The Atomix team has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ 8’s new engine being used and abused by some of the best DJ’s around to see if it can be broken! In this sixth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami once again, but this time to see DMC DJ Knockers to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8. Check out the quick scratch DJ performance and interview below to see how it stacks up to the others…
Last night Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update specifically allows users to now purchase a new 24-bit Denon DS1 professional DJ soundcard for Serato Noisemap vinyl or CD control with external mixers and turntables or CD decks. The new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update also has a few other fixes for minor bugs within the software. Check out the quick videos that show the new Denon DS1 in action both with Vinyl and CD setups.
The Serato team has decided to initiate a one-week 50% off sale on select Serato DJ Control Vinyl in its online store. The Serato team continues to release New and Limited Edition runs of their Control Vinyl for DJ’s to use and collect until they are all inevitably sold out. All of the Serato Control Vinyl have the new CV02.5 Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control and some of them are going for only $17 a pair.
We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 which is a very powerful DJ controller for Traktor while also working as a DVS enabled mixer for external turntables and CDJ style control. The legendary DJ Shiftee has just completed a pretty sick turntable timecode DVS performance along with using some of the new cool features on the Traktor Kontrol S8 such as Freeze Mode. Check out this dope performance video to see what’s possible with the new S8.
Just a few hours ago, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts February 2015. I took the camera out to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest February 2015 mixtape inside.
The Epsilon company puts out great quality DJ gear at extremely affordable prices. I can easily vouch for these claims as we’ve recently reviewed their Epsilon INNO-PROPAK turntable/mixer package and the Epsilon EPS 8.0 active studio monitors with great results. It looks like the masses are also in agreement as everyone was on hand at the NAMM 2015 Epsilon Booth to see their new offerings up close and personal.
Epsilon is a new DJ and Lighting company and they recently release a new starter DJ package for only $799 that includes two brand new Super-OEM professional quality turntables and a two-channel DJ mixer with a built in Mini-Innofader crossfader for good cuts and smooth mixing. The Epsilon INNO-PROPAK is an excellent starting point for DJ’s who want a professional Digital/Analog vinyl control for mixing and scratching without breaking the bank.
Yesterday, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts January 2015. I took the camera out to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest January 2015 mixtape inside.
The Serato Team is steadily releasing new Serato control vinyl in brand new colors and styles for collectors and DJ’s. Just yesterday, Serato released the new Coral & Yellow noisemap control vinyl which run only $39 per pair. As with all the latest vinyl releases, the Yellow & Coral vinyl come with the new CV02.5, Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control available.
As we reported in an earlier NAMM 2015 story, the Reloop team has decided to release their flagship RP-8000 turntables in a straight tonearm edition to appease many scratch DJ’s who are more comfortable with the straight arm skip resistance. The new RP-8000 Straight turntables will have all the same features and functions of the original RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables we reviewed last year with a new tonearm option for those who want it.