Videos Reviews

Gibson LP8 Active Reference Monitor Unboxing [Video]

The Gibson brand is well-known for its iconic Guitars that are said to be some of the best in the World.  Gibson has recently released a new set of Active Reference Monitors named after Les Paul called the LP4, LP6, and LP8.  Gibson just sent us a pair of LP8 monitors for the full out video review to see if these will work for the studio and light DJ duty.  Check out our unboxing video of the LP8 in the meantime to see everything that comes in the box and the beautiful finish that sets these apart from anything else on the market…

Atomix Power Room Virtual DJ Episode 6 [Video]

The Atomix team has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ 8’s new engine being used and abused by some of the best DJ’s around to see if it can be broken!  In this sixth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami once again, but this time to see DMC DJ Knockers to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.  Check out the quick scratch DJ performance and interview below to see how it stacks up to the others…

Serato DJ 1.7.6 Update: Denon DS1 [Videos]

Last night Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products.  This new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update specifically allows users to now purchase a new 24-bit Denon DS1 professional DJ soundcard for Serato Noisemap vinyl or CD control with external mixers and turntables or CD decks.  The new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update also has a few other fixes for minor bugs within the software.  Check out the quick videos that show the new Denon DS1 in action both with Vinyl and CD setups.

[Review] 808 Audio Performer BT Headphones

808 Audio is a quality sound company that produces speakers and headphones for many different applications.  808 Audio recently released the new Performer and Performer BT (Bluetooth) Over-The-Ear headphones which were made by DJ’s and for DJ’s who want a good set of cans to take with them on the go and for the DJbooth.  The Scratch DJ Academy also uses them to train their students in the DJ classrooms. Check out our quick rundown video review to see if they’re a good fit for your own monitoring needs.

V-MODA 3D Printed Headphones [Video]

If you’ve been following this DJ blog for a while, then you would already know that my absolute favorite DJ headphones are the V-MODA M-100.  These headphones have great looks, impressive sound, excellent fit, and durability.  You also have the option to remove the shields on the outside of the earcups and design them via graphics and colors exactly as you wish.  V-MODA now takes this design concept a serious step forward by allowing these shields to be 3D printed with even more design options and on a huge selection of materials from steel to platinum.

Rane MP2015 Isolator Demo [Video]

The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool way to mix music using knobs instead of faders.  The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation.  The Internal dual-USB soundcard that is present on the MP2015 is capable of running Traktor DVS timecode over these channels as well as recording a mix in high-quality audio.  The Rane MP2015 has an Isolator section at the top which also allows for some cool EQ effects on the fly.  Check out the new Rane video showing the use of the new Isolator found on the MP2015.

Serato DJ - DJ FX Tutorial [Video]

Serato DJ has come a long way in terms of available effects within its software setup.  The new izotope effects found in Serato sound great and they have lots of depth to make them unique.  There are many different tricks and tips that can be found within the Serato DJ effects engine.  The Serato DJ team has just released an in-depth tutorial video on the Serato DJ FX powered by iZotope.  Check out the video after the jump.

Beatmaking On Maschine Discussion [Video]

The recently reviewed Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware provides best-in-class production control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads.  At last month’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York, NI and RBMA teamed up to put together a special roundtable with hip-hop studio icons Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and G.O.O.D. Music’s President Che Pope. It was a really interesting conversation about collaboration, hip-hop production and how to make songs with Maschine.

Atomix Power Room Virtual DJ Episode 5 [Video]

Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they’ve been challenging DJ’s to see if they can break it.  Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ’s around.  In this fifth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami to see DJ Bounce (the head instructor at Scratch DJ Academy) and get his impressions of the new engine in VDJ 8.

Denon MC6000MK2 Tutuorial [Video]

Denon DJ has recently released their brand new flagship controller the MC6000MK2 which is an update to their original top-of-the-line controller which adds Serato DJ compatibility, Slip Mode, Aluminum-Top Jog Wheels, the Loop Roll feature, and more.  The MC6000MK2 is a high-powered and well-built four-channel DJ controller and standalone mixer that has the versatility to work with all popular DJ software including Serato, Traktor, VDJ, and Mixvibes Cross. We recently reviewed the MC6000MK2 and we found that it was a great Mobile DJ controller with lots of features that are popular today.  Check out this quick Denon DJ tutorial walk-through video to see more on the MC6000MK2.


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