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    LDI ’13: DJ & Club Lighting Debuts in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas – As always, LDI ’13 expects to see several lighting-products debuts that will to ...

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    NAMM ’14: Tons of New DJ Gear in Anaheim

    ADJ’s Quad Scan Pro fixture. Anaheim, Calif. – Beginning today and running through Sunday, Jan. ...

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    Serato Introduces Serato Remote App For iPad

    Released yesterday on the App Store, the Serato Remote iPad app allows users to see and control ...

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    Pioneer DDJ-SB Controller: Your New Best Friend? [REVIEW]

    One of the first reviews I wrote for DJ Times was about the first-ever Serato Itch all-in-one ...

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Harman’s Martin Professional Introduces RUSH DC 1 Aqua LED Fixture

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Harman’s Martin Professional has launched the new RUSH DC 1 Aqua, an ultra-compact yet powerful LED fixture ideal for nightclubs, bars, and other entertainment venues. The RUSH DC 1 Aqua is powered by a 75-watt LED engine and offers a variety of color moods and effects, from chill to warm and ...

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Pioneer DJ Launches KUVO Clubbing Network Website & App

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Pioneer DJ is trying to transform the way clubbers, DJs, and clubs connect to each other with KUVO, a new website and app that aims to lay the foundations for a next-generation club community. KUVO brings dance music fans live information about which DJs are playing and where with real-time set ...

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Gemini Reintroduces Slate 4 Serato Controller

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Gemini has unveiled a redesigned version of the Slate 4, the company’s first USB DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro. The Slate 4 is equipped with two full-featured decks, four channels of mixing, and two rows of large performance pads all housed in a thin, portable package. Gemini worked closely ...

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American DJ Launches VF Series Fog & Snow Machines

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American DJ has launched its new VF Series of fog and snow machines just in time for the holidays, introducing five new fixtures ready for usage in a variety of environments. The VF400 is the most compact of the new units. The VF400 is a 400-watt fog machine aimed at mobile entertainers, with a ...

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Native Instruments Officially Announces Traktor Kontrol S8

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After revealing its imminent existence with a mysterious teaser video last month, Native Instruments has officially announced its new all-in-one Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller. The S8 is designed for state-of-the-art Traktor Pro 2 control and aims to bring DJs an entirely new performance ...

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UDG Launches Creator Controller Hardcase Series

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UDG has added four new Controller Hardcases to its Creator Series. The new Hardcases are available in Medium, Large, XL, and 2XL, with each aimed to embody the durable, sleek, and attention-grabbing design associated with the line. The bags are equipped with Durashock molded EVA foam, which ...

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Peavey TriFlex II

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Peavey Electronics’ TriFlex II is one choice for mobile DJs who want a transportable audio system for small- to medium-sized gigs while delivering strong bass. Considering its MAP of $899, this is the total package that should get some attention. The TriFlex II is compact and will fit most SUVs ...

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Serato Updates Serato DJ to 1.7.1; Adds Akai Pro AMX Support

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Serato has released Serato DJ 1.7.1, the latest update to its flagship software. Serato DJ 1.7.1 adds official support for the new Akai Pro AMX, allowing plug-and-play compatability for the compact, two-channel controller with the software. The AMX fully supports the new DVS Expansion Pack and ...

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Galaxy Audio Adds Two New Transmitters to Traveler Series

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Galaxy Audio has expanded its Any Spot Traveler line with the addition of its new AS-TVBPT and AS-TVH2 microphones. The AS-TVBPT Pendant Microphone allows users to go completely hands free by wearing the unit around their necks. The frequency agile unit offers 96 selectable channels and is ...

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Martin Professional Delivers Full-House Club Effect with RUSH Wizard

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional has launched the RUSH Wizard, a new fixture that generates a full-house effect combining both power and energy-efficient lighting. The RUSH Wizard is music-triggered and DMX-controllable, and the unit is equipped with two independent color/GOBO wheels offering seven ...

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Hercules Redesigns Flagship Controllers; Unveils DJControl AIR S & AIR+ S Series

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Hercules has given its flagship DJControl AIR and DJControl AIR+ controllers redesigns, transforming them into the DJControl AIR S Series and the DJControl AIR+ S Series. The new S Series designs feature central mixing controls that boast a scratch-brushed aluminum appearance. The upper section ...

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IK Multimedia Launches iRig Pads

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IK Multimedia has announced the launch of the iRig Pads, its new universal MIDI groove controller for iOS, Mac, and PC devices. The new controllers are full-featured and ultra-portable, taking up less space than an iPad and clocking in at less than one-inch thick. The iRig Pads is equipped with ...

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808 Audio Partners with Scratch DJ Academy

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808 Audio has teamed up with Scratch DJ Academy, providing the school’s students hands-on experience with its headphones and speakers as well as six-week scholarships. Scratch DJ Academy was founded in 2002 and offers aspiring DJs introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses along with ...

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Michael Brun Shares His Top 5 Production Tips

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It’s been a busy year for Michael Brun. At just 22 years old, the Haitian DJ/producer launched his own label Kid Coconut earlier this summer and has released the singles ”Zenith” and “Sun In Your Eyes” through it in the months since. With a style that merges Haitian rhythms with a particularly ...

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American DJ Boosts LED Engines with Inno Scan HP & Inno Roll HP

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American DJ is making its Inno Scan Series fixtures even brighter with the introduction of the Inno Scan HP and Inno Roll HP. The new fixtures feature LED sources capable of 80-watt output (up from the 50-watt Inno Roll LED and Inno Scan LED) , with the Scan HP equipped with a sharp 16-degree ...

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Native Instruments Unveils Traktor Kontrol S8 with Teaser Video

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Native Instruments has released a teaser video announcing the Traktor Kontrol S8, its new flagship all-in-one DJ controller. The video was shot at the controller’s Ibiza launch party and features high-profile DJ appearances, including Davide Squillace, Luciano, Carl Craig, and Booka Shade’s ...

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Nic Fanciulli Talks Traktor F1 in Native Instruments ‘The Future of DJing’ Video

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Native Instruments has released the third installment of its ‘The Future of DJing” video series, and this episode features UK DJ/producer Nic Fanciulli. In the clip, Fanciulli talks about the importance of Ibiza to the electronic music scene, as well as his crossover from being a vinyl DJ to a ...

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Collaborative Production Software Splice Launches Public Beta & DNA Player

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Splice has unveiled its public beta along with a new DNA Player that gives users a peek into the collaborative production suite’s capabilities. Splice aims to streamline collaborative production by eliminating the need to manage and send project files between musicians. Any changes to a ...

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Chauvet DJ Wraps Up DJ Expo 2014

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This year’s DJ Expo took place at Atlantic City, NJ’s Trump Taj Mahal from August 11-14, and exhibitor Chauvet DJ is wrapping up its 2014 showing there with a series of videos showcasing the products and seminars that were on display. For those who may have missed parts of Chauvet DJ’s expo ...

