At this year's NAMM 2014 show, American Audio announced that they would release a new active speaker lineup with good features and low costs that would appease DJ's and performers on a budget. That range is the CPX Speaker line and they are now released and ready for purchase at any local retailer. The CPX active speakers all have built-in class D amplifiers and they come in lots of different size configurations to suit the space or venue needs. There is a CPX-8A (two-way speaker with 8-inch woofer $150), CPX-10A (two-way speaker with 10-inch woofer $200), CPX-12A (two-way speaker with 12-inch woofer $250), and CPX-15A (two-way speaker with 15-inch woofer $300).
We're here at the Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal Convention Center and we've got loads of HD-Video coverage to show you all, so keep it locked right here for the next 24-hours! Next up, we have the American Audio Booth at the Expo where they had all of their DJ controllers, DJ Etronik (with his headphones) and even the new ELMC1 compact controller were on full display for everyone to see, use, and purchase. Check out our HD-Video of the entire American Audio booth to see how it's all still going down right now.
American Audio has just announced the ETR-1000 Professional DJ Headphones will be available in late May 2013 and were designed by DJ Champion ETRONIK. These new headphones have 40mm drivers, real leather padding, and the swivel/rotate design for many different DJ monitoring styles. They come bundled with a flat cable (that doesn't tangle), a headphone bag, and a 1/4-inch adapter to round out the package. We'll be sure to get a set in the lab for a full HD-Video and written review, but check out the quick rundown video with DJ ETRONIK inside.
The American Audio MXR series Mixer/DJ controllers with internal 4-in/4-out (DVS-capable) soundcards come in at an excellent price-point and have many features today's DJ's want. They are regular stand-alone DJ mixers and they also have MIDI buttons, knobs, and faders on-board that can be used to manipulate the DJ software of the user's choice. The American Audio MXR-10 two-channel DJ full video review is on the way shortly but check out my unboxing & first impressions video in the meantime to see what you get in the box.
American Audio is on-hand at this year's NAMM 2013 show with a trio of new DJ controllers for the masses to check out. Edgar from American Audio gives Pro Audio Star (our DJ gear partners) an exclusive video look at the new American Audio ELMC-1 (compact/simple MIDI controller), the American Audio VMS DJ (2-deck VDJ controller), and the American Audio VMS Jelly (a DJ controller that glows and pulses to the sound of the music). Check out the video directly from the NAMM floor and my quick breakdown of each after the jump.
The brand new American Audio 10 MXR, 14 MXR, and 19-MXR controller-mixers can both act as analog mixers and full out DJ controllers for your favorite DJ software. Each comes bundled with a special edition of Virtual DJ LE that will allow users to mix in MIDI mode right out of the box. All of the AA MXR mixer-controllers both also have full 4-in/4-out soundcards that are capable of CDJ or vinyl timecode playback meaning you can plug your decks directly into one of these mixers and add some Serato control vinyl or CD's and you're ready to mix in DVS mode. Check out the full demo videos for an in-depth look at each after the jump.
American Audio has just announced their new line of MXR-Series DJ Mixer-Controllers that are soon to be released to the Digital DJ market. The new MXR-Series Mixer/Controllers come in three different flavors in order to fit many different DJ styles which include the 10 MXR (10-inch, 2-channel), the 14 MXR (14-inch 4-channel), and the 19 MXR (19-inch, 4-channel Rackmount). All of the faders and knobs are MIDI-mappable to the DJ software of your choice and they come bundled with Virtual DJ LE straight out of the box. Check out the press release and my breakdown inside.
We're here at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and we've got loads of HD-Video coverage to show you all, so keep it locked for the next 24-hours! First up, we have the American Audio Booth at the Expo where they had all of their DJ controllers and lots more on full display for everyone to see, use, and purchase. Check out our HD-Video of the entire American Audio booth to see how it's all still going down as we speak!
For new consumers who choose to purchase the American Audio VMS 4 as their primary controller of choice for their DJ needs should know that the VMS4.1 has been released and is now going to include a new special version of the Traktor DJ software with tighter integration and an overlay faceplate for the advanced controls. There will also be an upgrade offer to go directly to the new Traktor 2.5 Professional so you won't have to pay an arm and a leg for the latest and greatest DJ Software. Check inside for links and details.
American DJ, the premier DJ equipment supply company, is teaming up with the Atlantic City DJ Expo to give away some great prizes including a grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to the DJ Expo Held at the Taj Mahal Casino Hotel on August 13, 14, and 15 which will include airfare, transportation, three-night hotel stay and two free passes to the 2012 DJ Expo. DJbooth.net always has lots of fun at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and 2012 will be no exception! Enter the contest to win your tickets for free. Check inside for more information and rules on how to enter the contest.
This is a straight-up hilarious video released by Audio Technica explaining to everyone exactly why they should "Get your own mic". While the video is funny, there is also a lot of truth to what you will see here. Just make sure that when you go to the club to perform or DJ, make sure you get your own mic and Audio Technica can hook you up with some great prices. Click the buy links to see some Audio Technica Microphones at great prices from American Musical. Check out the video inside.
Our good friends over at the American Audio booth were gracious enough to give us a quick rundown video of their newest products for 2012 at the NAMM show in California. The hot piece being the new all-in-one Digital DJ controller called the American Audio VMS-Touch. This new DJ controller has lots of slick features that the American Audio representative will run down for us in this video straight from the NAMM showroom floor. Watch the video after the jump.
American Audio has just announced a new 2-channel USB Mixer for the masses to clamor over. Introducing the New American Audio DV2 USB Mixer which will have its own internal 4x4 DJ Soundcard for software compatibility and will surely arrive with an excellent price point so DJ's don't have to break the bank to purchase it. The crossfader claims to be factory tested for over 1-million crossfades without any issues, so we will be sure to put these claims to the test when we get our review unit. Check out the specs and press release after the jump.
At this year's NAMM, American Audio has announced an updated version to their already successful VMS4 media controller now shipping with a version of Traktor called the VMS4-Traktor. Another little surprise announcement is the new American Audio VMS2 media controller which is basically a 2-channel/2-deck version of the popular VMS4. After taking a good look at the pictures, you can tell the differences between the original VMS4 and the new VMS4-Traktor is a bit more than skin deep. Details and Pics Inside.
At the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ last month, we were able to see the American Audio VSM4 media controller up close and personal and we were surprised at its versatility and multiple functionality. This 4-deck multimedia player is full of so many features and potential that the guys at proaudiostar decided to put out a quick video to explain the VSM4. Video inside.
Lately, I have been receiving many emails from DJ's who want to purchase a set of analog turntables for many different reasons. Some DJ's want to simply play vinyl for its sound qualities. Others want the ultimate analog turntablist feel. Many DJ's also want to use a pair of analog decks as media controllers for their digital software interface such as Traktor, SSL, Virtual DJ, etc... So, in order to help the DJ's who are ready to spend their hard earned cash on a pair of decks; I put together my top-ten list of Professional-Grade Analog Turntables which are currently available to the public...
American Audio introduced the VMS Midi Control, which has 2 jog wheels and 4 channels. Supposedly it also has a pretty seamless integration with Traktor. Also, Im surprised to see you can upgrade the fader to an Innofader. Hit the jump to see the full feature list.