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Allen & Heath's newest modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface and MIDI layering capabilities. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions. We have a new Xone:K1 in the lab for the full review treatment, but check out the unboxing and first impressions video while we get to work on the official review!
Native Instruments has just released a quick teaser video for what looks to be like a new Keyboard controller for music makers to control all the cool sounds in the KOMPLETE production library. In the teaser video, you can clearly see LED screens that show current selections and some distinct black and white keys for users to play with. I'm sure we'll know more about this new Keyboard controller soon enough, but check out the teaser video and let us know what you think it is!
The brand new DJ company on the block, Epsilon Pro, is starting to make some waves in the industry with their good pricing for good products attitude. To continue with this theme, Epsilon Pro decided to release a new starter DJ package for only $799 that includes two brand new Super-OEM turntables and a two-channel mixer with a built in Mini-Innofader crossfader for good cuts and mixing.
Here at the DJbooth.net Lab we are going to be giving you a new weekly video on DJ equipment and everything else DJ related... We are going to kickoff the video series with a HUGE giveaway that is being sponsored by our DJ Equipment partners American Musical Supply. The Grand Prize for this giveaway is a Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller, a DDJ-SZ Grundorf Case, a pair of Pioneer S-DJ60X monitors, speaker stands, and Hosa/Beatport RCA cables.
This week's Turntablist Video Release makes another appearance today and this time we're back once again with the next Webisode in the "OnDaSpin" series with the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert. During this online series, there will be feature interviews along with performance footage from known and unknown DJ's in the industry. Each webisode will showcase the DJ and it gives them a chance to share their opinion and insight on their musical experiences. This webisode features Kool DJ Red Alert behind the Technics and he also gives an interesting interview on how he got his name and more.
After countless numbers of requests, I'm finally going to show you the DJbooth.net Lab rooms that we use to test the latest DJ Equipment, perform, and of course practice. I'll also show you the different gear and setups that are available for us to use in the Lab. We are also proud to announce that we will be producing at least one new DJ/Production video per week consisting of Q and A sessions where we answer popular or intriguing questions posed to us by viewers and we'll also post other videos of different pieces of equipment where I will explain the purpose and reason for having that piece of gear.
Yesterday, Native Instruments released a new Free Traktor DJ 1.5 update for the iOS DJ platform which adds a new SuperSlicer feature that's sure to get DJ's talking. The new SuperSlicer feature works just like Pioneer or Serato's slicer function in that the music gets divided into equal parts for manupulation, but the SuperSlicer also lets DJ's add deconstruct loops using Scratch, Brake, Reverse, Slice or even Pitch-Shift effects.
Mixware.net is always bringing the newest DJ gear from companies like Decksaver, DJ Tech, and Vestax to the United States so that we can purchase it from our local outlets. Mixware has recently released a new video demo of the new UDG Creator DIGI Hardcase which is a medium sized protective case that can safely protect your gear and accessories from liquids, dust, debris, and impact. The DIGI Hardcase also comes bundled with a powered seven-port USB hub in the package.
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