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.
Sometimes computers don’t always cooperate with DJ software straight from the factory because there are lots of other processes and programs that are battling it out for precious CPU resources. The Serato team has recognized this trend and decided to release a few short videos to help both PC and MAC users run their Serato DJ software more efficiently and effectively by following some simple CPU optimization steps.
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.
Serato has just announced that its new Serato DJ 1.7.1 update has been released to add support for the new Akai AMX modular mixing controller and for regular housekeeping bug fixes. Check out our quick first impressions video of the Akai AMX that we completed at the 2014 DJ Expo two months ago and the full press release including all of the new improvements in the Serato DJ 1.7.1 update.
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.
Serato Flip is finally here with the new Serato DJ update. With Serato Flip, DJ’s and producers will be able to save their hotcue, censors, edits, and track mashups so the creation can be recalled on the fly with a push of a single button. Users can save up to six Serato Flips per track and I had a blast using this new feature at the Atlantic City DJ Expo last month. Serato HQ shows us how to use Serato Flip in this new video walkthrough.
Earlier today, Reloop DJ announced their brand new auxiliary DJ controller for Serato DJ called the Reloop Neon. This small pad controller is similar to the recently released Pioneer DDJ-SP1 which also works with Serato DJ but the Reloop Neon is even more compact and is mapped to control all four deck’s pad functions from a single Neon device including: Sampler, Pad FX, Slicer, Looped Slicer, Cue, Flip, Hot Loops, Loop, and Manual Loop.
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 Numark NV Serato DJ Dual-Screen controller is on full display at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and everyone who attends can use the new Serato DJ 1.7 and see the full workflow of the Numark NV. We’ve had some time to play with the Numark NV and in this video, I’ll give you my personal First Impressions and show you my thoughts on this new unique controller.
The newly announced Pioneer DDJ-SX2 is on hand at the 2014 DJ Expo in Atlantic City and DJ Flip from the Pioneer Crew gave us a quick walkthrough of the updates to show us the new improvements. 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.
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