In late April of this year, we took a look at a DIY project that brought a built-in DVS system to a Technics SL-1200 turntable. Now there's a brand new update that brings a display module with built-in waveform and browsing views. Has this become the ultimate Technics mod?
What if you didn't have to plug your laptop into your DJ setup - but still could be able to access all of your tracks and use control vinyl? PiDeck, a new project from 64 Studio, combines a Raspberry Pi microcomputer with xwax open source DJ software. The result is a lightweight, laptop-free DJing solution that you can quickly put a USB key into and start mixing. Read on for videos and an overview.
As a part of their ongoing 909 Day celebrations, Roland is debuting two new products in the DJ category (they announced the powerful Serato-ready DJ-808 last night). The new products are back to basics - a turntable and a mixer. Both are designed to visually reflect the design of the iconic TR-909 drum machine. Keep reading to get the details and see more photos of the TT-99 turntable and the DJ-99 mixer.
Pioneer DJ has announced the PLX-500, a brand new DJ and casual listening turntable. Hot on the heels of new Rekordbox features designed for recording and organizing vinyl, this new turntable comes in two colors and is budget-friendly at $350. The killer feature? A USB port that allows audio input into a computer. Keep reading for details.
Trying out a new DJ software is never easy. There are many reasons to avoid it - but with Pioneer DJ's newcomer, Rekordbox DJ, it's not as difficult as you might expect. Almost any Serato DJ or Traktor Pro gear can be used with the software, without paying extra or hacking.
Pioneer DJ's DJM-900NXS2 is aiming to become the industry standard mixer in many DJ booths around the world, and for over $2,000, you'd expect it to do everything as a top-of-the-line unit should. Every feature present on the original DJM-900NXS is on the NXS2 model, with one exception: timecode input for Serato DJ and Traktor Pro. Read on to learn more about this strange situation and to share your thoughts.
Amazingly, we've heard details on a new release of Serato DJ 3.0, a major update for the DJ platform that's seen serious changes in the last few years. The new update seems to incorporate mobile support exclusively on Android devices, a new form of DVS control that uses real vinyl, and a powerful integration with voice control.
Denon DJ’s prize jewel on the NAMM floor is the standalone MCX-8000 controller, but they also introduced details on a new VL12 turntable that might be of interest for DJs specifically because it’s not the same as every other super-OEM turntable on the market. Designed from scratch, we’re taking this as a clear sign that Denon’s commitment […]