DJ Equipment News & Reviews

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.

[Review] Gibson LP8 Active Reference Monitor

The Gibson brand is well-known for its iconic Guitars that are said to be some of the best in the World.  Gibson has recently released a new set of Active Reference Monitors named after Les Paul called the LP4, LP6, and LP8.  Gibson just sent us a pair of LP8 monitors for the full out video review to see if these will work for the studio and light DJ duty.

Rane MP2015 Mixer Unboxing [Video]

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 channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation.  Check out our quick unboxing and first impressions video of the Rane MP2015 to see this high-quality mixer in all its glory!

Serato DJ 1.7.7 Update Out Now

Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.7 adds plug and play DVS support for the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer, Numark NS7III, Denon DJ MC4000 and Pioneer DDJ-SB2; as well as support for NS7II add-on display screens.

Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Controller [Video]

Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has just announced the new DDJ-SB2 entry-level Serato DJ controller.  The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB 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 four-deck control.  Check out the quick intro video inside.


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