The most popular DJ gear at NAMM by far were the new CDJ-2000NXS2 media player and DJM-900NXS2 mixer. The new models are an incremental upgrade (most of the features expand on other solid Pioneer DJ features), but it will soon be the new standard in CDJ-oriented DJ booths around the world. We spent 30 minutes mixing on and testing a NXS2 setup, read on for our first impressions.
News keeps pouring this time of the year (NAMM 2016 starts tomorrow) and Reloop isn't holding back. Earlier today they announced the new Reloop MIXTOUR which gives you full control over two channels along with a built-in audio interface, making it ready to rock on Android, iOS, OS X and Windows. While similar in design to the Traktor Kontrol Z1 and Akai AMX this new device has a few tricks under its sleeve to make it truly shine.
Last week, the team behind the largest free and open source DJ software Mixxx dropped a brand new version of their application, Mixxx 2.0. The new version adds a number of major new features that make it leaps and bounds better than when we last took a serious look at the program back in 2012 (see our review of version 1.10), including four decks, FX chaining, RGB waveforms, and harmonic mixing/key detection. Keep reading to learn what we think of the new version and how the features stack up against other, more costly DJ solutions.
Pioneer is set to start rolling out their brand new, two-channel DJM-S9 battle mixer to stores in the next few weeks. We decided to send our review unit over to two DJTT friends who know Pioneer DJ gear very well - DJs Cotts and Ravine - and have them take it for a spin and share their thoughts. Watch the full review inside:
Since our last key detection software square-off almost two years ago, we've seen new iterations of DJ software continue to incorporate key analysis. Serato DJ enters the fray, and Rekordbox is vying for status as a DJ platform. Want to know what software has the best key-finding algorithms, and which still need an overhaul? Read on for our test results.
For DJs, one of the most important and irreplaceable toolsthat we all have is our hearing. One of the biggest on-the-job dangers is loud sound exposure, hearing loss, and potentially tinnitus - so what are the best musician / DJ earplugs that allow you to spend lots of time in high-volume environments? Today we review some of our favorite options on the market.
We've had a lot of requests recently to shed a bit more light on Pioneer DJ controllers and how they stack up against each other. With two new models (the DDJ-RX/RZ) on the horizon, the question for many DJs is "Which Pioneer DJ controller will suit my needs?" Read on for our analysis of the lineup and recommendations for all types of DJs.
We've had a chance to jump into the studio with the brand new Rekordbox 4.0 DJ software and explore how it works - and importantly, what the most exciting features are that set it apart from Traktor and Serato. Check out the full video inside of Ean demonstrating the software using the upcoming Pioneer DDJ-RZ controller.