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Happy Thanksgiving from Native Instruments

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday… Native Instruments has decided to show some love by giving 50% discounts on select Komplete Instruments, the Maschine 2 software update, and the Full Traktor Pro 2 software for the next five days!  We recently reviewed the Komplete Ultimate software and the Maschine Studio with the new update as well with excellent results.  Take advantage of these savings soon as these deals end on December 1st.

DJbooth Pioneer DDJ-SZ Giveaway Contest

For this week’s video entry, we are proud to present another FREE Giveaway of the recently reviewed Pioneer DDJ-SZ Flagship DJ Controller and standalone mixer.  The Pioneer DDJ-SZ is one of the most full-featured and most expensive DJ controllers on the planet as it features full-sized jog wheels, a full sized DJM mixer (with DVS and standalone capabilities), and all the Serato DJ pad goodness that one could want.  More info after the jump.

[Review] NI KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 & ULTIMATE 10

NI has released their three new MIDI Keyboard controllers that work perfect harmony with the catalog of the musical instruments in the brand new Komplete 10 software packages.  The NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards come in 25-key S25, 49-key S49, and 61-key S61 variants which are all identical in features but differ in size to accommodate the number of keys.  Watch our video review of the S49 Komplete Keyboard & Software.

Pro DJ Setups: DJ Rhetorik

In today’s day and age, buying DJ equipment online can be as trustworthy and reliable as that $1,000,000 you just won off a pop-up ad.  It is for that reason that we here at DJBooth have a strong appreciation for our friends over at American Musical Supply and the quality service they provide to not only our readers, but our staff as well.  Over the past few weeks, we have teamed up with them to talk with five of the hottest DJs in music today to see what kind of equipment they are rocking.  Hit the jump to check out our second partnered DJ, DJ Rhetorik!

Nick Hook Serato Vinyl Pressing [Video]

Serato DJ has teamed up with Nick Hook, (a NY based performer, DJ, and producer) to bring his new “COLLAGE V.1” four Track EP album to vinyl in Serato fashion.  On one side there will be music from the new Nick Hook album, and on the other there will be Serato timecode for DJ’s to use with Serato DJ.  Serato has recorded a five-part documentary series which shows Nick’s unique creative process for each track. Check out part one after the jump.

Def Jam 30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes

Def Jam recording label has teamed up with Respect Magazine, iHeart Radio, and 30 DJ’s for the month of November to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Def Jam. Each day they’re releasing a 30 minute mix of each DJ giving their spin of all of the music Def-Jam has released in the last 30 years. So far there is already mixes posted by famous DJ’s like Tony Touch, Big Jeff, Daddy Rich, Boogie Blind, Scratch, Jaycee and Mister Cee.  Check out the mixes after the jump.

Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Unboxing [Video]

The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog turntables were on hand at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we were granted an exclusive rundown to let us know what they were all about.  This new Turntable has the similar layout of the iconic Technics 1200’s that DJ’s are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor adjustments to set it apart from the others on the market.  The PLX-1000 has the Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver accents.  Check out our unboxing and first impressions video to see what comes in the box.

[Review] Deloop Sport Headphone Bag

The same team that is responsible for my personal favorite DJ Jetpack Backpack has now introduced a line of premium headphone bags to protect and carry premium DJ headphones.  Orbit Concepts has released the Deloop lineup of headphone bags.  The Deloop bags come in four different models, but the OC team has sent us the Deloop Sport bag to put it through the paces.  Check out our full video review to see how they hold up.

Pro DJ Setups: Statik Selektah

In today’s day and age, buying DJ equipment online can be as trustworthy and reliable as that $1,000,000 you just won off a pop-up ad.  It is for that reason that we here at DJBooth have a strong appreciation for our friends over at American Musical Supply and the quality service they provide to not only our readers, but our staff as well.  Over the past few weeks, we have teamed up with them to talk with five of the hottest DJs in music today to see what kind of equipment they are rocking.  Hit the jump to check out our first partnered DJ, Statik Selektah!

Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Jon1st [Video]

The new Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable maintains the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200’s that DJ’s are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack.  The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents.  Check out this quick performance video of Jon1st (2013 World Online DMC Champion) putting the PLX-1000 through the paces.

 

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