The new Denon DS1 is a Serato DJ Digital Vinyl Interface and soundcard that will allow DJ's to connect turntables and CD decks to an analog DJ mixer for full Serato DJ playback using noisemap (timecode) vinyl or CD's. The DS1 comes bundled with the full Serato DJ software and two timecode vinyl & CD's for only $300. This is great news for Serato DJ users as now there is another soundcard interface that can be purchased for less than the Rane SL offerings that tend to get really expensive really fast. The Denon DS1 is essentially a cheaper Rane SL2 that will get you well on your way to playing timecode sources with a traditional mixer. We now have the DS1 in the lab for the full review which will be completed shortly, but check out our quick Unboxing and First Impressions video to see what comes in the box.
NAMM 2015: Denon DS1 Serato DJ Soundcard
Today, for the first day of the NAMM 2015 show, Denon DJ is coming out swinging! Their first release of the day is the new Denon DS1 which is a Serato DJ Digital Vinyl Interface and soundcard that will allow DJ's to connect turntables and CD decks to an analog DJ mixer for full Serato DJ playback using noisemap (timecode) vinyl or CD's. The DS1 will come bundled with Serato DJ software and two timecode vinyl & CD's for only $300 when its released in the Spring.
Serato DJ 1.7.6 Update: Denon DS1 [Videos]
Last night Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update specifically allows users to now purchase a new 24-bit Denon DS1 professional DJ soundcard for Serato Noisemap vinyl or CD control with external mixers and turntables or CD decks. The new Serato DJ 1.7.6 update also has a few other fixes for minor bugs within the software. Check out the quick videos that show the new Denon DS1 in action both with Vinyl and CD setups.
[Video] Pioneer Announces the DJM-900SRT Serato Mixer
Pioneer DJ has just announced a new Serato DJ 1.5.0 version of its existing DJM-900nexus Mixer called the DJM-900SRT. The new Pioneer DJM-900SRT will still retain all of the cool features of the 900nexus but with an internal Serato DJ Soundcard that is capable of Digital Vinyl Playback of up to four CD or vinyl timecode decks within the full new Serato DJ 1.5.0 software now with DVS control
NAMM 2015: Serato DJ Club Kit [Video]
Today at NAMM 2015, the Serato team has announced a new Serato DJ Club Kit that will allow users of certain Pioneer and Allen & Heath four channel Club mixers to work in digital vinyl setup mode with external decks and Serato DJ software control. Users of the Pioneer DJM-900NSX/DJM-850 or the Allen & Heath DB2/DB4 can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control using the Serato DJ Club Kit which will run $169.
[Video] Rane Sixty-Two Z Unboxing & First Impressions
A few short months ago, we reviewed the Rane Sixty-One Serato Scratch Live Professional DJ mixer which boasts great build quality and an interal SSL soundcard interface so that DJ's can connect vinyl or CD timecode for digital music playback via computer. The new Rane Sixty-Two mixer builds upon the SSL interface and high-quality craftsmanship of the Sixty-One by adding on-board MIDI controls so that DJ's can trigger cue points, samples, Loops, and effects. Rane recently sent us a brand new Sixty-Two Z Limited Edition (with cool Z-trip Artwork & Pro RCA Cables) mixer for a complete video and written review that will be completed shortly, so watch this space. Watch the Unboxing & First Impressions video after the jump.
Pioneer DJM-900SRT Mixer & DDJ-SP1 Controller Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]
The new Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Mixer has almost all of the cool features of the DJM-900nexus but with an internal Serato DJ Soundcard that is capable of Digital Vinyl Playback of up to four CD or vinyl timecode decks within the full new Serato DJ software now with DVS control. The Pioneer DDJ-SP1 is designed to be used as a "sub-controller" that works with a primary Serato DJ controller or Mixer+DVS setup to offer the advanced features found on the Pioneer DDJ-SX controller to all Serato users. The DDJ-SP1 is the perfect companion controller for the DJM-900SRT mixer and we've got both in the lab for the full unboxing & review treatment.
[Video] Rane Sixty-One Unboxing & First Impressions
It's been about four years since we reviewed our last Rane mixer which was the iconic TTM-56. Those ultra-reliable battle-worthy Rane TTM mixers are still recognized as a top industry performers and DJ's still swear by them to this day. The new Rane Sixty-One mixer combines that same reliability and build quality of the TTM series with an internal DVS soundcard for vinyl or CD timecode. This mixer comes with the SSL software and timecode vinyls and CD's to get started. All you need to add is the computer and CD or turntable decks to start spinning. Full review coming soon, but check out the Unboxing & First Impressions video in the meantime.