All In One Controllers
The new Flagship Pioneer DDJ-SZ Serato DJ Controller has more real estate for a bigger and more professional footprint, bigger full “CDJ-sized” jog wheels, Multi-Color Backlit Performance Pads, Dual USB Ports for seamless transitions, a magnetic MAGVEL crossfader, and a full-blown DJM mixer section with Sound Color FX and DVS capability. We finally have the SZ in the lab for the full out review treatment, but first check out the unboxing video to see it up close.
The Brand new Numark NV Controller promises to change the game by adding two 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 our quick unboxing & first impressions video to see all that comes with the NV before our official Review.
The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller has now officially been announced and all the details have been released by the NI team. The S8 was already teased and leaked about a month ago, but with little details. We now know that the Kontrol S8 will operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, it has touch sensitive knobs, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need.
Pioneer has just released 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 many 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. Check out the new Serato DJ Intro performance video with the DDJ-WeGO3.
The Traktor Kontrol S8 was leaked by Amazon and various other sources earlier this month and even though we already knew what this was, we decided to keep quiet until NI themselves let the cat out of the bag. They did so yesterday with a new Teaser Video showing various parts of the new Traktor Kontrol S8 and the shiny new screens that DJ’s can use for playback rather than looking at the computer screen.
The newest DJ company on the block, Epsilon Pro is really starting to make a few waves in the industry with the release of its newest four-deck DJ controller called the Quad-Mix. The Quad-Mix is a very capable controller that comes bundled with VirtualDJ LE, has aluminum knobs, and has all the controls necessary for today’s electronic DJ expeerience. The Quad-Mix is now available in white and black editions for the slim price of $350.
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.
Native Instruments has just released a quick teaser video for what looks to be like a new Keyboard controller for music makers to control all the cool sounds in the KOMPLETE production library. In the teaser video, you can clearly see LED screens that show current selections and some distinct black and white keys for users to play with. I’m sure we’ll know more about this new Keyboard controller soon enough, but check out the teaser video and let us know what you think it is!
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.
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.
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