Last week the first details emerged of Denon DJ’s NAMM announcements, and now the press releases are out. Today, Denon DJ is announcing a four-channel mixer, the X1800, the SC5000 Prime media player, and the VL12 direct drive turntable.
January is always full of new gear announcements, with the NAMM 2017 industry show approaching in two weeks. One of the things we’ve noticed this year is near silence from Pioneer DJ – despite competitors throwing down serious challenges (see Denon’s new media player). What might come from the industry giant at NAMM 2017?
As first reported on the Denon DJ Facebook group and on Twitter by a DJTT reader, a brand new media player from Denon has appeared in leaked images online. The new media player is likely what the company meant last fall by their #changeyourrider campaign. With cue point buttons and a full screen with waveform display, this is the product Pioneer DJ might want to be scared of: keep reading for our summary of what we know.
Panasonic held a quick press event at CES 2017, during which they introduced the Technics SL-1200GR. It's another direct-drive turntable system, but it's still designed for audio enthusiasts, not DJs. The price? $2,000 per unit.
There’s no doubt that DJs and hip-hop culture created a fanatical obsession and reverence for the legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable. When a relaunch was announced for the record player’s 50th anniversary, DJs balked at the massive price tag. Revealed in a New York Times article this week is the truth: Technics doesn’t seem to think DJs are worth marketing […]
DJs at yoga classes are becoming more common – but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy gig for any DJ to play. In today’s article, Ean Golden shares some insights from playing yoga sets and collaborating with instructors. Read on for four simple ways DJs can improve how they DJ yoga classes.
One or more record pool subscriptions can be essential to many modern club DJs. Record pools can help to streamline the search for new tunes and broaden one's musical horizons, while being far more cost-effective than purchasing each record individually. In this feature, contributing writer Tom Hricik reviews five common DJ record pools.
What is it about New Year's Eve that is so different? It's a holiday of both reflection and excitement - and celebrated almost universally around the world. As we enter the last few days of 2016, we've collected a few of the best tips for playing a New Year's Eve DJ set. Have knowledge to share? Hop in the comments and contribute!