Yesterday, Denon DJ Division announced their brand new flagship controller the MC6000MK2 which is an update to their original top-tier controller which adds Serato DJ compatibility,Slip Mode, new Jog Wheels, Loop Roll, and more. The MC6000MK2 is a high-powered four channel DJ controller and standalone mixer with all of the functionality of the original with compatibility with almost all MIDI-enabled DJ software including Serato, Traktor, VDJ, and Mixvibes Cross. The MC6000MK2 still keeps that same durable build quality and compact footprint that made the original a huge success. The MC6000MK2 will be available in January 2014 for $699 and it will come bundled with Serato DJ Intro. Watch the in-depth video and press release for more info.
Today, Serato has announced the release of the Remote Mini App for iPhone/iPod Touch users. The Serato Remote Mini App is a trimmed down version of the iPad Remote App that allows DJ's to use their iPhone or iPod Touch to load tracks, instant double, set and trigger Cue Points, Loop, Samples, and manipulate FX when used in conjunction with Serato DJ or Serato Scratch Live.
The Black Friday sales from last week will continue on for the next few days for DJ's and Producers who are interested in saving some money on Serato or Native Instruments products. The Serato team has a whole webpage of 50-percent-off items including special edition noisemap control vinyl, slipmats, and more while Native Instruments has launched the THANKSGIVING XXL which is an extensive 50% off Thanksgiving sales special on most of their products including KOMPLETE, MASCHINE Expansions, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 all at the NI Online Shop.
The Pioneer XDJ-R1 is a new all-in-one DJ system that can be used in many different ways and using many different combinations of media for music playback. The Pioneer XDJ-R1 can function as a two-deck DJ controller that can work with almost any DJ software of your choice (comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE). The XDJ-R1 can also function as a true standalone two channel DJ mixer, it can playback audio files directly from on-board USB flash/hard drives, and it can even be used in conjunction with Rekordbox and Remotebox in order to wirelessly control most of the DJ functions using compatible iOS & Android Wi-Fi enabled devices that are running the Rekordbox Pioneer DJ library software. The XDJ-R1 goes even a step further than the XDJ-AERO we reviewed late last year by adding dual CD slots in the front of the XDJ-R1 to allow users to playback music from CD’s. All of these functions can be performed on each deck individually meaning the DJ has the choice of using the XDJ-R1 in hybrid mode to mix between different tracks in various different playback modes.
The Numark NS7II professional Serato DJ controller was finally released a few short weeks ago and we've got a new unit on the way to the DJbooth.net Lab for a detailed video and written review. In the meantime, Numark has released a few tutorial videos for users and potential buyers to catch a glimpse of some of the advanced features found on this new Flagship controller. The Numark NS7II is being billed as the best controller ever built and with it comes the same motorized platters as the original and 16 velocity sensitive pads that correspond perfectly to the advanced features found in Serato DJ 1.5
The Serato team has just released the new Searto DJ 1.5.2 update which adds a list of bug-fixes, new DJ controller support, and the new iZotope FX Expansion Packs. This new update features scrollable FX drop-down menus, support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark MixDeck Quad, and the brand new Pioneer DDJ-SB Serato DJ Intro controllers. Check out the full press release and FX demo video to see the new updates first hand.
The new Guitar Center superstore in Brooklyn, NYC hosted an event last month on October 24th to unveil a brand new 2500 square-foot section of the store that is completely dedicated to the Serato DJ experience. On hand to host the red-carpet event at the Brooklyn store was none other than world famous artist and DJ Biz Markie (pictured with the VP of Guitar Center). Those on hand at the event were able to use all of the different products in the Serato DJ lineup while also being able to chop it up with some other famous guests that happened to stop by.
Pioneer DJ has just announced that they will be releasing a new intermediate-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, Slip-Mode, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for the excellent price of only $300.
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