The original set of DJ tech tools were the record, mixer, and turntable. After over 15 years of music sales moving to CDs and digital music files, reports from 2013 are showing that vinyl sales are actually rising - up 31%. Are DJs a driving force in this resurgence? In today's article, we reached out to DJ-centric record stores around the US to find out if vinyl is really making a comeback.
Straight out of New Zealand is a brand new Serato DJ public beta that brings DVS support for all the promised Scratch Live sound cards and devices that will unify the software under the Serato DJ name: Numark V7 Rane SL2 Rane SL3 Rane SL4 Rane Sixty-One Rane Sixty-Two Rane Sixty-Eight Pioneer CDJ-900 OSA support […]
We first saw a hint at the upcoming release of the RP-8000 turntable from Reloop back during BPM in September – and the unit is finally shipping out to retail locations this week, just in time for the holidays. What makes the RP-8000 exciting is that that it appears to match the build-quality, design, and […]
Serato has dropped the promised 1.5 update to Serato DJ this morning, complete with the very first support for timecode via the two currently supported mixers, the Rane Sixty-Four and Pioneer DJM-900SRT. Considering that they’re both quite expensive, it might be a while before you see a DJ in the wild using Serato DJ with […]
Everybody makes mistakes – but rarely do they present such a gear-acquisition opportunity as this one. If you’re a Serato Scratch Live DJ, you’re in luck – Serato spelled the word “Official” wrong on their latest control vinyl printing. Instead of printing new labels or letting the misprints live in a warehouse for the next […]
If you haven’t been updated on MixVibes Cross over the last six months, there was a frenzy of development that saw the 10-year-old French company add crucial features like sample decks, quantizing, multi-effects and much more to this low-cost, open-platform DJ software. With version 2.3, Cross tacks on HID integration with Pioneer CDJs and a […]
While on the CNTRL tour, Ean was able to shoot today’s video with German DJ and producer Loco Dice. From onstage at the soundcheck before this Illinois show, Ean chats with Loco about his setup and checks out how he melds live looping and external delays to create incredible builds. Watch the full video inside! […]
Spotted over this last weekend was a new version of the DJ Player application for iPad – you might recognize it as the platform on which the popular Red Bull BPM DJ applications run. DJ Player looks like it’s about to throw a wrench into how people view iOS solutions for DJing, as the video […]