August 27, 2014
Opening up an expensive piece of electronics to attempt transplanting another expensive piece of electronics is not to be entered into lightly. Thus Audio Innovate is offering Kontrol S2 and S4 controllers fully pimped out with Innofaders, and with a full 12 months warranty.
August 14, 2014 By Dan Morse
Records needed a record player with a platter to be used by DJs. But as digital media and more sophisticated technology has taken hold, the need for a real estate hungry jog wheel has diminished. Dan Morse asks if the jog wheel is even relevant in the digital age.
August 14, 2014 By Mark Settle
The Beat Junkies crew contains a total powerhouse of globally respected DJ skill. And as dedicated crate diggers, they’ve amassed a serious collection of tunes, as well as creating a huge amount of edits, mixes, and scratch material. And with a relaunched website comes the Beat Junkie record pool where for a subscription fee, you can dig into the growing curated collection.
August 13, 2014 By Dan Morse
Back in the day, when weekly music releases counted in the tens rather than hundreds, finding killer tracks was much easier. But the digital age has enabled everyone to make music, and this they do more than ever. So it’s very cool to have music discovery services like Moretrax and huurd.it to help you find and filter the stuff you really want. Dan Morse has a look at both.
August 12, 2014 By Jared Helfer
Cerwin-Vega is a name that most would be happy to have in their lives. They make some very desirable and very large professional audio products for venues and playing out. But they also make some smaller units for home use. Jared Helfer was lucky enough to be sent the entire Cerwin-Vega XD series of speakers to test out.
August 12, 2014 By Mark Settle
Sound isn’t just about what you hear but also what you feel. When the bass drops and your guts do the same thing, the vibrational power of music is clear. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could feel the beat when mixing? That’s what feelthebeat aims to do via a wearable bluetooth metronome.
August 11, 2014 By Mark Settle
It’s showtime folks — DJ Expo that is. And with the rip-roaring success enjoyed by Numark with their NS7II at last year’s show, it makes perfect sense total their latest and greatest to the same show. The Numark NV will be available for you to maul and paw, but for those who can’t get to see it, there’s a new video showcasing the NV with Serato Flip.
August 10, 2014 By Mark Settle
A man with money and an obsession with vinyl is likely to make for a great story. The New York Times details Zero Freitas and his humungous collection.
August 8, 2014 By Mark Settle
While there have been many films about Hip Hop, few capture the original essence like Wild Style. It features all four elements of Hip Hop, and in particular gives glimpses of how DJs use to rock crowds when it was just about two turntables, a mixer, and emcees. Kenny Dope gathered together the beats used in the movie and packaged them all up into a 7″ vinyl selection and a book. I want this so bad.
August 8, 2014 By Mark Settle
This week has seen some big announcements from the Serato camp. A lot of this is around the new Serato DJ DVS add-on that lets suitable partner controllers run Serato DJ DVS without the need of external interfaces. You just plug in your turntables and media players and you’re off. But we’re still not sure how much of a need there is. Serato will have done their homework, but we’d like you to tell us if the need is real, perceived, or non-existent.
August 7, 2014 By Mark Settle
While Denon’s MC6000mk2 might not easily sit alongside flagship units from Numark and Pioneer, it is still a very capable controller. And having snapped up by their unstoppable acquisition juggernaut, inMusic is keen to demonstrate commitment to the Denon brand, and has decided to ship all future MC6000mk2 units with the full Serato DJ package, and as announced previously, it will also be DVS expansion pack ready.