REVIEW: AKAI APC40 MKII Controller


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The Akai Pro APC40 is iconic. And now the sequel – the APC40 MKII – is here, and Isotonik’s Darren E Cowley put his Ableton Live knowledge to good work.

REVIEW: MixMeister Fusion 7.7 performance software


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MixMeister DJ software has been around for a very long time, but has it kept up with the competition? Dan finds out so you don’t have to.

Review: Native Instruments Kontrol D2


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NI has lopped the end off of a S8 and called it a Kontrol D2. Jared got a pair and used them with his S8, turntables, and just about anything he could lay his hands on. He wrote many words, and named it a review.

REVIEW: Flare Audio R2Pro In-ear Monitors


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DJs use headphones, but they could use IEMs. So we got a pair of Flare Audio R2Pro IEMs in for a test from a DJ rather than pure listening perspective.

MINI REVIEW: BeatGauge — BPM detector for iTunes


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iTunes has a pretty much unused BPM column — unused that is until now. BeatGauge for Mac can scan your library and fill that gap. I tried it. It does it.

REVIEW: Icon I-Creativ and G-Board MIDI Controllers


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Are Icon’s entry-level MIDI controllers more than meets the eye? Ray takes a look at the I-Creativ and the G-Board.

REVIEW: Reloop RMX22i and RMX33i mixers


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While many crave innovation, there is also a need in the market to satisfy. And Reloop’s just announced RMX22i and RMX33i mixer fulfil a core need as well as bringing the odd extra to the table. Mark got them before they were even announced and spent the weekend with them.

REVIEW: Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer


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There’s something magical about rotary DJ mixers that breeds lustful thoughts, even from those not needing one. I got to spend some time with the Rane MP2015, and after considering a change of identity and eloping with it, I decided instead to write words. Lots of words, and some pictures too.

GROUP TEST: SoundCloud vs the best of the rest


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Soundcloud dominates music hosting, but has run into its fair share of bad press in recent years. But is it still the best platform for your needs? Dan Morse takes a look at some options across a range of uses, and makes some recommendations.

REVIEW: Ableton Push Controller


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If you’re going to use software, it’s a safe bet that the hardware designed for it is going to be pretty hot. Such is the case with the Ableton Push. DJWORX teamster Darren E Cowley of Isotonik Studios impulse-bought one, but after the shortest play ended up boxing it up and putting it on to of a wardrobe to do house renovations. But having dug it out again, he sees what all the fuss is about. Here is his very detailed review, with a second opinion from Mark Settle.