REVIEW: Tibo Urban 500 Console

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The Tibo Urban 500 is an all in one controller, sound, and lights in a mobile-pulpit like box. Mark Settle puts his back out moving it around for a review.

REVIEW: Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ Serato DJ Controller

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At launch, the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ wasn’t exactly ready for the market. But after some fixes, Andrew Unsworth lays his hands on one and writes words.


Akai Pro APC40 MKII controller review Isotonik (4)

The Akai Pro APC40 is iconic. And now the sequel – the APC40 MKII – is here, and Isotonik’s Darren E Cowley put his Ableton Live knowledge to good work.

Reloop Beatmix 2 mk2 — now in gleaming black

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The Beatmix 2 mk2 is a spring cleaned cosmetically enhanced version of Reloop’s exiting entry level controller. And it’s much better for it.

REVIEW: Icon I-Creativ and G-Board MIDI Controllers

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Are Icon’s entry-level MIDI controllers more than meets the eye? Ray takes a look at the I-Creativ and the G-Board.

Musikmesse 2015 — Hands on the Akai Pro MIDImix

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The inMusic stand was a modest affair this year, but nestling in amongst things you’ve already seen was the Akai Pro MIDIMix, an Ableton Live controller.

Musikmesse 2015 — Akai Pro MIDImix Live controller

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The Akai Pro MIDImix is likely to find a lot of friends, especially coming with Live Lite and being pitched at a very affordable price.

DIY controller — wood, wire, and willpower

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Why buy when you can make your own DIY controller? That’s what Haitian Fredly Rosilme did, from bits of wire and wood. And it works. What’s your excuse?

VERSUS controller — Traktor? Ableton? You decide

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In partnership with Magda and NYMA, the new VERSUS controller from Glanzmann and Faderfox is for performers and DJs alike.

REVIEW: Ableton Push Controller

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If you’re going to use software, it’s a safe bet that the hardware designed for it is going to be pretty hot. Such is the case with the Ableton Push. DJWORX teamster Darren E Cowley of Isotonik Studios impulse-bought one, but after the shortest play ended up boxing it up and putting it on to of a wardrobe to do house renovations. But having dug it out again, he sees what all the fuss is about. Here is his very detailed review, with a second opinion from Mark Settle.