DJ Equipment News & Reviews
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 contemporary mainstream EDM is called Crystal Daggers and it comes with lots of sharp bass and thick beat samples for EDM with a Hip-Hop & R&B flavor thrown in. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1. Check out the details after the jump!
Grain Audio is a relatively new professional audio company that produces some cool audio products. The OEHP.01 over-the-ear headphones sport 40mm drivers, lightweight and comfortable construction, and walnut wood earcup enclosures that house the speakers. Check out our full review video to see if they are a good fit for DJ’s and Producers.
The world famous band Maroon 5 uses Native Instruments Maschine hardware and software to make lots of their music. Check out this quick video and press release showing the NI team interviewing Maroon 5 as they go to the Conway Studios in Hollywood to watch the band make some magic.
The new version of Traktor is now available. The new Traktor 2.10 update provides support for the newly announced Traktor Kontrol S5 and it also includes the required Controller Editor update for the S5. There’s the normal housekeeping items and bug fixes as well. Check out the details after the jump.
Everyone who’s been in the DJ or production realm for any amount of time will immediately recognize the KRK brand of active studio monitors with their all black body construction and signature yellow cones in the woofers. Today we have a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 active Monitors and a 10S studio subwoofer in the lab for the full out review treatment.
NI has sent us two of their newest compact DJ controllers for Traktor called the Traktor Kontrol D2 for the full review treatment. The Traktor Kontrol D2 is essentially the “deck” section of the recently reviewed Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller and it sports the same hi-res screen and heavy remix/stem deck control with multicolored backlit pads and volume controls. The D2 and the S8 uses the remix deck controls and screens to manipulate the new Stems file format.
Atomix is the company that brings us the super popular DJ software known as Virtual DJ. Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they’ve been challenging DJ’s to see if they can break it. In this seventh episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Canada on the road to the DMC Canadian championships to see DMC champ DJ Versatile to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.
Four years ago, we were introduced to a brand new DJ backpack that would become a personal favorite and my go-to DJ gear back for the foreseeable future. Orbit Concepts have recently announced a new update to the old favorite called the new Jetpack Prime Backpack. The new Jetpack Prime has many improvements over the Jetpack II which includes new redesigned compartments, a fully customizable front, mesh padding, and ripstop lining inside. Check out our quick review video inside.
Just last week, V-MODA announced their newest headphones called the Crossfade Wireless. 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 Crossfade 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 exact sound signature when running in wireless mode and cable mode.
Numark has recently 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. Check out this official Numark Introduction and Performance Video after the jump.