Regardless of the equipment DJs use, they're tethered to the power source for their gear. Turntables, mixers, and CDJs each need power, many controllers with audio cards sound better with their own power source, and laptops need to stay charged. Generally, DJs use a multitude of power strips and surge protectors to make sure that the music stays on. In the last few weeks, we've seen both Numark and American DJ heavily promote dedicated power strips designed for DJs - learn about them inside.
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!
Following their announcement of a non-DVS mixer and professional-grade fader range, Italian company Mixars is again on the radar with the launch of two new products designed specifically for Serato DJ: a four-channel mixer and a two-channel controller.
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.
Just ahead of NAMM 2017, Italian audio company Mixars has announced both a line of Galileo crossfaders and a new simple mixer, the UNO. Keep reading for details on both based on what we know so far.
A month ahead of NAMM 2017, Pioneer DJ is announcing a brand new version of their top-of-the-line Serato DJ controller, the DDJ-SZ2. This incremental upgrade adds new dedicated controls for Serato DJ expansion packs, new oscillator sounds, and improved jog wheel latency. Keep reading to learn more and watch it in action.
Danish headphone company famous for its modular architecture AIAIAI just launched its latest addition to its TMA-2 family: a “smart” headband called the H05 that transforms the TMA-2 into a fully wireless pair of headphones. This move comes just months after the release of Apple’s iPhone 7 that (to the chagrin of wired headphone users) does away with the traditional headphone jack.
Earlier this year we highlighted a variety of analog rotary mixers being made by independent companies, and the list continues to grow. Two British companies, MasterSounds and Union Audio, have teamed up to create the simple-but-unique Radius 2 DJ mixer. Keep reading for details on this two-channel mixer with master isolators, analog VU meters, and high-pass filters on each channel.