The Numark Mixtrack Edge was on display at the 2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo a few months ago where were able to get lots of play time with the new controller and the Numark team was also gracious enough to give us an exclusive walkthrough video to let us know what the Mixtrack Edge is all about. We now have our very own Numark Mixtrack Edge in the DJbooth.net lab for the full review treatment, but check out our unboxing and first impressions video in the meantime to see what comes in the box.
The Electrix Tweaker is a DJ MIDI controller that can be used to control many different software types using its large number of buttons and pads. The Tweaker is a compact and portable controller that features an intuitive layout which is perfect for the studio, the stage, and the DJ booth. It would work well as a main controller or as an add-on to an existing DJ or production setup. Electrix has released a new Custom Traktor Remix Deck Mapping so that users can control all the Remix Deck goodness with the onboard controls of the Tweaker.
If you've been keeping up with Traktor, then you know that the Remix Decks allows DJ's to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, 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.
The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Digital DJ controllers were just released to the public last week and we've already completed the reviews which shows why these units work excellent with the Traktor Pro 2 software and the Traktor DJ App. The Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 have many similarities and differences so I've decided to create a quick comparison video to show potential buyers what they'll be missing or gaining by purchasing one or the other.
The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 is the new and second iteration of the original Traktor 2-channel Digital DJ Controller that was released a few short years ago under the Kontrol S2 name. The new Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 has a few hardware updates that will complement the new updates that the Traktor Pro 2 software has received over the last few years. The Native Instruments DJ controllers have an outstanding history in respects to the way they always match up to their Traktor software perfectly. The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 is now available for $500 at retail and our full Video review will let you know if its worth the investment. Please see our review of the Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 for the details on the four-channel version of this same DJ controller by Native Instruments.
Numark has released the new iDJ Live II Digital DJ controller that is compatible with all iOS devices and both PC and Mac computers. This versatile DJ controller is priced at only $100 and contains all the on-board DJ controls necessary to start spinning immediately. The iDJ Live II comes bundled with Algoriddim's LE software for Mac and Virtual DJ LE for PC while the Algoriddim DJay and VJay apps are available for purchase at the App store for all other iOS devices.
The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and S4 MK2 Digital DJ controllers were just released to the public last week and we've got review units in the lab for full out video and written reviews. The new controllers boast improvements to the original designs by adding multi-color hotcue/remix deck pads, hi-res aluminum metal plate jog wheels, FLUX mode buttons, and Traktor DJ iOS compatibility. The original S2 and S4 DJ controllers were the perfect 2-channel and 4-channel mixing consoles for the Traktor software. The Traktor software has seen lots of new updates since the release of the original S2 /S4 so it's only natural that NI releases new controller interfaces to access the new advanced features such as remix decks controls and FLUX mode. We'll have the full reviews completed shortly, but check out our unboxing & first impressions videos in the meantime to see what comes in the boxes.
The new four-channel professional grade Pioneer DJ mixer that is meant to be the successor to the extremely popular DJM-700 is finally here. The new Pioneer DJM-750 brings many new upgrades to the table over the original including a few additions from mixers in the top of the Pioneer DJM range. The DJM-750 takes some of the new features found on the Pioneer DJM-850 such as the Sound Color FX and Boost Color FX at an even more affordable price. Check out my HD-Video and written review to see if the DJM-750 makes the grade.
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