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.
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.
Hercules has recently released its newest DJ controller called the DJ Control Jogvision. The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision has metal top jog wheels with LED indicators on them to make it easier to juggle, scratch, and cue the music without looking at the computer screen. Hercules has just released a new tutorial video that shows users how to cue and scratch using the new jog wheels and displays.
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.
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!
Hercules, the DJ controller manufacturer has announced a partnership with DJ Scratch Academy. This is an interesting development. The school will use the new Hercules JogVision DJ controllers which work with Serato DJ and have really responsive Jog Wheels that also have LED rings in the center which show DJ's the current track needle position and other useful information.
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.
This year, the RedBull Thre3style competition took place in Tokyo and through the eyes of the great DJ Jazzy Jeff, we get to relive some of the events that took place during the competition, with some words from the past winners and such. Check out the video rundown after the jump.
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.
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.
Numark has now released the NS7III and we've got one in the lab for the full review treatment. 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. Check out the new DJ Flipside performance video below to see some of the goodness that the NS7III can do when put into capable hands!
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. Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around. In this seventh (part 2) episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Canada to see DMC DJ All Good to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.
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.