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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
In partnership with Magda and NYMA, the new VERSUS controller from Glanzmann and Faderfox is for performers and DJs alike.
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.
Seems that Serato is inviting more companies to eat at their table, and Gemini has been invited to bring their own particular cost effective brand into the fold. The Slate 4 controller is a fully featured offering coming with Serato DJ Intro, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fully featured. Jared takes one for an extended spin, and writes a stable amount of opinion.