New gear needs something cool to sit on. And Humpter makes a very cool console. So Ray got one in and uncharacteristically for us shot a video review.
Ray loves coffee. But he fears that some vast corporate entity will devour his favourite blend and bean-count it into a bland and pale imitation.
Richie Hawtin’s playDifferently project marches towards release, and Ray got some quality (or should that be quali-tea?) time with Richie and the mixer.
Another year, and another dull Musikmesse. And after the fourth in a row preceded by a quiet NAMM, we have to ask — are DJ trade shows are past their prime?
Pioneer DJ’s Toriaz SP-16 sampler took us by surprise. So Ray spent a little time with one at Musikmesse 2016 and seems happy enough for now.
In light of Musikmesse’s dismal showing of new DJ gear, Ray decided to get excited about the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite DSP instead.
Check out DJ Woody perform his brilliant “Hip Hop is 40” video set live from the IDA World DJ finals in Kraków, Poland a couple of weeks ago.
Jon1st visits DJWORX Europe, AKA Ray’s new space in Warsaw, and throws down on the Rane Sixty-Four. Enjoy!
As the DJ scene has adopted software and especially the built-in effects, the need for external effects units has decreased. But that hasn’t stopped Pioneer DJ from putting out solid follow-ups to their EFX units. Last week Ray looked at the daunting RMX-1000, and this week it’s the return of the RMX-500, the effects unit for the rest of us. Ray plugs it into a corner of his epic setup and makes noises with it.