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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S7 Mixer


(Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced their latest two-channel battle mixer, the DJM-S7. The unit is geared toward open-format DJs, allowing a range of customization options to tailor the mixer to each individual’s performance style. It also comes in at a more affordable price point than Pioneer DJ’s other two-channel mixers.

The DJM-S7 has the 16 large performance pads (eight per channel) and Magvel fader their battle mixers are known for. Each channel’s pad modes are independent, meaning, for example, deck one’s pads can be set to trigger hot cues while deck two is set to the sample bank.

The effects section includes all 22 Beat FX from the DJM-S11, and the mixer also has Bluetooth connectivity for additional audio routing. Other features borrowed from the DJM-S11 (when used with Serato DJ Pro) are Scratch Bank, Gate Cue, and the aforementioned Combo Pad mode.

Loop MIDI, a new feature exclusive to the DJM-S7, allows DJs to use the effect levers to send MIDI messages to Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox, as a way to control performance features rhythmically.

Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S7 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1399 USD. Watch Mojaxx’s first look below.

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RANE Announces Its First All-in-One Controller, the ONE


RANE ONE. (Source: Serato)

RANE has officially entered the controller market with the release of the ONE. Similar to the design of the TWELVE, the ONE aims to satisfy the needs of turntablists while providing the convenience of a portable, all-in-one piece of tech.

The ONE features motorized platters with 7.2-inch removable acrylic disks. The mixer section features an adjustable crossfader, allowing scratchers to fine-tune their experience. Each deck has eight RGB pads and includes the Scratch Bank feature recently added to Serato DJ Pro, which allows users to easily load scratch samples or full tracks to either deck.

In related news, Serato has announced their latest update, Serato DJ Pro 2.4.4. This update provides support for the RANE ONE and will be available on their website at 12 PM PST.

Watch Mojaxx’s full review of the RANE ONE controller below.

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Omnitronic TRM-402 Review: Rotary Mixing On A Budget?

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the most affordable four-channel rotary mixer on the market: the Omnitronic TRM-402. This mixer sets out to prove that you may not really need to spend $1000+ to have some knob-twiddling fun.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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Mojaxx’s ‘Tips and Tricks’ 2020 Wrap-up

In a special episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx reviews the tech highlights and trends in the DJ world over the past year.

His roundup includes RANE’s SEVENTY-TWO Mixer, Pioneer’s CDJ-3000 media player, the debut of the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for DJs, and much more.

Watch Mojaxx’s 2020 wrap-up above.

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DJcity’s Favorite Black Friday Deals

DJcity's Favorite Black Friday Deals

Tips and Tricks host, Mojaxx, compiled a list of some of the best Black Friday sales for DJs and producers.

AIAIAI
AIAIAI have reduced their whole line of headphones and accessories by 30% from Friday through Sunday.

AIAIAI

Crossfader DJ
You can save 50% on all the online courses offered by the Crossfader DJ school.

Crossfader

Digital DJ Tips
Digital DJ Tips are offering discounts of up to $223 off their online courses.

Digital DJ Tips

Loopmasters
Loopmasters have up to 60% off some of their best selling sample packs.

Loopmasters

MWM
MWM have Black Friday deals on Phase systems, with up to 40% off.

MWM

Mixed In Key
Mixed In Key are offering 30% off all their products until Monday 30th.

Mixed In Key

Native Instruments
Native Instruments have 50% off a huge range of instruments, effects, sounds, and DJ software.

Native Instruments

Serato
Serato have reduced the price of their Studio and Sample applications by 50%.

Serato

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Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in PCDJ DEX 3 Software


(Source: Beatsource)

Beatsource has announced that Beatsource LINK is now available in PCDJ DEX 3, a leading performance software among mobile and video DJs.

DEX 3 users can stream tracks from Beatsource’s library, including thousands of expertly curated playlists, directly from the software.

Ryan Sherr, General Manager at PCDJ, says:

“Streaming platforms are firmly the preferred method for consumers to listen to and discover new music, and inevitably DJs want the same access to massive streaming libraries. With Beatsource LINK baked into our flagship DEX 3 software, whether they’re a club jock or a mobile DJ, our customers no longer need to source their music elsewhere. They can just log in and instantly stream from a massive catalog of high-quality tracks from premium artists.”

Beatport LINK, which uses the same technology as Beatsource LINK, is also available in DEX 3.

Start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here and learn how to use LINK in DEX 3 here.

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