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[Review] Beyerdynamic Custom Studio Headphones

The Beyerdynamic Custom Studio Headphones have been around for some time now, but they have a durable over-the-ear construction with lots of features that’s sure to make any studio operator feel right at home.  The Custom Studio headphones have a metal headband with metal extensions, a leather cushion headband, and soft earcups for utimate durability and comfort in one package.  They Headphones are completely over the ear in design and they have superb sound isolation and very low sound leakage making them ideal for booth recording and monitoring.  Check out our full review video and review summary below to see if the Beyerdynamic Custom Studio will work in your own studio.

DJBooth x Numark DJ2Go2 Giveaway

A winner will be selected on Friday, November 17th.

The Ultimate Ear Protection Guide For DJs

What to lookout for, and what is needed to protect those ears!

[Review] Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 MK2

KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 extends the original keyboard’s workflow with 17 additional function buttons and two high-resolution color screens for browsing, previewing sounds, and more. And now – thanks to enhanced DAW and MASCHINE integration – it’s possible to mix, navigate, and edit projects directly from the hardware. The professional-grade Fatar keybeds and unique Light Guide are joined by new pitch and mod wheels, plus a horizontal touch strip for additional expression.  Check out our in-depth review video and summary below to see if the KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Keyboards are the right fit for your own studio and performance needs.

[Review] Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3

MASCHINE Mk3 delivers the best ever workflow for quickly sketching and capturing ideas. It adds two high-resolution color screens for easier sound browsing, editing, sample-slicing, and more. The new hardware also features more dedicated function buttons and larger, more responsive pads that retain the same ergonomic layout users know and love. For enhanced convenience and portability, MASCHINE now features a built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface.  Check out our in-depth review video and summary below to see if the Maschine MK3 is the right fit for your own studio and performance needs.

Beyerdynamic Custom Studio Headphones Unboxing Video

Watch the unboxing of the Beyerdynamic Custom Studio!

[Review] Numark DJ2GO2

The new Numark DJ2GO2 compact and portable Serato DJ Controller is a two channel USB controller that comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro and has a built in soundcard for headphone and audio output to speakers.  It also possesses four performance pads for Hotcues, loops, and samples.  The Numark DJ2GO2 only costs $80 and is the smallest DJ controller for Serato DJ, making it perfect for small gatherings, track preparation, and “mix-testing” tracks together while on the go.  Check out our full video review and review summary below to see if the DJ2GO2 will work in your DJ setup.

The DM-40BT: Pioneer’s Desktop Speakers With Bluetooth

A compact and versatile set of speakers for music production or DJing at home.

[Review] Pioneer DDJ-SR2

The Pioneer DDJ-SR2 is an update to the original DDJ-SR which was one of my top-three favorite controllers of all time for Serato DJ.  The DDJ-SR2 has all the good features of the original unit and it adds RGB backlit color pads, XLR Balanced outputs, a Serato DJ club-kit ready soundcard for turntable or CDJ Timecode playback control, and Pitch N Time and Pitch Play controls.  It also comes bundled with the full version of the Serato DJ software as well as the Serato DJ Pitch N Time package to get you started.  Check out our full Video review and see the review summary below to see if the DDJ-SR2 is right for you.

[Review] Acustica Audio Ebony

There are a select few hardware devices which elicit universal praise (and gear lust) from audio engineers - and right at the top of that list is the original EMT Studiotechnik EMT 140 Plate Reverb.  The EMT, which quickly became ‘the’ sound of the legendary Abbey Road Studios, has in the decades since become the most sought after reverb sound for engineers and studios worldwide.

Unfortunately, hardware EMT 140’s are as unattainable as they are legendary; cost and availability aside, you’ll have a hard time lugging the 600+ pound unit into your home or project studio anytime soon.  To date, only a select few developers have created digital emulations of the prized EMT Plate, so we were thrilled to see Acustica Audio - who we believe are making many of the best-sounding plugins on the market today - had released their take on the famous unit.  In this review, we’ll put their EMT emulation through its paces to see where it ranks among our favorite digital reverbs - and if there’s a new king in town for in-the-box EMT Plates.

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