DJ Equipment News & Reviews
The NI Team is always 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 Funky Bass-Groove style productions is called Amplified Funk and it comes with lots of cool and contemporary Funk and R&B sounds. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.
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. We’re working on the full video review, but we’ve finished the unboxing video to show you all that comes in the package.
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. Check out our unboxing video of the LP8 in the meantime to see everything that comes in the box and the beautiful finish that sets these apart from anything else on the market…
The Atomix team has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ 8’s new engine being used and abused by some of the best DJ’s around to see if it can be broken! In this sixth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami once again, but this time to see DMC DJ Knockers to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8. Check out the quick scratch DJ performance and interview below to see how it stacks up to the others…
If you are not familiar, Splice is a revolutionary producer collaboration service that allows music-creators to seamlessly share tracks and open them directly in their respective DAW. Now, they have linked up with popular sample-distributor Loopmasters to introduce a brand new service entitled Splice Sounds. Hit the link for more details!
Last night Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update specifically allows users to now purchase a new 24-bit Denon DS1 professional DJ soundcard for Serato Noisemap vinyl or CD control with external mixers and turntables or CD decks. The new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update also has a few other fixes for minor bugs within the software. Check out the quick videos that show the new Denon DS1 in action both with Vinyl and CD setups.
808 Audio is a quality sound company that produces speakers and headphones for many different applications. 808 Audio recently released the new Performer and Performer BT (Bluetooth) Over-The-Ear headphones which were made by DJ’s and for DJ’s who want a good set of cans to take with them on the go and for the DJbooth. The Scratch DJ Academy also uses them to train their students in the DJ classrooms. Check out our quick rundown video review to see if they’re a good fit for your own monitoring needs.
We here at DJbooth.net can appreciate the Alto Professional speakers for their good value and quality sound. We recently reviewed their flagship Black Series Speakers and found that they were an excellent setup for Mobile DJ’s and professional installations. Alto Professional has recently announced a new TSL115 15-inch; two-way powered speaker with a lighted LED ring around the woofer that can pulse and glow to the beat in different patterns.
If you’ve been following this DJ blog for a while, then you would already know that my absolute favorite DJ headphones are the V-MODA M-100. These headphones have great looks, impressive sound, excellent fit, and durability. You also have the option to remove the shields on the outside of the earcups and design them via graphics and colors exactly as you wish. V-MODA now takes this design concept a serious step forward by allowing these shields to be 3D printed with even more design options and on a huge selection of materials from steel to platinum.
The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool way to mix music using knobs instead of faders. The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. The Internal dual-USB soundcard that is present on the MP2015 is capable of running Traktor DVS timecode over these channels as well as recording a mix in high-quality audio. The Rane MP2015 has an Isolator section at the top which also allows for some cool EQ effects on the fly. Check out the new Rane video showing the use of the new Isolator found on the MP2015.