All DJ Equipment News & Reviews
Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and the Komplete Ultimate Software setup which was rather expensive all together, but still provided a superb experience when using them together to craft beats. NI will now offer the Komplete Kontrol Keyboards with a free software download that will give users lots of Komplete sounds and melodies to start crafting beats without needing to purchase additional software. The NI team also has also launched a limited-time KEYS TO KOMPLETE Sales Special.
The new Traktor Pro 2.8.0 update is now released and with it comes support for the new Traktor Kontrol D2, support for the new Rane MP2015 Mixer, 64-Bit Architecture, and a host of other improvements. The Pioneer XDJ-1000 and CDJ-900NXS players also receive full HID support.
The AIAIAI team have produced a new Modular Professional Headphone system that allows users to create their own custom sound and fit they need. The new TMA-2 headphones have replaceable and interchangeable headbands, speakers, earcups, and cables so that every type of user can build their unique setup.
The Serato team has just announced a new update to their free software that will allow owners of the new Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 and the Hercules DJControl Jogvision controllers to work with Serato DJ Intro. This means that owners of these new controllers can now download Serato DJ Intro 1.2.5 which will give users access to Serato features like sync, cue points, loops, library navigation, and more.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop “galactic” style productions is called Astral Flutter and it comes with abstract and tweak-able sounds and grooves to get you started. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.
UDG has been protecting DJ equipment for years now with their excellent cases and bags that make it easy for DJ’s to take gear with them on the go. Last week UDG has announced its new MIDI Controller Backpacks in Large or Medium sizes which will fit all types of new controllers that are out on the market today. UDG has also revealed its new Ultimate DIGI Headphone Bag that can carry almost any DJ headphones and other small DJ accessories.
The Epsilon Quad-Mix four-channel DJ controller is a very capable device that comes bundled with VirtualDJ LE, has aluminum knobs, and two RCA inputs to add extra turntables or CDJ’s to the performance. The Quad-Mix is now available in white and black editions for the slim price of only $350. Check out our full video review to see if this controller is for you.
The Serato DJ 1.7.5 update has been released to support the new Rane TTM57mkII DJ mixer. This software update comes hot on the heels of Serato DJ 1.7.4 and adds support for the TTM57mkII, which is shipping now. Serato is also giving new users a 30% discount from now until next week 4/28/2015. Act now to get this great deal on a Premium DJ software. Also check out this dope performance video of Keys ‘N Krates getting busy with the new Rane TTM57mkII!
The new Akai AFX & AMX Serato DJ controllers are finally in the DJbooth lab for the full review treatment.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.
Reloop has just announced two new DJ Mixers that show a lot of promise and versatility in their makeup and functionality. The new Reloop RMX-22i and RMX-33i are two-channel and three-channel mixers respectively, and they are both packed with great features such as Four Sound Color Effects and the new split inputs and supplied splitter cable that allows smartphone and tablet DJ’s to easily connect and control the mix.
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