Numark NTX1000 Turntable Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]
Check out our quick unboxing & first impressions video of the new Numark NTX1000 DJ turntable. The full video review will be released later today so stay tuned and subscribe to the youtube channel!
[DJ Expo 2017] Denon DJ Booth Walkthrough Video
We were on hand earlier today to kickoff the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we had a chance to check out the new Denon DJ Booth where they had all of their gear on display including the entire new Prime Setup that is taking the DJ realm by storm. The new VL12 turntables were a real fan favorite where everyone was using the X1800 Mixer to cut it up in Denon Engine software. Check out the video below to see the entire Denon DJ Booth if you couldn't check it out in person.
Reloop DidYouKnow: How to use Scratch Markers [Video]
Reloop has just released a short video that shows vinyl DJ's the importance of using Scratch Markers on their records.
Orbit Concepts Jetpack Cut Portablist Backpack Announced
Everyone knows that the Orbit Concepts DJ gig bags are my favorite backpacks that I use on the road when I'm out for a gig. They all have excellent build quality and can fit exactly what I need with me every time for my performance. They have done it again and introduced their new Jetpack Cut portablist backpack which can hold everything a portablist needs to be portable!
Numark NTX1000 Turntable
Late last year while surfing the Numark DJ website, I noticed that the beloved TTX professional DJ turntable was listed in the "Discontinued" section. That's because they were working on a new flagship turntable called the Numark NTX1000. This new deck replaces the TTX and has a metal rugged construction, high torque direct drive motor, and everything else anyone would want in a professional DJ turntable.
Off the Beat and Path: DJ Dynamix [Video]
Our friends over at DJCity have been creating new videos with DJ's who like to use a portablism setup to scratch and rock out in different places around the world. The series is called Off the Beat and Path and the newest video features DJ Dynamix at the summit of Echo Mountain in Los Angeles for a portable scratch session.
Mixfader PT01 Scratch Dock [Video]
A few months ago, we gave you a full review of the new Numark PT01 Scratch Portable DJ turntable with an internal crossfader switch that allows DJ's to cut without needing anything extra. The king of all portable faders has now created a cool new dock attachment that allows users to switch out the crossfader switch for a Mixfader.
Top Selling DJ Media Players of 2016
As 2017 begins, we are taking a quick look back at the best selling DJ equipment for 2016. The second in our series includes the top three best-selling DJ multi-media players with the sales info provided by our friends at The DJ Hookup store that has all of your DJ and production equipment needs covered when you need new gear.
Top Selling DJ Turntables of 2016
As 2017 begins, we are taking a quick look back at the best selling DJ equipment for 2016. The first in our series includes the top three best-selling DJ turntables with the sales info provided by our friends at The DJ Hookup store that has all of your DJ and production equipment needs covered when you need new gear. Check out the surprising results after the jump.
Denon DJ VL12 Turntable Announced
Denon DJ has officially announced their new top-tier DJ turntable called the VL12. The new VL12 is not your run-of-the-mill Super-OEM turntable like all the other brands, but this is a totally new Denon DJ designed turntable from the ground up which makes it unique to the DJ realm. The VL12 has a super-high-torque direct drive motor, adjustable pitch, isolation feet, RGB lighting, and professional-grade metal construction.
Numark PT01 Scratch & DMC Champs Pt 3 [Video]
Numark has just released the new portable turntable with an integrated fader switch so DJ's can take their turntablism act on the go! The DMC champions were able to use the PT01 Scratch and give their own feedback. This is the third video featuring different DJ's using the PT01 Scratch than what was shown in the first two videos.
Numark PT01 Scratch & DMC Champs Pt 2 [Video]
Numark has just released the new portable turntable with an integrated fader switch so DJ's can take their turntablism act on the go! The DMC champions were able to use the PT01 Scratch and give their own feedback. This is the second video featuring different DJ's using the PT01 Scratch than what was shown in the first video.
Numark PT01 Scratch & DMC Champs [Video]
Numark has just released the new portable turntable with an integrated fader switch so DJ's can take their turntablism act on the go! We were at the DJ Expo 2016 in Atlantic City NJ to give you the complete rundown of this new turntable and a scratch demo from the showroom floor, but now the DMC champions were able to use the PT01 Scratch and give their own feedback. Check out their thoughts in the video.
DJ Expo 2016 - Numark PT01 Scratch [Video]
Numark has just released the new portable turntable with an integrated fader switch so DJ's can take their turntablism act on the go! We were at the DJ Expo 2016 in Atlantic City NJ to give you the complete rundown of this new turntable and a scratch demo from the showroom floor. Check out the video after the jump.
