DJ Equipment News & Reviews

New UDG Creator Controller Hardcases

UDG has followed up the release of the new entry-level Urbanite series with a new entry-level line of DJ controller hardcases that will protect many different devices while still coming in at a great price point for the end user.  The new UDG Creator Controller Hardcases are very similar to the smaller Hardcases by UDG that we reviewed in the past, but they come in four different sizes to fit almost every DJ controller on the market.

Mixware: Magma Riot Backpack [Video]

Mixware.net is always bringing Magma products to the United States so that the North American DJ’s won’t be left out.  Introducing the Magma Riot Backpack and the Riot Backpack XXL.  These new backpacks which come in different sizes are perfect for housing controllers, mixers, soundcards, laptops, tablets, or anything DJ’s need to get to the gig on time.  Check out the Mixware.net Videos of the new Backpacks to see them close up.

DJ Caesar & Remy Ma on Shade 45 #WeekendWork [Video]

Our Very Own Resident DJ Caesar is back with another great interview on the Weekend Work radio show on Shade 45 in NYC with Female Rapping Phenomenon Remy Ma.  Check out the full video interview as Remy Ma speaks on many different subjects including her thoughts on the Mayweather fight, her aspirations to start her own new female Battle Rap league, and what she’s been doing since her “vacation”.

[Review] Allen & Heath Xone:23C Mixer

The new Allen & Heath two-channel Xone:23C professional DJ mixer is the natural successor to the Xone:22 mixer and it also adds the internal USB DJ soundcard to easily connect to DJ software.  The Xone:23C has excellent build quality, an internal USB DJ soundcard with DVS capabilities, Mixvibes LE software, and an X:Link connector to easily link to other Allen & Heath Xone:K series controllers.  Check out the review to see if it lives up to the Xone standards.

[Review] Allen & Heath Xone:K1 MIDI Controller

Allen & Heath’s newest modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface and MIDI layering capabilities.  The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.  Check out our full Video review to see the features of this modular MIDI controller.

NI Traktor Kontrol S8 Preview [Video]

The Traktor Kontrol S8 was leaked by Amazon and various other sources earlier this month and even though we already knew what this was, we decided to keep quiet until NI themselves let the cat out of the bag.  They did so yesterday with a new Teaser Video showing various parts of the new Traktor Kontrol S8 and the shiny new screens that DJ’s can use for playback rather than looking at the computer screen.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Presents Thre3Style 2014 [Video]

The RedBull annual Thre3Style DJ competition is probably the most versatile and premier DJ battle face-off that combines all of the top three skills that the World’s best DJ exhibit.  These three skills consist of song selection, technical skill, and the ability to rock a crowd.  Check out this quick documentary video by none other than Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff as he takes us all on the journey through the 2014 RedBull Thre3Style DJ Competition.

Best DJ Headphones Under $100 [Video]

In our next video for the weekly video series, I will share with you my favorite or personal best DJ headphones for under $100.  DJ headphones need to be rugged and durable, while providing good isolation and high volume levels for accurate monitoring during a performance.  The Urbanears Zinken check all of these boxes and much more.

Novation Audiohub 2x4 Soundcard [Video]

Novation has always been bringing producers and live performers excellent controllers to apply their trade on and they’ve finally introduced a companion Soundcard and USB hub device to make it easy to connect all of that MIDI goodness to a hardware setup.  The new Novation Audiohub 2x4 soundcard has a three-port USB hub, two inputs, and four outputs to connect all of the setup to a computer and other sound systems.

New UDG Entry-Level Urbanite Series Sleeves & Bags

UDG has been protecting DJ’s gear and accessories for quite a long time now and they have introduced a new entry-level line of sleeves and bags that come in at a great price point.  The new UDG Urbanite sleeves and bags are made of heavy duty nylon and contain a good amount of foam and padding to protect many different size controllers and gear that are popular with today’s DJ’s.


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