DJ Equipment Videos
Hercules has recently released its newest DJ controller called the DJ Control Jogvision. The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision has metal top jog wheels with LED indicators on them to make it easier to juggle, scratch, and cue the music without looking at the computer screen. Check out this quick Demo video by DJ Spawn and Hercules that shows how well these new Jogvision Jog wheels really hold up to abuse.
Native Instruments has just launched the new Stems file format that separates tracks into four parts so that new mixing of melodies, vocals, drums, and rhythm can be achieved. NI has now released the free Beta version of the Stem file format creator which will allow users to make their own Stem files of their productions.
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.
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 channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. Check out our quick unboxing and first impressions video of the Rane MP2015 to see this high-quality mixer in all its glory!
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.7 adds plug and play DVS support for the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer, Numark NS7III, Denon DJ MC4000 and Pioneer DDJ-SB2; as well as support for NS7II add-on display screens.
Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has just announced the new DDJ-SB2 entry-level Serato DJ controller. The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB that we reviewed last year includes all the same features with the addition of Gain control knobs, line level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect, and four-deck control. Check out the quick intro video inside.
Pioneer DJ has announced that they are releasing the popular HDJ-1500 headphones in an all-gold-everything edition. The new Gold Pioneer HDJ-1500-N headphones have the same exact properties and features as the original HDJ-1500’s we reviewed a few years ago. They are a great set of over-the-ear headphones for DJ’s and now they are available in Gold, Black, Silver, or White.
Today, the Native Instruments team has finally introduced the Traktor 2.9 Update which also introduces the STEMS audio file format to the masses so that DJ’s can start mixing and manipulating the music in new and creative ways. With the all new STEMS files, users will be able to separate beats, grooves, and vocals so that mixing can be done on an entirely different level.
We recently reviewed the new Dual-Screen Serato DJ Controller called the Numark NV and we found that it was a great device that allows the user to focus on the performance and crowd without gazing at the computer screen. The Numark team decided to release a new full-length tutorial walkthrough video so that everyone can see all the features on the Numark NV. Check out our full Video Review of the Numark NV, then check out the official Numark NV tutorial walkthrough video below for more information on this powerful controller.
Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has released a very quick teaser video of what looks to be like their new Rekordbox software with a lot more features. Specifically, it looks like the Rekordbox software that currently handles track preparation and library management for CDJ/DJM users will now be able to work in real time with new DJ controllers and perhaps even DVS timecode vinyl setups. Check out our thoughts and the quick teaser video inside.