About a year ago we first saw a prototype of an incredibly unique bit of turntablism kit that removes the turntable altogether: the SliderKut. First imagined and championed by 2012 DMC Online World Champion DJ Fong Fong, the SliderKut is "linear timecode" - signal sent to a DVS system via a straight line control surface instead of a round vinyl record. Keep reading for details, and to find out how the Kickstarter hopes to turn a one-off prototype into a ready-for-purchase, portable, DJ scratch tool.
A brand new version of Serato DJ 1.9.6 has gone into Public Beta today - with a host of improvements focusing around DJ workflow, DVS control adjustments, and stability enhancements for the software on a whole. Keep reading for the complete list straight from Serato HQ.
Adding their voice to the fray of companies making product announcements at NAMM 2017 is Reloop. They're announcing the RMX-90 DVS, a digital mixer that includes a full DVS interface for Serato DJ. Keep reading for the details.
Following their announcement of a non-DVS mixer and professional-grade fader range, Italian company Mixars is again on the radar with the launch of two new products designed specifically for Serato DJ: a four-channel mixer and a two-channel controller.
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.