As the worlds of DJing and producing continue to collide, so do the tools that each side of the divide uses. The Riser from Air Music Technology is a plug-in designed to create amazing transitions so that you can sound just like your favourite/most hated DJ with a few simple presets. Ray Gabriel set about writing a news story and ended up with a review. That’s how he rolls.
With iOS being multi-channel audio capable, it’s time for hardware manufacturers to step up and harness the 30 pin and Lightning ports, and to finally bring real stereo outputs for headphones and speakers. Griffin has always been active in the Apple peripheral market, and has made the DJ Connect — a small and eye-catching bus powered audio interface that means saying goodbye to the mono splitter cable.
Allen & Heath knows how to make mixers. Normally associated with being in the booth, they’ve also serviced the entry level market for a long time too. The new xone:23 distills a lot of the established high expertise into a much smaller 2 channel unit. Mark Settle takes a look and establishes that two channels doesn’t always mean scratch mixer.
Arkaei checks out Blend, a new producer collab network – join him and get your VIP access via DJWORX to participate in iZotope’s Break Tweaker contest!
Applying their established controller skills to the iOS market, the Reloop Beatpad wears many hats, but is aimed at algoriddim’s djay. Review follows.
Reloop dips its toe in the growing DJ/producer pool with the Reloop Keypad. Darren E Cowley flexes his established Ableton Live skills and checks it out.
Want four channels but are on a budget? Can the Serato powered Reloop Beatmix 4 deliver without cutting corners? Jared Helfer plays and writes.
When on the road, quality bags are crucial to make sure your equipment stays safe. Arkaei takes a closer look at the brand-new Magma Riot Pack series.
There are hundreds of DJ bags out there, and Magma’s Riot Pack XL aims to be the only one you’ll ever need. Dan Morse squeezed more than he thought into it.
We’ve covered the DIGI wallets before, so now it’s time to look at the UDG Creator DIGI Hardcase Large with an included powered USB hub.