The new PLX-1000 is a direct drive analog turntable that's very similar in design to the Technics 1200s and many of the other super OEM models that have come after it. There's a standard layout, long pitch fader with a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50% and a reset switch, and a lighted speed guide on the platter.
Remember how just a few weeks ago Q-Bert let it slip that he had seen some secret new turntable project from Pioneer at NAMM 2014? Well, he wasn't just kidding around - the photos this morning from Musikmesse 2014 show that the Pioneer turntable project is very much a real thing.
DJTT forums member enorjy shared a tidbit that he noticed while watching the interview section of DJ QBert's appearance on DJ City's MikiDz Show last week. QBert starts to talk about a project that Pioneer DJ might or might not be working on
Over the weekend at the BPM Show in Birmingham, UK, Reloop announced three new products aiming at very divergent markets – a new turntable with MIDI controls right in the unit, an iPad controller built directly for Algoriddim’s Djay 2 software, and a live production keyboard controller with channel strips and drum pads all in one. Read […]
One of the fondest memories of DJs who’ve been around since the pre-digital watershed is finding new music. When vinyl was still king it was an adventure to head to the record store, don some headphones and put the new records on the shop’s player – a ‘no scratching or back-cueing’ sign never too far […]
Turntable FM, a hot new topic in tech circles, distills the DJ concept down to a fundamental level. In an open MIC style room, 5 DJs play songs one at a time (with no mixing) and a crowd of strangers provide instant feedback on how much they like the music. This format seems to be […]
This past weekend we had a special visitor in the TechTools labs, the renowned Grand Master Q-Bert came down with his Thud Rumble crew to check out our loft and get a feel for what controllerism is all about. We were honored to host them and somewhat surprised when a big camera crew came in […]
For the .001% of you that didn’t get yesterday’s April fools day joke, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the EyeCan Dj product is totally fake. In reality its a fairly brilliant marketing push by Inklen from New Zealand and a good poke at gear business. Since we spend so much […]