The SP-10R is Technics “most premium analog, direct-drive turntable to date."
The rumors have now been confirmed! Just in time for the DJ Expo which kicks off tomorrow, Rane has unleashed the Beast! The newly announced Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and Twelve Turntable Controller are a reality. The Rane Seventy-Two mixer is a two channel battle mixer which looks like a Pioneer DJM-S9 with a screen in the middle and three Rane Magnetic faders. The Rane Twelve Turntable Controller is a solid all metal digital turntable that does not use a needle or tonearm for sound, but rather digital USB connections to work with Serato DJ.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
For some, just spinning records is not enough... With the amount of features that is being enabled with advancement in technology, it is not enough to just know how to blend two tracks together nowadays. But for some, that is still not enough. And for a DJ like Kypski, he wants to be able to play out a whole remix live.
Following the video performance from Mr Switch, Pioneer has released a new performance video, this time featuring Dj Kentaro. The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ and boy does he take full use of these features. Get ready to be amazed!
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 Mixer and Stanton ST-150 Super-OEM turntables are my battle weapons of choice. I have been using this setup for the last few years now and I always had a vinyl skin on each piece to make it look unique. It's about time to switch up the look, so I decided to contact our friends over at 12inchskinz.com to see what they had to offer. We decided to go with the "All-Gold-Everything" theme to change the Turntables & Mixer to have a loud gold appearance and we were NOT disappointed!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Just a few hours ago, I hopped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the Traktor Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts February 2015. I took the camera out to give you a quick freestyle mixing session with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest February 2015 mixtape inside.
The Epsilon company puts out great quality DJ gear at extremely affordable prices. I can easily vouch for these claims as we've recently reviewed their Epsilon INNO-PROPAK turntable/mixer package and the Epsilon EPS 8.0 active studio monitors with great results. It looks like the masses are also in agreement as everyone was on hand at the NAMM 2015 Epsilon Booth to see their new offerings up close and personal.