For this week’s video entry, we are proud to present another FREE Giveaway of the recently reviewed Pioneer DDJ-SZ Flagship DJ Controller and standalone mixer. The Pioneer DDJ-SZ is one of the most full-featured and most expensive DJ controllers on the planet as it features full-sized jog wheels, a full sized DJM mixer (with DVS and standalone capabilities), and all the Serato DJ pad goodness that one could want. More info after the jump.
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.
Serato DJ has teamed up with Nick Hook, (a NY based performer, DJ, and producer) to bring his new “COLLAGE V.1” four Track EP album to vinyl in Serato fashion. On one side there will be music from the new Nick Hook album, and on the other there will be Serato timecode for DJ’s to use with Serato DJ. Serato has recorded a five-part documentary series which shows Nick’s unique creative process for each track. Check out part one after the jump.
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog turntables were on hand at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we were granted an exclusive rundown to let us know what they were all about. This new Turntable has the similar layout of the iconic Technics 1200’s that DJ’s are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor adjustments to set it apart from the others on the market. The PLX-1000 has the Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver accents. Check out our unboxing and first impressions video to see what comes in the box.
The same team that is responsible for my personal favorite DJ Jetpack Backpack has now introduced a line of premium headphone bags to protect and carry premium DJ headphones. Orbit Concepts has released the Deloop lineup of headphone bags. The Deloop bags come in four different models, but the OC team has sent us the Deloop Sport bag to put it through the paces. Check out our full video review to see how they hold up.
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable maintains the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200’s that DJ’s are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents. Check out this quick performance video of Jon1st (2013 World Online DMC Champion) putting the PLX-1000 through the paces.
Monster has just released a new Headphone that is sponsored by Nick Cannon that is designed for DJ use. The new Monster NCredible NPulse Over-The-Ear Headphones have large plush earcups, a removable cable, and a swivel design for those one-ear monitoring situations. They certainly look like a direct competitor to the Beats and SMS lines and we’ll put them to the proper test in the full review shortly. Check out our unboxing & first impressions video.
Pioneer DJ has just announced that they are releasing a new lineup of “CD-less” CDJ’s called the XDJ Line. The new XDJ series will feature USB ports to connect to computers for digital software playback like Traktor/Serato or to connect USB drives to DJ straight from the user library using Rekordbox. The first release of the new line is called the Pioneer XDJ-1000 and it features a familiar CDJ layout, an intuitive touch-screen, and more.
The new Pioneer HDJ-C70 Professional DJ headphones have a compact and lightweight design with 40mm on-ear drivers with comfortable memory foam in the earcups that can rotate 90-degrees in either direction. The Pioneer HDJ-C70 also has removable and replaceable headband, housing, cushions, earcups, and cables which means they can continue to be a “go-to” pair of headphones for a very long time. Check out our review.
Veteran DJ Gaslamp Killer really does his thing on the turntables with his high energy performances and unique style of music and skill. Serato has teamed up with Gaslamp Killer to bring out his first Vinyl Picture-Disc which includes his new album tracks as well as Serato DJ timecode signals to use with the software. Check out a quick video Blog of how it all went down and to see the pressing process straight from the Vinyl factory with Gaslamp leading the way.
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