Mixvibes Cross DJ 2.0 for Android Main

Mixvibes Cross DJ 2.0 brings goodies to Android users

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.


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NI Kontrol S8

Kontrol S8: A Follow up with Native Instruments

You asked and we answered. Well Native Instruments answered the handful of Kontrol S8 questions that came up that we couldn’t. You’re welcome.

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Serato DJ Intro 1.2.3 gives life to Gemini Slates

The Serato Club is small and exclusive these days. But Gemini has been brought into the fold, and the Gemini Slate and Slate 4 now work with Serato DJ Intro. It’s a free download with a paid upgrade path to the full glory that is Serato DJ.

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Pioneer KUVO — connecting clubs to clubbers via the cloud

Pioneer already dominate the clubs. And with each passing month, they fill another empty slot in their product lineup. But now they’re introducing KUVO, a cloud based system that via collected metadata will connect DJs with everyone else and present their playlists via a mobile interface, and at the same time ensure that the artists they play get paid.

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Playnode: Restaurants need DJs too

The world changed with the advent of the first downloaded MP3. Many are still trying to make sense of how to harness the power of media-free digital music, and look at new ways to distribute not just individual tracks, but also DJ sets. Enter Playnode — a combination of Bittorrent Sync, apps, and custom servers, that essentially leases DJ sets from a central server and distributes them directly to wherever you want.

traktor kontrol s8

Team discussion — the Traktor Kontrol S8

The Traktor Kontrol S8 moves from worst ever leak to official thing. And with the dots filled in with extensive PR, we at DJWORX can now offer a better take on what the boundary-pushing controller has to offer, and equally what it hints at too. Read on for five individual takes on this new lump of shiny nextlevelness.

Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller (6)

The Traktor Kontrol S8 — full details

Finally. After the leak came the tease, and naturally following that is the full and complete word from NI HQ about their vision of the future of DJing. The Traktor Kontrol S8 kicks jogs and pitch to the kerb, and instead focussed on loops, samples, and Remix Decks in one huge controller, that ironically is full Traktor Scratch compatible.

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How I learned to let go of the old ways of DJing

Playing one track to the next has evolved into a two turntables and a mixer format, and is something that still dominates DJing today even in the entirely digital age. It’s a comfort zone that few seem to want to break free from, despite not really needing platters to support vinyl anymore. But is this legacy holding DJs back from finding all new ways to play music? Craig Reeves asks some difficult questions, the main one being is it finally time to let go of the old ways?

serato dj 1.7.1

UPDATE: Serato DJ 1.7.1 — Akai Pro AMX and bug fixes

While we all wait for the Akai Pro AMX to arrive, Serato has been busy tinkering under the hood to bring support for it in Serato DJ 1.7.1 as well as despatching some bugs.

Samsung Professional Audio screenshots

Samsung releases Professional Audio SDK for Galaxy devices

It’s fair to say that Android is the runt of the OS litter when it comes to music and DJing. But that may be about to get a shot in the arm via the new Samsung Professional Audio software developer kit. Does this and the announcement of Android L means the platform is about to become a player?

UDG Creator 2XL hard case review (4)

REVIEW: UDG Creator 2XL hard case

The latest range of top end controllers are huge, and moving them from place to place requires something more than just stuffing them into a back pack. So UDG has come out with the Creator 2XL hard case, designed specifically for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and Numark NS7 range. We stuffed one into the hard case and pottered around the worxlab for a while.



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