VMS4 – American Audio’s Beatmixing Behemoth

If there is one unit on the current DJ mixer/controller market that deserves the designation “all-in-one,” it would be the American Audio VMS4. Packing a full-fledged 4-channel mixer, MIDI controls for software transport and effects, and a flexible and powerful ASIO sound card all into one extremely sturdy and satisfyingly [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:11:36-05:00August 30, 2011|

The DJ Cheat Sheet

People have asked for it and I have delivered. The following below are terms, names, and overall general information that can be a huge help to DJs, Producers, and fans alike. The list will never truly be complete since music is always evolving, but it’s a start. DAW(s): Stands for [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:30:11-05:00August 18, 2011|

Go West, Young Man: TouchOSC & DJ Manifest Destiny

I've cycled through every locker room halftime speech I could think of in trying to give this review the aura it deserves, but in the end nothing seemed to fit quite right. Sure, I want to motivate. Sure I want you to take your practice more seriously. So why, then, [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:32-04:00August 17, 2011|

iDJ App by Numark Review

iDJ App by Numark, brings a new twist to the notion that anyone with a zest for music and an IPad can rock a party. While other all-in-one DJ applications aspire to simplify beat matching, effects processing, and recording, iDJ attempts to give the user a crockpot approach to cooking [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:33-04:00August 16, 2011|

Deckadance – The Jekyll & Hyde of DJ Software

I remember using Deckadance once, a couple of years ago, not thinking much of it, and then forgetting it altogether. Apparently Image-Line, the makers, have done no such thing and the Deckadance 1.93 Club Edition I opened up to review is completely unfamiliar. It’s beautiful. It has a sleek elegance [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:33-04:00August 15, 2011|

DJ Expo 2011 Wrap-Up

This year crossfadr made the trip to Atlantic City, NJ for the DJ Expo 2011, held at the Trump Taj Mahal. That's a big hotel with a big casino and you really need a map just to get around. But I had a nice room overlooking the ocean, so getting [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:30:11-05:00August 12, 2011|

Press Release – Serato Scratch Live 2.3

Auckland, New Zealand (August 10, 2011) - Serato Audio Research announce the release of Serato Scratch Live 2.3, the latest free software update for Serato Scratch Live DJs. This version includes a number of new additions as well as a healthy dose of maintenance, to continue the unparalleled level of stability [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:45:32-05:00August 11, 2011|

Native Instruments Maschine – Reader Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a full blown production console at your fingertips, while also accessing the speed and storage capacity of your PC or laptop? Enter: Native Instruments Maschine. Native Instruments unveiled their revolutionary Maschine console hoping to take the industry by storm. [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:27:48-05:00August 10, 2011|
Go to Top