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The 2013 DMC World Championships were held on October 5th at the O2 Arena in the UK this year and it was another huge success. By all accounts the battles were really close this year but there can only be one winner in each category! France's DJ Fly (above) took the top prize in the World Final, Ritchie Ruftone took first place in the Battle for World Supremacy, and France's Mr Viktor, Deska & DJ Hertz won the World Team battle by only one point!
Pioneer has just announced the new CDJ-900NXS multi-media player which is an update to the hugely popular CDJ-900 that adds a new high-resolution color display, better looping abilities, and full Rekordbox compatibility which will allow users to play music stored inside of smart phones, tablets, and PC's using a Wi-Fi or USB connection.
Native Instruments has launched the new Maschine Studio MIDI-controller production system along with the new version 2.0 of its software and we've got our hands on both for a full written and video review. The new Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware is bigger than both the Maschine and Maschine Mikro and provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and the same responsive 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices. Check out the full HD-Video and written reviews below to see if this powerful production controller is for you.
The Serato team has just released the new Searto DJ 1.5.2 update which adds a list of bug-fixes, new DJ controller support, and the new iZotope FX Expansion Packs. This new update features scrollable FX drop-down menus, support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark MixDeck Quad, and the brand new Pioneer DDJ-SB Serato DJ Intro controllers. Check out the full press release and FX demo video to see the new updates first hand.
About three years ago, we decided to use the Styleflip.com services to change the appearance of our all-white Korg KM-202 mixer. We installed a black Styleflip vinyl skin with a DJbooth.net Logo and some other minor changes. That skin still looks just as good as the first day we applied it. Now we're going back and removing the black skin for a new skin that matches the look of the classic Super-OEM Stanton T.120 turntables. In our included video, you will see the removal of the original skin and the application of the new skin which was a great match to our turntables.
This year's Guitar Center (ATL) Spin-Off DJ battle competition was a huge success. The battle was held on Sunday October 27th at the Marietta, Georgia Guitar Center retail store and they had a packed house with spectators out the door trying to catch a glimpse. Legends such as Jaycee, DJ Sky, Shakim, Andre 3000, DJ Scream, and more were on hand to take in the festivities. There were a total of eight competing DJ's and we've got a couple of the sets and results to share with you for this week's Turntablist Video Friday episode.
Sol Republic has just released their new headphones called the Master Tracks XC which are a new edition of the original Master Tracks we reviewed earlier this year. These Master Tracks XC headphones sport the same build quality and characteristics as the original, but the sound quality was specifically tuned by famed-producer Calvin Harris for better sound reproduction and accuracy. DJbooth.net team-member Nathan was sent a set of these new headphones to give them a quick mini-review to see how they perform for your average music enthusiast.
UDG makes some excellent DJ gear bags and hardcases for lots of different DJ equipment and accessories. UDG now has Hardcases for the NI Maschine Mikro, Pioneer RMX-1000, Novation Launchpad, Headphones, controllers, DJ soundcards and more! UDG has just announced two new Digi Wallets that allows DJ's to hold even more of their precious accessories such as hard drives and cables with ease. The new UDG Digi-Wallets are now available in two different sizes and two different colors and they will be available in the US via Mixware.net
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