DJ Controllers Reviews
Today, the Native Instruments team has finally introduced the Traktor 2.9 Update which also introduces the STEMS audio file format to the masses so that DJ’s can start mixing and manipulating the music in new and creative ways. With the all new STEMS files, users will be able to separate beats, grooves, and vocals so that mixing can be done on an entirely different level.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark team decided to release a new full-length tutorial walkthrough video so that everyone can see all the features on the Numark NV. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the official Numark NV tutorial walkthrough video below for more information on this powerful controller.
Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has released a very quick teaser video of what looks to be like their new Rekordbox software with a lot more features. Specifically, it looks like the Rekordbox software that currently handles track preparation and library management for CDJ/DJM users will now be able to work in real time with new DJ controllers and perhaps even DVS timecode vinyl setups. Check out our thoughts and the quick teaser video inside.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark NV now works with Virtual DJ but the Serato DJ experience is where it all started. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the interview of Rui Da Silva showing how he uses the NV for his production tracks in a performance.
The new Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer is now in the DJbooth.net lab for the full Video review treatment. The TTM57MKII is the new update to the original TTM57SL mixer that only worked with the aging Serato Scratch Live Software. Now Rane has now updated the mixer with the new TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the familiar layout that Rane is known for.
My dude DJ AP from team Numark has just completed a quick performance video using the newly released Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 Digital DJ Controller. The new versions of the Mixtrack 3 have a new streamlined and simple layout, taller and higher resolution jog wheels, large 100mm pitch sliders, and a touch-sensitive strip above the jog wheels for effects and track scrolling/searching. The Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 has an internal DJ soundcard with headphone and RCA outputs and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for $299.
Serato DJ has come a long way in terms of available effects within its software setup. The new izotope effects found in Serato sound great and they have lots of depth to make them unique. There are many different tricks and tips that can be found within the Serato DJ effects engine. The Serato DJ team has just released an in-depth tutorial video on the Serato DJ FX powered by iZotope. Check out the video after the jump.
Denon DJ has recently released their brand new flagship controller the MC6000MK2 which is an update to their original top-of-the-line controller which adds Serato DJ compatibility, Slip Mode, Aluminum-Top Jog Wheels, the Loop Roll feature, and more. The MC6000MK2 is a high-powered and well-built four-channel DJ controller and standalone mixer that has the versatility to work with all popular DJ software including Serato, Traktor, VDJ, and Mixvibes Cross. We recently reviewed the MC6000MK2 and we found that it was a great Mobile DJ controller with lots of features that are popular today. Check out this quick Denon DJ tutorial walk-through video to see more on the MC6000MK2.
For this week’s video, we are proud to present another FREE Youtube Giveaway of the Epsilon Quad-Mix DJ Controller. In the recent Epsilon Quad-Mix controller review, we found that it was a good entry-level to intermediate-level DJ controller with good features, RCA inputs, and familiar layout. Check out the video review and enter the free worldwide youtube contest after the jump.
The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users perform with multi-color performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixing console & Serato DJ interface that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs. Check out our full video review to see if these controllers are right for you.