The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog turntables are on hand at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we have Pioneer DJ's own DJ Flip to give us an exclusive walkthrough to let us know what they are all about. This new Turntable by has most of 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.
Philips had their brand new A5-Pro DJ headphones on hand at the 2014 Atlantic City DJ Expo and every DJ who used them was definitely impressed with the build quality, sound quality, and the isolation that these cans exhibit. The Philips A5-Pro were created in collaboration with World Famous DJ Armin Van Buuren and they look even better in person than they do in the pictures. Check out my first impressions video straight from the Expo floor to see my thoughts on the A5-Pro.
We're here at the 2014 Atlantic City DJ Expo where the Brand new Numark NV Controller promises to change the game by adding 4.3-inch full color displays above each jog wheel deck so that users can see waveforms, cue points, loops, music libraries, effects, and all the other important visual information in Serato so that DJ's can put the laptop away for good. Check out the full walkthrough video with Chris Roman of the Numark team to see what the Numark NV has to offer.
The new Akai AFX & AMX controllers are on full display at the 2014 DJ Expo and Ross was on hand to give us a complete rundown video of the features. 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.
The new Xone:K1 controller is on hand at the 2014 DJ Expo at the Allen & Heath booth where we have Darren DeSouza giving us the full rundown of what this small but powerful controller has to offer. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.
A few hours ago, I turned on the Stanton ST.150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts July 2014. Back at it once again, I had to get my camera rolling to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Every month I 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/stream my latest July 2014 mixtape after the jump
Pioneer DJ has announced that there is a brand new Serato DJ controller coming out next month called the Pioneer DDJ-SX2. The DDJ-SX2 is a new version of the ever-popular DDJ-SX which we reviewed when it was released almost two years ago. The new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 inherits all of the features of the original and adds multi-color RGB backlit Performance pads, hotcue markers on the jog wheel display, Serato Flip controls, and it is Serato DJ DVS compatible right out of the box.
Yesterday, Allen & Heath announced a brand new modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.
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