The Pioneer DJ Division has just announced it's new Flagship Serato DJ controller called the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. The new Pioneer DDJ-SZ retains many of the features and functions of the widely popular DDJ-SX, while adding more real estate for a bigger and more professional footprint, bigger full "CDJ-sized" jog wheels, Multi-Color Backlit Performance Pads, Dual USB Ports for seamless transitions, a magnetic MAGVEL crossfader, and a full-blown DJM mixer section with Sound Color FX and DVS capability.
The Pioneer Team has just announced the new Remix Station 500, which easily allows DJ's to add a variety of effects to their performances on the fly. The Pioneer RMX-500 offers three effect sections, Rhythm FX, Scene FX and Release FX, and the new “Pressure Controller” knobs, which gives a tactile feel when altering the effects. Like it's bigger brother, the RMX-1000, the RMX-500 also works as a USB controller when paired with the bundled plug-in software.
The Mixvibes team has been steadily improving its DJ software at a pretty quick pace. Mixvibes has now introduced the new Cross 3 software available in three different versions which all include video mixing capabilities. The Mixvibes Cross DJ Free comes with the basic two-deck audio/video mixing, while Cross DJ adds two more decks with MIDI control for $49, and the Cross premium package adds full Video features and complete DVS or HID control for $129.
The Pioneer DJM-900SRT Mixer and the DDJ-SP1 auxiliary controller make for a really strong pairing when used with the new Serato DJ 1.6 software. To prove that this the new mixer and controller combination really gives users complete control over the Serato software when used in a DVS solution, Pioneer has enlisted the assistance of UK DMC Champion JFB and 3X World DMC Champion Mr. Switch to pull off some really creative sets so the masses can see the capabilities.
Today NI has released an Urgent update for all Traktor Pro 2.6.6 users that will fix a critical data-loss issue that causes playlists to become corrupted after tracks in a user library have been relocated. NI is asking all current 2.6.6 users to immediately upgrade to the new 2.6.7 file which is now located in the Native Instruments Service Center for free download.
Our good friends over at Pioneer DJ spent some time with DJ Blakey in late 2012 in order to get him familiar with the Pioneer DDJ-SX when it was originally announced. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is still one of the best DJ controllers out on the market today for the full Serato DJ software and there is also a new mapping to use the controller with Traktor Pro 2. Be sure to check out our full HD-Video and written reviews of the Pioneer DDJ-SX and watch the cool performance video below for some mixing inspiration.
The Numark NS7II Professional DJ controller has finally been released and we have a brand new unit in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full review treatment. We'll have the super-detailed and complete HD-Video and written reviews ready within the next few weeks so be sure to watch this space. Check out our Unboxing & First Impressions video in the meantime to see exactly what a fresh Numark NS7II looks like out of the package and for a quick rundown on the build quality and features.
Hercules has just announced the new Wireless Bluetooth DJ controller called the DJControlWave. The DJControlWave controller is a two-channel DJ device which integrates perfectly with the iPad using the DJUCED app and also works with computers using the built in USB connection. The DJControlWave controller is a true wireless system that has its own internal rechargeable battery and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity which means you can DJ without any wires at all.
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