Hawtin’s MODEL 1 mixer — PLAYdifferently by name and by nature

The PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 is here. And Richie Hawtin and Andy Rigby-Jones’ mixer lovechild certainly doesn’t play by the same rules as everyone else.

cmdr – Traktor controller manager for Windows

One continuing complaint about Traktor Pro is that the controller manager is a bit lacking. New Windows app cmdr aims to fix that.

Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB — rekordbox ready

Pioneer DJ is working hard to fill all the slots in its rekordbox controller offer. And with the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, the circle is complete.

Blocs Wave, now with extra Ableton Link

Now that Ableton Link has been out for a little while, we’re starting to see some great apps integrate the technology, like Blocs Wave for iOS.

Friday (morbid) Fun: And Vinyly turns you into a record

How much do you love vinyl? Enough to be one? And Vinyly might be able to help you with that, but you might have to wait a while (hopefully).

MUSIKMESSE 2016: Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16

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.

Musikmesse 2016: UAD-2 Satellite DSP for Windows

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.

Qassettes — keeping it reel

Off the back of their QRATES vinyl pressing service comes QASSETTES… can you guess what it is? Yes — people still want tapes for some mad reason.

stpVx update: The Phoenix mixer in photos

The Vestax rebirth edges closer. We saw the stpVX mixer a while ago, and now Paco has posted a few small images of the Phoenix and an update on progress.

Musikmesse 2016: DJ Tech’s Q-Bar controller

A full 6 years after they first appeared on skratchworx, Joe Ward’s Quickswitches are now being make by DJ Tech. Behold the Q-Bar prototype.