DJ Equipment News & Reviews
Native Instruments has just released a new performance video showing a DJ mixing with the all new STEMS files that allow users to separate beats, grooves, and vocals so that mixing can be done on an entirely different level. Check out the quick demo video after the jump.
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 dub basses and crackling beats productions is called Lone Forest and it comes with lots of reverb synth samples & special kits for drones and atmospheric sounds. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1. Check out the details after the jump!
Master & Dynamic is a relatively new professional audio company that produces some high quality audio products for high end users. The Mastser & Dynamic MH40 over-the-ear headphones sport 45mm drivers, real leather and metal construction, and some great accessories that would fit the bill for a DJ or producer’s performance and lifestyle needs. Check out our full video review to see if they really live up to their lofty expectations.
The Reloop RMX mixers are built tough and they have great features such as on-board FX and different inputs and outputs for all DJ styles. They also have removable crossfaders which can easily be replaced for the more “scratch-worthy” Reloop Mini Innofader. We’ve already done two in-depth video installations of the full sized Innofader PNP and the Mini-Innofader PNP last year, but Reloop has just released a quick video showing others how simple it is to make the switch. Check out the video and links for the RMX Innofader after the jump.
The Serato Team announced that they have now lowered the price to only $10 per pair for the new Limited Edition 10-inch Serato Control vinyl that are two-inches smaller so that they can easily fit in a backpack for DJ’s on the go. The 10-inch Serato Control vinyl has the new CV02.5 Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control for only $10 a pair! Click on the links below to get a pair for yourself before they’re all gone!
Way back at the BPM 2013 show, Reloop announced a joint venture with Ortofon DJ to create vinyl turntable cartridges that would appeal to different DJ’s who perform with vinyl. These new Reloop branded Ortofon Concorde Cartridges come in Black (entry-level), Green (digital timecode vinyl), and Blue (all around performers), with two OM headshell-mounted variations also available. These cartridges are now available and Reloop has released three quick videos to show what each one is used for.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark NV now works with Virtual DJ but the Serato DJ experience is where it all started. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the interview of Rui Da Silva showing how he uses the NV for his production tracks in a performance.
Native Instruments continues to expand its production and music creation software, KONTAKT with a new horn instruments add-on called Symphony Series BRASS. NI’s new Symphony Series BRASS comes in two flavors called the BRASS ENSEMBLE that will give a nice full harmony of horns playing together, and the BRASS SOLO which has singular horn player sounds for music creation. BRASS ENSEMBLE and BRASS SOLO can be purchased separately or as a bundle called BRASS COLLECTION for a package deal price. Check out the quick video, links, and more after the jump.
Jayceeoh is the winner of the 2013 show Master of the Mix and he’s been touring and producing music all over the world since. Jayceeoh was chosen by Serato to be apart of the Icon Artist series. Straight from his home turf in LA - producer and party rocking powerhouse Jayceeoh pulls no punches when recreating his new single “Turn Me Up Some” featuring Redman & Jay Psar. Watch him flex his turntablist skills using Serato DJ Club Kit with the Pioneer DJM-900NXS, DDJ SP1 controller, Technics and two CDJ-2000NXS’.
The new Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer is now in the DJbooth.net lab for the full Video review treatment. The TTM57MKII is the new update to the original TTM57SL mixer that only worked with the aging Serato Scratch Live Software. Now Rane has now updated the mixer with the new TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the familiar layout that Rane is known for.