DJ Controllers Reviews
I’ve been personally using Odyssey flight cases for my DJ equipment for over twenty years now! Odyssey always seems to bring out new cases and bags to protect DJ equipment almost as soon as the piece is released to the public. The newly announced Pioneer XDJ-RX all-in-one DJ Rekordbox system was recently released to the masses and Odyssey has already produced new flight cases and bags to accommodate.
The new Magma CTRL-Case hard shell cases are a perfect way to protect DJ gear and controllers from dings, drops, and spills. The CTRL-Case hard shell cases have very durable material, handles to for carrying, and lots of interior foam padding to protect the DJ’s investment. Magma has just released the new CTRL-Case Hard Shells for the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8, the Numark NV, and the Akai AFX/AMX controllers.
We reviewed the Hercules RMX 2 Digital DJ Controller over two years ago, but this new video by DJ Timm United lets everyone know that this compact and powerful controller can still rock the stage quite well. The Hercules RMX 2 has a solid metal chassis, velocity sensitive pads, and a true standalone mixer mode that can be used with external timecode turntables or CD decks for DVS playback. Check out our full video and written reviews of the Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 then watch DJ Timm get busy.
Epsilon continues to produce great DJ gear at a great cost with the release of its newest four-deck DJ controller called the Quad-Mix. The Quad-Mix is a very capable controller that comes bundled with VirtualDJ LE, has aluminum knobs, and has all the controls necessary for today’s DJ needs. The Quad-Mix is now available in white and black editions for the slim price of $350. Check out our quick Unboxing & First Impressions Video after the jump.
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.
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 like the Traktor Kontrol S8 and F1. Traktor Pro 2 comes 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 seven new Remix Sets created by various artists and record labels after the jump.
We’re big fans of the Decksaver Covers which we use to protect DJ and Production gear here at the DJbooth Labs. We have Decksavers for the Stanton ST.150’s, the Traktor Z2 mixer, the NI Maschine Studio, the Vestax VCI-400, and more. Decksaver continues to add to their lineup with new covers being released for various DJ & Production pieces that has been released in the last year including the Pioneer XDJ-1000, Numark NV, and more.
The Serato team has just announced a new update to their free software that will allow owners of the newly released Korg Kaoss DJ Controller to use Serato DJ Intro with this new device. This means users can now download Serato DJ Intro 1.2.4 which will give users access to Serato features like sync, cue points, loops, library navigation, and more.
Hercules has recently announced its newest DJ controller in its lineup called the DJ Control Jogvision. This compact controller has a few things going for it that will make it stand out from the other Hercules offerings. The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision sports new metal top jog wheels with LED indicators for track feedback. The DJ Control Jogvision also comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro and has the cool “Air” motion sensor controls for effects and other functions.
The UDG Creator Controller Hardcases come in four different sizes to fit almost all DJ controllers and they sport a durable nylon exterior with a foam eggshell interior to adequately protect against dirt, debris, scrapes, drops, and more. Check out our full video review to see how they hold up to the tests.
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