Category Archives: DJ

Stanton Scratch mixer

m207_bigStanton introduced its latest product – the Scratch mixer.

It is a two-channel scratch mixer, perfect for the club and scratch DJ market, made of heavy gauge stamped steel with a sleek black and silver color scheme. The M.207 is not only reliable, it is also innovative. It includes a unique user interface for controlling effects, the FXGlide. The FXGlide is a continuous strip touch controller, utilizing the same innovative touch-slider technology that is used in Stanton’s DaScratch MIDI Controller. In addition to providing real-time performance capabilities, the FX control can also be automated in real-time. This allows the DJ to create a custom modulation of the FX parameter, and then have that play back instead of the normal sweeping FX.

A new class of frequency dependent effects are also available on the M.207. With this feature, the FX can be applied to any of three specific frequency bands, without affecting the other frequencies. The M.207 also features an integrated phrase/loop sampler.

Features:

– Rugged steel design

– Soft Start feature for no noise when powering on/off

– Integrated digital effects, including phase/flange, echo/strobe, pan/transformer & filters

– Unique FXGlide control for real-time control of effects

– Built-in phrase/loop sampler with up to 5 different loops/samples

– New frequency-dependent effects create entirely new sounds unique to the M.207

– Built in sequencer so FXGlide moves can be automated and recalled.

– Adjustable fader curves and fader reverse

– 2 phono/line inputs with fader start

– 3-band EQ per channel with complete KILL(-64dB)

– Pre, Post & Master Headphone cueing w/ FX CUE

– Mic and AUX inputs

– Professional ¼ balanced outputs and RCA main/record outputs

– Powerful headphone amplifier

– 45 mm crossfader – long-life Alpha fader (user replaceable)

– 2 10-segment LED ladder meters

– Striking Black/gray color scheme with blue LED lighted accents

– Ergonomic control layout facilitates tweaking and performance

– Reverse indicator LEDs: The LEDs indicate the status of the fader and crossfader reverse functions

More information about the product: Stanton

Shure SRH750DJ Professional DJ headphones

large-SRH750DJ_Product_Front_HR.TIFShure Incorporated introduced a new professional headphone model designed specifically for professional DJ applications the SRH750DJ Professional DJ headphones.

They join the SRH840, SRH440, and SRH240 to expand the Shure lineup of professional and home recording equipment

The SRH750DJ Professional DJ headphones deliver world-class audio performance, comfort and durability to professional DJs. Custom 50mm drivers tuned to deliver high-output bass with extended highs offer maximized power handling, which optimize the headphones for use with DJ mixers. Comfortable, padded ear cups swivel 90 degrees and allow total control of placement on one ear when mixing. Replaceable cable and ear pads ensure a lifetime of use.

Features include:

– Custom 50mm drivers tuned to deliver high-output bass with extended highs

– 3,000 mW maximum input power allows for optimized connectivity to DJ mixers

– Adjustable, collapsible headband with 90-degree swivel ear cups for comfort and easy one-ear placement

– Closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise in noisy club environments

– Bayonet Clip securely locks cable into ear cup

– Replaceable ear cup pads ensure long product life

– 3m (10ft.) coiled detachable cable provides plenty of length and easy storage

– Carrying bag protects headphones when on-the-go or not in use

– Legendary Shure quality to withstand the rigors of everyday use

The SRH750DJ Professional DJ headphones will be available for $149.99 in November 2009.

More information about this product: http://www.shure.com/index.htm

Allen & Heath Xone:DX DJ controller

deckAllen & Heath and Serato have released their new product –  Xone:DX, a new DJ controller and audio interface.

It is a 20-channel USB soundcard and features total integration of the brand new 4-deck Serato ITCH software. Boasting the ability to send up to 168 individual MIDI control messages, a 20-channel 96kHz/24-bit USB 2.0 soundcard, two dual layer deck simulators, and RIAA/phono inputs for external decks, as well as the central 4 channel mixer section which directly manipulates the DSP mixing within the computer, the Xone:DX is one of the most versatile, high specification professional DJ controller to date. A full version of the new Serato ITCH software is supplied with the DX, providing unique 4-deck control, and a comprehensive set of digital DJ FX, as well as looping and time-stretching.

The Xone:DX is also fully compatible with other leading DJ software brands, and has Allen & Heath's customary pro modular design build and high quality components. It also has bi-color LED feedback layer assignment, UV light sensitive legend, mix outputs on RCA and balanced XLR, a separate booth output, and measures 50mm deep to fit conveniently in a laptop bag.