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Chauvet DJ Introduces Laser Text Effect with Scorpion Script

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Chauvet DJ has introduced the Scorpion Script, its new text and pattern-producing laser. The Scorpion Script is the newest addition to the Scorpion line of lasers and packs a compact and powerful 532 mn/50mW green laser. By typing on the detachable keyboard included with the unit, users can ...

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Pioneer Set to Sell DJ Division to KKR

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After days of industry rumblings, Pioneer has said it will sell its DJ equipment division to US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. KKG will pay 59 billion yen (approximately $551 million) for the shares in Pioneer DJ and will own 85.05% of the company, while Pioneer DJ will retain ...

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Beatport Reveals Beta of New Beatport Pro Store Overhaul

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Beatport is getting a brand new look, and users can get a peek at the update by accessing the beta version of the new Beatport Pro online store. The new platform is faster, more flexible, and more responsive following a complete redesign from the ground up. Beatport Pro’s new technology ...

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Algoriddim Launches 2.6 Update to djay iOS App with GE Collaboration

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Algoriddim’s popular djay 2 software has received its version 2.6 update, bringing users enhanced Spotify integration and a brand-new sound pack stemming from a collaboration with General Electric. For its first-ever branded sound pack, Algoriddm has released the GE Drop Science Pack into the ...

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iZotope Launches RX 4 Audio Repair & Enhancement Toolkit

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iZotope has released the latest iteration of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX 4. The software aims to accelerate workflows in TV broadcast, film, video, and music by transforming flawed audio into usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common problems. ...

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Alesso Premiering ‘Tear The Roof Up’ Music Video via Snapchat

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Hot on the heels of its partnerships with festivals Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo earlier this summer, Snapchat is once again linking up to the dance world with the premiere of the video of Alesso’s single “Tear The Roof Up” on September 12. The event marks the first-ever video ...

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Yamaha Introduces DBR & CBR Series of Loudspeakers

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Yamaha has announced two new additions to its set of portable loudspeakers: the powered DBR Series and the passive CBR Series. The DBR Series is the follow-up to Yamaha’s DSR and DXR lines and represents the company’s most portable powered loudspeakers. Comprised of the DBR10, DBR12, and DBR15, ...

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Akai Professional Releases MPC 1.7 Update

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Akai Professional has announced MPC 1.7, its largest-ever update to its MPC Software for MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio users. MPC 1.7 introduces AAX compatibility for use with Pro Tool 10 and 11, and the software’s audio structure has been optimized for deeper manipulation of MPC ...

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Hercules DJControlWave: iPad DJing [REVIEW]

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The DJControlWave is the first completely wireless physical controller for iPad. Hercules is aiming this one at DJs who may not be ready to pull the trigger on one of their more fully-featured controllers, such as the DJControl Air series. The DJControlWave gets its name from the wave-shaped ...

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Pioneer DJ Introduces HDJ-C70 Headphones

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Pioneer DJ is expanding its HDJ line of professional DJ headphones with the announcement of the HDJ-C70s. The new model sets itself apart from the rest of the HDJ line with its smaller ear cups, rotatable arms, interchangeable parts, and minimalistic cosmetic looks. The HDJ-C70s are built with ...

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dbx DriveRack PA2 [REVIEW]

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The DriveRack PA2 loudspeaker-management system from dbx Professional Audio is a signal processor for your speakers. Priced around $500, its main functions include electronic crossover (full-range, 2-way, and 3-way), equalizer, and speaker protection. But like the TV commercial for the ...

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Cross DJ Adds MIDI Control & Mixcloud Integration to Android App

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Cross DJ—the first pro DJ Android app—has released a new update allowing users to control their music with a controller. For now, users can connect their Android device to the U-Mix Control-Pro, although MixVibes promises that enhanced controller compatibility is in the works. With the U-Mix ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.7

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Serato has released Serato DJ 1.7, the latest update to its flagship software. The new update adds the Serato Flip and Serato DVS expansion packs, as well as enhanced hardware and Official Serato Accessory support—including support for the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Numark NV, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3, Akai Pro ...

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Pioneer DJ Introduces Ultra-Compact DDJ-WeGO3 Controller

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Pioneer DJ has introduced the DDJ-WeGO3, its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller aimed at beginner DJs. Equipped with an easy-to-use button and knob layout, the WeGO3 allows DJs of all skill levels to quickly get acclimated. The WeGO3 sports an entirely new look with an aluminum top ...

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Chauvet Professional Lights Peavey’s Booth at DJ Expo

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DJ Expo 2014 has come and gone, and although we’re all still reeling from the extravaganza, now’s a perfect time to begin reminiscing with a new video showing how Chauvet Professional lit up Peavey’s booth on the floor. In the video, Canal Sound and Light’s Jeffrey Kwan and lighting designer ...

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ADJ Vortex 1200 Offers Moonflower Effects on a Moving Head

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American DJ is putting a new spin on the classic Moonflower lighting effect with its Vortex 1200 moving head. The Vortex 1200 is a powerful moving head is equipped with a 16-piece lens kit and twelve 10W RGBW quad-color LEDs that work together to create a maelstrom of color through the unit’s ...

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Denon DJ Expands MC6000mk2’s Serato Integration; Bundles Serato DJ

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Denon DJ has announced that Serato DJ software will now be included with its flagship MC6000mk2 controller. Effective immediately, new MC6000mk2 customers will receive a voucher for the full version of Serato DJ. Additionally, Denon DJ has also announced support for Serato’s DVS Expansion Pack, ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-SX2

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Pioneer DJ has announced the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, the successor to its popular DDJ-SX controller. The DDJ-SX2 is the industry’s first controller to feature DJs native manipulation of Serato’s recently announced Serato Flip expansion, with designated buttons controlling its Record, Start, and Slot ...

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Allen & Heath Introduces Xone:K1 Controller

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Allen & Heath’s DJ range has expanded with the introduction of its new Xone:K1 MIDI controller. The Xone:K1 features six endless rotary encoders with push switches, 12 analog pots, four linear faders, and 30 backlit performance switches with three-color illumination. The new controller ...

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Livid Instruments & Dubspot Announce DS1 MIDI Mixer

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Livid Instruments has teamed up with Dubspot for the DS1, a new MIDI mixer aimed to bring classic audio design to the digital world. The DS1 was designed with an emphasis on quality and portability, perfect for the stage, studio, and on-the-go. The unit is constructed from lightweight aluminum ...

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Akai Announces AFX & AMX Serato DJ Controllers

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Akai Professional has announced the AFX and AMX, a pair of versatile USB controllers for Serato DJ users of all kinds. The AFX features an intuitive array of knobs, pads, and buttons for advanced track manipulation, with ten pad modes enabling DJs to trigger samples, hot-cues, slicing, and more ...

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Serato DJ 1.7 Introduces Serato Flip Expansion Pack

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Serato has announced the release of Serato Flip, a new Serato DJ Expansion Pack that allows users to create custom edits and extended mixes of their music. Serato Flip allows users to record Cue Point and Censor actions, each of which can be saved and looped. Users can save up to 6 of these ...

