The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Flagship DJ controller has finally arrived at my doorstep for the full out review treatment. The Traktor Kontrol S8 can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, it has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. Check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see the S8 in all its glory.
Earlier Today, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts November 2014. I had the 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 November 2014 mixtape after the jump.
For this week’s video entry, we are proud to present another FREE Youtube Giveaway of the recently reviewed Reloop NEON Serato DJ Accessory Controller. The Reloop NEON allows users to unlock the advanced features within Serato DJ for those who are using DVS systems or DJ controllers without the infamous performance pads that can control SP-6 sampler (with playback-mode LED indicators for each slot), Pad FX, Slicer modes, hotcues, the new Flip Mode, & loops.
The new Serato DJ 1.7.2 update has been released a few hours ago and with it comes some features that lots of users have been waiting for. The new update adds MAC OS X Yosimeti support, MIDI Output Lighting for a secondary controller, Sticker Lock for vinyl turntable users, Instant Start for motorized platter controllers and support for a new update for the new Serato Remote. Check out the full press release and video tutorial of these new features after the jump.
The new Pioneer DDJ-SZ flagship DJ controller is now Virtual DJ compatible… We recently reviewed the Pioneer DDJ-SZ using Serato DJ and had great results. The DDJ-SZ will now ship with a full version copy of Virtual DJ and the full Serato DJ software so that DJ’s can choose exactly how they want to use the super sized device. Virtual DJ has just released a new video performance to show what its powerful software can do with a powerful controller.
The Reloop Neon is an official Serato Accessory Controller which allows users to unlock the advanced features within Serato DJ for those who are using DVS systems or DJ controllers without the infamous performance pads. We recently reviewed the Reloop Neon Controller and found it to be a GREAT additional controller for turntablists using Serato DVS such as UK DMC Champ JFB that you can see ripping it up in this sick new performance video.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday… Native Instruments has decided to show some love by giving 50% discounts on select Komplete Instruments, the Maschine 2 software update, and the Full Traktor Pro 2 software for the next five days! We recently reviewed the Komplete Ultimate software and the Maschine Studio with the new update as well with excellent results. Take advantage of these savings soon as these deals end on December 1st.
For this week’s video entry, we are proud to present another FREE Giveaway of the recently reviewed Pioneer DDJ-SZ Flagship DJ Controller and standalone mixer. The Pioneer DDJ-SZ is one of the most full-featured and most expensive DJ controllers on the planet as it features full-sized jog wheels, a full sized DJM mixer (with DVS and standalone capabilities), and all the Serato DJ pad goodness that one could want. More info after the jump.
Serato DJ has teamed up with Nick Hook, (a NY based performer, DJ, and producer) to bring his new “COLLAGE V.1” four Track EP album to vinyl in Serato fashion. On one side there will be music from the new Nick Hook album, and on the other there will be Serato timecode for DJ’s to use with Serato DJ. Serato has recorded a five-part documentary series which shows Nick’s unique creative process for each track. Check out part one after the jump.
Veteran DJ Gaslamp Killer really does his thing on the turntables with his high energy performances and unique style of music and skill. Serato has teamed up with Gaslamp Killer to bring out his first Vinyl Picture-Disc which includes his new album tracks as well as Serato DJ timecode signals to use with the software. Check out a quick video Blog of how it all went down and to see the pressing process straight from the Vinyl factory with Gaslamp leading the way.
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