Pioneer has just announced the third iteration in their entry level DJ controller called the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3. Long ago, we reviewed the original DDJ-WeGO and it was a great controller for any new DJ and it had versatility to work with different software. The DDJ-WeGO3 continues where the original left off with a new sleeker design, stronger construction, and an included iOS lightning cable that also charges the iOS device while in use.
Earlier today, Reloop DJ announced their brand new auxiliary DJ controller for Serato DJ called the Reloop Neon. This small pad controller is similar to the recently released Pioneer DDJ-SP1 which also works with Serato DJ but the Reloop Neon is even more compact and is mapped to control all four deck's pad functions from a single Neon device including: Sampler, Pad FX, Slicer, Looped Slicer, Cue, Flip, Hot Loops, Loop, and Manual Loop.
Allen & Heath's newest modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface and MIDI layering capabilities. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions. We have a new Xone:K1 in the lab for the full review treatment, but check out the unboxing and first impressions video while we get to work on the official review!
Here at the DJbooth.net Lab we are going to be giving you a new weekly video on DJ equipment and everything else DJ related... We are going to kickoff the video series with a HUGE giveaway that is being sponsored by our DJ Equipment partners American Musical Supply. The Grand Prize for this giveaway is a Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller, a DDJ-SZ Grundorf Case, a pair of Pioneer S-DJ60X monitors, speaker stands, and Hosa/Beatport RCA cables.
Yesterday, Native Instruments released a new Free Traktor DJ 1.5 update for the iOS DJ platform which adds a new SuperSlicer feature that's sure to get DJ's talking. The new SuperSlicer feature works just like Pioneer or Serato's slicer function in that the music gets divided into equal parts for manupulation, but the SuperSlicer also lets DJ's add deconstruct loops using Scratch, Brake, Reverse, Slice or even Pitch-Shift effects.
The Numark NV Serato DJ Dual-Screen controller is on full display at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and everyone who attends can use the new Serato DJ 1.7 and see the full workflow of the Numark NV. We've had some time to play with the Numark NV and in this video, I'll give you my personal First Impressions and show you my thoughts on this new unique controller.
The newly announced Pioneer DDJ-SX2 is on hand at the 2014 DJ Expo in Atlantic City and DJ Flip from the Pioneer Crew gave us a quick walkthrough of the updates to show us the new improvements. The new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 inherits all of the features of the original and adds multi-color RGB backlit Performance pads, hotcue markers on the jog wheel display, Serato Flip controls, and it is Serato DJ DVS compatible right out of the box.
We're here at the 2014 Atlantic City DJ Expo where the Brand new Numark NV Controller promises to change the game by adding 4.3-inch full color displays above each jog wheel deck so that users can see waveforms, cue points, loops, music libraries, effects, and all the other important visual information in Serato so that DJ's can put the laptop away for good. Check out the full walkthrough video with Chris Roman of the Numark team to see what the Numark NV has to offer.
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