Pioneer today released the new DJM-750-K / -S performance mixer, featuring the industry-first effects linked to speed of knob rotation*1 “BOOST COLOR FX”
The “BOOST COLOR FX” feature makes it possible to highlight exciting parts of music and add breaks, with simple controls just by intuitively rotating a single knob. The range of musical arrangements possible is expanded thanks to the ability to change parameters of effects linked to the speed of knob rotation.
The “DJM-750” includes the highly rated “SOUND COLOR FX” from Pioneer’s DJ mixers, which can be used while switching between this feature and “BOOST COLOR FX” to suit the music and mood.
Atomix Productions is rolling out a brand new update of their VirtualDJ software this afternoon, version 7.4. The software has a number of minor updates – but the big win for users is a brand new cloud-based content streaming service wrapped into VDJ for professional DJs, dubbed ContentUnlimited. The service allows users to stream an unlimited amount of HD music videos, karaoke files, and audio tracks. While streaming audio had been available previously in partnership with Grooveshark, the two new partners added include MegaHits (formerly known as ChartBusters) and VJ-Pro.com.
TRAKTOR DJ brings the leading pro DJ software to iOS with an intuitive app for instant, high-impact DJ sets. Create mixes in seconds – put your hands directly on beautiful waveforms and manipulate them using gestures you already know.
Auto tempo detection makes track syncing effortless while iTunes integration turns your library into a virtual crate to dig through – TRAKTOR PRO’s acclaimed sync engine keeps tracks locked together so mixes hit hard. TRAKTOR DJ also syncs effortlessly to TRAKTOR PRO 2, allowing you to share essential track data – beat grids, BPM counts, and cue points.
As we said before, VirtualDJ 8 is still under beta-testing, and we’ll keep it that way until we’re confident that we nailed every single one of the numerous small bugs that are the unavoidable byproducts of a complete rewrite.
Pioneer will launch new matte white color “HDJ-2000-W” and “HDJ-1500-W” models of its professional DJ headphones “HDJ-2000” and “HDJ-1500”. The “HDJ-2000” is highly popular for being a flagship DJ headphone model that delivers the high quality audio, excellent comfort and durability demanded by top DJs, while the “HDJ-1500” is likewise highly popular as having rich bass sound and clear beat definition together with a high level of sound insulation and durability.
DJ Software for a truly unique DJing experience, and controllers exclusively designed for such software, have increased in popularity throughout the DJ/club scene in recent years. Pioneer hereby announces that it has jointly developed and released the “DDJ-SX” DJ controller with Serato, which allows full manipulation of all the features of the “Serato DJ” DJ Software for a truly unique DJing experience. The DDJ-SX with “Serato DJ” (bundled for free) enables unique DJ performances with “PERFORMANCE PADS” to arrange tracks with a characteristic flair using dynamic moves such as tapping or drum rolls, “BIG JOG” to achieve scratch techniques exactly as you intend to, and “4-CHANNEL MIXER” to allow multiple tracks to be mixed using the 4-deck feature.
Serato ITCH 2.2.2 and Serato Video 1.1, the latest free updates for Serato ITCH and Video DJs are available now!
This ITCH release adds support for the Serato Video 1.1 update but also has some very handy new features and improvements.
In recent years, the DJ/club market has seen the music file style of DJing become the mainstream, with increasing demand for music management and DJ play using smartphones and tablets, as well as browsing music on large tablet screens. In order to meet these needs, Pioneer will launch the pro DJ/club oriented “CDJ-2000nexus” Professional Multi Player, which is the Industry first*1 player to enable DJ play using music stored inside smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi*2 or USB connections. By installing the newly developed mobile version of the “rekordbox™” music management software, music can be prepared and managed not only at home but also on the move, with the prepared music then transmitted as-is to this device for DJ play. Pioneers “CDJ series” Multi Players for DJs are supported by many DJs for their excellent operability and reliability, with machines permanently installed in many celebrated clubs around the world.
A name drop is very useful weapon in the DJs arsenal, and very common amongst amateur and pro DJs. I don't think I can remember the last time I heard a set that didn't use one. Name drops are very useful if you want to let people know who is at the turntables during a live set, or for branding your latest mix tapes. This is big business and there are many websites that will offer to create a name drop for you, at a price. A name drop can cost you anywhere from £5 and upwards, depending on what you want. Here is a quick tutorial, that might save you some money, don't forget to check out the video at the end for a quick demonstration.
Pioneer is to launch the “DDJ-ERGO LIMITED” premium black color model of its home DJ-oriented “DDJ-ERGO” DJ controller.“DDJ-ERGO” has been highly acclaimed by customers for its “PULSE CONTROL” function for light performance of DJ play, white side panels to look attractive in any interior environment, and rounded design, etc. “DDJ-ERGO LIMITED” is finished with a chic and refined design that looks great even in modern interiors, featuring satin black for its side panels and glossy black for the top panel, chrome-plated PLAY/CUE buttons, and a JOG dial with four white glowing LEDs, etc. Native Instrumentsﾕ “TRAKTOR LE 2” is also included, and there is support for the freely downloadable “Serato DJ Intro” software from Serato Inc., making it possible to enjoy DJ play immediately from the date of purchase.