, or celebrity DJ… I’m not sure. All I know is that I’m happy he’s back.

Akai Pro’s iMPC Pro — pad bashing, but not too hard

Akai iMPC Pro

While the tradition MPC offers awesome pad-based performance, the window into its world is tiny. iMPC Pro however opens up that window in a big way.