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Traktor Pro 3.3.0 is coming with XDJ-1000MK2 support, Kontrol S2/S3 get MIDI mode

Par Dan White
Traktor Pro 3.3 Public Beta adds XDJ-1000MK2 support

In Native Instruments’ “Traktor Pro Public Beta Test” forum, there’s been a fair amount of activity since early January. The news is that Traktor Pro 3.3 is coming out in the near future, and a number of new features and bug fixes are included – including XDJ-1000MK2 support. At the same time, two controllers finally […]

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XDJ-XZ will get full Virtual DJ 2020 support (including On-Device Waveforms)

Par Dan White
XDJ-XZ with Virtual DJ 2020

The XDJ-XZ, Pioneer DJ’s most recent all-in-one release, has created mixed emotions for a lot of DJs. It’s got those full-sized platters, jog displays, and four channel mixer – but it’s lacking more than two standalone channels (two channels are for external inputs – which includes Rekordbox DJ on a computer). Today the news is […]

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Phase to get rid of the need for audio cables in forthcoming update for Serato users

Par Dan White
Phase Serato wireless demo at MWM NAMM 2002

In an upcoming firmware update to the Phase wireless scratch system, DJs will no longer have to use audio cables to send signal into their DJ software. Instead, only a single USB data cabe is needed to send a control from the Phase receiver box into Serato DJ Pro. Goodbye RCA Cables? When you’re already […]

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DJM-V10: Pioneer DJ’s new 6-channel mixer looks like it was designed by a techno DJ

Par Dan White
DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ

A new DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ has 6 channels, master isolators, four band EQ, per-channel compression knobs and sends for each channel. You could be forgiven for thinking that we’re listing features on an Allen & Heath DJ mixer. The new unit is expected to be present today at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, so […]

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MPC One: Standalone, $699, and what the MPC Touch should have been?

Par Dan White
Akai MPC One

Has there ever been a totally standalone MPC that’s been priced under $1,000? The MPC Touch that was released five years ago seemed like it was going to be the winner – but it still required a computer. With this new MPC One, Akai hopes to create a no-computer-needed piece of hardware that wins over […]

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The Rane Seventy: a new battle mixer designed to directly compete with the DJM-S9

Par Dan White

InMusic is on a roll with product releases this NAMM. Rane DJ is the next brand inside of the company to roll something out: the Rane Seventy mixer.  Look, we know the spec sheet already leaked over the weekend and everyone knew this release was coming. What we didn’t know was that Rane teamed up […]

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Denon DJ’s new Prime Go all-in-one standalone has a 4+ hour battery in it

Par Dan White
Denon DJ's Prime Go

This morning Denon DJ have introduced two new pieces of hardware – the Prime 2 and Prime Go. While the Prime 2 is a pretty easy-to-understand piece of gear (think a two channel Prime 4), the Prime Go is a more advanced piece of hardware that deserves a much closer look. Keep reading for all […]

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What will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020 – a new CDJ, or a new turntable?

Par Dan White
What's Pioneer DJ going to announce at NAMM 2020?

We’ve seen the beginnings of NAMM 2020 DJ gear news this week. In our email inboxes and around the web we’ve seen a lot of people asking the same question: what will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020? Editor’s NAMM update: our speculation below hasn’t come true. Instead, they released the DJM-V10 mixer – read […]

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What is MIDI 2.0, and why does it matter?

Par Dan Cole
MIDI 2.0 makes a first appearance

With Roland’s new 88-key controller announced this week, a lot of attention has been directed its compatibility with MIDI 2.0. This makes it the first company to have developed such functionality. For gear buyers, it might seem confusing – so today DJTT contributor Dan Cole tackles the future of MIDI. What is MIDI 2.0, and […]

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Denon DJ’s X1850 Mixer: an aesthetic refresh and that’s about it

Par Dan White
Denon DJ X1850 mixer NAMM 2020

We’re happy that Denon DJ is updating their Prime series players to add a few more features and a new look. At the same time, they’re also updating their flagship mixer, now the X1850 Prime. There’s very little different versus the X1800 Prime, as we’ll cover in this article. X1850 DJ Mixer Gear: X1850 Prime […]

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SC6000 + SC6000M Prime: Denon DJ Just Announced An Even Better Prime Player

Par Dan White

Two new media players from Denon DJ take the best things about the Prime series media players and make them even better. Meet the SC6000 Prime and SC6000M Prime, two new units that have been just announced by Denon DJ moments ago. As we noted yesterday, it’s NAMM season. NAMM 2020 officially kicks off next […]

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DJ2GO2 Touch: Numark Updates Portable DJ Controller With Capacitive Jog Wheels

Par Dan White
DJ2Go2 Touch - Numark's New Update

In the lead up to NAMM 2020 (which starts next week), we’re going to be covering a lot of new gear that’s set to hit the DJ market. Here’s the first one: Numark’s DJ2GO2 Touch, which is an incremental update of Numark’s hyper-portable pocket DJ controller. It’s largely the same as the last iteration, but […]

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DJ Gear Predictions: Pioneer DJ Could Release a XDJ-RZ + XDJ-RB in 2020

Par Dan White

Just two months left in this decade, and one thing is clear in our industry: Pioneer DJ has absolutely dominated DJ gear sales. It begs some speculation: what will the company release in the coming year to keep competitors at bay? For today’s article, we speculate on two pieces of standalone, all-in-one hardware that we […]

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Read this before updating your DJ computer to Catalina! Wait For Serato/Traktor/Rekordbox Updates.

Par Dan White
Don't update to Catalina yet.

If you’re an early adopter, a DJ, and use a Mac, take note: iTunes is officially done in macOS Catalina, out today. The software is replaced with a music-only app, called simply Music (we’ll call it Music.app occasionally for clarity). One of the biggest issues is that this breaks a lot of DJ apps’ integrations […]

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DDJ-XP2: Pioneer DJ’s New Controller Unlocks Powerful Rekordbox and Serato DJ Functionality

Par Dan White

Say hello to the DDJ-XP2 – this is a new accessory controller designed for use in either the Rekordbox/CDJ ecosystem or alongside Serato DJ Pro. The controller not only maintains the original functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but also adds a ton of new exclusive features in each of the softwares it works with. Keep reading […]

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Virtual DJ 2020 Launches With New UI, Beatport Link, an Event Scheduler, and more

Par Dan White
Virtual DJ 2020

This past weekend, Atomix launched a brand new version of their DJ software, Virtual DJ 2020. The biggest change in the new update is visual: the team has completely redesigned the DJ software’s interface with a more modern look. Keep reading to learn more about the other big updates, including Beatport Link streaming music, an […]

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