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.
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.
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.
Epsilon is a new DJ and Lighting company and they recently release a new starter DJ package for only $799 that includes two brand new Super-OEM professional quality turntables and a two-channel DJ mixer with a built in Mini-Innofader crossfader for good cuts and smooth mixing. The Epsilon INNO-PROPAK is an excellent starting point for DJ’s who want a professional Digital/Analog vinyl control for mixing and scratching without breaking the bank.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 is the latest and greatest DJ controller from NI that can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop. The Remix decks controls replace the jog wheels and pitch sliders for each deck, so it may not be for everyone… Check out our review video to see our thoughts.
The new Allen & Heath two-channel Xone:23C professional DJ mixer is the natural successor to the Xone:22 mixer and it also adds the internal USB DJ soundcard to easily connect to DJ software. The Xone:23C has excellent build quality, an internal USB DJ soundcard with DVS capabilities, Mixvibes LE software, and an X:Link connector to easily link to other Allen & Heath Xone:K series controllers. Check out the review to see if it lives up to the Xone standards.
Pioneer DJ has finally teamed up with Serato to bring us a new four-channel professional grade DJ mixer that sports an internal Serato DJ Soundcard that is capable of Digital Vinyl Playback of up to four CD or vinyl timecode decks within the full new Serato DJ software now with DVS control. The new Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Mixer has all of the cool features of the DJM-900nexus but with an internal Serato DJ soundcard instead of the internal Traktor soundcard. Check out our review to see if its just as good as the original.
The Pioneer XDJ-R1 is a new all-in-one DJ system that can be used in many different ways and using many different combinations of media for music playback. The Pioneer XDJ-R1 can function as a two-deck DJ controller that can work with almost any DJ software of your choice (comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE). The XDJ-R1 can also function as a true standalone two channel DJ mixer, it can playback audio files directly from on-board USB flash/hard drives, and it can even be used in conjunction with Rekordbox and Remotebox in order to wirelessly control most of the DJ functions using compatible iOS & Android Wi-Fi enabled devices that are running the Rekordbox Pioneer DJ library software. The XDJ-R1 goes even a step further than the XDJ-AERO we reviewed late last year by adding dual CD slots in the front of the XDJ-R1 to allow users to playback music from CD’s. All of these functions can be performed on each deck individually meaning the DJ has the choice of using the XDJ-R1 in hybrid mode to mix between different tracks in various different playback modes.