Numark have updated their popular Mixtrack controllers; totally redesigned to fall in line with the styling of their top punching NV controller. The two new Mixtrack products (now known as Mixtrack III and Mixtrack III Pro) are full of new features that make them fun as well as fully-functional work tools for DJs who are new to the scene, as well as experienced veterans.
£149 — £169
Internet streaming services are changing the way dance music is enjoyed by legions of dance music fans across the globe, offering a wealth of shows and a 24-hour listening experience that captures the vibe of the dance music community from one centralised location.
Digitally Imported are one company leading the charge in this online arena, however, until recently, they've existed more as an underground, word-of-mouth service than in-your-face providers such as Spotify and Deezer.
The second new product that will be coming out of Denon HQ is the MC4000 professional Serato controller. It's a two channel, two deck DJ controller featuring touch-activated jog wheels and a host of top of the range features, and has an all-new control layout and a price that will put a smile on your face.
AKG in collaboration with Quincy Jones have announced the release of a new pair of headphones featuring state-of-the-art technology. The N90Q feature, as the blurb states, “TruNote technology, which is composed of a new, proprietary software solution for auto-calibration and frequency response measurement in combination with a patented, dual-foam ear cushion and pistonic motion driver”.
In short they sound shit hot!
Pioneer continue with their assault on the dance music world with the release of a new set of studio specific headphones. The HRM 7 monitor headphones are the first of a new line of professional studio products designed for DJs and producers. The HRM-7 monitor headphones have been designed to deliver accurate, neutral sound perfect for studio use.
The guys at Point Blank have another exclusive production bundle up for grabs
When it comes to club mixers, there are only a handful of names that make it on the selection list for those who are serious about their sound — and that list has got even shorter these days with the untimely demise of Vestax. One name that is sure to be near the top of the list is Rane, who have one of the best reputations in the industry thanks to their range of rather excellent club mixers that have been seen in high-end clubs since the eighties.
Saytek let DJ Mag into his home this week, to record a live set from his studio and have a peek at some of his incredible kit.
The first in our series of DJ Mag Live Tech Sessions, Saytek's live shows are truly live, featuring a myriad of synths, FXs , a Roland MC909 and controllers, adding up to an engrossing and organic performance by the veteran producer.
01. Roland SH-101
“One-stop shop for punchy, sub-heavy bass. This classic monophonic synth packs a great sounding sub-oscillator, which is the perfect starting place for club-ready basslines.”