New DJ Equipment Reviews
The Beat Thang Mobile Production Studio by Beat Kangz is a portable music-creation device which allows users to arrange and manipulate the pre-loaded samples, drum kits, and instruments to create beats in the studio as well as on-the-go. The Beat Thang is advertised as the “worlds first fully portable mobile production studio”, allowing producers to craft beats without the need for a computer or external power. This review will focus on the new Beat Thang 1.3.0 update which provides a hardware and software with a nice refresh that makes the Beat Thang even more powerful by leveraging more processing efficiencies for a smoother operation.
The Reloop DJ brand has been cranking out some very good quality DJ equipment for the past few years and they’ve really started to excel in the Digital DJ controller and DJ headphone realm in a very short span of time. The Reloop team has produced two-channel, three-channel, and four-channel DJ mixers that haven’t all found their way over to the United States just yet, but the new four-channel professional grade Reloop RMX-80 mixer is finally here in the DJbooth.net Lab for the full review treatment.
The Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 is the new and second iteration of the original Traktor 4-channel Digital DJ Controller that was released a few short years ago under the Kontrol S4 name. The new Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 has a few hardware updates that will complement the new updates that the Traktor Pro 2 software has received over the last few years. The Native Instruments DJ controllers have an outstanding history in respects to the way they always match up to their Traktor software perfectly. The Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 is now available for $800 at retail and our full Video review will let you know if its worth the investment. Please see our review of the Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 for the details on the two-channel version of this same DJ controller by Native Instruments.
The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 is the new and second iteration of the original Traktor 2-channel Digital DJ Controller that was released a few short years ago under the Kontrol S2 name. The new Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 has a few hardware updates that will complement the new updates that the Traktor Pro 2 software has received over the last few years. The Native Instruments DJ controllers have an outstanding history in respects to the way they always match up to their Traktor software perfectly. The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 is now available for $500 at retail and our full Video review will let you know if its worth the investment. Please see our review of the Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 for the details on the four-channel version of this same DJ controller by Native Instruments.
The new RHP-30 Professional DJ headphones have full metal reinforcements, big oversized memory foam earpads/headband for comfort, and three different detachable cables to suit all DJ and everyday listening needs. The RHP-30's are the new top of the line headphones from the unique Reloop DJ brand and they decided to send us a set to see how they hold up in the DJ booth lab.
The new four-channel professional grade Pioneer DJ mixer that is meant to be the successor to the extremely popular DJM-700 is finally here. The new Pioneer DJM-750 brings many new upgrades to the table over the original including a few additions from mixers in the top of the Pioneer DJM range. The DJM-750 takes some of the new features found on the Pioneer DJM-850 such as the Sound Color FX and Boost Color FX at an even more affordable price. Check out my HD-Video and written review to see if the DJM-750 makes the grade.
We recently reviewed the new Beats By Dr. Dre Mixr Professional DJ headphones and we were impressed with the build quality, the sound signature, and all the other features that worked well inside the DJ booth. The Beats Pro headphones have a completely solid steel/aluminum construction, an over-the-ear design for good isolation, and a folding-swivel construction for one-ear monitoring and storage. Watch the complete review video to see how they hold up through the tests.
The Numark Mixtrack Quad is the 4-deck version of the newly released (and reviewed) Mixtrack Pro II Digital DJ controller. The Mixtrack Quad comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE and the user gets two additional decks/channels to mix with, multi-colored LED's on the performance pads/jog wheels, and even better construction for added durability. Check out the full review to see just how the Mixtrack Quad stacks up.
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