New DJ Equipment Reviews

M-AUDIO CODE Keyboard Review

M-Audio has just released its’ intuitive new series of keyboards called the CODE. The CODE Series is a USB Midi Controller, which is available in 25, 49 and 61 keys. What makes the product so unique is that its’ the first keyboard of its’ kind to feature a built-in X/Y pad. The X/Y pad allows user control of effects and virtual instruments through the touch pad.  Check out our full Video review to see if the CODE series keyboards are a good addition to your own studio.

Grain Audio OEHP.01 Headphones Review

Grain Audio is a relatively new professional audio company that produces some cool audio products.  The OEHP.01 over-the-ear headphones sport 40mm drivers, lightweight and comfortable construction, and walnut wood earcup enclosures that house the speakers.  Check out our full review video to see if they are a good fit for DJ’s and Producers.

KRK Rokit 5 Monitors & 10S Subwoofer Review

Everyone who’s been in the DJ or production realm for any amount of time will immediately recognize the KRK brand of active studio monitors with their all black body construction and signature yellow cones in the woofers.  Today we have a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 active Monitors and a 10S studio subwoofer in the lab for the full out review treatment.

Traktor Kontrol D2 Review

NI has sent us two of their newest compact DJ controllers for Traktor called the Traktor Kontrol D2 for the full review treatment.  The Traktor Kontrol D2 is essentially the “deck” section of the recently reviewed Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller and it sports the same hi-res screen and heavy remix/stem deck control with multicolored backlit pads and volume controls.  The D2 and the S8 uses the remix deck controls and screens to manipulate the new Stems file format.

Orbit Concepts Jetpack Prime Backpack Review

Four years ago, we were introduced to a brand new DJ backpack that would become a personal favorite and my go-to DJ gear back for the foreseeable future.  Orbit Concepts have recently announced a new update to the old favorite called the new Jetpack Prime Backpack.  The new Jetpack Prime has many improvements over the Jetpack II which includes new redesigned compartments, a fully customizable front, mesh padding, and ripstop lining inside.  Check out our quick review video inside.

Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer Review

The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool “throwback” way of mix music using knobs as opposed to faders.  The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional sub-mix channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier track manipulation.  The MP2015 is also compatible with both Traktor & Serato without any additional hardware.  Check out our full review video after the jump.

AKAI Professional Advance 49 Review

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer.  Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics after the jump.

NI Symphony Series BRASS Review

Native Instruments’ just released a brand new library entitled “Brass Ensemble Symphony Series”. The product is designed for NI’s Kontakt sampler. It is possibly the best sounding brass product on the market and can be used in a variety of ways within your productions.  Check out this full Video review from Numonics on our Production Team.

Gibson LP8 Active Reference Monitor Review

The Gibson brand is well-known for its iconic Guitars that are said to be some of the best in the World.  Gibson has recently released a new set of Active Reference Monitors named after Les Paul called the LP4, LP6, and LP8.  Gibson just sent us a pair of LP8 monitors for the full out video review to see if these will work for the studio and light DJ duty.

Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones Review

Master & Dynamic is a relatively new professional audio company that produces some high quality audio products for high end users.  The Mastser & Dynamic MH40 over-the-ear headphones sport 45mm drivers, real leather and metal construction, and some great accessories that would fit the bill for a DJ or producer’s performance and lifestyle needs.  Check out our full video review to see if they really live up to their lofty expectations.