Today at the NAMM 2016 show, 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.
It seems like every year, more products are being aimed at the mobile platform. Whether it is for the tablet market or the smartphone market, companies believe that a controller is what people want. This year, the people at Reloop are bringing a portable solution to this growing trend with their controller, the MIXTOUR for the popular mobile software djay. Check out the intro video, press release, and more after the jump.
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.
Today at the NAMM 2016 show, Denon DJ division announced their new flagship DJ controller called the MCX8000. This new monstrous DJ controller is sporting a solid metal chassis all around, dual hi-res screens for playback information, 16 RGB Backlit velocity sensitive performance pads, and full compatibility with Serato DJ when connected to a computer and Denon's Engine music management software so that DJ's can use this device without a computer.
In this newest version, the Numark NS7III has all the same features and layout of the NS7II controller we reviewed last year, but it also adds three new 4.3-inch full-color screens for full track and navigation information without the need to look at the laptop screen. The new Numark NS7III almost looks identical to the NS7II; except their is an additional panel attached to the top of the unit that holds the three screens in place. Numark also has the screens available as an add-on unit that attaches into the back of the NS7II for about $299. Check out this quick video released by Numark which explains the new Screen Array.
Mixvibes just released a new version of their app for IOS with a redesign. It is also now a universal app, which will be explained down below. The app for Android and for IOS are pretty much an identical experience, which I think is a necessary feature for people that own devices on both platforms.
The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool way to mix music using knobs instead of faders. The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. The Internal dual-USB soundcard that is present on the MP2015 is capable of running Traktor DVS timecode and Serato Noisemap. Check out our full video review and the quick Traktor setup video after the jump.
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship software to provide an update to Pitch 'n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync, adds key detection and display, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJM-S9 and user hardware remapping, as well as a number of important performance and stability updates.
The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ's. The DJM-S9 is like taking the classic DJM-909 mixer and a DDJ-S1 to give you all the Serato DJ goodness one could hope for. We are currently working on the review, but check out these DOPE new performance videos by Shintaro & Eskei 83!
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.
The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB controller that we reviewed last year includes all the same features with the addition of Gain control knobs, line level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect, and 4-deck control. The Pioneer DDJ-SB2 has many improvements over the original, an Pioneer DJ has just released a new eight-part Tutorial Video series to show what it can do.
The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ's. The DJM-S9 is like taking the classic DJM-909 mixer and a DDJ-S1 to give you all the Serato DJ goodness one could hope for. Check out our full unboxing & first impressions video inside and stay tuned for the full out video review.
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.
Our good friend DJ Just Dizle from France has just released a cool West Coast Megamix video which features this globe-trotting DJ mixing 125 songs on the one's and two's filled with West Coast Hip-Hop classics and new joints. There's tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, The Game, Snoop, Tyler the Creator, and so much more.
Serato DJ 1.8 just came out and it now offers the option to custom midi map your controller or mixer. The people at Rane came out with a quick tutorial on how to do just that for the Rane TTM57 mkll. Peep the video after the jump to check out this simple tutorial.
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship software to provide an update to Pitch 'n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync, adds key detection and display, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJM-S9 and user hardware remapping, as well as a number of important performance and stability updates. Check out the Serato Tutorial video series to get you familiar with the new features after the jump.
Pioneer DJ has just released the brand new two-channel scratch/battle DJ Mixer that works in perfect harmony with Serato DJ and has all of the Pioneer FX that DJ's have come to love. The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ's. The Pioneer DJ team has released a quick performance video which shows Mr. Switch (DMC World Champ) getting busy on the DJM-S9 and a set of PLX-1000 Turntables.