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Chauvet DJ Introduces New Wireless, Battery-Powered Wash Freedom Lights

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Chauvet DJ has shed the restraints of power cords, DMX cables, and DMX controllers with the addition of three new models to its Freedom Series of battery-operated wash lights. The three new models—the Freedom Par Tri-6, Freedom Par Quad-4, and Freedom Par Hex 4—are 40% lighter and one-third the ...

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Waves Audio Partners with Dave Clarke for Plugin Collection

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Waves EMP—the Electronic Music Production division of Waves Audio—has announced the release of the Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox. The plugin collection was created in collaboration with Dave Clarke himself, who just wrapped up hosting his own stage at Boom, Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival for the ...

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Pan-Pot Stars in Second Part of Native Instruments’ ‘The Future of DJing’ Series

Native Instruments launched its The Future of DJing video series last month by chatting with MK about the relevance of vinyl in the modern era, and German duo Pan-Pot are starring in the latest installment. In the second part of the series, the Berlin-based techno pair discusses the transition ...

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Duck Sauce Releases Limited ‘Radio Stereo’ Traktor Vinyl Single

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Traktor users can now get their hands on a special “Quacktor Scratch” vinyl housing Duck Sauce’s new single “Radio Stereo.” The duo—comprised of America’s Best DJ nominees A-Trak and Armand van Helden—has teamed with Native Instruments to produce a bright orange Traktor Control vinyl limited to ...

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Roland Releases AIRA Line Updates

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Following its unveiling earlier this year, Roland’s AIRA line has been updated with a set of new features and enhancements affecting all users. The AIRA line—consisting of the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer—now features ...

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ADJ’s Inno Beam LED Offers Strength & Versatility with Low Power Draw

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American DJ is bringing strength and versatility to even the lowest of power situations with its Inno Beam LED. The moving head fixture is powered by a bright white 80W LED source, and the unit utilizes a tight 6-degree beam angle and eight colors to deliver an extensive range of mid-air beam ...

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Chauvet DJ Intimidators Shine at Japan’s Vanity Osaka

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Nestled in Japan’s third largest city, Vanity Osaka has taken its place as the country’s newest nightclub with some help from Chauvet Professional fixtures and Chauvet DJ’s Intimidator line. Designed by Michael Meacham of Miami’s iDesign Productions, the lighting of Vanity Osaka features over ...

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Cerwin-Vega Expands XD Series & P-Series at Summer NAMM 2014

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Gibson’s Cerwin-Vega brand has announced the expansion of its XD series of powered desktop speakers and P-Series line of loudspeakers at this week’s Summer NAMM 2014 expo in Nashville, TN. The P1000X 10-inch Powered Loudspeaker is the latest addition to the company’s P-Series. Capable of solo ...

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Novation Announces Launch Control XL

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Novation has announced the Launch Control XL, a mixer designed to help Ableton users focus more on their music and less on their laptop. The Launch Control XL is built with 24 knobs arranged in rows of eight, mirroring Ableton’s mixer interface. The controller is also equipped with 16 ...

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American DJ Launches Ultra HEX Par 3

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American DJ has introduced the Ultra HEX Par 3; an LED Par fixture that produces wide washes in a wide range of colors through its three 10W HEX LEDs and 63 built-in color macros. The HEX Par 3 uses Hex LEDs, which pack red, green, blue, amber, white, and UV into one diode, allowing users... ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces PLX-1000 Turntable

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Pioneer DJ has announced the PLX-1000, a new professional turntable offering a user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional playback quality. The model was first teased earlier this year at Frankfurt, Germany’s MusikMesse music fair and acts as an analog ...

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Chauvet’s FlareCON Air Interface Controls Lights via Tablets & Smartphones

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Chauvet DJ has further advanced wireless lighting flexibility with its new FlareCON Air hardware interface, allowing users to control any of the brand’s Freedom series of fixtures directly from their smartphones and tablets. The system is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, as users ...

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Native Instruments Releases Circuit Halo Expansion for Maschine

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Native Instruments has released its new Circuit Halo expansion for Maschine, allowing users to combine vintage synths and drum machine samples with contemporary patterns. The new sound set combines multi-sampled synths, classic drum machines, custom glitch modulation effects, and new presets ...

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Chauvet Showcases Nexus at EDC’s Basspod Stage

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Photo: Aldo Parenti Chauvet’s Nexus rig continued to show off its dynamic versatility at last month’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, at which it provided the crux of the light show at the festival’s Basspod stage. The light show was designed by SJ Lighting’s Steve Lieberman, who fit the ...

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iZotope BreakTweaker: Edit Audio like a Mad Scientist [REVIEW]

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After the success of Stutter Edit, it was inevitable that iZotope and BT would collaborate again on another innovative audio-manipulation plug-in. So, here we are…introducing BreakTweaker, a drum machine, beat sculptor and beat sequencer—all rolled into one. BT (aka legendary ...

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Ultimate Ears Reference In-Ear Monitors [REVIEW]

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If you’ve attended any concerts (or seen any concert videos) in the past 10 or 15 years, you’ve no doubt noticed that stage performers almost universally sport discrete in-ear listening devices that, under normal circumstances, one might confuse for an old-fashioned hearing aid. ...

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Galaxy Any Spot Traveler TV 8 – Portable PA System [REVIEW]

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“So excited to work with you, Mr. DJ, and thanks for agreeing to not only deliver entertainment for our event, but provide sound for our ceremony, which is being held in a field overlooking a mountain, on a hill beside a bay. And, oh by the way, there is no power out there and it... Read More

Pioneer DJ Releases rekordbox 3.0

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Pioneer DJ has rolled out rekordbox 3.0, its largest update to the music management software yet. The new version features an overhauled GUI built from the groud up making managing/editing playlists, searching/selecting tracks, and syncing track information across multiple devices and software. ...

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Win Chauvet DJ Fixtures from Invincible Intimidator Contest

Chauvet DJ is celebrating the extended durability of its seminal Intimidator line by inviting people to guess the age of a working fixture as part of its Invincible Intimidator contest. Participants will select from a set of choices their best estimate of how old the still-working Intimidator ...

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American DJ Offers Versatility with Dotz Par & Dotz TPar

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American DJ has made far-reaching wash effects simple and portable with the release of its Dotz Par and DotzTpar System. The Dotz Par features 36-watt RGB COB LED with 35 built-in color macros and a 60-degree beam angle capable of vibrant colors and wide washing effects from afar. Users can ...

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Nocs NS2 Air Monitors Add Airplay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect

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Nocs wants listeners to hear their music anywhere in their homes with the new NS2 Air Monitors: portable speakers equipped with Airplay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect wireless connectivity. The Bluetooth connectivity allows users to connect to the speakers wirelessly thorough any compatible ...

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Morgan Page Partners with DTS & BitTorrent for Immersive Video & Remix Contest

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Morgan Page has announced a pair of partnerships with DTS and BitTorrent to bring fans and producers a new music video and remix contest to support the June 24 release of the Kill The Buzz remix of his single “Against The World.” For the release of the track’s music video, Page has given fans ...

