DJ Equipment News & Reviews

[Review] AIAIAI TMA-1 Ghostly Edition Headphones

AIAIAI has collaborated with Ghostly International to produce a new edition of the famous TMA-1 DJ Headphones.  The Ghostly Edition TMA-1 headphones look very similar to the other models we tested, but these have a custom driver/cup pairing for a new, signature sound, as well as a woven black cable.  The Ghostly Edition TMA-1 headphones have Japanese Memory Foam and Morocco Leather for the headband and earpads for superior comfort and isolation.

Out Now: Yellow & Coral Serato Control Vinyl

The Serato Team is steadily releasing new Serato control vinyl in brand new colors and styles for collectors and DJ’s.  Just yesterday, Serato released the new Coral & Yellow noisemap control vinyl which run only $39 per pair.  As with all the latest vinyl releases, the Yellow & Coral vinyl come with the new CV02.5, Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control available.

Epsilon EPM 8.0 Monitor Unboxing [Video]

Epsilon has been bringing out new DJ & Lighting equipment at an extremely fast pace and we’re happy to report that they’ve decided to send some new gear our way to see if it can hold up to the tests in the DJbooth.  The latest product for review is the new Epsilon EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors.  These affordable monitors have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability.  Our full review will be complete within the next two weeks, but check out our unboxing & first impressions video to see them fresh out of the package.

NAMM 2015: Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Headphones

In a surprise move, Audio-Technica has unveiled their newest flagship model DJ/Production headphones that are even a notch above their iconic ATH-M50x Headphones that we reviewed last year.  The Audio-Technica ATH-M70x headphones have proprietary 45mm (over-the-ear) drivers that are capable of delivering a wide range of sound, metal reinforcement in the construction, and the ability to swivel the earcups 90-degrees for one-ear monitoring situations.

NAMM 2015: DJ Tech DIF-1W

Two years ago at the NAMM 2013 show, everyone including DJ QBert was buzzing about the simple and sturdy DJ Tech DIS-1F mixer which is a super-affordable and very capable 2-channel DJ mixer with a scratch-worthy Mini-Innofader at the crossfader position.  This year at the NAMM 2015 show, DJ Tech has brought back this little crowd favorite in an all white color scheme. The DJ Tech DIF-1W is here.

NAMM 2015: Reloop RMX-60 Mixer

In an earlier post for the NAMM 2015 show, Reloop has introduced us to its new low-cost four-channel club grade mixer called the RMX-60.  The new Reloop RMX-60 is the little brother of the Reloop RMX-80 Mixer we reviewed last year, but it still has the same overall size/footprint, lots of effects, and a plethora of input and output options all coming in at a price that everyone will love.

NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight Turntable

As we reported in an earlier NAMM 2015 story, the Reloop team has decided to release their flagship RP-8000 turntables in a straight tonearm edition to appease many scratch DJ’s who are more comfortable with the straight arm skip resistance.  The new RP-8000 Straight turntables will have all the same features and functions of the original RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables we reviewed last year with a new tonearm option for those who want it.

NAMM 2015: Serato DJ Club Kit [Video]

Today at NAMM 2015, the Serato team has announced a new Serato DJ Club Kit that will allow users of certain Pioneer and Allen & Heath four channel Club mixers to work in digital vinyl setup mode with external decks and Serato DJ software control.  Users of the Pioneer DJM-900NSX/DJM-850 or the Allen & Heath DB2/DB4 can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control using the Serato DJ Club Kit which will run $169.

NAMM 2015: Rane TTM57MKII Mixer

The Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer has just been announced at today’s NAMM 2015 show.  The TTM57MKII is a new update to an old favorite.  When the original TTM57SL mixer was dropped from the Serato DJ support model many DJ’s were up in arms.  Now Rane has made things right by reviving the TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the superb build quality that Rane is known for.

NAMM 2015: Numark NS7III Controller

Today’s NAMM 2015 show has been setting the internet on fire with announcements, but this one is the biggest yet… Numark has just unveiled its newest flagship controller the NS7III.  In this newest version, the Numark NS7III has all the same features and layout of the NS7II controller we reviewed last year, but it also adds three new 4.3-inch full-color screens for full track and navigation information without the need to look at the laptop screen.


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