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. Related
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? Related
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 […]