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JBL Professional Expands EON600 Portable PA Series

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JBL Professional announced at this week’s InfoComm 2014 Conference in Las Vegas that its EON600 line of portable PAs is expanding with the addition of two new models: the 10-inch EON610 and 12-inch EON612 two-way loudspeakers. Introduced as counterparts to the popular EON615 loudspeaker ...

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Dubspot Officially Launches Los Angeles School

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Electronic music production school Dubspot has officially opened the doors to its Los Angeles facility, joining the existing New York City and online iterations. Because the finishing touches still have to be put on the LA office, the school has teamed with SIR Studios—less than a block away—to ...

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Snapchat Introduces ‘Our Story’ with Tiësto for Electric Daisy Carnival

Snapchat—the popular micro-photo chatting app—has always been a haven to send quick moments of show moments, and now it’s raising the bar further with the launch of ‘Our Story’ in a new promo video featuring this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Tiësto. During the fest, ...

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Seven Lions Shares His Top Seven Production Tips

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In a sea of DAWs, plugins, hardware, and a near-infinite number of other things to turn your bedroom into a music studio, it can be easy to lose sight of the basics of sound design and setups when crafting tracks. The importance of speaker placement, frequency sweeping, and knowing where to ...

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Audio Artery Releases One DJ 1.6 Update & DJ Rasp Showcase Video

Audio Artery’s flexible One DJ software has been updated to version 1.6, adding a set of new and traditional features for users. The new update for the largely customizable workspace was based largely on user feedback, and includes the addition of a traditional recording, new controller ...

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M-Audio & Toolroom Records Offer Artist Contract Competition

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M-Audio has partnered with Toolroom Records to offer users of its new Trigger Finger Pro production and performance unit a chance to win an artist contract with the label through a new contest. The Trigger Finger Pro combines percussion pads, faders, knobs, and step-sequencer buttons, includes ...

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Mackie Adds Two High-Output Speakers to SRM Professional Line

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Mackie’s SRM Professional line of powered loudspeakers is expanding with the addition of the SRM750 loudspeaker and SRM2850 subwoofer. Designed to be the “big boys” of the SRM family, both units are built tough and include a 1600-watt amp platform paired with custom transducers within ...

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Analog Mono-Synth: Novation Bass Station 2 [REVIEW]

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Novation’s original Bass Station was available as a 2-octave keyboard and also a simple 1U module. Released in 1993, it was an inexpensive mono synth used on many records, even getting a mention in lyrics by the Rza. The small-format analog synth is in style again and Novation has brought back ...

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Pioneer DDJ-SB Controller: Your New Best Friend? [REVIEW]

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One of the first reviews I wrote for DJ Times was about the first-ever Serato Itch all-in-one controllers. The unit was simple in nature, reliable, and heavy as hell. Well, fast-forward five-plus years and the DJ controller world is hotter than ever. Almost nobody carries records any more, and ...

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EDMX Offers All-In-One Festival App

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Music fans no longer need to manage multiple one-off festival apps on their phones thanks to EDMX, a new all-in-one event app perfect for the onset of festival season. The new app update allows users to make and share lineups for over 175 EDM festivals in the world in addition to granting ...

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ADJ Releases Software Update for myDMX 2.0

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American DJ has released a new update for myDMX 2.0, its DMX control software aimed at lighting designers and DJs controlling small to mid-size lighting set-ups. The new update adds four new ease-of-use features, including removing the need to split up profiles when patching multi-beam RGB ...

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Chauvet DJ Marries LEDs & Lasers with Swarm 5 FX

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Chauvet DJ has unveiled the Swarm 5 FX, a multi-purpose lighting rig designed to help mobile DJs to get the most out of their lighting investment. The Swarm 5 FX acts as three products in one: a RGBAW rotating derby, red and green laser, and white strobe. The unit is capable of running any ...

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Pioneer DJ CDJ-900NXS Now Compatible with Serato DJ

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Pioneer DJ has released a new firmware update making the CDJ-900NXS compatible for Serato DJ users. The Version 1.20 firmware offers compatibility with Serato DJ 1.6.2, enabling DJ performances using music stored on a computer without the need for a control disc. In Online Mode, users can ...

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Mixware Named US DJ-Tech Distributor for DIF-1S Mixer & LF-12 Turntable

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California’s Mixware has been named the US distributor for DJ-Tech’s new line of battle mixer and turntables. Mixware—also responsible for US distribution of Nocs AB headphones earlier this year—will handle the US releases of DJ-Tech’s popular DIF-1S battle mixer and the upcoming LF-12 high ...

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Chauvet DJ Doubles Laser Light with Scorpion Dual

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Two heads are better than one with Chauvet DJ’s new Scorpion Dual, the company’s new wirelessly controlled aerial laser. The laser features a unique dual mirror output that doubles the unit’s green laser effect with no impact on the unit’s slim 5.4 pound weight. The Scorpion Dual packs in 32 ...

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Native Instruments Updates iMASCHINE iOS App

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Native Instruments has released an update to its popular iMASCHINE iOS app, streamlining its workflow and adding a slew of fan-requested features. The app lets iOS device users to create music sketches using a wide selection of drums, synths, one-shots, and the built-in audio recorder, and is ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.6.3 Software Update

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Serato has released the Serato DJ 1.6.3 software update, improving performance by offering users enhanced accessory support and critical bug fixes. Pioneer DDJ-SZ users will benefit from increased platter latency, allowing for tighter response when mixing and scratching. Platter lighting ...

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Chauvet DJ Adds Color to Fog with Lightweight Geyser RGB Jr.

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Adding unique smoke effects to your performances will no longer weigh your DJ rig down with the introduction of Chauvet’s Geyser RGB Jr. The new unit weighs five pounds less than the original Geyser RGB and features a unique design that directs the light of nine 3W RGB LEDs through upward ...

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American DJ Offers Motorized Zoom with New Inno Color Beams

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Both intense shafts of light and wide-reaching washouts are at a touch of button with American DJ’s Inno Color Beam Z7 and Inno Color Beam Z19, its newest pair of LED moving heads. The Inno Color Beam Z7 is the more compact option of the pair and features seven 10W quad-color Osram Ostar LEDs, ...

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Arturia V Collection 3.0: Analog Rig ‘In the Box’ [REVIEW]

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Since 1999, Grenoble, France-based manufacturer Arturia has been carving out a special niche for itself in the studio market by creating software emulations of vintage analog synths. Indeed, I’ve always enjoyed using Arturia’s meticulously created virtual versions of classic keyboards in my ...

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Allen & Heath Xone:23 Mixer [REVIEW]

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The last time I reviewed an Allen & Heath product for these pages (back in 2010), the company was owned by D&M Holdings (now D+M Group), owner of brands like Denon and Marantz. This past summer, however, the company was sold to a U.K.-based private equity firm, returning the Cornwall, ...

