Today, the future becomes the present, as Native instruments’ months of media carpet bombing and hashtag owning comes to end, and their worst kept secret becomes a reality. The Traktor Kontrol S8 should now be trickling into shops near you.
We’ve got three winners for the Friday Giveaway Griffin DJ Connect audio interfaces. Check to see if you’re one of them!
Some may like to think that the Algoriddim people have had their fingers in their ears shouting “lalala I can’t hear you” when reading online comments about the lack of Android version to match the iOS and OS X versions of their djay software. Nothing could be further from the truth, and announced today is what many people wanted — djay 2 for Android.
We know you’re all waiting for version 3 of Traktor Pro, especially with the Kontrol S8 being announced. But it looks like you’ll just have to do with v2.7 for now, but it does bring some useful updates including a mappable freeze and slicer, iTunes improvements and support for old timecode.
The adoption of mobile devices into DJing has been slow but steady, with solutions that exists entirely as apps, or using the iPad laptop style to drive the apps. But the Modulares Interface approach is to fully encase an iPad inside a frame and build your own configurable controllers with modular components. Jared and Dan take a look.
With Android L and its promised low latency just around the corner, Mixvibes has been apply a little spit and polish to its groundbreaking Cross DJ for Android. Version 2 brings some interesting new features, but equally heaps the pressure on the rest of the market to bring out their own take on the Android platform.
Getting hands on DJ gear at a trade show is cool. But Pioneer DJ do not want you to lay your hands on their new gear at all. Their Future DJ concept shown at Ceatec 2014 is a gesture based system for controlling music and effects. Not so much waving your hands in the air… more a little to the left and right but not too far because you’ll overbake the effects.
As DJs, the album format doesn’t figure too highly in our playing out lives. And the digital age makes it much easier to just churn our single after single sausage factory style. So it seems that the story telling picture painting format of the album is ob the way out, demonstrated by the lack of million seller in the US in 2014.
We broke news last week about Ecler’s long rumoured demise via a Spanish business news outlet. But it would appear that declaring bankruptcy is a long way from the end of the road, and we have exclusive word from Ecler explaining the full picture.
For the braver among you, Serato public betas allows you to potentially trash your system and in return get an advanced play with their new hotness. Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta is here and you are cordially invited to break your stuff for the greater good.