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Beatsource LINK Is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK x Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK x Serato DJ

Beatsource has announced that its streaming service for open-format DJs will be available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4 in October. The highly anticipated integration brings Beatsource LINK to the most popular DJ software in the world.

Those who don’t want to wait can test LINK in the public beta versions of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 or Lite 1.4, which are available now. DJs who participate in the beta will have the opportunity to improve LINK in Serato DJ before its official release.

Launched in May, LINK lets DJs stream tracks from the Beatsource library, including thousands of playlists directly from their DJ software. In addition to Serato DJ, LINK is also available in Pioneer DJ rekordbox, VirtualDJ, Algoriddim djay and djay Pro, and Hercules DJUCED. More integrations are expected soon.

Try LINK for free here and get access to the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 or Lite 1.4 here.

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SUBPAC To Release the SUBPAC X1, Their Latest Model of Wearable Subwoofer


SUBPAC X1. (Source: SUBPAC)

SUBPAC continues to innovate in the audio industry with the forthcoming release of its SUBPAC X1 wearable subwoofer. Their latest offering has both wearable and seated experiences plus a companion control module, the SUBPAC C1, for professional analog, digital and wireless connectivity.

Real-time control over filters, EQs, time-alignment, plus SUBPAC’s “Tactive” transducers and ultra-low latency, lossless UWB Wireless audio solution are included among the numerous technological upgrades.

SUBPAC’s X1 subwoofers are available for preorder here.

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Denon DJ Announces Official Controller Integration With Virtual DJ

Denon DJ has recently released the latest update to their Engine OS software, which includes support for Virtual DJ on select Denon DJ products.

Engine OS 1.5.1 allows control of the Virtual DJ desktop software from within a number of Denon DJ media players including the SC6000M PRIME, the PRIME 2, and more. Features include full-color moving waveforms, touch screen gestures, OLED FX feedback, and a multi-view interface.

Download Engine OS 1.5.1 here and Virtual DJ here, and watch Denon DJ’s announcement video above.

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DJ IKU Demonstrates Toneplay Routine on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, showcases his toneplay skills while performing a hip-hop quick mix on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion utilizes Serato DJ‘s Key Shift function to execute the transitions.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Cam’ron – Oh Boy
2. Trey Songz ft. Summer Walker – Back Home
3. Juice WRLD & Marshmello ft. Polo G & The Kid LAROI – Hate The Other Side
4. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
5. Wiz Khalifa – Still Wiz
6. 6ix9ine – P#NANI
7. Saweetie – Tap In
8. Too $hort – Blow The Whistle
9. Ant Banks ft. MC Ren – Got Ta Hustle
10. Pop Smoke ft. Tyga & Quavo – West Coast Sh#t

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Mojaxx Reviews Rode’s Rodecaster Pro Podcasting Equipment

With the entertainment world still in turmoil, DJs are looking to leverage new platforms to reach their audiences, such as live streaming and podcasts. The Rodecaster Pro from Australian manufacturer Rode promises to make creating a podcast from scratch as simple as it can be.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the Rodecaster Pro, along with the Podmic and the PSA-1 microphone arm. Watch above.

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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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