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Dawn Pro Audio Introduces Bluetooth-Equipped T-Series Loudspeakers

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Dawn Pro Audio has introduced the T-Series series, its new set of loudspeakers that allow for the use of streaming audio wirelessly through Bluetooth technology. The 200-watt T100BT and 100-watt T50BT tower speakers also interface with Dawn’s System Link technology, allowing users to play the ...

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American DJ Offers Advanced Features with Fog Fury Fog Machines

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American DJ has opened up a world of cloudy possibilities for DJs with its new Fog Fury line of fog machines. The new machines have received a hefty set of usability and performance updates, including more reliable high performance piston-action pumps and a special heating element design that ...

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Native Instruments Adds Mixcloud Integration with Traktor DJ 1.4 Update

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Native Instruments is further streamlining portable DJing with the new 1.4 update for its Traktor DJ iPhone/iPad app.  The most notable addition is in-app Mixcloud integration, allowing users to share their sets directly to their Mixcloud profile without the need to manually export and upload ...

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Chauvet Nexus Shines at Coachella

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Following a successful last-minute switch to them for Lady Gaga’s South By Southwest performance in Austin, TX, Chauvet’s Nexus lighting panels once again proved their versatility during Indio Valley, CA’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this month. The Coachella’s massive ...

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25th Anniv. Moment: Native Instruments Massive – Sept, 2007 [Breakthrough Product]

Originally published: January 2007 Native Instruments takes a giant step forward with their creation of Massive—a soft synth that’s packed with features and possibilities, yet is still easy to program. Powerful wavetable oscillators, a variety of filters, multiple routing possibilities and ...

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Serato Announces Serato DJ 1.6.2 & DJ Intro 1.2 Updates

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Serato has released the latest updates for Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, offering users expanded hardware choices and technical fixes. Serato DJ 1.6.2 is now available for Serato DJ users (and as a free upgrade to all supported Pro Hardware and Scratch Live users) and adds compatibility with ...

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Chauvet DJ Announces Ultra-Compact EZMin Lasers

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Chauvet DJ is putting eye-popping laser light in the palm of your hand with the announcement of the new EZMin Laser FX and RBX. The new units are ultra-compact and battery-operated, allowing for extreme portability by eliminating the necessity of power cords. Each unit can run up to six hours ...

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Beatport Releases Beatport Pro Music Management System

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DJs can be an obsessive bunch when it comes to track organization, and Beatport’s new Beatport Pro system aims to revolutionize music management. Tailoring its music organization tools just for DJs, Beatport Pro offers a laundry list of features that have been unavailable to users until now. ...

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Mixed in Key Flow: DJ Software for Radio & Podcasts [REVIEW]

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It should go without saying that the growing interest in EDM over the past few years has spawned an expanding interest in DJing and the culture that goes along with it. Today, we have DJs of all experience levels and varying aspirations—from global stars to bedroom wannabes and everywhere in ...

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Audio Artery’s One DJ: New Mixing Software [REVIEW]

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It should go without saying that the growing interest in EDM over the past few years has spawned an expanding interest in DJing and the culture that goes along with it. Today, we have DJs of all experience levels and varying aspirations—from global stars to bedroom wannabes and everywhere in ...

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Mackie’s MRmk3 Series Studio Monitors [REVIEW]

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Perhaps more than any other single investment you’ll make in a home studio, monitors are the most important. No matter the quality of the rest of your studio components, inferior monitors will render everything else moot, skewing your perception of what it is you’re actually doing in your mix. ...

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INDUSTRY: inMusic Acquires Denon DJ, Denon Professional, & Marantz Professional

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inMusic has announced the addition of three of D&M Holdings’ product brands—Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ—to its existing company umbrella. The new brands join inMusic’s existing family of brands, which includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION ...

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ADJ Releases Event Bar Q4

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American DJ’s Event Bar DMX has evolved with the multi-color Event Bar Q4, the brand’s new versatile four-head fixture offering users the freedom of both static and active lighting. By adding RGB LEDs to the Event Bar DMX’s whites, the new Q4 features quad-color lighting across its four ...

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Arriba Cases Moves to New California Headquarters

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Premium DJ case and bag manufacturer Arriba Cases has moved to a larger headquarters in City of Industry, CA. With varied product offerings including its AC Series for mobile lighting gear, AS Series for audio equipment, and AL Series for DJ accessories existing alongside its Truss, Stackable ...

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25th Anniv. Moment – iZotope Stutter Edit [Breakthrough Product]

Originally published: July 2011 Boston-based company iZotope has a solid reputation for making versatile and powerful plug-ins that won’t break the bank. DJ-artist/sound designer Brian Transeau (aka BT) has long been known for creating innovative electronic music, while staying at the ...

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BT Launches MUSE App for Leap Motion Controller

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Throughout his career, BT has continually explored the meeting between music and technology, and he’s aiming to further his pursuit of new sounds with his MUSE app for the Leap Motion controller, available now. Partnering with Berklee College of Music’s Dr. Richard Boulanger for the creation of ...

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Chauvet’s NEXUS Delivers Last Minute SXSW Lighting for Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s vomit-filled performance at Austin, TX’s South By Southwest festival on March 13 generated a cavalcade of headlines, but behind-the-scenes, an eleventh-hour venue switch left stage production scrambling until the decision to use Chauvet Professional’s NEXUS saved the day. The singer ...

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ADJ Introduces Flashback 4 Panel Lighting Fixture

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American DJ has fused the old school and new school with the Flashback 4, a modern twist on the classic Boarder Can lighting effect. Shipped in sets of two, the Flashback has received a unique makeover from ADJ with the addition of four clusters of vibrant LEDs to the panels: one green, one ...

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Korg Launches Micro Masterpiece Contest

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Korg has launched the Micro Masterpiece Contest, offering Korg users the chance to win their pick of a MS-20 mini, RK-100S, or the complete Volca trio. To enter, US residents can create a video performance consisting solely of sounds from their MicroKorg, MicroKorgXL, and MicroKorgXL+ as well ...

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29th Annual International Dance Music Award Winners Announced

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The dust is still settling from Miami Music Week, and the winners of the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards have been named at the Winter Music Conference. Recognizing and honoring acheivements across 57 categories—from artist and music to clubs and technology—and voted on by more ...

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V-Moda Adds XS to M-Class Headphone Series

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V-Moda has added on to its popular M-Class series of headphones with the XS, a pair designed to offer the ultimate comfort and ergonomic fit. Aiming to ‘mind the gap’ by minimizing the space between the headband and the user’s head, the XS delivers a superior, more comfortable featuring high ...

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ADJ Offering Free Virtual DJ 8 Clinics

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American DJ and American Audio have announced a pair of free clinics offering a hand-on look at the new Virtual DJ 8 software in Los Angeles and Miami. Official Virtual DJ trainers will be on-hand to provide a comprehensive how to guide for the new software, including exclusive details and new ...

