It's been nearly two years with SFX Entertainment at the helm of Beatport, which in the last year alone has seen the launch of Beatport Pro (the desktop organization system + media player) and identically-named Beatport Pro (the new redesign of their online music store). Now Beatport.com is about to have a major pivot, according to the Wall Street Journal, designed to attract fans of the many festivals that SFX is also behind. The pivot? Music streaming
Watch this infamous turntable cartridge get dropped at 500 FPS!
We read the signs of a dying Vestax Corporation a few months ago in an article - and now it has been officially confirmed in Japanese media. The Tokyo-based hardware manufacturer of DJ gear has declared bankruptcy.
Image-line, the developers of the widely known FL Studios, has confirmed that the software will be released as a native DAW for Mac OS X. Because of the lack of support given during the CrossOver Beta released last year, the current solution for Mac users is insufficient. Instead, Image-line focused on creating VST's for their popular plugins. Now, they are in the works of creating the entire DAW.
Serato DJ has been in development since the announcement of the Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta. The popular DVS software has shown some muscle with added features in recent updates and today Serato announced the full, stable release of their software, Serato DJ 1.7.2. Within this update, users will find Yosemite support, extended MIDI capabilities, sticker lock, and more that give Serato DJ new bragging rights. Read more inside about what users can find within Serato DJ 1.7.2.
Another year of voting is complete on the incredibly strict Resident Advisor DJs-of-the-year poll, which famously acts as a more underground response to DJ Mag's overblown "Top 100 DJs" list released every year
Australian-based company Machina.Pro has successfully funded a Kickstarter that they promise will modernize record pressing and bring it to the masses. Dubbed the DRC (Desktop Record Cutter), the project has already gone through initial prototyping and is ready for a funding injection to finalize the features and infrastructure to build production units.
There's some interesting movement on the DVS pricing front - mirroring a price drop on Traktor Kontrol Z2 that we saw in February, Native Instruments has resurrected the 25% off sale for all of December. Beyond pointing out that's it's a great deal at $599 (and we'll include Chroma Caps if you grab one in the DJTT webstore), there's a bit of interesting speculation to be had on what's motivating the price drop.