Music Tech

First Look: Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-200 Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-200

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-200 controller.

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.

Related: Pioneer DJ DDJ-800 Controller: First Look

Enter to Win a Laptop and Trip to Berlin’s Sample Music Festival

Gear Porn

Gear Porn is a new weekly live stream that tackles technical questions related to DJing, VJing, and live performing. It is hosted by Ray a.k.a. Arkaei, a Polish artist who has written articles for DJWORX.

To kick off the live stream, Gear Porn has launched a competition to win a high-performance laptop and a trip to the Sample Music Festival in Berlin.

How to enter the “20 Bars of Awesome” contest:

– Film a video of yourself performing a routine that is 20 bars long (two-bar intro, two-bar outro, and 16 bars in between).

– Use software that runs on a laptop. The winner will have to use the laptop that they win during the second part of the battle, which will take place at the Sample Music Festival between August 16 and 18.

– Send your video to gimme@gear.porn by June 6, 2019.

For more info, watch the video above and review the terms and conditions here.

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Related: Doc Jnr Wins ‘Move’ DJ Competition

Mojaxx Reviews MasterSounds’ Linear 4V Mixer and FX Unit

Tips and Tricks MasterSounds

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews two pieces of DJ gear from boutique electronics manufacturer MasterSounds.

The Linear 4V is a made-to-order, four-channel mixer with a variety of features. The FX unit is a compact piece that is made to integrate with MasterSounds mixers, but works with a number of other mixers as well.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

Related: Raiden RPM-100 Portable Mixer Review

Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

Serato has announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.

The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.

Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.

It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.

Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

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