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Ableton University Tour Brings Ableton Demonstrations to Campuses

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Ableton is hitting the road during April and May for the Ableton University Tour, a series of free events showcasing Ableton Live 9 software and Ableton Push hardware to students pursuing higher education at colleges around the world. Ableton Certified Trainers and artists will be on hand to ...

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Sennheiser Launches Remix The Legends Contest with New HD Line Release

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German manufacturer Sennheiser has launched the Remix The Legends contest to celebrate the release of its new HD line of DJ and mixing headphones. To do this, the company has enlisted the help of Bob Sinclar, Luciano, and DJ Fly for the contest, who each have provided a track for contestants to ...

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DSI Prophet 12: New Landmark Synth [REVIEW]

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Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing many Dave Smith Instruments products, including the company’s renowned synthesizers and its Tempest drum machine that Smith helped his fellow pioneer, Roger Linn, create. The heralded Prophet name has a new flagship, the Prophet 12. Gone ...

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Introduces Two New RUSH LED Light Fixtures

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HARMIN’s Martin Professional is expanding its RUSH by Martin line of DJ effects with the new RUSH MH5 Profile and RUSH DC 1 Aqua LED fixtures. Providing high-performance at cost-efficient prices, both models offer bright LED lighting and a variety of features. The RUSH MH5 offers a moving head ...

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Pioneer DJ Teases Secret Turntable Project at MusikMesse 2014

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It appears that Pioneer DJ may be entering the world of turntables soon, based on photos of a prototype taken at the MusikMesse music fair going on in Frankfurt, Germany, thru Saturday. Very little information is available besides what can be seen in the photo above (taken at Pioneer’s booth), ...

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Akai Expands APC Controller Line with Three New Models

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Akai fans are in luck today with the company’s announcement of three new additions to its APC controller line. The reimagined APC40 MKII again provides seamless Ableton Live hands-on control complete with visual feedback, equipped with a 5×8 clip-launch matrix, 8 channel faders, 1 master ...

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Novation Announces Launchpad S Control Pack

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Novation is set on simplifying getting started with Ableton Live production and performance with the new Launchpad S Control Pack, out soon. Packed with the 64-button Launchpad S controller as well as the Launch Control, the Launchpad S Control Pack provides everything users need to start ...

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Pioneer DJ Unveils Two Inner-Ear Headphone Offerings

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Pioneer DJ has announced the DJE-2000 and DJE-1500, two pairs of inner-ear headphones aimed for DJs on the go. Emphasizing on the mid and high frequencies critical to DJs, the headphones are ideal for both leisure and music preparation use on portable devices. Both models have been designed for ...

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IK Multimedia’s iLoud Wireless Speaker [REVIEW]

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Walk into the Apple Store—or any electronics shop—and you’ll see that the number of available wireless, Bluetooth speakers is nearly endless. One is the size of an iPod, one looks like a bass tube, one has a charging dock, while another comes in myriad colors to match your mood and outfit on ...

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ADJ Vizi Roller Beam 2R Now Available

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American DJ has released the Vizi Roller Beam 2R, giving club owners a new to step up their lightshow with a groundbreaking 360-degree rotation. Featuring a spinning conical-shaped barrel, the Vizi Roller Beam 2R fills the room with beams in every direction. The barrel is also equipped with a ...

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Mixware Named Nocs US Distributor

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Mixware has been named as the US distributor of Swedish headphone manufacturer Nocs AB, beginning with the release of the company’s NS900 Live DJ headphones next month. The NS900s—first announced in November—showcase Nocs’ clean design aesthetic and dedication to quality and durability with ...

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ADJ Inno Spot Series Offers Compact LED Moving Heads

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American DJ has released its new Inno Spot series, offering four different LED Moving Head models to fit customers’ budgets and needs. The Inno Spot Series’ range of brightness options and product features allows for a wide set of uses, both mobile and permanent. The Inno Pocket Spot is the ...

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Korg Announces Development of New ARP Odyssey Synth

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Korg has unveiled the development of an update to its legendary ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer, due out later this year. The new ARP Odyssey aims to faithfully recreate the famed synthesizer, which became a staple for both recording and performing musicians of the 1970s due its unique sound ...

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WATCH: Roland’s AIRA Series in Action

Roland finally unveiled the details of its much-anticipated AIRA line last week, and now interested users can see hands-on video walkthroughs of the TR-8 drum machine and TB-3 bass synthesizer. Point Blank Music School’s Paul Crossman gives his first impressions with the units, as well as ...

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Celldweller Releases Sonix Producer Pack Vol. 1 Sample Library

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Detroit-based producer Celldweller has released Sonix Producer Pack Vol. 1, his debut collection of royalty free samples. Weighing in at over 1 GB of content comprised of 785 audio samples, the pack has is a distinctive fusion of electronic and industrial rock sounds. With a set of 533 ...

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Roland Unveils AIRA Product Line

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Roland has unveiled the first four products of its new AIRA series, aimed to meet the evolving needs of musicians both in the studio or onstage. The core of the AIRA series—made up of the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer—is ...

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Vestax Opens Retail Showroom in Hollywood

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Turntable and mixer manufacturer Vestax has announced the opening of Vestax To The Core LA, its first retail showroom in Los Angeles. Located in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue, the new showroom provide fully functional demo stations, workshops, weekly events, and performances from noted ...

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DJ Control AIR+: Hercules’ Latest Affordable Controller

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One of the first reviews I recall writing for these pages was about a DJ controller from Hercules, the market-facing brand for France’s Guillemot, and the company has been cranking out a varied and expanding line of such controllers ever since. In 2012, I reviewed Hercules’ DJ Control AIR, an ...

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Serato DJ 1.6 Is Now Available

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A few short weeks after its announcement at NAMM, Serato has made Serato DJ 1.6 available to the public. In addition to increased hardware compatibility—including the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers—and OS X Mavericks 10.9 support, the update packs in a slew of new software ...

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Domestic Bliss: Building a Home Studio

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Building a Home Studio Requires Some Attention to Detail, But Not as Much Money as You Might Think There’s no question that the music industry has, in the last decade or so, changed dramatically. On one front, music distribution has changed markedly in the post-original-Napster era, and the ...

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Say Cheese! Photo Booths Keep on Paying Mobile DJs Dividends

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Photo Booths Endure as an Upsell That Keeps on Paying Dividends to DJs. Will the Fun Ever End? When Lisa Vasberg of Cheers Entertainment in Newbury Park, Calif., bought her first photo booth outfit in 2009, she was thinking the fad would only last a couple years. After running all the numbers ...

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iZotope’s RX3 Advanced: Real-Time Audio Repair

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Audio repair has been around for years, and I remember seeing the old Cedar hardware de-clicker and de-noiser boxes in action years ago. These boxes represented the crème de la crème in real-time audio repair, and I was impressed with how easily they removed unwanted artifacts from a recording. ...

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NAMM: BT to Host & Perform Tonight at 29th Annual TEC Awards

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The 2014 NAMM show officially kicked off yesterday, and the festivities keep rolling tonight with BT handling hosting and performing duties at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. Honoring outstanding technical achievement in sound design and creative achievement in ...

