DJ Equipment News & Reviews

Grain Audio OEHP.01 Headphones Unboxing [Video]

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 enclosers that house the speakers.  Check out the unboxing and first impressions video to show you all that comes in the package.

NI Traktor Kontrol D2 Unboxing [Video]

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 to manipulate the new Stems file format.  Watch our quick unboxing and first impressions video to see a fresh D2 out of the package.

KRK Rokit 5 Monitors & 10S Subwoofer Unboxing [Video]

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.  In the meantime check out our quick unboxing and first impressions video to see all that comes in the box.

Reloop RMP-4 Deck Announced [Video]

Reloop has just announced their brand new multi-media player called the RMP-4.  This new Hybrid Performance Player can play CD’s, USB media, and act as a MIDI controller for playback.  The Reloop RMP-4 deck also has advanced features on-board like Slip Mode, Loop Roll, Hot Cues, and eight buttons to control the popular features.  Check out this quick intro video and full press release after the jump.

Serato DJ 1.7.8 Update Out Now

The Serato DJ 1.7.8 flagship sofware update has just been released to fixes various issues relating to the recent iTunes updates as well as an issue with Serato Remote.

Hercules DJ Control Jogvision Performance [Video]

Hercules has recently released its newest DJ controller called the DJ Control Jogvision.  The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision has metal top jog wheels with LED indicators on them to make it easier to juggle, scratch, and cue the music without looking at the computer screen.  Check out this quick Demo video by DJ Spawn and Hercules that shows how well these new Jogvision Jog wheels really hold up to abuse.

Stems Beta Creation Tool [Video]

Native Instruments has just launched the new Stems file format that separates tracks into four parts so that new mixing of melodies, vocals, drums, and rhythm can be achieved.  NI has now released the free Beta version of the Stem file format creator which will allow users to make their own Stem files of their productions.

[Review] AKAI Professional Advance 49

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer.  Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics after the jump.

[Review] NI Symphony Series BRASS

Native Instruments’ just released a brand new library entitled “Brass Ensemble Symphony Series”. The product is designed for NI’s Kontakt sampler. It is possibly the best sounding brass product on the market and can be used in a variety of ways within your productions.  Check out this full Video review from Numonics on our Production Team.

M-Audio CODE Keyboards [Video]

M-Audio has just released its’ intuitive new series of keyboards called the CODE. The CODE Series is a USB Midi Controller, which is available in 25, 49 and 61 keys. What makes the product so unique is that its’ the first keyboard of its’ kind to feature a built-in X/Y pad. The X/Y pad allows user control of effects and virtual instruments through the touch pad.


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