Technics is back, but definitely in the high end digital realm. So while many pray for the return of the analogue 1200 turntable, Technics has decided that delivering high quality digital music is a smart move. So teaming up with 7Digital, Technics Tracks is their new FLAC download service.
Mixvibes aren’t slowing the pace with Cross DJ, and now have two extra controllers mapped on Android, the Pioneer DDJ-SB and the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2.
Change is good, but this change is likely to be one that some will struggle with. The Pioneer XDJ-1000 is the CD-less incarnation of the CDJ line. Being an entirely digital workflow, CDs are out the window and have been replaced with Rekordbox. It’s not like you didn’t know it was coming, but are you ready to let go of CDs just yet?
Need some seminal scratch music? Dave Paul from Bomb Hip Hop just posted all seven Return of the DJ albums as a free download.
The Reloop Neon controller packs a lot into a single small Serato DJ driven controller. And in this video, JFB beats a pair of them into submission.
Traktor update time — this one is about squishing a few bugs introduced in v2.7, and issuing an updated controller manager.
Last week it was gaming and DJing via GTA5. And this week it’s comics and DJing coming together. Future Prophecy is a project that takes DJs into the realm of comic book heroes, showing that DJs can be superstars and superheroes too. An ambitious Kickstarter campaign is running to get the project the cash injection it needs.
Up to now, Soundcloud has been a battleground, with them simply pulling down content without notice, and alienating long standing users. But in a new move, they’ve worked out a licensing deal with Warner Music Group, that hopefully will mean that more content will remain intact.
You might like to think that Serato and Traktor have the DVS game sewn up between them. But Atomix isn’t having any of that, and is pitching VirtualDJ 8 as a solid DVS alternative. The twist is that you can use pretty much any DVS capable hardware and timecode vinyl, and Atomix would love for you to try it out.
Need to know even more about the Kontrol S8 that isn’t already online? NI UK is touring the country’s retailers to give you the lowdown, starting today.