The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that has a turntable and a mixer wrapped into a drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals who need a fully portable setup with a familiar feel and layout. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. These custom boxes sell for over $2k here in the US, but they are very well made and unique.
Pioneer DJ has recently released a brand new beginner-level Digital DJ controller for their Serato lineup called the DDJ-SB. This new compact and USB-Powered controller has the familiar 16 Performance Pads layout, Slip-Mode, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for the excellent street price of only $300. We're currently working on the DDJ-SR review, so the DDJ-SB review will just have to wait in line. In the meantime, Pioneer has just released a slew of new tutorial videos to get owners started off on the right path.
The new Reloop RP-8000 Professional Hybrid MIDI DJ turntables sport some of the familiar Super-OEM turntable DNA including the same high-torque motor and tonearm that is found on the Stanton ST-150, Reloop RP-6000, AT-LP1240, while still maintaining a “Technics 1200” layout and feel. Even though the Reloop RP-8000 shows some of the same characteristics as it’s Super-OEM brethren, it also has a few additional features that you can’t find anywhere else including: a digital Pitch LED display, eight rubberized MIDI pads, four MIDI layer buttons, and an over-sized encoder knob which can all be mapped to any MIDI compatible DJ software out on the market today.
American DJ was on fire at this year's NAMM show last month as they released over 40 new Lighting products for the mobile DJ and permanent installation applications. The new Inno Spot series were a very promising set of moving heads LED Lights that were on display that will be offered in various sizes, prices, and features to appease many user's needs.
At this year's NAMM show, Behringer expands it's Nekkst studio monitor lineup to include a few new sizes and options for DJ's and producers on a budget. The Behringer Nekkst series monitors were created by the founder of the KRK monitors, Keith R. Klawitter, so you know they are really going to pack a punch and perform up to expectations. The Behringer Nekkst series is now available in K5 (5-inch), K6 (6-inch), K8 (8-inch), and K10 (10-inch subwoofer).
Our good friend and International DJ J Hart stopped by Duck Down Records to talk with the legendary hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun about their new EP "Born & Raised", their friendship, legalisation of Marijuana, Love & much more... J Hart is a DJ, Music Producer, and Journalist native of Paris, France who will bless us with cool DJ coverage and dope mixtape for the masses. Check out his first entry on DJbooth.net with a full Smif-N-Wessun Interview followed by the "Best of SMIF-N-Wessun free to download mixtape.
Resident DJ - DJ Caesar: The homie Sean Price stopped by the #WeekendWork radio show on Shade 45 in NYC to spits some FIRE and to also let the world know that his new group Da Villins is up next!!! Big-Ups to Rim & P. Apollo The Great for putting on for Camden, NJ and for stopping by for this new video interview! Check out the legendary Sean P. interview and a quick Freestyle session is at the end and be sure to tune into #WeekendWork 10a-12p only on Shade 45.....
A few weeks ago you may have noticed our post on DJ legend of Public Enemy, Chuck D. To honor the group, Serato released an exclusive 12’’ Serato x Public Enemy Shut Em Down Vinyl Pressing. Today’s turntablist video features Toronto native and disc jockey extraordinaire, Scratch Bastid, doing a quick scratch routine on the new wax. Short, simple, and dope!
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