Two weeks ago, Serato announced their new iPad companion App called Serato Remote. With the release of the App also came some updates to the Serato DJ and Serato Scratch Live software suites. Buried within the new Serato Scratch Live updates came the Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus HID-Mode compatibility which allows DJ’s to use the two together in perfect harmony.
Denon DJ Division is doing something great to give back to the DJ’s that have made them successful throughout the years. Introducing the new Denon DJ July Madne$$ Rebate promotion for DJ’s in the United States that are looking to purchase a Denon DJ MC6000, MC2000, or SC3900 Digital DJ players. This promotion only lasts until the end of the month, so act fast if one of these controllers are on your DJ wishlist.
Pioneer DJ has just announced the XDJ-R1 which is an all-in-one multi-media playback device that can be completely controlled by a wireless connection to an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone via Pioneer’s specially designed remotebox app. DJ’s can now control the mixing, volume, fading and other functions of the XDJ-R1 from way across the room. The XDJ-R1 is very versatile with CD slots, USB ports (both for MIDI software control or for Flash/Hard Drive playback), and dual screens for a true standalone capability. Pioneer has just released a slew of Tutorial and Walkthrough Videos in order to get people familiar with all the features and functions. Watch these new videos here.
The Denon DJ SC2900 is the new jog-wheel based multi-media playback DJ device that shares almost all of the same features and functions of the Denon DJ SC3900 which we reviewed last year. The Denon DJ SC3900 was a definite success for DJ’s who wanted the closest vinyl-feel possible, but still gave the DJ options to play music using various forms of media or computer/tablet connectivity. It only makes sense that Denon would now focus its efforts on appeasing the DJ’s who want a CDJ-like jog wheel feel.
Last week, Denon DJ has announced the new update V.1.1.0 of their new Engine software which will make for a more enjoyable experience when using it in conjunction with the SC2900 and SC3900 Multi-Media players. Hot off the heels of the announcement, Denon has sent us a new Denon SC2900 for a full written and HD-Video review. The SC2900 is essentially the jog-wheel version of their SC3900 Multi-Media player which has an actively spinning platter with a true vinyl feel. The jog wheel has a multi-color LED ring around it to give the DJ key indicators during playback. The SC2900 has four on-board hot cue buttons, loop controls, separate start/stop adjustment knobs, Slip-Mode, and easy to use browsing controls. The Full review will be completed shortly, but watch the unboxing and first impressions video to see the unit fresh out of the box.
The Denon DJ Engine Music Management Software gets a new update with some cool new features to make using the Denon SC2900 and SC3900 an even more enjoyable experience. With the new Engine V1.1.0 software update update for PC/Mac and iOS there is also a new Firmware update for the Denon SC2900/SC3900 players which will make the user experience more fluid and accurate. Check out the new features and the update link after the jump.
The Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus is the latest and greatest CD and Multimedia deck that Pioneer has ever created. The new CDJ-2000nexus includes the Slip Mode function that was found on the CDJ-900’s but was inexplicably left off of the original CDJ-2000. The Slip Mode allows DJ’s to manipulate a track via loops, cue points, and platter movements while the track continues to play underneath so when the manipulation is complete, the track will continue to play in the position it would have been if there were no outside influence. Check out the Pioneer Tutorial video inside to see the Slip Mode in action.
The new Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus has a lot of new functions and updates from the original CDJ-2000 that will allow DJ’s to sync songs together with the touch of a button and it can also work in perfect harmony with the new Traktor Pro 2.6 DJ software. We reviewed the CDJ-2000nexus and showed you just how easy it is to get the CDJ-2000nexus working with the Traktor Pro 2.6 software, but Pioneer DJ does one better with a full video tutorial showing DJ’s how to connect and use them in seamless HID mode. Check out the video tutorial after the jump.
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