Epsilon has been bringing out new DJ & Lighting equipment at an extremely fast pace and we’re happy to report that they’ve decided to send some new gear our way to see if it can hold up to the tests in the DJbooth. The latest product for review is the new Epsilon EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors. These affordable monitors have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability. Our full review will be complete within the next two weeks, but check out our unboxing & first impressions video to see them fresh out of the package.
In a surprise move, Audio-Technica has unveiled their newest flagship model DJ/Production headphones that are even a notch above their iconic ATH-M50x Headphones that we reviewed last year. The Audio-Technica ATH-M70x headphones have proprietary 45mm (over-the-ear) drivers that are capable of delivering a wide range of sound, metal reinforcement in the construction, and the ability to swivel the earcups 90-degrees for one-ear monitoring situations.
Decksaver Covers are our favorite way to protect DJ and Production gear here at the DJbooth.net Labs. We have Decksavers for the Stanton ST.150’s, the Traktor Z2 mixer, the NI Maschine Studio, the Vestax VCI-400, and more. Decksaver continues to add to their lineup at this year’s NAMM 2015 show with the new covers being released for various DJ & Production gear that has been released in the last year including the S8, NV, PLX-1000, and more.
NAMM is here and so is the new gear! Pioneer has announced the new HRM-7 Studio Monitor headphones that incorporate HD drivers for “high-resolution” audio quality that’s suited for home and professional studio use. The Pioneer HRM-7 Headphones feature 40mm, a dual chamber bass reflex enclosure for deep bass, and comfortable and isolating memory-foam velour ear pads.
Akai, the makers of the legendary MPC lineup of beat-making machines, has just announced their new flagship Keyboard controller series called Advance. The New Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards will come in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key variants and includes high-quality features such as the semi-weighted keybed, official MPC RGB backlit Pads, control knobs, rubberized mod & pitch wheels, and a high resolution full-color screen to view and change parameters.
We’ve recently reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Studio and their Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and we quickly determined that you would need a separate soundcard in order to use these production tools. Native Instruments has their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 that is now on sale for only $199 until December 31st, 2014.
Native Instruments have just released a software update for our favorite beat-making device Maschine. The Maschine 2.2 software update allows for full and seamless integration with the recently reviewed NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards, touch sensitive controls for the Maschine Studio knobs, and new scale and Arpeggiator modes to open up new creative possibilities.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday… Native Instruments has decided to show some love by giving 50% discounts on select Komplete Instruments, the Maschine 2 software update, and the Full Traktor Pro 2 software for the next five days! We recently reviewed the Komplete Ultimate software and the Maschine Studio with the new update as well with excellent results. Take advantage of these savings soon as these deals end on December 1st.
NI has released their three new MIDI Keyboard controllers that work perfect harmony with the catalog of the musical instruments in the brand new Komplete 10 software packages. The NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards come in 25-key S25, 49-key S49, and 61-key S61 variants which are all identical in features but differ in size to accommodate the number of keys. Watch our video review of the S49 Komplete Keyboard & Software.
The all new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards come in 25-key S25, 49-key S49, and 61-key S61 variants and they are perfectly mapped for the new Komplete 10 software making it much easier for users to control, navigate, and play the instruments and sounds within the new software. We’ve recently unboxed the new S49 Keyboard and our review is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Komplete Kontrol feature details video to see what these keyboards have to offer.
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