DJ Equipment News & Reviews
The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB controller that we reviewed last year includes all the same features with the addition of Gain control knobs, line level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect, and 4-deck control. The Pioneer DDJ-SB2 has many improvements over the original, an Pioneer DJ has just released a new eight-part Tutorial Video series to show what it can do.
We have a new Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000 in the lab for the full out video review treatment. Check out our quick unboxing and first impressions video to see all that comes in the package.
Native Instruments wants to help you use your Maschine to its full potential.
That is why it has come out with a series called Trutorials. These are short webisodes that gives you useful and creative techniques for production with a Maschine.
The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ’s. The DJM-S9 is like taking the classic DJM-909 mixer and a DDJ-S1 to give you all the Serato DJ goodness one could hope for. Check out our full unboxing & first impressions video inside and stay tuned for the full out video review.
Native Instruments is saying Happy Thanksgiving to everyone by offering a huge 50% off sale on their MASCHINE Expansions, KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 from now until December 7th!
Deckadance releases a new version of its software, but under a new name and new company.
Browsing the internet sphere this Thursday, I stumbled on what is being claimed to be a legit leak on a MK2 version on the Pioneer DJM 900. The 900 first came out about 5 years ago, and has become a staple in the DJ booth. It came Traktor certified, then a Serato certified version came out. So yeah, it was Pioneer making sure their mixer would be the go to choice in the DJ booth.
The NI Team continues 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 some serious techno-style synths and samples is called Cavern Floor and it comes with lots of new presets within Massive & Prism to make these sounds really pop. Check out the details after the jump!
Turntablism has seen somewhat of a resurgence in the last few years, also with more DJ softwares offering pretty advanced DVS systems. And there are great options from Super-OEMS to entry level, and Numark wants to bring something “in the middle-ground”. The Numark TT250 turntable is just that and we have a quick demo video with DJ A-Smooth directly from Numark to show what they can do.
The new V-MODA Crossfade Wireless is the company’s first cordless headphones that sport the same over-the-ear 50mm drivers and overall construction as my favorite DJ headphones, the M-100’s. The Crossfade Wireless headphones are rechargeable via USB, can use the same accessories and shields as the M-100’s, and they even have almost the same sound signature when running in wireless mode and cable mode. Check out our unboxing & first impressions video to see all that comes in the package.