We've been seeing some very vague teasers from a new brand, Mixars, that kicked off their company at this year's NAMM 2016 convention. The brand is focused on (unsurprisingly) DJ mixers and has launched a complete lineup of mixers, turntables, and headphones. Two of the mixers, the DUO and CUT, caught our attention as being potentially big wins for DJs - keep reading to find out why.
This morning at NAMM 2016, Rane launched a new two-channel mixer in their MP rotary line, the Rane MP2014. It carries almost all of the awesome features of the highly-successful MP2015 that debuted last year, and comes in at a lower price point - keep reading for the details and photos from the NAMM floor.
Most of the announcements at NAMM 2016 seem to be screen-focused, and Pioneer DJ wasn't going to be left out. Under glass, they're showing a new prototype line of DJ hardware, the Tour series. Designed to be top-of-the-line hardware for use in festival settings, the CDJ-Tour1 and DJM-Tour1 both have top-mounted monitors that show four decks of Rekordbox DJ information. Read on for more details, photos, and video.
Today marks the first day of NAMM 2016, and Hercules is coming out strong with the P32 DJ controller, designed for live remixing, sample triggering, and slicing. It's essentially 32 RGB pads with a MIDI mixer in the middle, a design that many live performance-focused DJs will find enticing and unique. Read on for the details on the Hercules P32 controller.
Details are sparse so far, but Richie Hawtin announced at an exclusive NAMM 2016 event that he has partnered up with manufacturer Allen & Heath and been working on a top secret project that's set to debut in the "near future." Read on for the sparse details and to learn what we know so far.
Ahead of the NAMM 2016 show, which starts on Thursday in Anaheim, Roland has released details of the A-01, a new highly portable controller that connects to DAWs, tablets, CV/GATE and MIDI gear. The A-01 is an incredible hybrid machine - with the flexibility to be an on-the-go production tool, a studio mainstay, or a live performance rig. Keep reading to see it in action and read some of the details.
We saw a few leaked photos floating our forums last week, but Denon DJ has made the full announcement this morning: they're unveiling the new MXC8000 DJ controller this week at NAMM 2016. Think of this controller as a cross between the Numark NV controller and the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX system - it can run in standalone mode with an onboard Denon DJ Engine workflow, or as a highly integrated Serato DJ controller - or both. Keep reading for the specs and details so far.
Five years ago on the DJTT blog we did a roundup of a then-emerging trend: DJs wearing point-of-view cameras while playing sets. Now that action cameras like the GoPro have become less of a specialist item and more ubiquitous, it's no surprise that we're seeing an increase in the number of DJ sets recorded from a DJ's point-of-view. Read on for some of our favorites in this fun Friday roundup.