As turntables and vinyl seem to be hitting a new strides with newfound success in the DJ and consumer markets; the manufacturers who create these turntables are giving users options for all budgets and performance levels. Reloop has introduced a new video to accompany their new Direct Drive Entry level turntables with USB connectivity (for transferring a vinyl music library to the computer) called the RP-2000USB. These aren't the powerhouse Super-OEM RP-6000/7000/8000, but they cost less than half of those models and they can still get the DJ-job done at a lower cost.
Many DJ's and turntablists who use vinyl will be very excited about this new product... The new company called Kutmarks have come out with some reusable vinyl labels in many different styles that can be attached and reattached to vinyl over and over again. The cool new Kutmarks labels all have good markings so that scratch DJ's can remember their places while pulling off turntablist tricks and juggles.
The all-powerful Numark NS7II Serato DJ controller is one of the best and true-to-vinyl setups a Digital DJ can have without going towards the full traditional Turntable and a Mixer setup. In this new video, famous DJ Arkaei performs on the NS7II and Serato DJ using the touch sensitive controls, genuine MPC pads, and those beautiful motorized platter. Check the performance video then watch our HD-Video review of the Numark NS7II.
On Sunday afternoon, I turned on the Stanton T.120c turntables and the Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Mixer and the DDJ-SP1 Controller for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts April 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you a seven-minute set featuring some of my favorite tracks from this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest April 2014 mixtape.
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 with the additional features such as the 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. Reloop has just released a new three-part Tutorial Video Series to show the main features of the RP-8000.
Today’s turntablist video comes from the long time vinyl guru, Chris Karns. In his latest video, Karns transforms into a 4-arm turntable sensei, and breaks off the DJ world with a little knowledge, while providing some trippy visuals. About halfway through the video is when he grows his extra pair of arms and GOES IN. The entire video was done in two takes, so if there were a way to perform a live set with four arms, it would look like this. Show some love in the comment section below and enjoy!
The annual Winter Music Conference held in Miami, Florida, can be one of the craziest places in the country to be in early spring, and this year was no exception. While there is a broad range of music being showcased, there is still a heavy hip-hop influence in the 305. Scratch Academy Miami was able to host a Scratch Summit during WMC and brought through hip-hop legends including 2 Live Crew, DJ Cash Money, and more. The summit included speech panels, DJ battles, showcases and other DJ oriented activities, all hosted by the renowned academy. It’s a beautiful thing to see turntablism thriving in sunny south Florida. Peep the recap video below.
Last month on March 6th, Legendary hip-hop DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted a new Serato In-Store Experience Section unveiling at the Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. This celebration was to open the new Serato Experience Section in the store as well as to show big-time DJ's from the LA area doing their thing on the decks. Check out the video of the full DJ Jazzy Jeff set from the event inside.
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