vestax keep calm and carry on

Vestax keeps calm and carries on

Vestax as we know it has closed down, but that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has been revealed by Mixware, their US distributors.


It’s beginning to look a lot like WORXMAS!

WORXMAS 2014 is nearly here, and we’ve got the BIGGEST EVER pile of DJ and production gifts to give away this year, worth over £7500 and rising!

Mixvibes Cross DJ 2 for iOS

NEW: Redesigned Cross DJ for iOS v2.0

The people at Mixvibes just don’t stop. After being the first big player to market with a proper Android DJ app, Cross DJ for iOS has got a big overhaul.

Crane Stand Elite DJ laptop review (10)

REVIEW: Crane Stand Elite DJ Laptop Stand

It’s nice when there are aspirational products that people can actually afford. A pair of gold Technics is out of the question for most, but a laptop stand is definitely in the realm of saving up for. And the Crane Stand Elite is definitely an aspirational laptop stand. Once a Kickstarter project and now a reality, and it comes in a leatherette case too. Nice.


Update — Serato Remote 1.2

Serato Remote gives control of Serato DJ to iPads. Version 1.2 just hit the app store, and brings more features to put the power on the touch screen.

Serato DJ 1.7.2

OUT NOW: Serato DJ 1.7.2 with pretty lights and stuff

Befitting a bigger upgrade number, Serato DJ 1.7.2. brings a lot of cool things. MIDI lights will please the mappers, Sticker Lock will give Scratch Live users one more reason to migrate, and official Yosemite support will mean Apple users can upgrade their OS and Serato DJ version.

drc desktop record cutter kickstarter

DRC — the Desktop Record Cutter on Kickstarter

Vinyl is cool, but the problem is that it has to be made in large quantities for you to buy just one. But vinyl cutters allow for one-offs to be made, but without deep pockets, the chances of DJ Joe Public buying one are slim. Vestax made the VRX-2000, but appearing on Kickstarter is the DRC aka the Desktop Record Cutter.

b.two scratch temple game of death

The most beautiful scratch video ever made

There are scratch videos, and then there is B.Two’s Game of Death video. Shot in a Buddhist temple, it raises the bar considerably.

vinyl trick shots

FRIDAY FUN: Vinyl Trick Shots [VIDEO]

Turntable trickery or simple vinyl target practice? These guys clearly have too much spare time on their hands. Don’t try this at home. Or do and film it.

Numark NV Serato DJ controller review (18)

REVIEW: Numark NV Serato DJ Controller

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.

touchAble Auto Pan and clips

touchAble 3 iPad Control for Ableton Live

While hardware still seems to be the preferred method of wrangling software in the DJ world, touch screens are continuing to make inroads into this area. touchAble has been a key player in this market, and with the freshly announced touchAble 3, a release focussed on taming the finer points of Ableton Live.


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