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 Gizmo about his age and Britishness.

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?



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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



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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.

REVIEW: Source Audio Hot Hand USB wireless controller



Source Audio Hot Hand USB wireless Controller review (5) (3)

Source Audio’s Hot Hand wireless controller lets you wear and control aspects of your performance. Jared Helfer put his hands in the air for his review.