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The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that has a turntable and a mixer wrapped into a drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals who need a fully portable setup with a familiar feel and layout. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. These custom boxes sell for over $2k here in the US, but they are very well made and unique.
Today’s turntablist video comes from familiar faces and renowned DJs Skratch Bastid and Chris Karns. To celebrate Valentines Day, the two turntable whisperers did a nice routine using the Doobie Brothers’ track “Long Train Runnin”. The vocal sample goes “Without love, where would you be right now?” which would likely be their inspiration for a v-day video release. Whether you have a valentine or not this year, check out Chris Karns killing it on the finger drumming while Skratch Bastid cuts it up. This video takes place at the Beat Drop music and production school in Calgary. Enjoy!
Pioneer DJ has recently released a brand new beginner-level Digital DJ controller for their Serato lineup called the DDJ-SB. This new compact and USB-Powered controller has the familiar 16 Performance Pads layout, Slip-Mode, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for the excellent street price of only $300. We're currently working on the DDJ-SR review, so the DDJ-SB review will just have to wait in line. In the meantime, Pioneer has just released a slew of new tutorial videos to get owners started off on the right path.
The new Reloop RP-8000 Professional Hybrid MIDI DJ turntables sport some of the familiar Super-OEM turntable DNA including the same high-torque motor and tonearm that is found on the Stanton ST-150, Reloop RP-6000, AT-LP1240, while still maintaining a “Technics 1200” layout and feel. Even though the Reloop RP-8000 shows some of the same characteristics as it’s Super-OEM brethren, it also has a few additional features that you can’t find anywhere else including: a digital Pitch LED display, eight rubberized MIDI pads, four MIDI layer buttons, and an over-sized encoder knob which can all be mapped to any MIDI compatible DJ software out on the market today.
A couple weeks ago our own DJ Blaze did an unboxing and first impression video on the Reloop RP-8000 professional MIDI turntable. Today’s video comes straight from Reloop, and presents renowned DJs, DJ Angelo and DJ Fong Fong, as they transform into the disc jockey versions of Mario and Luigi. The two turntablists perform on the new RP-8000 and demonstrate some of its new features in a creative way. This video combines a nice amount of comedy and DJing, while promoting the new product from Reloop.
UPDATE: Congrats to @NikkiDCincy for winning the SOL REPUBLIC headphone giveaway contest!! Stay tuned for more giveaways to come!
American DJ was on fire at this year's NAMM show last month as they released over 40 new Lighting products for the mobile DJ and permanent installation applications. The new Inno Spot series were a very promising set of moving heads LED Lights that were on display that will be offered in various sizes, prices, and features to appease many user's needs.
A few short hours ago, I turned on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and Traktor Z2 Mixer for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts January 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable blessings to start the new year. Every month I'll try to complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest January 2014 mixtape. My Blazing Cuts mixtape series will consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured right here on DJbooth.net.
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