Pioneer DJ has announced that there is a brand new Serato DJ controller coming out next month called the Pioneer DDJ-SX2. The DDJ-SX2 is a new version of the ever-popular DDJ-SX which we reviewed when it was released almost two years ago. The new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 inherits all of the features of the original and adds multi-color RGB backlit Performance pads, hotcue markers on the jog wheel display, Serato Flip controls, and it is Serato DJ DVS compatible right out of the box.
Yesterday, Allen & Heath announced a brand new modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.
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.
Novation recently announced a new product to sit along side the Launchpad Control S to bring users an even more complete experience when teamed up with the Ableton Live software. The new Launch Control XL is like the missing piece to the Novation/Abelton lineup as it contains the eight faders, 24 knobs and 16 multicolored buttons to seamlessy integrate into the Abelton Live mixing section.
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 Traktor Remix Decks allows DJ's to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, hotcues, and effects using different controllers. The Remix Decks originally came with a few Remix sets to get users started, but NI has made sure to keep releasing Fresh and New Remix Sets for users to play with, all for a small fee. Check out the six new Remix Sets created by various artists.
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.
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