Yesterday, Allen & Heath announced a brand new modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. 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.
Akai has just announced that they are releasing two brand new modular/mini controllers for the Serato DJ software. The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users manipulate multi-color RGB performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixer-like device that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, two volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.
A brand new expansion pack is coming to the Serato DJ software in September called Serato Flip. With Serato Flip, DJ's and producers will be able to save their hot cue, censors, loop edits, and track mashups so the creation can be recalled on the fly. Users will be able to save up to six Serato Flips per track and recall them when ready. Check out the full press release and quick teaser video after the jump.
The new Reloop Beatmix 4 is an entry to intermediate-level four deck digital DJ controller that comes bundled with the full Serato DJ experience. This new controller is mainly entry level in price while providing the full Serato DJ software experience (for a limited time), full RGB backlit performance pads, and aluminum-top jog wheels with an LED light ring for needle position monitoring. We now have the new Beatmix 4 in the lab for a full video review, but first we'll show you the unboxing and first impressions video so you can see all that comes in the box.
On Monday of this week, Numark has revealed it's newest DJ controller that they are dubbing as "The Next Big Thing" called the NV. The 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 so that DJ's can put the laptop away for good.
The Traktor Remix Decks allows DJ's to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, hotcues, and effects using different controllers. The Remix Decks originally came with a few Remix sets to get users started, but NI has made sure to keep releasing Fresh and New Remix Sets for users to play with, all for a small fee. Check out the six new Remix Sets created by various artists.
Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox music management software has just received a new update that adds even more functionality than ever before. The new Rekordbox 3.0 software allows users to Tag their music and identify tracks that mix well with other tracks for future use. There's also a new preview function that allows DJ's to listen to a mix beforehand and an all new playlist view that allows users to edit and display up to five playlists at a time.
The Numark NS7II Serato DJ controller is one of our favorite DJ controllers here at DJbooth.net due to its actively spinning platter and real vinyl feel and the cool MPC Pro Pads to control other features. In this new video, the DJ performs a pad and scratch routine on the NS7II and Serato DJ using the touch sensitive controls, genuine MPC pads, and those beautiful motorized platters.
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