[Video] Urbanears Slussen Now Available
Urbanears produces some great-sounding and great-looking headphones for DJ's, Producers, and everyone else who just wants a good set of headphones for all around listening. Urbanears has just come up with a new and exciting product called Slussen. The Slussen is a U-shaped mini-adapter that will allow users to connect the iphone to both external speakers and a set of headphones at the same time for a true DJ-like experience all in the palm of your hand.
This small Slussen adapter (designed to add to a keychain) comes with a free iOS software that allows users to mix, pre-cue, scratch, and load new tracks into the queue for quick and easy mixing. Tracks are fully analyzed by the software so it is easy to press the sync button in order to beatmatch the tracks. It's not an all-out DJ solution, but it is a cool on-the-go style device that gives everyday music listeners a chance to mix songs together for thier local audience...all for the small price of only $15. Check out the official press release and site links below for more information on this cool new product from Urbanears!
INTRODUCING URBANEARS SLUSSEN
A first of its kind from Urbanears, Slussen is the most powerful after-party weapon known to man. Slussen is the combination of pocket-sized hardware and free iOS software. Designed to hang on your keychain, the Slussen allows you to take the party with you, wherever you go. Slussen is available at nation-wide Urbanears retailers and online at Urbanears.com for $15.
Urbanears comes in four color ways – Pumpkin, Grape, Tomato and Petrol.
To unleash Slussen, plug the adapter into your iPhone, iPod or other iOS device and download the Slusen app. Connect your headphones and sound system into the adapter via the two 3.5mm jacks. Launch the app, and that’s it. Slussen’s pre-listening feature ensures that the tunes are always bumping, even while preparing the next track.
LOADING YOUR DECKS
Open a track by tapping the name field on top of each deck. Choose the track you would like to play in the drop down menu. Repeat the procedure on the other deck. The track will automatically start playing once loaded onto a deck. You can scroll through a track by sliding your finger along the waveform or by tapping the fast forward and rewind buttons.
MIXING TWO TRACKS
Once you’ve hit play on one of your decks, you can control whether the music is heard in your speakers or not. Slide the crossfader to the side on which you want to be heard. You are now ready to press play on the other deck. To make mixing easier, make sure you press the sync button so that the two decks are in perfect sync. Please note that the two tracks need to be fully analyzed before you can press the sync button. You know this is done when the waveform is fully visible. Once the two tracks are in sync you are ready to mix them.
USING THE EQUALIZER
Slussen’s powerful equalizer is accessible by tapping and holding the EQ button on the middle of each deck. Once that is done, you will be presented with four options. Slide your finger towards the option you would like to adjust. Slide clockwise to increase and counter clockwise to decrease. Similarly, you can adjust the other equalizers and the gain. Adjusting the equalizer is great way to make your mixing smoother.
PREVIEW NEXT TRACK THROUGH HEADPHONES
To pre-listen to a track you’d like to mix into your set, tap the headphone button and slide the headphone crossfader from side to side. If you don’t have the Slussen adapter plugged in, you won’t be able to use the pre-listening feature and you should change your settings in the settings menu.
Kill all – Kill the EQ effects on the respective side
125 BPM – increase the BPM of a track or change the pitch by tapping the BPM button
Sync button – press this button to make sure that two different tracks are played in perfect sync
Equalizer – press and hold the EQ button to adjust the equalizer or gain
Scratch function – press and move any of the decks while they are playing to scratch
Crossfader – slide from right to left to choose which side should be heard in your speakers
Headphone crossfader – lets you choose which deck you will hear in your headphones
Cue feature – cue instantly, or set a new cue-point by tapping the cue button
Urbanears makes headphones that fit your everyday life. Supplying the perfect listening device for anyone with a pocket full of music and a wish to make the most of it, Urbanears models are designed to optimize sound and captivate self-aware customers by matching preferences in size, style, design, function and relation to music. Other companies may try to emulate the brand, but Urbanears is the original in colorful headphones.
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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