DJ Equipment News & Reviews

Maschine Astral Flutter Expansion

The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop “galactic” style productions is called Astral Flutter and it comes with abstract and tweak-able sounds and grooves to get you started.  There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.

New UDG Midi Controller Backpacks & DIGI Headphone Bag

UDG has been protecting DJ equipment for years now with their excellent cases and bags that make it easy for DJ’s to take gear with them on the go.  Last week UDG has announced its new MIDI Controller Backpacks in Large or Medium sizes which will fit all types of new controllers that are out on the market today.  UDG has also revealed its new Ultimate DIGI Headphone Bag that can carry almost any DJ headphones and other small DJ accessories.

[Review] Epsilon Quad-Mix DJ Controller

The Epsilon Quad-Mix four-channel DJ controller is a very capable device that comes bundled with VirtualDJ LE, has aluminum knobs, and two RCA inputs to add extra turntables or CDJ’s to the performance.  The Quad-Mix is now available in white and black editions for the slim price of only $350.  Check out our full video review to see if this controller is for you.

Serato DJ 1.7.5 Released & 30% Discount [Video]

The Serato DJ 1.7.5 update has been released to support the new Rane TTM57mkII DJ mixer. This software update comes hot on the heels of Serato DJ 1.7.4 and adds support for the TTM57mkII, which is shipping now. Serato is also giving new users a 30% discount from now until next week 4/28/2015.  Act now to get this great deal on a Premium DJ software.  Also check out this dope performance video of Keys ‘N Krates getting busy with the new Rane TTM57mkII!

Akai AMX & AFX Unboxing [Video]

The new Akai AFX & AMX Serato DJ controllers are finally in the DJbooth lab for the full review treatment.The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users perform with multi-color performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixing console & Serato DJ interface that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.

Reloop RMX-22i & RMX-33i Mixers [Video]

Reloop has just announced two new DJ Mixers that show a lot of promise and versatility in their makeup and functionality.  The new Reloop RMX-22i and RMX-33i are two-channel and three-channel mixers respectively, and they are both packed with great features such as Four Sound Color Effects and the new split inputs and supplied splitter cable that allows smartphone and tablet DJ’s to easily connect and control the mix.

New Allen & Heath Xone:43C Mixer [Video]

Allen & Heath has just announced that they are releasing a Digital USB version of the Xone:43 analog mixer which will be dubbed the Xone:43C.  The new Xone:43C mixer will sport all of the analog goodness of its sibling including the iconic Filters and great sound quality along with adding a USB soundcard for DVS playback and an X-Link port to connect other Allen & Heath Digital devices such as the K1 or K2.

Pioneer RM-05 & RM-07 Studio Monitors Announced

Pioneer has just announced that they are releasing a new lineup of powered studio monitors for DJ’s and producers.  The new Pioneer RM-05 & RM-07 have HD coaxial drivers that place both the woofer and the tweeter on the same axis for superb sound and response across the frequency ranges.  Around the back, there is a three-band EQ as well as unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs.  The RM-05 has a five inch woofer while the RM-07 has a seven inch woofer.

DJ Shiftee Traktor Kontrol S8 Performance [Video]

We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 which is a very powerful DJ controller for Traktor while also working as a DVS enabled mixer for external turntables and CDJ style control.  The legendary DJ Shiftee has just completed a pretty sick turntable timecode DVS performance along with using some of the new cool features on the Traktor Kontrol S8 such as Freeze Mode.  Check out this dope performance video to see what’s possible with the new S8.

Serato DJ 1.7.4 Info & Tutorial [Videos]

Serato DJ 1.7.4 has just been released and with it comes the compatibility with the 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 and newly announced Xone:43C can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control with the club kit.

 

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