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NAMM 2014: iZotope & BT Release BreakTweaker Beat Sequencer

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iZotope and BT have revealed their latest software collaboration, BreakTweaker, a drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in compatible with any DAW and accompanying MIDI controller. Using its three modules: the Sequencer, the Generator and a MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker aims to forgo the ...

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NAMM 2014: Pioneer DDJ-SZ & Remix-Station 500

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Pioneer DJ has announced the expansion of its controller and live performance accessories with the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and the Remix-Station 500. The upcoming Pioneer DDJ-SZ was created with professional software DJs in mind, and is described as the “Big Daddy” of Pioneer DJ’s controller lineup by ...

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Bitwig Announces March Release of Bitwig Studio

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Bitwig has announced the March 26 release of Bitwig Studio, the much-hyped new multi-platform DAW. With both line and non-linear workflows, the software is practical in both live and studio environments. Compatible with Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux, Bitwig Studio comes loaded with over 50 ...

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Serato Announces Pitch ‘N Time DJ Expansion

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Time stretching just got a lot easier and more accurate with Serato’s announcement of the Pitch ‘N Time expansion for Serato DJ. The expansion allows Serato DJ users to utilize Pitch ‘N Time functionality, which has been seen as the industry standard for audio professionals when time stretching ...

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NAMM ’14: Tons of New DJ Gear in Anaheim

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ADJ’s Quad Scan Pro fixture. Anaheim, Calif. – Beginning today and running through Sunday, Jan. 26, the music industry’s manufacturers, distributors and retailers are convening at the Anaheim Convention Center for the world’s largest trade-only event—the annual Winter NAMM show. As usual, more ...

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Shure Opens Latin American Marketing Office in Miami

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Microphone and audio manufacturer Shure has announced the opening of a new Miami office aimed exclusively to sales, marketing, and business development in Latin America. The new office will connect with existing Latin American distribution centers, dealers, partners, and users, as well as ...

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ADJ Offers Big Lighting with New Monster Beam

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ADJ has unleashed a lighting beast with its new Monster Beam, which promises powerful creation of the popular Moonflower lighting effect for both clubs and mobile DJs. The Monster Beam features the highest capacity LED engine of any ADJ Moonflower to date with its 25-watts of LED output ideal ...

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ADJ Announces Sweeper Beam & Sweeper Beam Quad LEDs

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ADJ has unveiled a new pair of LED light fixtures consisting of the all-white Sweeper Beam LED and four-color Sweeper Beam Quad LED. Aimed with both club and mobile use in mind, the two units are capable of producing perpetual-motion lightshows for long periods of time without need for duty ...

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Sennheiser Introduces HD Headphone Series Aimed at DJs

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German audio product manufacturer Sennheiser has unveiled its new HD headphone range aimed at DJs and producers at this week’s CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The HD series is inspired by its famed HD 25 model, and was designed with extended use in and out of the booth in mind. The new line ...

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REVIEW: Frankenstand F1& F2 Speaker Stands

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“Working smarter, not harder” is a mantra that just makes sense, and is certainly apropos at midnight—especially for DJs after a long and successful wedding reception. To that end, gear suppliers to the mobile-DJ market have made this “job one” over the last decade or so: constructing products ...

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REVIEW: True Lee Loudspeakers BASSBOSS System

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By Mike Klasco & Tony Russell BASSBOSS products are built by True Lee Loudspeakers with plywood enclosures (instead of particleboard or plastic) and specifically designed for DJ use. The parent company was founded in 1999 by Austin, Texas-based subwoofer designers David Lee and Johan van ...

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REVIEW: KRK ROKIT 8 G3 Studio Monitors

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One of the most essential components of any home (or professional) studio is the ability to hear what you’re working on, of course, and to that end, a pair of quality studio monitors is a must-have. Since the 1980s, KRK Systems has been recognized for its innovation in the space—a tradition ...

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Mixed In Key 6 Update Released with Improved Key Analysis

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Mixed in Key has entered 2014 with a the release of Mixed In Key 6, which adds an improved analysis algorithm and a slew of other features to the popular harmonic key detection software. The new update’s main feature is an upgrade to its harmonic detection algorithm, which allows it to analyze ...

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Dubspot Announces June Debut of Los Angeles Location

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New York-based electronic music production and DJing school Dubspot has announced it will be opening up shop in Los Angeles this June. The new location—set to be announced soon—is planned for a Central Hollywood spot within a few blocks of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street and is set to mirror ...

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ADJ Group Opens New Miami Facility

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ADJ Group has expanded its operations with the opening of a new 48,000 square foot facility in Miami. The new facility will provide warehousing and shipping areas for all companies under the ADJ Group umbrella—including ADJ Lighting, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, American Audio, and ...

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ADJ Releases Ultra Bar Series of Linear Lighting

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ADJ has unveiled its new Ultra Bar Series of indoor linear lighting fixtures, featuring three different models aimed at offering professional grade quality at affordable prices. The Ultra Bar Series contains three models: the Ultra Bar 6, a 1/2-meter bar with six 3W TRI LEDs; the Ultra Bar 9, a ...

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Serato Releases Serato Remote Mini App for iPhone

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Serato has announced the release of the Serato Remote Mini app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, out now on the Apple App Store. Serato Remote Mini acts as a streamlined version of the Serato Remote iPad App released earlier this year, and the iPhone version fits the stripped-back essentials of the ...

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Pioneer DJ Releases Pearl White Edition of DDJ-SX Controller

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It’s looking to be a white Christmas with Pioneer DJ’s announcement of a new pearl white edition of the DDJ-SX controller. The pearl white edition inherits all of the features from the original black and gold models, including the dual deck design, four-channel mixer, and large jog wheels. ...

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REVIEW: Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 – NI’s New Flagship Controller

After 25 years spinning with vinyl and CDs, I finally made the switch to a Digital Vinyl System (DVS) three years ago. I started out with CD time-code and my Pioneer CDJ-1000 players, but soon found I wanted to take things further and converted to the Traktor Kontrol S4 controller from Native ...

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REVIEW: Ableton Push

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When Ableton was gearing up for the release of the long-awaited Live 9 update, the Berlin-based company made as much noise about their first hardware product as the software upgrade that enabled the use of that product. The hardware I’m speaking of, as most Ableton heads now know, is Push. (The ...

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Nocs Readies Release of NS900 Live Headphones

A quality pair of headphones can make the difference between a good mix and a great mix, and Nocs plans to provide this with its upcoming NS900 Live headphones. Sound quality is the obvious priority for the NS900 Live, with custom titanium drivers giving a well-balanced sound that is a closed, ...

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Pioneer Unveils CDJ-900NXS, Integrates rekordbox

Pioneer has announced the January release of the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS, the latest in the company’s line of digital players. The player builds upon the foundation of its CDJ-900 predecessor with additions from the NXS line, with the key feature being the integration of rekordbox music management ...

