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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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