DJ Equipment News & Reviews

[Review] Grain Audio OEHP.01 Headphones

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.

Maroon 5 with Native Instruments Maschine [Video]

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.

Traktor 2.10 Update

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.

[Review] KRK Rokit 5 Monitors & 10S Subwoofer

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.

[Review] Traktor Kontrol D2

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 Power Room Virtual DJ Episode 7 [Video]

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.

[Review] Orbit Concepts Jetpack Prime Backpack

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.

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones [Video]

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 NS7III Introduction [Video]

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.

[Review] Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool “throwback” way of mix music using knobs as opposed to faders.  The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional sub-mix channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier track manipulation.  The MP2015 is also compatible with both Traktor & Serato without any additional hardware.  Check out our full review video after the jump.