At last, final details have emerged from Pioneer DJ on their two new flagship models of media player and mixer. Yep, it's still a CDJ, but now they have touchscreens, MIDI input, and FLAC support. The DJM-900NXS has EQ-specific FX controls, a 64-bit mixing processor, and an independent standalone Send/Return. Learn more inside:
DJs have been wondering what happened to Vestax after their unfortunate bankruptcy in 2014 - and now we've seen the first signs of life from the company in the form of a new website, STPVestax.com. First shared by turntablist Shortkut on Facebook, we've seen rumblings from around the web indicating that STP Vestax could be the real thing. Read on for our analysis and speculation.
If Berlin is the techno capital of the world, Berghain is most definitely its White House. The club has a reputation for its hedonistic spirit and dedication to supporting a vibrant club culture, though several predecessors have helped set the stage for the city’s techno renaissance. From Ufo to Berghain, this is the story of Berlin’s rise as the clubbing capital of the 21st century - a good primer for DJs everywhere
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.
Panasonic has made an announcement at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will rock the DJ world: the company is going to start producing new Technics SL-1200 turntables in 2016. Keep reading for the details on the relaunch of the industry-standard turntable, including images of the two new models, SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE.
We're just a few weeks away from NAMM 2016, one of the biggest industry conventions and often the hub of new product announcements for DJ and production gear. We've got a few clues and ideas of what the convention might bring, read on to see who might be working on new gear and about to make big announcements - including Denon DJ, Pioneer DJ, and even Richie Hawtin.
For many DJs around the world, January 1st is a day of serious recovery. Even if you're not regularly playing gigs or even if you don't regularly drink while DJing, major celebrations like New Year's Eve are likely to be some of the more taxing events that you'll play. We've got a few tips from our readers and around the web for hungover DJs looking to start feeling better (and maybe even play another gig, as it's now the weekend!)
When was the last time we heard a major product announcement from Denon DJ? There was the tiny-but-impressive DS1 Serato soundcard at NAMM 2015, but aside from that the company has been silent. But now with an ambiguous new teaser video, it’s clear that Denon DJ is back in business under their new ownership.