DJ, DJ Controllers, News Desk!, Uncategorized

Native Traktor Kontrol D2 available May

0 Comments 07 April 2015

Traktor Kontrol D2 £369 Native Instruments have just (officially) announced the new Traktor Kontrol D2. Looking like a third of the Kontrol-S8, the Kontrol-D2 has 8 pads, the same high resolution display, faders and touch strip as the flagship controller. The Kontrol D2 also has a built in kick stand to bring it up to […]

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Hardware, News Desk!, Production, Synths and keys

Roland Aira MX-1 has landed

0 Comments 01 April 2015

The new addition to the Aira family has finally arrived. Meet the Roland Aira MX-1. The MX1 is an 18 channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. […]

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All things microphone, News Desk!

Shure PG Alta range of microphones

0 Comments 27 March 2015

Meet the revamped range of PG pics from Shure, the PG Alta. Made from high quality metal and finished in cool black, the PG Alta range have models to suit every user from handheld vocal mics to clip on wind and wood instrument microphones. They also include cables and zip pouches too, so you’re ready […]

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DJ, DJ Controllers

Pioneer XDJ-RX all-in-one USB player for RekordBox

0 Comments 27 February 2015

Until recent years the capabilities of flagship digital DJ setups have been out of reach for those with smaller budgets, with the most basic setup weighing in at no less than £2300. Pioneers previous XDJ-Aero and XDJ-R1 hinted at the potential of multi format combination units and possibly bridging the gap between controllers and single […]

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DJ Controllers, News Desk!, Synths and keys, Uncategorized

NAMM 2015 update #1

0 Comments 24 January 2015

So it’s been a busy NAMM show with a load of new products announced: Akai Pro announced their new range of Advance keyboard controllers claiming to work with pretty much any VST including Native Instruments Komplete. They come in 25, 49 and 61 key variations all with a high resolution display and RGB pads. Also […]

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DJ Controllers, News Desk!

Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000 – the beginning of the end for the CDJ?

0 Comments 13 November 2014

So this morning Pioneer DJ announced the new XDJ-1000 player. At first glance most will forgiven for thinking this is regular CDJ style player like the CDJ2000 and CDJ900 Nexus with a nice, large, angled screen. However, on closer inspection you realise there’s something missing. A CD drive. This is a development that may upset […]

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Pioneer announces the DDJ-SX2

2 Comments 07 August 2014

Well, hot off the back of last night’s post Pioneer have just announced the new DDJ-SX2 for Serato DJ. It now features upgraded pads with multi coloured LEDs for cueing, looping, slicing etc. As predicted yesterday it is now a DVS – READY controller so you can just plug in your new Pioneer PLX 1000 […]

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DJ, DJ Controllers, DJ Software, News Desk!

DVS + controllers = Serato DVS plugin

0 Comments 06 August 2014

Serato announced their new plugin for “some” controllers the other day. This plugin will allow users to connect their turntables or CD players to a compatible controller and use timecode CDs or vinyl to play their tracks. Firstly, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the first time you can do this. In fairness, Traktor […]

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DJ, DJ Accessories, DJ Controllers, News Desk!

Akai announce the AFX effects controller for Serato DJ with Flip control

0 Comments 04 August 2014

Serato have been busy today! The new Akai AFX controller is a compact, bus powered controller for Serato DJ. It is also the first controller to feature dedicated controls for the Serato Flip function. You also get a bank of 8 multi coloured back lit pads that have up to 10 functions. They can be […]

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New Akai AMX for Serato DJ with DVS control

0 Comments 04 August 2014

Akai have just announced the new AMX – a compact mixer WITH the full version of Serato DJ and the ability to use DVS with an additional DVS expansion pack. This means you can just plug your turntables straight in the the AMX and with a simple USB connection to the computer and you have […]

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