A few short months ago, we reviewed the Rane Sixty-One Serato Scratch Live Professional DJ mixer which boasts great build quality and an interal SSL soundcard interface so that DJ's can connect vinyl or CD timecode for digital music playback via computer. The new Rane Sixty-Two mixer builds upon the SSL interface and high-quality craftsmanship of the Sixty-One by adding on-board MIDI controls so that DJ's can trigger cue points, samples, Loops, and effects. Rane recently sent us a brand new Sixty-Two Z Limited Edition (with cool Z-trip Artwork & Pro RCA Cables) mixer for a complete video and written review that will be completed shortly, so watch this space. Watch the Unboxing & First Impressions video after the jump.
For this week's Turntablist Video Friday series we'll see Chris Karns (2013 Master of the Mix Competitor, 2011 DMC USA & World Champion, 3x Red Bull Thre3style Winner, and touring DJ For Yelawolf) ripping it up on the Technics 1200's along with a Rane Sixty-Two mixer and the Serato DJ software. Check out Chris Live mix called "How to Set a Trap" to see some serious skills with some of the hottest and latest Trap Music that we all love.
The DMC World DJ competition is celebrating 30 years of staging the greatest turntablist battles of all time and with it comes LOTS of festivities all across the United States that serve as both competition and showcases. This year, there will be many previous champion DJ's traveling around the US to both show off the skills and to host the regional competitions that will lead up to the DMC US finals on August 3rd in NYC. Check out the full list of events and competition rounds inside so you can either join or get involved with the festivities.
The new Rane Sixty-One has landed in the DJbooth.net Lab and the full video and written reviews are now complete. The Rane Sixty-One is a premium-grade Serato Scratch Live (SSL) two-channel DJ mixer that comes with everything a DJ needs to convert their Vinyl or CD decks into virtual timecode decks that can be used to manipulate the digital files located on a computer. Check out our full HD-Video and written reviews inside to see how it handles the test.
Last month we brought you the story that Serato DJ's could download the latest Beta editions of Serato DJ software, and now it's all official. Today Serato officially released the newest upgrades for their three different DJ software including SSL 2.4.3, Itch 2.2.2, and Video 1.1. Check out the press releases for each free update and then click on the full download links to get your free (MAC OS X 10.8 compatible) update ASAP.
It's been about four years since we reviewed our last Rane mixer which was the iconic TTM-56. Those ultra-reliable battle-worthy Rane TTM mixers are still recognized as a top industry performers and DJ's still swear by them to this day. The new Rane Sixty-One mixer combines that same reliability and build quality of the TTM series with an internal DVS soundcard for vinyl or CD timecode. This mixer comes with the SSL software and timecode vinyls and CD's to get started. All you need to add is the computer and CD or turntable decks to start spinning. Full review coming soon, but check out the Unboxing & First Impressions video in the meantime.
I am a huge fan of all things turntablist related and a lot of the love of the game came from none other than D-Styles. For the past fifteen years I watched D-Styles (and the whole Skratch Piklz Team) rip it up on the decks like no one else can. In this latest performance video from the Serato Icon Artist Series, D-Styles shows why he is still one of the best in the game making the turntable sound like a real live saxophone player getting busy over the beat. Check out this INCREDIBLE performance and D-Styles Bio after the jump.
Rane has just released a slew of new beta updates for their Serato DJ software products that are sure to bring smiles to many DJ's faces. They've released the Serato Scratch Live 2.4.3, Serato Itch 2.2.2, and Serato Video 1.1 public betas for DJ's all over to world to Download for free and check out the new improvements that these releases exhibit. The SSL and Itch new releases both support FLAC music files as well as new updates to the way the Video 1.1 plugin works with the software. Check out the complete update details and free download links inside.
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