Akai has just announced that they are releasing two brand new modular/mini controllers for the Serato DJ software. The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users manipulate multi-color RGB performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixer-like device that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, two volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.
A brand new expansion pack is coming to the Serato DJ software in September called Serato Flip. With Serato Flip, DJ's and producers will be able to save their hot cue, censors, loop edits, and track mashups so the creation can be recalled on the fly. Users will be able to save up to six Serato Flips per track and recall them when ready. Check out the full press release and quick teaser video after the jump.
Sennheiser has just released their new "HD" lineup of three new performance headphones that is sure to please DJ's and Producers across different performance needs and cost levels. We recently reviewed the Sennheiser HD8 DJ flagship model headphones, but now we have the new HD6 MIX headphones that are optimized for production and mixing in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full video and written review treatment.
Novation recently announced a new product to sit along side the Launchpad Control S to bring users an even more complete experience when teamed up with the Ableton Live software. The new Launch Control XL is like the missing piece to the Novation/Abelton lineup as it contains the eight faders, 24 knobs and 16 multicolored buttons to seamlessy integrate into the Abelton Live mixing section.
Brian Cox is a famous Hip-Hop and R&B producer that's worked with all the big named artists in the industry over the past 10-plus years. Bryan Cox sits down with Native Instruments and discusses how he uses the iMaschine App to start his music-making process, and then transfers the project to the full sized Maschine Studio so he can add the finishing and mixing touches to the final product.
Monoprice is an internet company that specializes in high quality cables, components, and accessories for electronics. They are able to provide consumers with excellent prices on their products since they come directly from manufacturing plants that meet or exceed build standards. The new Monoprice DJ Laptop Stand was only $35 plus shipping, .so we purchased one to put it through the tests to see just how good it really is.
The new Reloop Beatmix 4 is an entry to intermediate-level four deck digital DJ controller that comes bundled with the full Serato DJ experience. This new controller is mainly entry level in price while providing the full Serato DJ software experience (for a limited time), full RGB backlit performance pads, and aluminum-top jog wheels with an LED light ring for needle position monitoring. We now have the new Beatmix 4 in the lab for a full video review, but first we'll show you the unboxing and first impressions video so you can see all that comes in the box.
The Alto Professional team expands its powered speaker range with their new top-of-the-line speakers called the Black Series. The new Alto Professional Black series subwoofers come in 15-inch and 18-inch woofer configurations and they all include wireless iOS connectivity and an internal amplifier that's good for 1200 watts of continuous power. Check out our Video review of the Alto Black 18S powered subwoofer.
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