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LDI ’13: DJ & Club Lighting Debuts in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas – As always, LDI ’13 expects to see several lighting-products debuts that will to impact the club and mobile-DJ markets. Running through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, America’s top trade show for entertainment lighting will include exhibits, seminars and tours of ...

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Ableton Live 9.1 Update Released

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After a public beta back in September, Ableton has officially released the Ableton Live 9.1 update, giving registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard, and Intro new Live and Push features. Ableton Live 9.1 users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on both one or two monitors, ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5.2

Serato has outlined the features and additions to the newly-released Serato DJ 1.5.2 update. The key feature is the Chip Pack, a new FX Expansion Pack powered by iZotope, which is available to purchase for $19 either in-app or from Serato’s Online Store. Chip Pack comes with several base FX for ...

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Review: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

With the Crossfade M-100, V-MODA has succeeded where most headphones manufacturers continuously fail. These headphones include everything and the kitchen sink, due in no small part to V-MODA’s “Chief Visionary Officer” Val Kolton’s direct involvement in the entire production process. Kolton is ...

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Review: Mackie DLM Series Loudspeakers

I don’t know about you, but when I look at loudspeakers, I don’t exactly get warm fuzzies inside about the potential for technological innovation. It seems that speakers haven’t really changed too radically over recent years. Sure, some sound noticeably better than others, but aside from the ...

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Ableton Live 9 Review: Upgrades Aplenty

Over the last few years, Ableton Live has emerged as one of the leading DAWs and performance tools for electronic music. Its ability to time-stretch loops “on the fly” is unparalleled, and with the recent release of version 9, Ableton has pleased many of their users by including some important ...

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deadmau5 Working with Microsoft to Develop Touchscreen DJ Software

deadmau5 has always pushed the envelope when it comes to technology, as seen in his intricate stage productions. He’s now partnering with Microsoft to develop touchscreen DJ/production software for Windows. Not much information on the unnamed software has been released, but a short video of ...

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Numark Orbit Controller + Shure BLX Wireless Mic System Reviews

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This month finds our scribes taking on a pair of DJ-related items. Boston jock Paul Dailey reviews Shure’s BLX wireless microphone system, while Denver DJ Wesley Bryant-King handles Numark’s Orbit controller. Shure BLX Wireless System When it comes to multi-purpose microphones, for me, most ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5 Update, Offers DVS Support

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Serato has released the 1.5 Update to Serato DJ, which adds support for Serato Control Vinyl/CDJ control with new Serato DJ Noisemap DVS hardware. This allows users with Rane Sixty-Four and Pioneer DJM-900SRT mixers to use Serato DJ in conjunction with CDJs and turntables. Those familiar with ...

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ADJ Releases Lightweight Micro Image RGB Mini-Laser

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ADJ has unveiled the Micro Image RGB, a small, lightweight mini-laser featuring three lights and 25 laser patterns. Equipped with 80mW (650nm) red, 30mW (532nm) blue, and 60mW (532nm) green lasers, the unit can produce 25 geometric patterns to display upon walls, ceilings, dancefloors, and ...

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Nicky Romero Develops ‘Kickstart’ Production Plug-In

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Nicky Romero has released Kickstart, a new sidechain compression plugin that he developed with Cableguys. The plugin features 16 modulation patterns handcrafted by Romero himself that each serve to rhythmically change the volume of audio channels in order to create space and definition to ...

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ADJ to Hit The Road as Part of ‘ADJ On Tour’

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American DJ will be hitting the road this fall for ADJ On Tour, a multi-city tour that will offer hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, as well as demos of two new product lines and insights into the company’s next generation of products. The hands-on workshops will train attendees in ...

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Ableton Releases Free New Features for Live & Push Users

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Ableton has announced the public beta of the Ableton Live 9.1 update, giving registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard, and Intro new Live and Push features. For Live 9.1, users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on both one or two monitors. This allows both the session and ...

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Pioneer Unveils DDJ-SR Controller Aimed at Serato DJ Users

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Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-SR, a two-channel DJ controller aimed at Serato DJ users. The DDJ-SR has inherited many of the features of the DDJ-SX released in 2012, including large aluminum jog wheels and integrated performance pads. Additionally, the DDJ-SR adds a brand new Pad Plus, ...

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Spinnin’ Records Launches Spotify App

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Spinnin’ Records has officially launched an app for Spotify. Released yesterday, the app aims to serve as a one-stop shop for EDM fans on the streaming service. Users have access to a Top 100 chart, as well as playlists curated by Spinnin’ Records artists, including Sander Van Doorn, Afrojack, ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-WeGO2 Controller Release in October

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Pioneer DJ has announced an October release for the DDJ-WeGO2 controller, which is aimed at turning consumers into DJs with its range of simple-to-use features and portable design. Made with the beginner in mind, the controller features a Jog FX wheel and illuminated buttons, as well as bundled ...

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Apple Releases Logic Pro X & Mainstage 3

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Apple has released the newest version of Logic, Logic Pro X, onto the app store today, a little over 4 years since the release of Logic Pro 9. The new release hosts a slew of new features, including Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks, and Arpeggiator. Drummer gives the user a virtual session ...

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Serato Introduces Serato Remote App For iPad

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Released yesterday on the App Store, the Serato Remote iPad app allows users to see and control all of Serato Live and Serato DJ’s functions, including cue points, loops, and samples, as well as loading tracks and manipulating FX without touching a laptop. Focused on compatibility, the app will ...

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Pioneer Enters Club Speaker Market With New GS-WAVE & XY Series

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Pioneer has announced its entry into the professional club speaker environment with the introduction of the GS-WAVE and XY series speakers. The GS-WAVE series is designed with clubs and extra-large spaces in mind, utilizing a subwoofer enclosure with dual 18-inch subwoofers, dual 15-inch ...

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Korg's new Kaossilator makes future music

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A DJ's review of Native Instruments' Kontrol S4.

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NAMM Wrap: EV's Loudspeaker Buzz

EV debuts a new line of loudspeakers at NAMM

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Numark's Digital Developments at NAMM

The Numark NS-6 controller/mixer is another step up for digital jocks.

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A report on new DJ gear from NAMM show in Anaheim

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Pioneer Puts the Nail in the Coffin

Pioneer's introduction of controller technology puts the nail in the coffin of the analogue DJ

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DJs on Twitter reply to a hashtag #beforeserato

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iPad App from a Cruise Ship DJ: Can it Float?

Cruise ship DJ designs an app for the iPad.

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Can Serato Give you More Control?

Can Serato's ITCH software offer digital DJs more control behind the console? A Review of the product says yes.

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Technics SL-1200 “Coffin Report”: Frankie Knuckles' First Time

Frankie Knuckles talks about the impact the Technics SL-122 had on his career

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Technics SL-1200: DJ Times' "Coffin Report"

Grandmaster Flash and DJ Swamp reminisce about the Technics SL-1200 turntable

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Update: Technics SL-1200 To End Production; Serato Wins

Technics turntable ending production after nearly 40 years

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