About Jared Helfer

Jared spends too much time staring at MIDI to have time to cut his hair or shave. He is also a DJ. He currently holds the record as the "Most Fired" at DJWorx, and is willing to challenge anyone to the title. He spends his time DJing in his office and releasing mixes on his website and mixcloud, as well as playing violent video games, reading books, and beginning to get involved in production. He also enjoys tormenting Mark Settle about his age and Britishness.

REVIEW: Cerwin-Vega! XD Speakers

Cerwin vega XD3 XD4 XD5 speaker review (6)

Cerwin-Vega is a name that most would be happy to have in their lives. They make some very desirable and very large professional audio products for venues and playing out. But they also make some smaller units for home use. Jared Helfer was lucky enough to be sent the entire Cerwin-Vega XD series of speakers to test out.

REVIEW: Reloop Beatmix 4 DJ Controller

Reloop Beatmix 4 DJ controller Serato Review (5)

Want four channels but are on a budget? Can the Serato powered Reloop Beatmix 4 deliver without cutting corners? Jared Helfer plays and writes.

REVIEW: NI Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 DJ Controller

NI Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 review (10)

NI’s Traktor Kontrol S4 gets a MK2 update to include Traktor’s latest goodies, and to work with Traktor DJ. Jared Helfer discusses the differences.

REVIEW: NI Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller

NI Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 Review (7)

NI’s first Traktor Kontrol S2 was a massive success. But the revised Kontrol S2 MK2 is an update rather than game changer. Jared Helfer takes a look.

GROUP TEST: Maschine Mikro vs Arturia SparkLE vs MPC Studio

Groovebox group test Maschine Mikro Arturia Spark LE MPC Studio (12)

DJing isn’t just about mixing beats, but about making them. Jared Helfer gathered the Maschine Mikro, Arturia SparkLE and the MPC Studio for a bash.

REVIEW: Livid Base Grid Controller

Livid Base Review DJWORX (7)

Like the APC40 and Push before it, the Livid Base controller harnesses the power of Ableton Live. Jared presses buttons and writes words.

Musikmesse 2014: Still relevant for DJs?

musikmesse 2014

Musikmesse 2014 demonstrated that like PLASA before it, the relevance to DJs gets less each year. This year was terrible for gear, but amazing for DJWORX.

Musikmesse 2014: Reloop Beatmix 2 and 4 Serato controllers

Reloop Beatmix 2 Beatmix 4 musikmesse 2014 (3)

Reloop announced the only new DJ gear at Musikmesse 2014. The Beatmix 2 and Beatmix 4 fill the budget friendly area of Reloop’s range.

REVIEW: iZotope BreakTweaker

izotope-breaktweaker_4

The DJWORX team fell in love with iZotope BreakTweaker at NAMM 2014. And after playing with it for an extended period of time, the love grows stronger.

REVIEW: Pacemaker for iPad app

Pacemaker for iPad review (1)

From handheld hardware to Blackberry app to iPad app — Pacemaker for iPad is finally here and it aims to embrace Spotify streaming too.