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NAMM Announces Virtual Event to Replace 2021 Trade Show


The NAMM Show. (Source: Instagram)

Fearing that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will stretch into next year, NAMM announced this week that their 2021 music equipment trade show would be replaced with the Believe In Music Week virtual event. The online-only event will be held during the week of January 18, 2021.

Believe in Music Week will feature a blend of signature NAMM events and special creative initiatives. These include The Grand Rally for Music Education, GenNext, Music Education Days, and the Nonprofit Management Institute. As well, the NAMM Foundation will host a series of “inspirational, leadership, and support-based” online events featuring leaders in the music education, collegiate, K-12, community, and nonprofit sectors offering numerous problem-solving solutions regarding the multiple challenges of the current era.

Regarding the switch from real-time activities, NAMM’s executive team notes, “[g]iven the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our priority, it is now clear there is no path forward for an in-person event in California, and we have made the difficult decision to cancel The 2021 NAMM Show.”

They go on to say, “while we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather our NAMM family in-person this January, we are reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted with the launch of Believe in Music: The Global Gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.”

For more information, check out NAMM’s Believe in Music Week website here.

H/T: American Songwriter

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Beatsource Teams With Pioneer DJ and Crossfader to Host ‘Learn to DJ at Home’ Webinar

Learn to DJ at Home

Learn to DJ at Home

Beatsource has teamed up with Pioneer DJ and renowned online DJ school Crossfader to host “Learn to DJ at Home,” a free webinar for beginner DJs.

The workshop, which will take place on August 18, will cover the fundamentals of DJing utilizing the Beatsource LINK streaming service and Pioneer DJ rekordbox performance software. It will be hosted by Crossfader’s Jamie Hartley, DJcity’s Mojaxx, and Pioneer DJ’s Pulse.

Topics to be discussed include getting DJ software, finding music, setting cue points, and mixing tracks. There will also be a raffle.

Space is limited, so RSVP now before it fills up.

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DJ IKU Reviews the DDJ-SB3-S on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, reviews Pioneer DJ‘s DDJ-SB3-S 2-channel controller on the latest installment of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In the episode, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion demonstrates his favorite features including the Back Spin, Echo Out, FX Fade, and Pad Scratch.

Watch DJ IKU’s review above.

Tracklist:

1. Black Eyed Peas – GET LOOSE NOW

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Serato DJ Pro 2.3.8 Released, Includes Support for RANE TWELVE MKII and SEVENTY-TWO MKII


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Following RANE’s announcement earlier today of the upgraded TWELVE controller and SEVENTY-TWO mixer, Serato has released an update to Serato DJ Pro. Serato DJ Pro 2.3.8 includes support for the second generation of RANE’s flagship motorized controller and two-channel battle mixer.

Download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.8 here.

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RANE Revitalizes Its Flagship SEVENTY-TWO Mixer and TWELVE Controller


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RANE has just announced updated versions of their flagship products, the SEVENTY-TWO mixer and TWELVE motorized controller.

The SEVENTY-TWO MKII mixer has received a highly-requested “external crossfader tension adjust” which personalizes the crossfader to an individual DJ’s style. The faders themselves have been upgraded to the MAG FOUR design and dual DVS inputs have been added to the mixer, along with other features.

The TWELVE MKII controller has added platform controls for Traktor, Virtual DJ, and Serato DJ Pro. The controller includes an updated screen and interface, a redesigned, plunger-style “Start/Stop” button, and more.

Check out Rane’s website for more information and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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First Look: Denon DJ Engine OS 1.5

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at the latest update to Denon DJ‘s Engine OS software. Engine OS 1.5 has been released in preparation for a new PRIME hardware release, and includes Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ music streaming functionality.

Watch Mo’s first look above and download Engine OS 1.5 here.

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