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.
The Numark NS7II Serato DJ controller is one of our favorite DJ controllers here at DJbooth.net due to its actively spinning platter and real vinyl feel and the cool MPC Pro Pads to control other features. In this new video, the DJ performs a pad and scratch routine on the NS7II and Serato DJ using the touch sensitive controls, genuine MPC pads, and those beautiful motorized platters.
The Reloop Terminal Mix 8 is a great Four-Deck Digital DJ controller with excellent build quality, smooth-oversized jog wheels, and the familiar Serato Performance Pad sections 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. Our review of the TM8 was well received and now Reloop teams up with DJ Cable to show the masses how to put it down Trap style on the TM8!
Serato has just announced a brand new 1.6.3 update to it's flagship software Serato DJ to improve platter latency with the new Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller, improve platter LED response on all controllers/CDJ's, and official Serato Accessory Support for the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS. They've also fixed a Playhead jumping issue with CDJ's in Relative mode and a Slicer Mode fix with the Reloop RP-8000 turntables using link mode.
Pioneer DJ has released the DDJ-SP1 USB MIDI controller that is designed to work in conjunction with the new Serato DJ 1.5+ software so users can trigger new effects and samples with the 16 velocity-sensitive performance pads, buttons, and knobs in a nice compact package. The DDJ-SP1 is designed to be used as a "sub-controller" that works in conjunction with a primary Serato DJ controller or a Mixer+DVS setup to offer the advanced features found on the popular Pioneer DDJ-SX controller to all Serato DJ users.
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