You might like to think that Serato and Traktor have the DVS game sewn up between them. But Atomix isn’t having any of that, and is pitching VirtualDJ 8 as a solid DVS alternative. The twist is that you can use pretty much any DVS capable hardware and timecode vinyl, and Atomix would love for you to try it out.
The symbiosis between Serato and its hardware partners often means that new shiny is dependent upon our friends in New Zealand getting their ducks in a row and having everything ready for multiple partners. Such is the case with Serato DJ 1.7, which delivers Flip and DVS capability for a number of manufacturers. Read all about it after the jump.
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.
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.
It’s funny how things often come full circle. Serato gained fame via their Scratch Live DVS software. But once the controller revolution had got a grip, they turned their attention to that market. But now, with their Serato DJ DVS addon expansion pack, they want to make their controllers DVS friendly.
The new Mixvibes Cross DVS package frees you from the tyranny of manufacturer enforced hardware slavery. Pick your USB device and you’re off.
I love DVSs but hate the game of untidiness of the cabling. So the new Neo d+ class X DVS cable makes your DJ life that little bit tidier.
With the demise of Scratch Live comes Rane’s response. The Rane Sixty Four is Serato DJ ready right out of the box, a box that hits the streets in October.
If you’re a purist who has only just got used to DVSs, look away now. For DJ Player 6 beta is running in DVS mode on just an iPad. And it nails it too.
Black vinyl is so last… millennium actually. But Dublights offer a way to get your own designs onto clear DVS vinyl, as well as LED backlit versions too.