We have seen and lusted over the new and MP2015. But brace yourselves for a massive dose of DJ gear porn — a factory full of almost ready rotary mixers.
By today’s standards, vintage mixers are featureless lumps of trash. But we’re still fascinated by them and want to know all about them. We successfully tracked down one used at the end of Hip Hop classic “Wild Style”, and now we’ve managed to fulfil a couple of DJWORX community member’s requests. Behold, the mixer used by Grandmaster Flash in the classic kitchen scene, and the one used in the Beat Street trailer.
While the rest of the industry has climbed aboard the reinvention and repurposing train, Rane is not only sticking to what it knows best, but is also looking back to simpler times. The MP2015 is an entirely rotary mixer but also embraces all that is new. Ray takes a look at NAMM 2015.
The Reloop RMX-60 Digital is the younger sibling of the flagship RMX-80. With a saving of nearly £200, what’s different?
We broke news last week about Ecler’s long rumoured demise via a Spanish business news outlet. But it would appear that declaring bankruptcy is a long way from the end of the road, and we have exclusive word from Ecler explaining the full picture.
UPDATE: Word has just reached me from a trusted source that this isn’t the very end of Ecler. We will have exclusive information when it’s available, but clearly there are moves to save the brand from extinction.
The rumour mill has churned ceaselessly in recent times about companies changing hands or going under. But one confirmed casualty is Spanish mixer manufacturer Ecler. After a number of years of dwindling sales, they’ve declared bankruptcy in the Spanish courts. RIP Ecler.
It’s been a long hunt over many years, employing deep Google trawling and forensic Photoshop techniques. But finally, thanks to the Numark Facebook page and a response from a single DJ with a photo, the mixer used in the final scenes of classic Hip Hop movie Wild Style has been identified at last.
Allen & Heath knows how to make mixers. Normally associated with being in the booth, they’ve also serviced the entry level market for a long time too. The new xone:23 distills a lot of the established high expertise into a much smaller 2 channel unit. Mark Settle takes a look and establishes that two channels doesn’t always mean scratch mixer.
If you were waiting for a USB enabled Xone:23, then this is for you. Allen & Heath has announced the Xone:23C, with USB and X:LINK at Musikmesse 2014.
Old school mixer geeks – any idea what this mixer is from the film Wild Style? Help us so we can sleep at night.