Pioneer DJ PLX-500 Turntable [Video]
Pioneer DJ has just introduced a new entry-level direct-drive DJ turntable called the PLX-500. We recently reviewed the top-of-the-line Super-OEM Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 Turntable and found that it was one of the best decks out there. Pioneer hopes to capitalize off that success by offering a cheaper turntable for new users that still has the same layout and overall features. Check out the press release and video after the jump.
Shortkut Serato DJ Performance [Video]
DJ Shortkut is one of my favorite turntablists of all time. He is one of the members of the iconic scratch crew the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and he rocks parties and live DJ sets like no other. DJ Shortkut is a Serato DJ and he uses the new software along with the new Pioneer DJM-S9 Mixer to show his skills to the masses. Check out this rare performance video after the jump.
Serato DJ USA Control Vinyl
The Serato Team is steadily releasing new Control Vinyl in brand new colors and styles for collectors and DJ's. This time, it is the Control Vinyl Country Series for the USA! Only 500 pairs of each have been pressed and will be available worldwide so don't delay and grab yours today.
Numark Dashboard Performance [Video]
Numark DJ has released a brand new triple-screen device called the Dashboard which will allow users to connect it to any Serato DJ setup in order to view most of the valuable information DJ's need such as waveforms, track information, effects, and more. The Dashboard is pretty much like the Numark NS7III Controller screens that are attached to an adjustable stand and can connect to any Serato DJ controller or DVS setup that is out there. Check out this quick video showing the Dashboard in action as we await our own review coming soon!
New Low End Theory Serato Vinyl Pressing [Video]
Serato DJ division keeps pumping out new fresh vinyl pressings for all DJ's to have fun with. This time they are teaming up with Low End Theory to produce a cool set of vinyl that includes tracks from Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, D-Styles and Nobody. These tracks include jazzy hip-hop instrumentals, acappellas, scratch phrases, and the new Serato Control Tone (CV02.5) for users to playback the digital Serato DJ tracks. Check out the cool overview video and get your own set of LET Serato vinyl in the store while supplies last.
The Technics 1200 Turntables Are Back!
Today, Panasonic unveiled the new limited edition Technics SL-1200 GAE turntable at the CES trade show. A standard edition SL-1200G version will be available later this year. This is great news for DJ's all over as there is a new Technics turntable on the market that takes what made the original so good and adds to it to make it even better. The new 1200's have the same iconic look and feel of the originals but they will have even more technology inside which will eliminate rotational vibrations for better sound, more upgrades to the iconic motor for smoothness, and a platter that has brass, aluminium, and rubber for even more durability.
Atomix Power Room Virtual DJ Episode 7-3 [Video]
Atomix is the company that brings us the super popular DJ software known as Virtual DJ. Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. In this seventh part 3 episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Canada on the road to the DMC Canadian championships to see DMC champ DJ !Kryme Won to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.
Numark TT250 USB DJ Turntable [Video]
Turntablism has seen somewhat of a resurgence in the last few years, also with more DJ softwares offering pretty advanced DVS systems. And there are great options from Super-OEMS to entry level, and Numark wants to bring something "in the middle-ground". The Numark TT250 turntable is just that and we have a quick demo video with DJ A-Smooth directly from Numark to show what they can do.
Serato Spain, UK, & Japan Vinyl
The Serato Team is steadily releasing new Control Vinyl in brand new colors and styles for collectors and DJ's. This time, it is the Control Vinyl Country Series. It comes in three flavors: Spanish Vinyl, Japan Vinyl and UK vinyl. Only 500 pairs of each have been pressed and will be available worldwide so don't delay and grab yours.
New DJ Jazzy Jeff Serato Vinyl Pressing [Video]
DJ Jazzy Jeff is one of the best DJ's in the World and one of the main reasons I started spinning on the turntables in the first place. Serato has always been supportive of the World Traveling (Vinyl Destination) DJ and they decided to create a new limited edition Jazzy Jeff vinyl pressing which includes a case that looks like the aluminum carry case that Jazzy Jeff would take on the road with him. The set comes with two Serato timecode vinyl for DJ's to use with Serato DJ.
Serato 10 Inch Vinyl for $10
The Serato Team announced that they have now lowered the price to only $10 per pair for the new Limited Edition 10-inch Serato Control vinyl that are two-inches smaller so that they can easily fit in a backpack for DJ's on the go. The 10-inch Serato Control vinyl has the new CV02.5 Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control for only $10 a pair! Click on the links below to get a pair for yourself before they're all gone!
Reloop Concorde DJ Cartridges [Video]
Way back at the BPM 2013 show, Reloop announced a joint venture with Ortofon DJ to create vinyl turntable cartridges that would appeal to different DJ's who perform with vinyl. These new Reloop branded Ortofon Concorde Cartridges come in Black (entry-level), Green (digital timecode vinyl), and Blue (all around performers), with two OM headshell-mounted variations also available. These cartridges are now available and Reloop has released three quick videos to show what each one is used for.
