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First Look: Denon DJ Engine Prime 1.4.0 Public Beta

Denon DJ Engine Prime

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the recent updates to Denon DJ‘s Engine Prime music analysis and library management software.

In this public beta for Engine Prime 1.4.0, Denon DJ introduces MacOS Catalina and Apple Music app support, a new Sync Manager feature, and a number of additional enhancements and improvements to the software.

Watch above.

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First Look: Phase Integration with Serato DJ Pro

Two years after first making waves at the NAMM Show, Phase manufacturer MWM has announced a collaboration with Serato. MWM’s needle-replacing hardware is now an Official Serato Accessory, which means it can now communicate with Serato DJ Pro directly through USB.

The upgrade will enhance the overall performance of Phase with Serato thanks to improved HID protocol. MWM also teased other features that will roll out later, including LED customization and more.

On this episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx takes a trip to NAMM in Anaheim, California to report on the collaboration between Serato and Phase. Watch above.

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Serato Releases 20th Anniversary Box Set and Documentary

Serato 20th Year Anniversary Box Set


Source: Serato

Serato is celebrating two decades in business with a series of anniversary releases. First, a three-part documentary chronicling the company’s history has been developed. Also, a limited-edition anniversary box set is available for sale that includes two 20th Anniversary Serato control vinyl and a 20th Anniversary photograph book tracing the story of Serato from 1999 to 2019. These two items are now available on Serato’s website.

Serato has expanded from the minds of two New Zealand-based computer science students to be a worldwide product and tech staple. DJs including the likes of A-Trak, Jazzy Jeff, Rich Medina, Mix Master Mike, DJ Spinna, and more appear in the documentary.

Watch part one below.

For more information, visit Serato’s website.

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First Look: Numark DJ2GO2 Touch

Two years after releasing their well-received DJ2GO2 portable DJ controller, Numark has delivered the DJ2GO2 Touch. The device features a series of innovative upgrades, including a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Lite. Plus, with the DJ2GO2 Touch, the DJ can perform hot cues, looping, and sampler effects. Most notably, DJs are now able to scratch, as it is enhanced with capacitive touch jog wheels.

On this week’s episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx looks at the controller and figures out just how well it keeps a DJ in the mix.

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First Look: Rane SEVENTY Mixer

Rane SEVENTY Mixer

Earlier today, we featured a routine by Craze that showcased the new Rane SEVENTY mixer. On this episode of Tips and Tricks, DJcity’s tech guru Mojaxx takes a first look at the new 2-channel battle mixer.

The SEVENTY is the latest edition to Rane‘s solid steel, Serato battle-ready mixer series.

Watch above.

Related Post: Craze Drops Routine with New Rane SEVENTY Mixer

Craze Drops Routine with New Rane SEVENTY Mixer

After a long hiatus from filming routines, Craze has delivered a performance showcasing the new Rane SEVENTY mixer. The world champion turntablist’s “Still Got It” routine makes fun of annoying requesters while demonstrating the capabilities of the two-channel battle mixer.

Watch the routine above and stay tuned for more info about the Rane SEVENTY.

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