Features:

Designed in conjunction with Serato

Includes full version of ITCH software

4 channel layout with FX

Two dual layer deck simulators

Bi-colour LED layer assignmnt

20 channel USB 2.0 soundcard

24bit/96kHz audio system

168 individual MIDI messages available

ITCH includes FX, looping and time-stretching

RIAA/phono inputs for external decks

Mix outputs on RCA and balanced XLR

Separate booth output

Fully compatible with other leading DJ software

Built-in hardware MIDI interface

Professional modular construction

High quality faders

50mm deep to fit laptop bag

The Xone:DX will be available for about £999.

More information about the product: Xone

Vestax VCM-600 DJ controller

medium-frontVestax is now shipping its newest DJ controller – the VCM-600.  Optimized for Ableton Live's asynchronous clip based performance paradigm, the VCM-600 offers an unprecedented control surface for performing and mixing with Live as an integrated DJ system. The VCM-600 is now shipping and available in stores.

Each of the VCM-600 6 control channels offers 18 knobs and switches plus a channel fader to provide unparalleled performance control over clips and loops within Ableton.  An advanced dedicated effects control section with 16 knobs and switches combines with channel effects sends and a return section to allow serious live manipulation of Ableton's effects.

Capable of controlling 160 parameters and triggers within Live, the VCM-600 brings Ableton alive for DJs. Each channel includes multiple cut filters, resonance and frequency controls, and clip control with LED indicators to inspire DJs to a new level of performance and software interaction. A master tempo and nudge section in addition to cross-fader, per-channel cross-fader assignment, and cross fader curve control complete this groundbreaking control surface.

Facilitating live performance, LED panels placed on each side of the VCM-600 to illuminate the control surface and ensure that DJs can view all of the controls even in dark environments. High quality input faders and pitch faders from the VCI-100 and PMC-580 are applied to the VCM-600 for advanced operability.

Bundle Software: Ableton Live Lite 7 Vestax Edition

  • Seamless operation with VCM-600
  • Audio Resolution : 32bit – 192kHz
  • Audio & MIDI tracks : 8
  • Scenes : 6
  • Send / Return tracks : 1
  • MP3 / Ogg vorbis / FLAC / WAV / AIFF / AAC compatible
  • Auto Warp function (auto tempo adjust)
  • Warp Multitrack
  • Audio effects: 24 (max 6 concurrently)
    Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Chorus, Compressor, Dnynamic Tube, EQ Eight, EQ Three, Erosion, Filter Delay, Flanger, Gate, Grain Delay, Phaser, Ping Pong Delay, Redux, Resonators, Reverb, Saturator, Simple Delay, Spectrum, Utility, Vinyl Distortion
  • MIDI effects: 7 (max 6 concurrently)
    Arpeggiator, Chord, Note Length, Pitch, Random, Scale, Velocity
  • Intuitive audio recording and MIDI sequencing
  • More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs
  • Includes two software instruments: Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums
  • Supports VST and AU effects and instruments
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF and WAV files for DJing and instant remixing
  • All editing of your musical creations are non-destructive so you can experiment without worries
  • Integrated single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
  • Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
  • Localized software menus, tutorials, and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese

Find out more information about the Vestax VCM-600 at www.vestax.com

Source: Gearjunkies

Numark Debuts CD DJ IN A BOX

medium-image003Numark this week announced their new complete CD DJ system, the CD DJ IN A BOX. The world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, the CD DJ IN A BOX is a centerpiece of Numark’s presence at the Summer NAMM Show, concluding Sunday at the Nashville Convention Center.

Numark‘s CD DJ IN A BOX provides something for beginner, intermediate, and advanced DJs, with two Numark NDX200 scratch CD players, a M1a two-channel DJ mixer, headphones and assorted cables. The set includes Numark‘s Anti-Shock buffered skip-protection technology, keeping music safe from vibration-related skips. Other features include seamless looping, mic input, smooth faders, two input channels, and more.

“Many DJs need a complete package for getting started or as a secondary system, and CD DJ IN A BOX was designed with that intention,” said Mark Matthews, Director of Product Development, Numark.

Numark’s CD DJ IN A BOX is available Q3 2009 from DJ and professional audio retailers. Click here for more information.

Source: Numark.com

Total Control DJ in a Box

totaldjCompatible with Mac and PC computers, Total Control DJ in a Box from Numark features a full package for those looking to get in on the DJ mixing and scratching fun. The Total Computer DJ includes the Total Control DJ controller, HF125 DJ headphones, DJ|iO audio interface, and Native Instruments' Traktor 3 LE DJ software.

Working like a CD player or DJ mixer, the Total Control is designed as a jumping off point for DJs looking to get their feet wet before adopting further DJ systems. The Total Control is compatible with a variety of existing DJ software, features pre-mapped controls, and sports simple USB powering. Other inclusions are a set of thirty-one buttons, 20 knobs, five faders, and CD-grade, 24-bit audio supplied by ASIO drivers.

