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Pioneer DJ Releases XDJ-XZ Controller

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ
Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has released a new all-in-one controller, the XDJ-XZ.

The device, which can be used with USB drives or a rekordbox-equipped laptop, “feels exactly like you’re using the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2,” according to the press release. Serato DJ Pro support will be added in early 2020.

“It is the closest thing you can get to a full two deck [Pioneer DJ] NXS2 setup at around a third of the price,” DJcityTV’s Mojaxx says.

The XDJ-XZ is available now at $2,299. Watch Mo’s first look below and stay tuned for a full review.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DJM-REC App

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at Pioneer DJ‘s DJM-REC app.

DJM-REC is an affordable high-quality recording app that allows users to efficiently record and archive DJ mixes via iPhone or iPad.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the app above.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 Adds Support for Denon DJ PRIME 4 and SC5000M

Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1, an update that provides support for the Denon DJ PRIME 4 controller and SC5000M media player. Upon updating DJ Pro and the Denon DJ firmware, the units will work as Official Serato Accessories with enhanced functionality like hot cues, FX, and more.

Watch Mojaxx‘s first look above and download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 here.

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AKG DMS300 Wireless Microphone System Review

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at the AKG DMS300 wireless microphone system.

The DMS300 is a digital wireless system that operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency range. It is an affordable solution for mobile DJing, club installations, and more.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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iZotope Mastering Software Now Available in Serato Studio


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Serato has teamed up with iZotope to bring their powerful music mastering software to Serato Studio. iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements plug-in is now included in Serato Studio users’ subscriptions.

Ozone 9 Elements comes with a selection of mastering presets that allow beatmakers to produce professional-sounding tracks. For a more tailored sound, the plug-in’s “Master Assistant” feature will analyze your track and create a custom preset based on your style.

Watch Serato’s Ozone 9 Elements video below and click here for more info.

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Mojaxx Shares Quick Tip for Serato DJ Pro

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx shares his favorite shortcut in Serato DJ Pro. This trick lets you quickly reset parameters within the software.

Watch above.

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DJcity Teams With Serato for Serato Studio Workshop Series, ‘DJs Make Beats’

DJs Make Beats workshop

DJs Make Beats workshop
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DJcity has teamed up with Serato to host a series of Serato Studio workshops called DJs Make Beats. The workshops will teach DJs how to quickly transform their ideas into beats using Serato’s beat making software, Serato Studio.

The workshops will take place in five cities across the West Coast of North America during October. Check out the schedule below. Space is limited; RSVP is required.

Vancouver
October 7
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fortune Sound Club
Register now

Las Vegas
October 24
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Park on Fremont
Register now

Los Angeles (Hollywood)
October 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ruby Theater
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Oakland
October 28
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
YR Media
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Los Angeles (West LA)
October 29
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Scratch DJ Academy
Register now

Download a free trial of Serato Studio here.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-XP2 Add-On Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-XP2, an add-on controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro.

The DDJ-XP2 adds to the functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but retains the build quality and layout of the original unit.

Key new features include:

– Works natively with both rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro

– 32 performance pads

– Silent Cue feature available in Serato DJ Pro for the first time

– Unique Slide FX control

Watch’s Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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Mojaxx Reviews MasterSounds’ Radius TWO VALVE Rotary Mixer

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the Radius TWO VALVE rotary mixer from boutique electronics manufacturer MasterSounds.

This portable rotary mixer is the two channel version of the Linear 4V.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the Radius TWO VALVE above.

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Review: Mini Innofader Pro for Reloop SPIN Portable Turntable

Innofader has released a mini fader specifically designed for the Reloop SPIN portable turntable. The Mini Innofader Pro is a highly adjustable and customizable contactless fader.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the Mini Innofader Pro above.

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