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NAMM 2012: Numark iDJ Pro
Posted by Gizmo on January 19, 2012
Numark idj pro ipad djay Namm 2012

For DJs, the iPad is the new laptop. Please allow to explain. Like laptops before them, rather than thump around on a touch screen with little in the way of decent tactile feedback or control, people are craving physical controllers. And slowly but surely there have been some iOS devices that worked with algorridim's djay app. But Numark's new iDJ Pro is the first to build the iPad with into the controller itself.
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NAMM 2012: Pioneer Limited Edition White CDJ and DJM
Posted by Gizmo on January 19, 2012
Pioneer white limited edition cdj 2000 djm 900

DJ gear is usually pretty monochromatic, but normally on the dark side. This time however, Pioneer have flicked the light switch and brought out strictly limited edition white CDJ2000s and DJM900s. I also got the first from the show floor pictures of it too. Yep - just me.
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Sample the new NI Teaser video
Posted by Gizmo on January 17, 2012


Considering that Native Instruments don't do trade shows anymore, they're certainly hogging the limelight right now. First it was the teaser image for their new small format controller and now it's a video which appears to give a lot away but still has me pondering many things.
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All new Serato Video - for ITCH too!
Posted by Gizmo on January 17, 2012
serato video SSL ITCH plugin

Video is a weird scene. For some reason, it's a technology that has been awkwardly adopted by DJs using techniques better suited to audio. But that didn't stop Serato from taking a detour from their DVS route to make Video-SL that controlled video with vinyl. But when ITCH came along, controller users wanted a slice of the moving picture action, but alas it was not to be. Until now that is. One of the rumoured ITCH v2 updates has been realised, and at the same time has been rationalised to one plugin. Serato Video is here.
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Numark 4Trak official release
Posted by Gizmo on January 16, 2012
Numark 4trak4 channel traktor controller

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Numark have set DJ hearts beating over the last few years with a couple of high end MIDI controllers. The NS7 and NS6 are in my humble opinion stunning pieces of DJ hardware, but something has been missing from them. Granted, they've run absolutely perfectly with their chosen software i.e. Serato's ITCH, but Traktor love for these controllers has been absent, or at least average at best. But that's about to change - Numark and Native instruments are about to set the record straight. Behold the 4Trak - it's the NS6 dedicated to Traktor.
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NAMM 2012: Reloop Terminal 4 Mix
Posted by Gizmo on January 13, 2012
reloop terminal mix 4 channel midi controller

Slightly teased earlier this week with a cup on a button icon image, Reloop have decided to shoot their NAMM load a little early by unveiling their new Terminal MIX 4 controller. Looks like the Jockey 3 went to a full 4 channels.
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NI's next big thing - it's quite small
Posted by Gizmo on January 12, 2012
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You might hate them, but Native Instruments love them. Teasers that is. NI don't do trade shows anymore, but that doesn't them from wanting to grab some NAMM attention, and this image should do just that. Like all of you, I only have the above to work with. But I've gone with my instincts and extrapolated this tease into an actual layout.
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Bitwig - like Live, but with the colour turned up
Posted by Gizmo on January 12, 2012
bitwig ableton live

Berlin feels like the silicon valley of music production. Ableton are there, as are Native Instruments. And clearly the influence of these 2 companies can be seen in Bitwig Studio, an all new music production and performance suite. Am I alone in thinking that it's Ableton Live painted with an NI brush?
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MPC Studio - watch out Maschine
Posted by Gizmo on January 12, 2012
akai MPC studio

Yesterday, Akai learned a harsh modern day lesson - put your secret sauce on a web server and someone will find it, and share it. So today it comes as no surprise that Akai have released details about the new MPC Studio, which unlike the MPC Renaissance is the real Maschine head on competitor.
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UPDATE: Serato ITCH v2.1 final
Posted by Gizmo on January 11, 2012


Seems that Serato are having a pre-NAMM clean up with updates for SSL and now ITCH. This v2.1 update adds hardware control of the SP-6 sample deck that was added in v2 (yay) as well as a new simple sync mode that will allegedly kill the art of DJing to death with microwaves or wavies or something else I read on a forum. But it won't really.
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