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.

REVIEW: Gemini Slate 4 Serato DJ Intro Controller


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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.

NAMM 2015 — Numark Mixtrack 3 with Virtual DJ LE


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For those on a budget, Numark has the answer: the Mixtrack 3. It has no audio interface and comes ready to go with Virtual DJ 8 LE.

NAMM 2015 — Numark Mixtrack Pro 3


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Numark reveal a decent update to the Mixtrack Pro, bringing it to its 3rd generation, and powered by Serato DJ Intro. Meet the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3.

My long weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8


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We consider ourselves most fortunate to be able to play with DJ gear as a career. So when the opportunity arose for Dan Morse to take one of the hottest pieces of gear home for an extended play, he jumped at the chance to test his Traktor skills on more than just turntables and add-ons. This is a short story about his weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8.

Carl Cox talks about the Traktor Kontrol S8


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When so many younger people adopt strong anti-stances against new tech, how come the old guard can embrace new gear? Watch the latest #futureofdjing video from NI, and see how Carl Cox loves using new stuff to compliment his skills.

Hercules DJ Control Air S and Air S+ Controllers


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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.