NEW: Pioneer DDJ-SX2 — Flips, pads, jogs, and DVS


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There’s no denying that when Serato DJ came out, and with it the first dedicated controller in the shape of the Pioneer DDJ-SX, the DJ world collectively soiled its pants. There was a huge WOOT wave with subsequent insane sales, but as time passed, it was clear that there were a few things that could have been done better. The DDJ-SX2 is that unit that aims to do things better. Fully enabled for Serato Flip and DVS, with better pads and jogs, this is the DDJ-SX evolved.

About that Serato DJ DVS Expansion pack


Serato DJ DVS Addon Expansion Pack

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.

Akai Pro AMX and AFX — bringing Serato to producers


Akai Pro AMX AFX Serato DJ Controller

DJing and producing used to be disparate worlds. But now the line between them is increasingly blurred, with each camp wanting to dabble in the other. Serato tried to graft Ableton Live into Scratch Live with a great deal of promise but limited success. But now they’ve decided to work with Akai Pro to bring Serato DJ into the producer world via hardware that compliments APC units. The AMX and AFX controllers deliver a fair slice of the Serato DJ repertoire in a very familiar and cost effective way.

Limited Edition Serato Red Bull Thre3Style vinyl


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Serato does love vinyl. It’s at the very core of what they do, so they’ve made it part of their ethos to always keep a regular stream of limited editions coming for the established control vinyl collectors. And they won’t be disappointed with these Red Bull Thre3Style battle 10″ editions, coming in red, gold, and blue pairs. Hurry — these will sell in an instant and change hands for a lot more within a matter of months.

Numark NV — everything you need to know


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As a DJ, you should be focussed on your gear, and not the laptop screen. The Numark NV Serato DJ controller aims to do away with the vacant DJ laptop gaze.

MixEmergency 2.6.1 bugfixes — 2.7 in hot pursuit


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MixEmergency 2.6.1 is an incremental bug fix release. But v2.7 is teased as being the next big release and promises to be pretty special. Can’t wait.

The Pioneer SG-1 — a leaving present like no other


Pioneer SG-1 Sam Gribben (4)

When Sam Gribben decided to leave Serato, they got him a leaving gift that money simply cannot buy. Behold the retro styling joy of the Pioneer SG-1.

REVIEW: Reloop Beatmix 4 DJ Controller


Reloop Beatmix 4 DJ controller Serato Review (5)

Want four channels but are on a budget? Can the Serato powered Reloop Beatmix 4 deliver without cutting corners? Jared Helfer plays and writes.

Serato DJ 1.6.3 — I dub thee the Pioneer update


Serato DJ 1.6.3 Pioneer

The next update is here. Serato DJ 1.6.3 makes LEDs better, fixes the DDJ-SZ touch issue, and makes the CDJ-900NXS a Serato Accessory – no CDs necessary.

REVIEW: Serato Pitch ‘N Time DJ Expansion Pack


Serato Pitch 'N Time DJ Review

Serato has been an industry leader in time stretching, but not in the DJ world. But Pitch ‘N Time is in expansion pack form. Arkaei stretches his tunes.