Denon DJ has some exciting announcements in store for NAMM 2015. First is a new 2 deck all in one controller for Serato DJ, the MC4000. Next is the HP2000, over the ear DJ headphones with a large 50mm neodymium magnet drivers. Finally, Denon has announced a new interface for Serato DJ, the DS1. This a huge since the DS1 is the first Serato compatible soundcard from a company aside from Rane. Keep reading for full details.
Numark is announcing several new products at NAMM including follow ups to their flagship NS7 controller and affordable Mixtrack controllers. The NS7 III is the successor to the “best controller ever built”, the NS7 II. Numark has managed to elegantly add 3 screens to the NS7 III without compromising on the size or features. The Mixtrack 3 and […]
Serato has just launched a new minor update to the Serato DJ software (version 1.7.3) that adds official HID support for the new Pioneer XDJ-1000, the new media player that's ditched the CD drives. The new update means the entire XDJ unit "pre-mapped to Serato DJ when using HID mode, allowing you to use the XDJ-1000 to control many of Serato DJ’s features such as, Library Navigation, Looping, Slip Mode, Cue Points, Quantize, Sync and much more."
Ever since the release of Serato DJ, it's been possible to purchase additional features or FX packs to expand Serato DJ's capabilities. Serato has released some very cool features this year including Pitch N' Time, an industry standard time stretching plugin, and Flip, which lets you create custom edits of your music in Serato DJ.
Over the last few years, the 'CDJ that doesn't play CDs' has taken on almost mythical status in the DJ world, spoken of in hushed tones by those claiming to be in-the-know, and those who claimed to know somebody else who was. What is perhaps surprising, though, is that the first CD-less player is not a top-end replacement for the CDJ 2000 Nexus, but in fact a replacement for the more budget-minded CDJ-850. An interesting move on Pioneer's part – but has it paid off?
As DJ technology continues to evolve, the division between controller DJs and turntable DJs seems to be getting bigger. Both styles of DJing have their advantages and ultimately try to achieve the same result. Even A-Trak commented on this subject saying DJing is about taking risks and not just what you use at the club.
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.
The ecosystem of Serato products has expanded massively in recent years, with native control solutions appearing from many manufacturers. The latest company to step into the Serato world is Akai, with their new AMX and AFX units. But do they bring anything new to the table? We tested them to find out.