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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 impact the club and mobile-DJ markets. Running through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, America’s top trade show for entertainment lighting ...

Ableton Live 9.1 Update Released

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 ...

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 ...

Review: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

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  • November 14, 2013

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 ...

Review: Mackie DLM Series Loudspeakers

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  • November 13, 2013

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 ...

Ableton Live 9 Review: Upgrades Aplenty

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  • November 13, 2013

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 ...

Numark Orbit Controller + Shure BLX Wireless Mic System Reviews

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  • October 23, 2013

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 ...

Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5 Update, Offers DVS Support

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 ...