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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S11 Mixer


(Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DJM-S11 mixer, the successor to its game-changing DJM-S9. The two-channel, four-deck battle mixer builds off the success of the previous iteration with some major additions while improving on its predecessor’s key features.

Most notably, the DJM-S11 comes equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen that displays waveforms, a track browser, FX, and more. The display has a day mode option, similar to that of Serato DJ Pro, which makes the screen easier to view in daylight. An industry-first feature called “Deck 3/4 Control” allows access to decks three and four via the touch screen, to enhance the creative possibilities of live mashups and remixes.

Another notable addition is that the mixer includes dual USB inputs for connecting CDJs and controllers. It features a number of new pad modes as well.

Pioneer DJ will also be releasing the DJM-S11-SE, a special edition that is visually reminiscent of their highly-regarded DJM-909 mixer.

The DJM-S11 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1,999 USD, while the DJM-S11-SE retails for $2,099 USD. In related news, Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.4.1, which includes support for the mixers.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s introductory video along with Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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Beatsource LINK in Serato DJ Walkthrough With Mojaxx

Beatsource LINK in Serato DJ Walkthrough With Mojaxx

Tips and Tricks host, Mojaxx, provides a walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s new integration with Serato DJ, which was introduced in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and 1.4 on Monday. He shows you how to set up LINK in Serato and get the most out of the service.

Get a free trial of Beatsource LINK here and download Serato DJ here.

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Beatsource LINK Featured in Flaunt Magazine


(Source: Beatsource)

Beatsource LINK’s highly anticipated integration with Serato DJ has garnered attention beyond the DJ world. Dubbed “a digital revolution for the DJ game,” Flaunt Magazine has written a piece about why Beatsource LINK is a game-changer and how it fits into the evolution of DJing. (For those who don’t know, Flaunt is an influential outlet that covers fashion and culture.)

Author Shirley Ju writes:

“A pivotal moment just took place in the digital music space with the evolution of how open-format DJs and producers access music and perform their sets. Using Beatsource’s wide variety of playlists across hip-hop, dance, Latin, pop, R&B, and reggae & dancehall, a DJ of any skill level—whether you’re a beginner, hobbyist, or a seasoned club veteran, will be able to cue up the music they want to play via the LINK technology and immediately start mixing in Serato, with the simple push of a button.”

Read the full article here.

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Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Serato DJ
(Source: Beatsource)

The Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs can now be used with the industry-standard performance software, Serato DJ. The highly anticipated integration is available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4, which were released on Monday.

Launched in May, Beatsource LINK lets DJs stream tracks from the Beatsource library, including thousands of expertly curated playlists, directly from their DJ software.

A-Trak, renowned DJ/producer and Beatsource board member, says:

“It’s inevitable that DJs will need access to the massive streaming libraries of songs for their DJ sets. The important thing is to not force DJs to change the equipment or software that they use. That’s why Beatsource’s integration into Serato is so important. Also, what impressed me the most was the ability to create playlists on the Beatsource site as you’re searching for music and having them sync up to your Serato.”

Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, president of Beatsource, adds:

“Lead by Serato in the early 2000’s, the transition from vinyl to digital changed DJing forever. Trailblazers like A-Trak, DJ AM, and Jazzy Jeff opened our minds to what Serato’s technology could allow us to do. Today, over 15 years later, we are living in a moment that will again change DJing forever. DJs no longer need to shop for, purchase, and store their music. Instead, DJs will simply access the Beatsource DJ library, which will be available instantly and everywhere with Serato, and the value will be in each DJs curation and knowledge of their personal playlists and crates. DJs will no longer be limited by what they can own and store, but rather by what they can do with their musical creativity. This opens up a world of imagination for the next generation of DJs, and I can’t wait to see what they do with our technology.”

Beatport LINK, which is based on the same technology as Beatsource LINK, is also now available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 2.4.

Get a free trial of Beatsource LINK here and download Serato DJ here.

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Mojaxx Reviews Third Generation of MasterSounds Radius Rotary Mixers

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at boutique UK manufacturer MasterSounds’ latest generation of Radius rotary mixers. While the mixers maintain the level of quality MasterSounds is known for, this iteration comes in at a much more user-friendly price point.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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How to Use Soundiiz and TuneMyMusic to Migrate Your Playlists to Beatsource LINK

Tips and Tricks: Soundiiz & TuneMyMusic

The Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs is now supported by Soundiiz and TuneMyMusic, two separate services that allow users to transfer their playlists between music streaming platforms. On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx shows us how to use the two apps to transfer playlists from Spotify to Beatsource LINK.

Using Soundiiz or TuneMyMusic, Beatsource LINK subscribers can transfer their playlists from services like Spotify and Apple Music to Beatsource LINK, and instantly DJ with them. SoundCloud, TIDAL, YouTube, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Google Play Music are also supported.

Soundiiz offers two plans: free and premium at $3 a month. The free version lets DJs transfer one playlist at a time, whereas the premium version enables DJs to transfer multiple playlists at once and sync them.

A paid version of TuneMyMusic enables users to sync playlists between services. It costs $4.50 a month or $2 a month when billed annually.

Launched in May, LINK is available in popular DJ software such as Serato DJ (beta), Denon DJ Engine OS (beta), Pioneer DJ rekordbox, VirtualDJ, Algoriddim djay, and djay Pro, and Hercules DJUCED.

Watch Mojaxx’s walkthrough above and start your free trial of LINK here.

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