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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.
The Epsilon company has been producing brand new DJ & Lighting equipment for the masses and today we take a look at the new EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors to see how these would work in a DJ and studio/production environment. These affordable monitors only cost $199 each and have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three different input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability.
Two full years ago, we reviewed the Marshall Major Headphones which we liked for their minimal on-the-ear profile, clear sound, and a nice comfortable fit on the head. The new Marshall Major II headphones have now been announced and they take all of the good features from the original headphones while adding a few new features to make them a better overall set of cans.
The new Flagship Audio-Technica ATH-M70X monitoring headphones which were announced last month at NAMM 2015 are out now and available for sale at your local retailers for $300. The new ATH-M70X separate themselves from the ATH-M50X headphones by offering proprietary 45mm (over-the-ear) drivers that are capable of delivering a wide range of sound, metal reinforcement in the construction, and the ability to swivel the earcups 90-degrees for one-ear monitoring situations. Check out this video by our partners AMS to see what the ATH-M70X are all about.
Epsilon is a new DJ and Lighting company and they recently release a new starter DJ package for only $799 that includes two brand new Super-OEM professional quality turntables and a two-channel DJ mixer with a built in Mini-Innofader crossfader for good cuts and smooth mixing. The Epsilon INNO-PROPAK is an excellent starting point for DJ’s who want a professional Digital/Analog vinyl control for mixing and scratching without breaking the bank.
The UDG team has announced three new Hardcases to protect a DJ’s and Producer’s investments. UDG now has Hardcases for the Pioneer DDJ-SP1, Pioneer RMX-500, and the Ableton Push. These Hardcases are perfect for those who need a little more added protection when their gear is on the move or in storage. We recently reviewed the new UDG Controller Hardcases and the Traktor A10 Hardcase with excellent results. Check out the full press release, links, and pricing after the jump.
Yesterday, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts January 2015. I took the camera out to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest January 2015 mixtape inside.
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.
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