Pioneer DJ has recently released the XDJ-R1 which is an all-in-one multi-media playback device and we now have one in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full review treatment. DJ's can now control the mixing, volume, fading and other functions of the XDJ-R1 from way across the room using an IOS device running the new Remotebox App. The XDJ-R1 is a very versatile playback device with CD slots, USB ports (both for MIDI software control or for Flash/Hard Drive playback), and dual screens for a true standalone capability. Watch the unboxing video today and stay tuned for the review coming soon.
The Numark Mixtrack Edge has recently been released as the smallest, lightest, and sleekest Digital DJ controller in the Numark Mixtrack range. This new DJ controller is extremely thin at only 14mm thick and is only about the size of a tablet device. The Mixtrack Edge comes bundled with a two-deck version of Virtual DJ LE making it a really compact package with most of the on-board features that Digital DJ’s need.
On Halloween night, I jumped on the Stanton T.120c turntables and my Vestax PMC-05proIV Mixer (with a new Traktor Flux Mode Mapping) for a quick freestyle session featuring my songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts October 2013. I had my camera rolling to show you some of the skills. Every month I'll try to complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest October 2013 mixtape.
Native Instruments has just announced their new flagship Production hardware, the Maschine Studio, and new software, Maschine 2.0. The new Maschine Studio hardware is bigger than the original and provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and responsive 16-multi-color backlit pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices. We have a new Maschine Studio in the DJbooth.net lab for the full video and written reviews which will be available shortly. Check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see all that comes in the package.
The Numark Mixtrack Edge was on display at the 2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo a few months ago where were able to get lots of play time with the new controller and the Numark team was also gracious enough to give us an exclusive walkthrough video to let us know what the Mixtrack Edge is all about. We now have our very own Numark Mixtrack Edge in the DJbooth.net lab for the full review treatment, but check out our unboxing and first impressions video in the meantime to see what comes in the box.
The winner of the 2013 Online DMC DJ Championships has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors for the entire competition was by JON1ST from the UK who does some seriously crispy scratching and out-of-this-world juggling in one of the best performances I've seen to date. Watch this phenomenal set by as he rips it up on a set of Technics 1210's and a new Rane Sixty-Two Mixer and get ready to see him at the World DMC DJ Championships in a few short weeks.
The Beat Thang Mobile Production Studio by Beat Kangz is a portable music-creation device which allows users to arrange and manipulate the pre-loaded samples, drum kits, and instruments to create beats in the studio as well as on-the-go. The Beat Thang is advertised as the “worlds first fully portable mobile production studio”, allowing producers to craft beats without the need for a computer or external power. This review will focus on the new Beat Thang 1.3.0 update which provides a hardware and software with a nice refresh that makes the Beat Thang even more powerful by leveraging more processing efficiencies for a smoother operation.
The Reloop DJ brand has been cranking out some very good quality DJ equipment for the past few years and they’ve really started to excel in the Digital DJ controller and DJ headphone realm in a very short span of time. The Reloop team has produced two-channel, three-channel, and four-channel DJ mixers that haven’t all found their way over to the United States just yet, but the new four-channel professional grade Reloop RMX-80 mixer is finally here in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full review treatment.
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