All In One Controllers
The One DJ software has been on the block for some time now and it's known as a user customizable software that allows DJ's to mix and match controllers, soundcards, and even layouts in a way that is best suited for the user. The One DJ 1.5 software is now available as the latest update that provides improvements to the frequency colored-waveforms, better OSX compatibility, and a really cool MIDI Learn system that makes it simple to map even the most complex commands and controllers.
The Pioneer DDJ-SR is essentially a trimmed down two-deck version of the DDJ-SX which controls four decks of Serato DJ. The new DDJ-SR has a smaller footprint than the DDJ-SX and adds a new PAD PLUS button that gives the 16-performance pads even more functions than before. Even though only two channels are present, the controller is layered so four decks of software control is still possible. The full video and written reviews are on the way, but peep our unboxing video to see the DDJ-SR fresh out of the box.
Mixvibes has recently released the most complete and professional DJ software for the Android platform called Cross DJ. Just last week, they have already updated the software with a new 1.2 version update that fixes some of the original shortcomings and also adds a new external Mixer Hack feature that allows users to DJ with an android device and an external mixer in a cool and easy way.
When the Serato DJ software was released, the MixEmergency software plugin that allows Serato users to DJ with video was left out in the cold as it was incompatible with the newest form of their popular DJ software. Serato DJ users were forced to use the Serato Video plug-in to do their Video DJ sets. Now, Serato has made things right by allowing Inklen to produce a new version of MixEmergency 2.4 that is now fully-compatilbe with Serato DJ.
The Reloop Terminal Mix 8 is the newest and top-tier Four Deck Digital DJ controller with a very high quality build, smooth-oversized jog wheels, and an intuitive 16 Performance Pad section that control popular features like hot cues, loops, slicer, and sampler. The Terminal Mix 8 also comes bundled with the full Serato DJ software that unlocks all of the potential of this powerful controller straight out of the box.
Pioneer DJ has recently released a brand new beginner-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 layout, Slip-Mode, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for the excellent street price of only $300. We're currently working on the DDJ-SR review, so the DDJ-SB review will just have to wait in line. In the meantime, Pioneer has just released a slew of new tutorial videos to get owners started off on the right path.
The Numark NS7II Professional Digital DJ controller is the successor to the original (and wildly popular) NS7 which was released a few years ago by Numark as the first all-in-one DJ control surface to include motorized platters with real vinyl and slip mats instead of jog wheels for track control. The new NS7II keeps the same stellar build quality, footprint size, and actively spinning platters as seen on the original, while adding two additional decks of control, touch sensitive EQ and FX controls, and 16 authentic AKAI Professional MPC pads to control features such as loops, hotcues, and slicers.
The new Reloop Terminal Mix 8 Flagship Serato DJ controller was just announced two days ago at the NAMM show in California and we've already acquired one for a review in the DJbooth.net Lab. The Terminal Mix 8 The Terminal Mix 8 has much of the same DNA as the successful Terminal Mix 4 we reviewed last year, while adding 16 Multi-color back-lit Velocity Sensitive Performance Pads for functions within the Full Serato DJ software such as hot cues, loops, samples, and slicer. The Terminal Mix 8 comes bundled with the full version of Serato DJ so users can really take advantage of all the machine has to offer. Check out our unboxing & first impressions video and stay tuned for the full written and video reviews coming soon.
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