Rekord Box is Pioneer’s digital answer to the vinyl cases that DJs used to lug around. In the fabulous old days of records, there would be a certain amount of prep that needed to be done in order for the DJ to rock up and blow away the crowd with their box of delights. Now, Mr DJ wouldn’t turn up at the club with his/her entire record collection because that would just be silly, and how many little helpers would be needed to cart all that around?
Instead, DJs would go through their collection picking out the tunes that would be appropriate for the night and arrange them either into set order, or mark up specific notes about the tracks, like ‘great vox’ or ‘big breakdown’, right down to BPM and key. With all this info and correct tunes chosen, they’d pack them into two or three ubiquitous record boxes, turn up to the gig and rock the discothèque. Pioneer have adopted this ideology — why would a digital DJ turn up to a gig with his entire hard drive of tunes, (potentially thousands of tracks) and then just hope that everything is sorted out, ready to play? In steps Rekord Box, a music management software application for preparation of a DJ’s digital music library.
BPM is the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing, electronic music production and club culture. It is attended by DJs, producers, performers, promoters, venue owners/managers, equipment retailers/installers, record label representatives, students and many others who simply have an interest in DJing or electronic music.
Stanton is a household name among DJs, but it has been a while since they took a foray into the scratch mixer market. Well, all that’s changing thanks to the arrival of their new Stanton M.207 mixer. The mixer that vinyl junkies and turntablists have been waiting for, the M.207 mixer is for the vinyl purists and CD junkies who are shunning the laptop revolution in favour of old school turntablism. Scratch friendly features include individual control settings for each fader (including the crossfader) such as curve and reverse, while the long-throw faders, balanced outputs and FX would make any bedroom or club DJ happy.
Users of Stanton’s DaScratch Midi Controllers will know just how responsive Stanton’s FXGlide touch sliders are. One of these is located bang in the middle of the M.207 mixer and provides sensitive real-time control.