Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 Now Available


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Serato's DJ Pro 2.1.1 software features include:
- Independent Pad Modes
- OSA Remapping
- Reloop RP8000 MK2 Support
- Roland TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08 and TR-09 Hardware Support

For more information regarding the release, visit Serato's official website here.

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Technics SL-1200 MK7 Turntable First Look At NAMM 2019

Digital DJ Tips recently visited NAMM 2019 to review Technics brand-new SL-1200 MK7 turntable. The company first announced the new SL-1200 at the CES Las Vegas Trade Show earlier this month and will be their first new standard turntable release in nearly nine years.

Watch Phil Morse of Digital DJ Tips take you for an in-depth tour of the new turntable in the five-minute video review above.

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Pioneer DJ Releases New HDJ-X10 C DJ HeadPhones

Pioneer DJ unveils the all-new limited edition HDJ-X10C DJ headphones. Minor enhancements were made from Pioneer's flagship model (HDJ-X10) including a new pristine carbon fiber finish assisting with its high-end sound quality, reinforced comfort, and overall durability.

The new headphones are priced at $599.00 and can be found here.

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Technics Releases All-New SL-1200 Turntable


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Panasonic relaunched the Technics SL-1200 turntable series receiving a major uplift since its last 2008 release. Some of the MK7's minor improvements include a coreless direct drive motor, the ability to play in reverse, and new motor control electronics.

Veteran turntablists DJ Jazzy Jay, Cut Chemist, and our very own DJ Ease were among the few DJs who attended the Technics turntable unveiling premiere party at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Panasonic has yet to unveil the MK7 availability date or pricing.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.1 Now Available

Serato DJ Pro 2.1 is out now and available for download.

New Features Include:
Advanced Laptop Only DJing
DJ without connected hardware and obtain cutting-edge features like EQ, FX, Filters, other expansion packs, & more.

SoundCloud & TIDAL Streaming
Stream high-quality 256kbps AAC tracks through SoundCloud, access playlists, & acquire the ability to search through the platforms catalog.

Stream TIDAL's vast high-quality library along with the easy organization of playlists with your TIDAL iphone/desktop app. Memberships & free trial info can be found on Serato's website.

RANE SEVENTY-TWO Support
Added support for the newly released RANE SEVENTY-TWO version 1.3 firmware gives you a range of new features & developments including support for Post-Fader FX.

For full info regarding Serato DJ Pro 2.1 visit their official website here.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Visits The Phase DJ Offices

DJ icon Jazzy Jeff recently paid a visit to the Phase DJ offices to share his thoughts on the future of wireless DJing technology, scratch on their prototypes, and talk on what technical issues he encounters during his sets in the five-minute video above. (Phase lets the DJ control tracks from software without the use of any cartridge or vinyl).

"With products like The Rane 12s and Phase...it’s a GREAT time to be a DJ!!" - DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Pioneer DJ Roll Out The HDJ-X5BT Headphones

Pioneer DJ unveiled their all-new HDJ-X5BT over-ear DJ headphones with Bluetooth wireless technology. The new release comes in three different color ways including metallic black, metallic red, and gloss white. Further details & pricing for the HDJ-X5BT's can be found here.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.0.2 Is Here


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Serato announces Serato DJ Pro 2.0.2.

New Updates:
Serato DJ Pro support for the Rane SEVENTY-TWO
Serato DJ Pro OSA support for the Rane TWELVE
Fixed the 'load sample to sampler' keyboard shortcuts
Fixed bug where m4a/mp4 files in folders containing non-ascii characters would not play on windows
Fixed activation when users have non-ascii characters in their windows username
Fixed crash on audio play back

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Uncovering Serato DJ Pro’s New Features

Serato Headquarters recently put out an informational video following up on their latest February 26th Serato DJ Pro release.

