The new Akai AFX & AMX controllers are on full display at the 2014 DJ Expo and Ross was on hand to give us a complete rundown video of the features. 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 few hours ago, I turned on the Stanton ST.150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts July 2014. Back at it once again, I had to get my 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 July 2014 mixtape after the jump
Pioneer DJ has announced that there is a brand new Serato DJ controller coming out next month called the Pioneer DDJ-SX2. The DDJ-SX2 is a new version of the ever-popular DDJ-SX which we reviewed when it was released almost two years ago. 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.
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.
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