A few short hours ago, I turned on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and Traktor Z2 Mixer for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts February 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable trickery with some of my favorite tracks. Every month I'll try to 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 my latest February 2014 mixtape. My Blazing Cuts mixtape series will consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured right here on DJbooth.net.
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 DMC Online DJ Championship launches on February 20th, 2014 and is open to every DJ around the world to enter! This year there is a brand new format that features 11 rounds with the first 10 rounds being decided and voted on by the public and the final round of top-10 DJ's being decided by DMC world champions. Check out the press release and links inside for sign-up and voting info.
The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that has a turntable and a mixer wrapped into a drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals who need a fully portable setup with a familiar feel and layout. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. These custom boxes sell for over $2k here in the US, but they are very well made and unique.
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is currently my weapon of choice for my own DJ gigs, everyday mixing, and scratching routines. The Z2 mixer has professional build quality and comes with everything users need to get started with a full Traktor Digital Vinyl System including the timecode vinyl/CD's and the full Traktor Pro 2 software right in the box. Users only need to supply a compatible computer, CD/vinyl decks, and music files to start spinning. NI has just announced a new Z2 'Heavy Valentine' Sale which drops the price to only $599 from now until Feb 28th.
DJ Tech has announced two brand new mixers at this year's NAMM 2014 show in California. Hot off the success of their first "bare-bones" scratch mixer, the DIF-1S, DJ Tech has come up with a two new versions that sport the same rugged build quality and good pricing that they are known for. First is the DIF-4S which adds two more mixer channels and hardware Low/High Pass filter knobs for each channel. The second announcement was the DIF-1M which is essentially a DIF-1S mixer with added Midi controls and DVS mode.
Allen & Heath have been pretty quiet in the DJ-space since releasing the DB2 and DB4 mixers, but they've since announced a brand new two channel mixer for this year's 2014 NAMM show. The A&H Xone:23 Mixer is the new update to the beloved Xone:22, with a new look and style to match the DB mixers and including some updates to appease the masses. The Xone:23 comes with a new analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system for Low/High-Pass filters, frequency sweep and resonance control.
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