Serato rolled out some refreshing features include retina support, practice mode, a new cue point layout, and much more. Watch Artist Relations Manager OP Miller go into detail in the eight-minute video above.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Co-Developed Pioneer DJ’s New DDJ-SB3

Pioneer DJ has released the all-new DDJ-SB3 intended for Serato DJ Lite use. Stand-out features of the new controller include dedicated play and cue buttons, and the independent Auto Loop button.

The DJ Software company collaborated with DJ Jazzy Jeff to incorporate a Pad Scratch into the new SB3 design. The new installment allows one to reproduce scratches by pressing the Performance Pads. More info regarding the DDJ-SB3 can be found on Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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Serato DJ Releases Long-Awaited Serato DJ Pro


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Serato launched their all-new Serato DJ Pro today.

The release includes stand out features including retina support, practice mode, a new cue point layout, and much more.

The software company also introduced Serato DJ Lite, formerly known as Serato DJ Intro.

Complete details of the new introduction can be found here.

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Phase: Revolutionizing Wireless DJing

Phase recently unveiled their latest wireless DJing innovation. By reinventing timecode technology, Phase lets the DJ control tracks from software without the use of any cartridge or vinyl.

Phase had their own booth at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA this past weekend and showcased a number of DJs using the new technology. One of them included Miles Medina who wore our new HMC 'Pop Life' hoodie. Catch him wearing some of our new gear while demonstrating Phase's new technology below.

Pre-order will start soon as the product is still being manufactured. Visit Phase's website here for more details.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The DDJ-1000

Pioneer DJ has dropped the DDJ-1000, a new 4-channel DJ controller committed to making the most of multiple upcoming rekordbox dj features.

Features include full size jog wheels, 14 Beat FX, 16 multicolored Performance Pads, and much more. With the latest rekordbox update, improvements to the Related Tracks feature have been made and the ability to find tracks quicker will be improved.

The DDJ-1000 is now available with a starting retail price of $1,199.00.

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Five Creative Mixing Tips For DJs

Jamie Hartley from Crossfader recently put out a new video breaking down five unique mixing tips all DJs can learn from. Hartley discusses topics including sampling, wordplay, toneplay, instrumentals vs. acapellas, and live performances.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The DJS-1000

Pioneer DJ debuted their all-new stand-alone DJ Sampler (The DJS-1000).

Features Include:
- Easy-to-use interface
- 16 multicolored step input keys
- 16 multicolored Performance Pads
- Host of inputs and outputs
- 7-inch full-color touch screen
- Live Sampling

The DJS-1000 is now available on the Pioneer DJ website here.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The XDJ-RX2


XDJ-RX2 Graphic via Pioneer DJ Global Instagram

Pioneer DJ have upgraded their sought-after XDJ-RX all-in-one DJ system. The company recently announced the all new XDJ-RX2 two-deck system.

Features:
- 7-inch large touch screen
- Sync Status and Playback Position
- QWERTY keyboard on the display
- Large rotary selector and Needle Search
- Track Filter and Short Cut features
- Multi-colored Performance Pads
- Beat FX and Sound Color FX

The XDJ-RX2 retails for $1,699 and can be found here.

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DJ PDot On Top August DJ Deals Under $1,500

Las Vegas local DJ PDot has released a new video explaining his favorite DJ/Producer deals under $1,500 for the month of August. These 5 items include the Pioneer DJ XDJ-700, Denon DJ VL-12, Roland DJ-808, Roland System-8, and the Ableton Push 2.

Watch PDot go into detail on why his top picks are a steal in the eight-minute video above.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The All-New DDJ-SZ2

Pioneer DJ has officially introduced an upgraded version of their flagship Serato DDJ-SZ DJ controller. The refreshing DDJ-SZ2 4-channel controller's updates allows one to become more experimental with key shift, key sync, pitch play and Serato Flip.

The DDJ-SZ2 is available now. For more information regarding this product, visit Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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DJ Q On Pioneer DJ’s HRM-6’s

Pioneer DJ snagged English-representative DJ Q for their latest product review. This time they have the UK-based producer explain why the HRM-6's are an essential part of his DJing gear.

