Jon1st visits DJWORX Europe, AKA Ray’s new space in Warsaw, and throws down on the Rane Sixty-Four. Enjoy!
We predicted it ages ago, but now it’s here. Rekordbox 4 evolves into full software via rekordbox DJ, and you can expand it with plugins for video and DVS.
In the last of Pioneer DJ’s 20 year history videos, VIP DJs share their experiences of the digital age, as does some old duffer from DJWORX too.
MixEmergency 3 from Inklen is here. But it’s not about adding cool new toys, but is about making it better. Optimisation is the key to this release, with the hood being lifted and the code getting a serious tune up. Now more people can run MixEmergency than ever before. Well on Mac anyway.
Seems that DJs are going to have to grow thick skins if this new parody video is anything to go by. Whiplash becomes DJ WH1PLA$H and undergoes similar training torture as the drum based film. But how much parodying of your craft can you handle? Is being a DJ just a running joke now?
Our Product Demo Stage at BPM 2014 allowed us to capture multi-angle video with live feed audio, the first of which is of the KingKorg synth. Korg’s Luke Edwards cast a spell over us as we watched from beginning to end.
People have enough trouble mixing audio together. So I marvel at those who do video, and do it well. And Inklen’s MixEmergency 2.7 brings a very DJ-like eight slot sample player with full mapping ability. So now you can trigger all those one shots on those lovely controller pads.
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.
MixEmergency 2.5 adds key features including a massive amount of new MIDI features, flexibility with presets, and more media slots.
Video is slowly picking up steam for DJs. And vidibox looks to embrace audio and video in an iPad friendly environment to offer an intuitive interface.