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 […]
Aaron Leese has done some amazing work as the developer behind his own Stagecraft Software company – and one of the most fascinating tools he’s created is the Scratch Track plugin, which allows turntable sample manipulation within DAWs. In the new Scratch Track 3.0, Aaron has made major updates that open up the software to way […]
Pioneer has released a second new promo teaser video less than one week after another for their upcoming Rekordbox DJ software - this one focused on a piece of hardware. There's way too much out-of-focus teasing going on in this video (show us the product already), but we've done our best to break down what the controller/mixer holds in store.
It has been about six months since the Kontrol S8 debuted last October – for many, it came off as a strange new jogwheel free direction. While many DJs may feel left out that Native Instruments wasn’t catering to their genre, turntable/controller aficionado DJ Shiftee thinks otherwise. Watch the NI video below and see how a turntablist incorporates the S8 into […]
It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out of there iOS device. Inklen introduced the Tonetable app in 2011 which is a DVS control device for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. DVS control for iOS is really cool but the folks at Stagecraft took the app to the next level by creating a compatible VST. Read more below about how Tonetable now can be used to create scratch effects in any VST compatible DAW and what Scratch Track brings for producers.