We recently touted the DDJ-200 as a great buy for beginner DJs because of the access to streaming libraries (making it a low investment way to start DJing), but now the DDJ-400 is getting similar functionality. Algoriddim’s popular djay iOS app will now support the DDJ-400. This is a simple compatibility update – essentially unlocking […]
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What’s happening at Native Instruments? Over the last week, a number of sources have shared news of significant layoffs at Native Instruments. Specifically, according to sources close to the company, around 100 people were let go last Thursday – many of whom seemed to have been focused on hardware development. September 4th Update: NI have released […]
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What happens when a company decides they want to really pay attention to the demands of mobile DJs when releasing a product? Today, Roland is announcing their new DJ-707M, which is being touted as a four-channel Serato DJ Pro controller with features that you might find on live sound audio consoles and loudspeaker management systems. […]
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Sigma has announced a new mirrorless, full-frame, pocketable, and fully customizable fp camera for both stills and cinema.
There’s a new version of Traktor Pro 3.2 that’s just been released this morning by Native Instruments. The update is focused primarily on adding features that improve harmonic mixing / key matching functionalities. The new features that help this include a new time-stretching algorithm, a new Key Lock and matching widget, and a new deck […]
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What happens when a budget-minded brand makes a return to their roots? That’s exactly what has happened with this new Numark Scratch mixer, announced today. The Scratch seems designed to check all of the expected turntablist workflows that come with fancier mixers (like the DJM-S9 or Rane Seventy Two) at a much lower price point […]
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Today at WWDC 2019 (Apple’s annual developer conference) we heard the first official news about a much-talked about development to music management: the end of iTunes. We wrote about this in April, and it’s true: in the upcoming macOS Catalina release, iTunes is no more. The OS will instead come with three apps that replace […]
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Traktor DJ 2 – a brand new beginner-focused version of Traktor launches today. It’s set to be the platform on which many future versions of Traktor will be built on top of – so even if you’re not interested in the software from the current feature set, it’s worth learning more about. In case you […]
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Ableton Live 10.1 gets a full release today, with a substantial number of new features that producers can get excited about. The update is free, having gone through several months of public beta testing after being announced back in February Live 10.1’s New Features The new 10.1 update released today has a number of new […]
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Wondering when streaming music libraries will show up in standalone DJ hardware? Denon DJ announced their standalone Prime Series DJ hardware (SC5000, SC5000M, and Prime 4) will all have streaming services added to them in Summer 2019.
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Beatport LINK will start streaming music from the massive Beatport library directly into Pioneer DJ's new WeDJ 2.0 app today - for $15/month.
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Pioneer DJ announces their brand new DDJ-200, designed to be their newest entry level beginner DJ controller.
Digging well into their product vaults, Native Instruments has just announced that they’re releasing a new Komplete Audio 6 MK2 soundcard. This is a refresh of the original Komplete Audio 6 that they put out way back at the start of the decade in 2011. New generation NI design, with more I/O This Audio 6 […]
Initial reports are coming out that Pioneer DJ is going to be sold off to to new buyers later this year. According to an article published on the Nikkei Asian Review, both Pioneer Corporation and KKR (an investment firm that owns the majority share of Pioneer DJ) are already in talks to sell off Pioneer […]
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At the center of most live electronic instrument setups is a sequencer. But unlike instruments, there’s a pretty limited range of options when it comes to versatile sequencers that allow quick and intuitive performance and creation. That’s exactly the area that Pioneer DJ seems to want to fill with their new release, the TORAIZ SQUID. […]
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Check out the first glimpses of Teenage Engineering-designed DJ gear used at Coachella by fashion designer and DJ Virgil Abloh.
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After a number of false-start “leaks” around the web on Monday, the official announcement of Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-800 has gone live. The DDJ-800 is the latest in a series of Rekordbox DJ controllers that all are total refreshes of the line from the DDJ-S/R families (see our reviews of the DDJ-400 and DDJ-1000). DDJ-800 Controller: […]
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The new owners of the three very popular DJ softwares will discontinue all DJ software, and aims to replace all DJ sets with curated, automixed Spotify playlists by early 2020.
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Pioneer DJ has licensed access to Pro DJ Link network information, allowing visual effects software and hardware to sync with high-end Pioneer DJ players
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Mixvibes is announcing a brand new iteration of their DJ software, Cross DJ 4. It's available for preorder today, and has a few new features. Watch the video below and then keep reading for a feature overview.
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If you use pad modes or external accessories with Serato DJ Pro - or you've got a RP-8000MK2 on the way - you'll want to know more about this update.
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Have a big gig this weekend that you're performing at? If you're using a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, Maschine Sstudio, or a Komplete Kontrol S-Keyboard in your setup and running Windows machine, you might have a big issue on your hands if the latest update was installed. Keep reading for details.
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A new update, Traktor Pro 3.1, is out - and it allows users to finally get those parallel waveforms they've been craving for years. Keep reading for all the details.
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Remember how Beatport LINK is coming, and will bring a streaming library of Beatport's music into DJ software? There's a new update: development is nearly complete to integrate the Beatport LINK streaming library into DJ softwares.
Beatport has teamed up with a major record pool - DJcity - to launch a new generation of Beatsource, the hip-hop / open format DJ marketplace. The two companies are combining efforts to build out a comprehensive platform due to launch in Summer 2019. Keep reading for details.
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Pioneer DJ has released a brand new public beta version of Rekordbox 5.4.4 with a wild new feature: track analysis data sharing. This means users will be able use new tracks faster without wasting time and processing power analyzing tons of new tracks
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Ableton Live 10.1 has just gone into public beta - there's a load of new features, particularly focused around workflow improvements. These are the kind of things that make it easier to use Ableton day-to-day - get the full details in this article!
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At NAMM 2019, KRK is launching a new generation of their Rokit studio monitors. This time they've got some powerful onboard options - including a graphic EQ display on the back of the speakers and a room tuning app.
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Qbert and the Thud Rumble crew unveiled their brand new updated design for the Invader DJ mixer, which includes a built-in computer and interface.
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An update to Traktor Pro is coming in February and will have a dramatic new UI option: parallel waveforms. S4 MK3 users will also get some love in the form of standalone mixer functionality. Keep reading for details!
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