“There’s nothing that makes us happier than introducing the world of DJing to new people,” said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Numark. “Total Computer DJ in a Box enables anyone to DJ, right now, with the music that’s already on their computer.”

Total Control DJ in a Box is now available at professional audio retailers nationwide. It carries a $649.00 retail price.

Source: Harmony-Central

EKS Otus USB DJ Controller

EKS Otus USB DJ Controller

The Finnish company EKS has released what they call The next generation of digital DJ’ing and actually called EKS Otus USB DJ Controller, that looks like a very cool USB controller (with similar aim than XP5 model) which main feature is to control different channels at the same time with only one controller, let’s see how they do that.

The EKS Otus USB DJ Controller features an internal 4-channel 24-bit sound card that can be used with any DJ software, that is the heart of this controller. Other features are 16-bit/24-bit audio resolution, 44.1kHz and 48kHz sampling rates, 4Hz to 24kHz frequency response, 7.5″ touch-sensitive jog wheel (with position/speed LED displays), 4 jog dial with switches, 17 low travel and 6 touch buttons, 10 assignable control knobs and 80mm touch-sensitive pitch slider backlit controls, on-board notebook-like touchpad (that can be used for mouse or effects control), 2 stereo RCA and headphone outputs and USB and MIDI connections.

This controller will be available in June but in Autumn there will be also a Otus RAW version that is mor similar to the usual DJ controller that is meant to be the bridge between those kind of controllers and the Otus. The price of the EKS Otus USB DJ Controller has not been unveiled yet.

Ecler EVO4 Digital DJ Mixer

Ecler EVO4 Digital DJ MixerAt last we can see an image of the Ecler EVO4 DJ Mixer, the gear device that has been the topic of so many posts during last months. This product is the little brother of the EVO5 that was released one year ago at MusikMesse, and it looks like it this will be introduced there too.

The Ecler EVO4 DJ Mixer, that will be perfect for DJs live shows at clubs, discos, …, features 4 channels, 24 bit audio resolution, 96 kHz sampling rate, 3-band EQ, 1 fader and gain control per channel, 1 crossfader, 2 effects processors (placed one at each side of the channels) with wet/dry crossfader (included effects are filters, delays, flanger, phaser and loop sampler, among others), 25 assignable (MIDI), shape and monitor controls and headphones output.

But even if we see some units at MusikMesse we will have to wait until June to have our own Ecler EVO4 DJ Mixer. The price has not been announced yet.

Hercules DJ Console Rmx [Winter NAMM 2008]

Hercules DJ Console Rmx

The new DJ controller released by Hercules is an affordable product for professional DJs, that can be carried anywhere because of its size, same width as a laptop, and has a built-in audio interface. The Hercules DJ Console Rmx provides all the precision that a DJ needs, with precise controls that are ergonomically placed so you have the maximum room between them.

The Hercules DJ Console Rmx features 2 decks, 2 jog wheels, 3 volume, 2 pitch and 1 cross faders, 3-band EQ and gain control per deck and balance and transport controls. Function buttons include kill (bass, mid or treble frequency on/off), 4-way navigation (to select music from the library), 2 load (to load selected songs into each deck), 2 source (switches the audio source played), 2 pitch reset, 2 beat lock and 2 sync (adjusting pitch settings), 2 loop in/out and 4 effects (flanger, beat-grid, flipping double and reverse). The connections included on this controller are mic (for talk-over) and 2 stereo RCA inputs, 2 stereo 1/4″, 2 stereo RCA and headphones outputs and USB connection.

This controller works with Windows and Mac OS X computers and comes with a special version of VirtualDJ 5 DJC Edition software with specific features for this device. The Hercules DJ Console Rmx will be available on March and its retail price is $350.

Numark NS-7 DJ Controller [Winter NAMM 2008]

Numark NS-7 DJ Controller [Winter NAMM 2008]

Numark has introduced at Winter NAMM a new product specially designed for DJs, the Numark NS-7 DJ Controller, a dual channel DJ controller with 2 vinyl platters, completely analog circuitry and full of MIDI assignable illuminated controls, 3 times faster MIDI over USB technology and software of your choice.

The Numark NS-7 DJ Controller features 24-bit audio resolution, 7″ dual vinyl platters with adjustable high-torque, direct-drive motors, 8 rotary encoders, 8 triggers and 2 mini sliders assignable controls, CP-PRO crossfader, looping, cue point and track selection controls, 3-band EQ, fader and transport controls per channel, 2 inputs, 4 outputs and USB 2.0 connection.

This dual DJ controller includes 2 different software so you can choose between Serato Itch and Numark’s CUE DJ. The price and availability of the Numark NS-7 DJ Controller have not been announced yet.