Watch Q talk about Pioneer DJ's Studio Monitor Series and why every DJ should explore the sought-after equipment in the three-minute video above.

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Pioneer DJ Launches The DDJ-WeGO4

Pionner DJ has released their latest product introductory video for the all-new DDJ-WeGo4. The cutting-edge compact DJ software controller is great for all the starter DJs out there.

Although a rekordbox dj licence key already comes bundled with the product, the controller is also compatible with a new iPad-based app called WeDJ.

The DDJ-WeGO4 will be available in mid-September. If you would like to get more product information visit Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The XDJ-1000MK2

Pioneer DJ recently introduced the all-new XDJ-1000MK2 USB-only multiplayer. The latest launch is the upgraded version to their popular CDJ-2000NXS2.

Some of the refreshing key features to the new product include a 7-inch full color high-resolution touch screen, increased track browsing capabilities, and support for playing high-quality FLAC and ALAC files.

For more information regarding the recently developed rekordbox-ready digital deck, visit Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The DDJ-RZX rekordbox video Controller

Pioneer DJ persists to be a dominant force when it comes to the latest innovations surrounding DJ products. The major corporation recently introduced the DDJ-RZX 4-channel professional rekordbox video controller as their latest piece.

The DDJ-RZX highlighted features include three touch screens with video previewing, a large-scale FX unit, and the high-quality sound Pioneer has gained notoriety for. The rekordbox video Plus Pack allows the DJ to maintain video and image files in rekordbox, play them on any of Pioneers selected controllers, and take Touch FX to new heights.

For more information on the availability of this product, visit Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The Tour System CDJ-TOUR1 And DJM-TOUR1

Pionner DJ debuted their new tour system CDJ-TOUR1 multiplayer and DJM-TOUR1 mixer in a recent five-minute introduction video.

The DJM-TOUR1 is the first mixer to have a pro audio grade AES/EBU digital output. Plus the system comes equipped with a jaw-dropping 13-inch touch screen allowing complete control through the latest technology. The new equipment is quoted as a "festival-ready set-up with arena-grade sound components."

Be on the lookout as the CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1 will be available in July 2016. For more information about the components and features of the two products, visit Pioneer DJ's official website here.

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Pioneer DJ Introduces The DDJ-RR Controller

One of the most reputable DJing equipment companies Pioneer DJ has released an introduction video featuring their new DDJ-RR 2-channel controller.

The new product consists of two channels, Deck Select, and a ton of new button features. The DDJ-RR and the DDJ-RB are the first controllers to support PC Master Out and will come equipped with Rekordbox DJ software.

Be ready because Pioneer DJ plans to have these controllers available to consumers this month.

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Turntablist Modifies An SL-1200 To Play Vinyls Digitally

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A Russian DJ aficionado has transformed his turntable so that it plays vinyl digitally. With the help of a simple SD card and a Technics SL-1200, he creatively engineered his equipment to play digital tracks with the assistance of control vinyl.

This innovation makes it possible to spin without a computer as it requires no additional moving parts with the exception of bringing an SD card. Watch how he switches his normal turntable into DVS mode to get things crackin' in the tutorial video he's created here.

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Chuckie Introduces Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-RX Controller

Pioneer DJ has put out an official DDJ-RX introduction video for their latest professional 4-channel controller designed specifically for rekordbox DJ software.

In the midst of major revolutionary components, DJs now have the ability to prepare tracks and playlists in rekordbox 4.0. In addition to being plug-and-play ready, key features include sound color fx, multi and single fx modes, release fx, performance pads, sequencer with capture, quantized beat jump, slip mode, and much more.

The DDJ-RX 4-channel controller is available on Pioneer DJ's website for $999.00.

Watch Chuckie take the DDJ-RX performance controller for a spin in the four-minute video above.

"The launch of Rekordbox DJ is really exciting and I think this is the start of the next level of DJing. It's always important to have a little bit of fun behind the decks. I think it's definitely the start of the future." - Chuckie

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