A pair of DJ mixer images cropped up this morning. One's of a four-channel Kontrol Z4, and the other is a Casio/Serato branded Vestax-style mixer, the XW-SM1. They're both very well-done Photoshop creations. But if they had been announced this week at the NAMM show, we suspect they might have completely dominated the news cycle.
While on the whole NAMM 2017 has been very quiet, we managed to get the scoop on a new pair of updated turntables from Stanton. The new STR8.150 M2 and ST.150 M2 units are coming soon – get the details inside.
As part of the NAMM 2017 show, Pioneer DJ is introducing the TORAIZ AS-1. AS stands for Analog Synth - and as with the SP-16, it has been designed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments. What's a DJ company doing making a synth? Keep reading to hear about the new AS-1, modeled after the Prophet 6, and $500.
NAMM 2017 starts tomorrow, and Gemini DJ are introducing two new products to their line up. They're getting into standalone again, with a four-deck all-in-one, the SDJ-4000. They've also got their own take on an APC, called the MAS-1. Keep reading for the details!
Adding their voice to the fray of companies making product announcements at NAMM 2017 is Reloop. They're announcing the RMX-90 DVS, a digital mixer that includes a full DVS interface for Serato DJ. Keep reading for the details.
The rise of MIDI instruments hasn’t been relegated to only DJs and dance music producers. We’ve seen a lot of unique live setups from musicians, and today we’ve asked Jacob Orr to share more about his Future Guitar – a MIDI-augmented axe.
ill.Gates has been a die-hard Midi Fighter user for years - both in the studio and in live DJing/finger drumming environments. In today's tutorial video, ill shares five of his favorite tips for both the Midi Fighter Twister and the Midi Fighter 3D. Watch the full thing inside; many of these tips are useful even if you don't use Ableton or Midi Fighters!
Akai Professional has historically been one of the most formative brands for production workstations, specifically their MPC lineup. But many of the recent units introduced in that line have been controllers, requiring a computer to use. Today the company is going back to their roots, announcing two new standalone products - the MPC Live and MPC X. Keep reading for the details.