Pioneer DJ has released the latest upgrade to their flagship DJ software, the public beta of rekordbox 5.6.1. In addition to the standard performance enhancements, this version introduces two streaming services to the program: Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+.
Note: Only the Mac version of the public beta is currently available, with the Windows version coming soon.
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Numark has announced the “Scratch,” an affordable two-channel mixer designed to work with Serato DJ Pro.
The Scratch features a mini Innofader crossfader, hardware filters, and other pro features like XLR main outs and a dedicated booth output.
The Scratch unlocks the full DVS functionality of Serato DJ Pro. Four performance pads deliver hot cue triggering, loop rolls, and access to the SP8 sampler. A pair of loop encoders can also be used to select and load tracks. Additionally, the Scratch offers instant access to six effects in Serato DJ Pro, trigged by two-way paddle switches.
Although the Scratch was just announced, it is available in stores now, priced at $499.
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After teasing some new features on Instagram last week, Serato has announced the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.2. In addition to bug fixes and 64-bit processing in Serato Video, it also contains two long-awaited features: play count and day mode.
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The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 updates the controller to make it more beginner-friendly. Also aimed at beginners, the Traktor DJ 2 app now includes the ability to stream music using SoundCloud Go+ among other improvements.
Watch Mo’s first look and review above.
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It’s tempting to get the latest DJ gear as soon as it’s released. But do you really need it, or does the equipment you have still get the job done?
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Designed to be beginner-friendly, the DDJ-200 is billed as a “smart DJ controller.” It is a wireless controller which connects to various smartphone DJing apps via Bluetooth. Also, the device works with streaming services such as Beatport LINK, SoundCloud Go+, Spotify, and more.
Watch Mojaxx’s first look above.
A few months ago, Mojaxx decided to see if he could switch from a Mac to a Windows laptop for DJing. On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, he checks back in with an update on how the transition went.
Have you switched from Mac to Windows? Share your advice in the comments section below.
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