New DJ Equipment Reviews
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.
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 DJbooth.net Production Team.
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 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.
The new Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer is now in the DJbooth.net lab for the full Video review treatment. The TTM57MKII is the new update to the original TTM57SL mixer that only worked with the aging Serato Scratch Live Software. Now Rane has now updated the mixer with the new TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the familiar layout that Rane is known for.
808 Audio is a quality sound company that produces speakers and headphones for many different applications. 808 Audio recently released the new Performer and Performer BT (Bluetooth) Over-The-Ear headphones which were made by DJ’s and for DJ’s who want a good set of cans to take with them on the go and for the DJbooth. The Scratch DJ Academy also uses them to train their students in the DJ classrooms. Check out our quick rundown video review to see if they’re a good fit for your own monitoring needs.
Allen & Heath has just released the new Xone:43C mixer which has the great iconic A&H filters and sound quality but also has an internal USB soundcard for Digital Vinyl System playback and an X-Link port to connect other A&H DJ controllers like the K1 or K2. Check out our full video review for the complete rundown of the new Xone:43C mixer after the jump.
The AIAIAI team have produced a new Modular Professional Headphone system that allows users to create their own custom sound and fit they need. The new TMA-2 headphones have replaceable and interchangeable headbands, speakers, earcups, and cables so that every type of user can build their own unique setup for their application. Check out our full Video review of the new TMA-2 Professional Modular Headphones to see if they are the right fit for you.
The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users perform with multi-color performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixing console & Serato DJ interface that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs. Check out our full video review to see if these controllers are right for you.
The Epsilon Quad-Mix four-channel DJ controller is a very capable device that comes bundled with VirtualDJ LE, has aluminum knobs, and two RCA inputs to add extra turntables or CDJ’s to the performance. The Quad-Mix is now available in white and black editions for the slim price of only $350. Check out our full video review to see if this controller is for you.