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Pioneer Rekordbox DJ Software

If you’re an experienced DJ, Pioneer's Rekordbox design will surely ring a bell. Its interface is incredibly similar to what you’d see while using Native Instruments’ Traktor, Virtual DJ or Serato. The approach that the developers had taken appears to be the safest and the surest one possible in their [...]

By |12/12/2017|

Resolume Arena 6. Is it worth the upgrade?

I've been in the industry for a few years. I'm no famous producer, DJ or VJ. Just your average Motion Graphics designer, Projection Screen Visualist and Music Producer/DJ. So I am no expert, but do know my way around the scene. I remember reading about a topic on Resolume’s forum [...]

By |10/03/2017|

PreSonus Eris E44 Monitor: When Sound Exceeds the Size

If one trend defines technology, it’s that we want everything to be smaller without compromising quality and power. In fact, we expect it to provide even better performance. This notion defines PreSonus’ Eris E44 and E66 MTM monitors. Back when the company announced them in October 2015, the press release [...]

By |04/06/2016|

The Serato DJ Suite: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

You’ve probably been asked this at least once: “Traktor or Serato?” In establishing itself as one of the preeminent DJing software brands, Serato launched the Serato DJ Suite earlier in 2015. Essentially, every must-have product for your setup gets bundled together for a significantly lower cost. As the backbone, you [...]

By |01/12/2016|

Reloop Beatpad 2: Finally, a Decent iPad Controller

DJs showed the iPad could be a DJing and production device all the way back in 2010. So, five years down the line, why are the controllers such also-ran equipment? While Algoriddim is a top-notch program, the accompanying gear has seemed second rate. Features are limited, and you’re still left [...]

By |12/03/2015|

Pioneer DDJ-SP1: Giving You Full Access to Serato DJ

Serato DJ’s now pretty much the standard, and if you’re looking for a controller that aligns with this software while providing you with the features you need, the Reloop Neon has been your best bet. That is, until Pioneer debuted the DDJ-SP1, a four-channel sub-controller that’s compatible with Serato DJ [...]

By |11/13/2015|

Why the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and DDJ-SX2 are Game-Changing Controllers

When we attended the Winter Music Conference two years ago, we spoke with Pioneer, who promised something completely new and game changing. Not long after, the brand introduced its DDJ-SX model, but from that point, other gear has, frankly, been on par or eclipsed it. Over the past year, that’s [...]

By |10/27/2015|

PreSonus Does a Successful Overhaul with Studio One 3 – Review

After its debut, Studio One started to stand out for its strong effects, straightforward interface and usage, and easy audio and MIDI editing. Of course, as anyone will find with a DAW, Studio One had its weaknesses – mainly, a dearth of virtual instruments – and it seems that PreSonus [...]

By |09/25/2015|

Serato Remote: All the Features You Know in Mobile Form

Apps specifically for DJing with an iPad have already been around for a few years. Algoriddim immediately comes to mind. Yet, there’s a need for the standard software programs to be effectively translated into tablet (and smart phone) form, and that’s where Serato Remote comes in. The first official Serato [...]

By |08/27/2015|