Atomix Power Room Virtual DJ Episode 6 [Video]
The Atomix team has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ 8's new engine being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around to see if it can be broken! In this sixth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami once again, but this time to see DMC DJ Knockers to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8. Check out the quick scratch DJ performance and interview below to see how it stacks up to the others...
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.
Serato Control Vinyl 50% Off Sale
The Serato team has decided to initiate a one-week 50% off sale on select Serato DJ Control Vinyl in its online store. The Serato team continues to release New and Limited Edition runs of their Control Vinyl for DJ's to use and collect until they are all inevitably sold out. All of the Serato Control Vinyl have the new CV02.5 Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control and some of them are going for only $17 a pair.
DJ Shiftee Traktor Kontrol S8 Performance [Video]
We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 which is a very powerful DJ controller for Traktor while also working as a DVS enabled mixer for external turntables and CDJ style control. The legendary DJ Shiftee has just completed a pretty sick turntable timecode DVS performance along with using some of the new cool features on the Traktor Kontrol S8 such as Freeze Mode. Check out this dope performance video to see what's possible with the new S8.
Out Now: Yellow & Coral Serato Control Vinyl
The Serato Team is steadily releasing new Serato control vinyl in brand new colors and styles for collectors and DJ's. Just yesterday, Serato released the new Coral & Yellow noisemap control vinyl which run only $39 per pair. As with all the latest vinyl releases, the Yellow & Coral vinyl come with the new CV02.5, Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control available.
NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight Turntable
As we reported in an earlier NAMM 2015 story, the Reloop team has decided to release their flagship RP-8000 turntables in a straight tonearm edition to appease many scratch DJ's who are more comfortable with the straight arm skip resistance. The new RP-8000 Straight turntables will have all the same features and functions of the original RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables we reviewed last year with a new tonearm option for those who want it.
NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight & RMX-60 Digital [Video]
Reloop has just dropped a BOMB for vinyl DJ's by announcing its new Reloop RP-8000 Straight turntable with a straight tonearm that is great for scratching. Reloop has also announced a new RMX-60 Digital mixer for NAMM 2015. These two products were announced by a quick surprise video from Reloop with turntablist DJ Fong Fong going to work on the new RP-8000 Straight turntables and the RMX-60 Digital four-channel mixer. Check out the video and our thoughts after the jump.
Nick Hook Serato Vinyl Pressing [Video]
Serato DJ has teamed up with Nick Hook, (a NY based performer, DJ, and producer) to bring his new "COLLAGE V.1" four Track EP album to vinyl in Serato fashion. On one side there will be music from the new Nick Hook album, and on the other there will be Serato timecode for DJ's to use with Serato DJ. Serato has recorded a five-part documentary series which shows Nick's unique creative process for each track. Check out part one after the jump.
Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Unboxing [Video]
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog turntables were on hand at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we were granted an exclusive rundown to let us know what they were all about. This new Turntable has the similar layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor adjustments to set it apart from the others on the market. The PLX-1000 has the Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver accents. Check out our unboxing and first impressions video to see what comes in the box.
Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Jon1st [Video]
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable maintains the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents. Check out this quick performance video of Jon1st (2013 World Online DMC Champion) putting the PLX-1000 through the paces.
Gaslamp Killer Serato Vinyl [Video]
Veteran DJ Gaslamp Killer really does his thing on the turntables with his high energy performances and unique style of music and skill. Serato has teamed up with Gaslamp Killer to bring out his first Vinyl Picture-Disc which includes his new album tracks as well as Serato DJ timecode signals to use with the software. Check out a quick video Blog of how it all went down and to see the pressing process straight from the Vinyl factory with Gaslamp leading the way.
2014 DJ Expo: Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 Turntable [Video]
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog turntables are on hand at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we have Pioneer DJ's own DJ Flip to give us an exclusive walkthrough to let us know what they are all about. This new Turntable by has most of the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents.
[TVR] Blazing Cuts July 2014 Mixtape Freestyle Set
A few hours ago, I turned on the Stanton ST.150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts July 2014. Back at it once again, I had to get my camera rolling to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Every month I complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest July 2014 mixtape after the jump
Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Revealed [Video]
Pioneer has officially announced their brand new analog vinyl turntable called the PLX-1000. This new Turntable by has most of the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents.
Stanton STR8-150 Turntables + SAE Beat & Breaks Battle
My personal turntables of choice are the Stanton ST-150's and for very good reason. They have very high torque motors and they are built like tanks with a pretty solid track record to boot. The folks at the SAE Beat and Breaks Battle also share the same sentiments as the (straight-tonearm counterpart) Stanton STR8-150's will be used as their standard turntable for the National competitions this year.