Hercules was one of the first companies to get into the whole MIDI controller revolution. And here they are still popping out controllers in a very crowded market. The Air S and Air S+ controllers are updates to their existing models, and also have the somewhat unique feature of exchangeable jog wheels.
Controllers, especially smaller ones, don’t always need flight cases to keep them safe. If you’re likely to be carrying your controller at all times, then a lighter and more cost effective soft case could be perfect. Enter the UDG Urbanite medium sleeve — lightweight and ideal for small to medium controllers.
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.
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.
The Akai Pro MPX8 sample player is sort of a baby MPC that grabs sounds from an SD card. We had a look and wonder where it fits in this age.
First seen at NAMM 2014, I ventured off to Pioneer for a play with the DDJ-SZ. And yes, the air horn button is real. I got video.
Gemini has bucked the NAMM 2014 trend for huge Serato DJ controllers, and instead has announced the Gemini Slate 2 and Slate 4 Virtual DJ controllers.
The DJ Tech CTRL accessory controller lets you take control of your DJ software without having to constantly play with your laptop.