The second big announcement from Rane was one that people had hoped for. The original 57SL mixer became a casualty of Serato DJ, so it’s great news that Rane has reworked it in line with newer advents in Serato technology. Ray recovers from his MP2015 experience to pour out some words about the TTM57mk2.
There’s no stopping VirtualDJ right now. Having been rebuilt from the ground up, support for just about everything with a USB port is slowly being included. Over NAMM and beyond, a stream of DVS compatibility has been added, including the “natively supported” Traktor Kontrol Z2. I see what they did there.
While the rest of the industry has climbed aboard the reinvention and repurposing train, Rane is not only sticking to what it knows best, but is also looking back to simpler times. The MP2015 is an entirely rotary mixer but also embraces all that is new. Ray takes a look at NAMM 2015.
For some, the concept of going to a record shop, building a relationship with the owner, and having them pick out hot tracks and keep them behind the counter for you is an alien concept. Enter Wax & Stamp, a record pool that aims to deliver a little of that right to your doorstep with physically curated vinyl.
No planned set — just Fong Fong smashing a scratch freestyle on the Reloop RP-8000 Straight turntable and RMX-60 Digital mixer at NAMM 2015.
NAMM has many famous people walking around, but from a DJ perspective, it doesn’t get much better than Qbert, Shortkut, and D-Styles on the Pioneer Stand.
Time for an amazing performance video. Chris Karns was on hand at the Rane booth to do a short version of his recent SeratoCast mix.
The pre-NAMM buzz was all around Pioneer’s all-in-one rekordbox focussed XDJ-RX controller. Jared and Ray had a play and looked headphone through glass.
After causing a stir a few weeks ago, we finally got to spend some time with Casio’s djay powered XW-DJ1 and XW-PD1controllers at NAMM 2015.
For a while, it looked like Gemini might disappear. But they’re back with the Slates, and a new CDJ-a-like media player, suitably named the MDJ-1000.