Last year at NAMM, Roland was showing their then-secret AIRA lineup in a secret hotel suite - but this year their new gear is right out in the open. The MX-1 is part mixer, part soundcard, and part step sequence effector. After the jump, learn why this might be a critical new tool for DJs and producers alike.
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.
After DJ Craze’s routine, we knew that Shiftee would be itching to take a stab at a routine on the Kontrol Z2 – and it’s finally here. With a brand new gold-topped Maschine MkII to match his golden Technics 1200s, Shiftee most certainly will account for a fair amount of holiday gear lust for DJs […]
Sometimes it’s lonely at the top. Pioneer’s premium flagship DJ mixer, the DJM-2000, has been out of the news this year as Pioneer’s other flagship products (namely the CDJ-2000Nexus, RMX-1000, and the DJM-900Nexus) have all been the center of attention. Today, Pioneer has announced that the hardware’s getting an upgrade to a second edition – […]
With the launch of the Kontrol Z2 this morning, Native Instruments released a video with DJTT’s founder Ean Golden performing an original song with vocals from Maceo Plex on two F1s and a Z2. Check out the video plus an interview with Ean about the release after the break.
Earlier this year at NAMM, Rane announced they were phasing out their popular TTM 56/57 line and replacing it with the Sixty-One and Sixty-Two mixers. We called up our friend Charles at Thud Rumble (Q-Bert’s crew) to see if the new 62 series is destined to become another club standard like the 57. Check out […]
Okay, so we know loud music’s cool. Not too loud, of course – there’s no point in putting your eardrums into retirement before your dancing shoes – but how is ‘loud’ actually defined? And is ‘loud’ the only thing we should be concentrating on?
The smart folks over at create digital music ran a story on a new MIDI mixer prototype that is half monome, half battle mixer. This unique concept is an open source prototype based on the Japanese-based PICnome project. While not commercially available at this time, we have been wondering if there is a market for this style of […]