Instead of buying a new controller every time Serato decides to add a little extra software magic, the concept of secondary controllers came about. These tame the finer points of new features, and the new Reloop Neon aims to make sense of the expanding pad functions including the new Serato Flip. Jared Helfer does the reviewing honours.
The controller paradigm is well established, and is only taking tiny steps forward with each iteration. But Numark has taken quite a leap forward by putting screens into their newest unit. The Numark NV aims to “change everything”, but can the inclusion of Serato DJ info at your fingertips really make that much of a difference? Mark Settle finds out.
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.
NI’s Traktor Kontrol S4 gets a MK2 update to include Traktor’s latest goodies, and to work with Traktor DJ. Jared Helfer discusses the differences.
NI’s first Traktor Kontrol S2 was a massive success. But the revised Kontrol S2 MK2 is an update rather than game changer. Jared Helfer takes a look.
Need an Apple-esque MIDI keyboard for your Apple life? The CME Xkey is the perfect fit. Hatty Settle plays Carpenters Tunes jazz style and writes words.
Like the APC40 and Push before it, the Livid Base controller harnesses the power of Ableton Live. Jared presses buttons and writes words.
It might look like it, but not all 4 channel controllers are created the same. Denon’s MC6000 MK2 gets a Serato facelift, and stands out in the crowd.