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Is IKEA x Swedish House Mafia’s DJ Gear Any Good? | Beatsource Tech

Retail giant IKEA has just dropped a collaboration with their fellow countrymen Swedish House Mafia. They’ve designed around 20 products for the OBEGRÄNSAD line, many of which are aimed at DJs and producers. On this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx takes a trip to his local store to pick some up, and explores if buying DJ gear from a furniture company is a good idea.

Related Post: Serato DJ Pro 3.0.0 – Now With Stems! | Beatsource Tech

Serato DJ Pro 3.0.0 – Now With Stems! | Beatsource Tech

As Serato DJ Pro and Lite have reached their version 3.0 milestone, it was only natural that the company would bring a major new feature to the software. Live stem separation – the ability to control drums, bass, melody and vocals individually – is not new in the DJ world, and so it was important that Serato brought some new ways of working to the tech. In this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx breaks down the new feature in full.

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The Best Way to Live Stream Your Gigs! YoloBox Pro Review | Beatsource Tech

The YoloBox line from Yololiv has been making waves in the streaming world for quite some time. Their most recent flagship model, the YoloBox Pro, is designed to enable switching of multiple HDMI sources, stream encoding, and powerful graphics tools, all from within a portable, battery powered box. And, crucially for DJs, it features a line level input. We give it a detailed review on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.

Related Post: Who Needs DMX Anyway? Chauvet DJ’s ILS Lighting | Beatsource Tech

Who Needs DMX Anyway? Chauvet DJ’s ILS Lighting | Beatsource Tech

Chauvet DJ are one of the biggest names in lighting, partly because they are always innovating new concepts which are designed to make DJs’ lives easier. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, we check out their new Integrated Lighting System, or ILS, which allows one central unit – the Gigbar Move+ ILS, to control a variety of additional fixture types, creating a fully synchronized show with no DMX knowledge required.

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Traktor Pro 3.6.0 – Back From The Dead? I Beatsource Tech

After a few years of apparent stagnation, Native Instruments seem to be taking a renewed interest in their DJ software, Traktor Pro. The new version, 3.6.0, brings with it some new features, as well as a subscription offering, Traktor Pro Plus. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, we check those out, and look at the roadmap the company has provided for the future direction of the app.

Related Post: Nanoleaf DJ Lighting? Engine 2.3 and Soundswitch 2.6 Updates | Beatsource Tech

Nanoleaf DJ Lighting? Engine 2.3 and Soundswitch 2.6 Updates | Beatsource Tech

The latest updates for the Engine DJ ecosystem have just been released, with version 2.3 of the desktop software and hardware OS bringing a bunch of bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

But the big news is found in version 2.6 of Soundswitch, which follows the earlier Philips Hue integration with the new ability to synchronise with the Youtuber-favourite Nanoleaf LED panels, promising a stunning light show for live streams and performance videos, with no DMX knowledge required. We check it all out on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.

Related Post: Beatsource Tech: CDJ-3000 Long-Term Review: Still The King?

Beatsource Tech: CDJ-3000 Long-Term Review: Still The King?

It’s been almost two years since Pioneer DJ released their latest flagship media player, the CDJ-3000. But with the advent of new competition in the market, their dominance of the world’s DJ booths was no longer a certainty this time around. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx reviews the players two years in, and examines whether the company has done enough to retain the “club standard” title in 2022.

Related Post: Beatsource Tech: The Ultimate Live Streaming Companion? Now Playing 2 Review

Beatsource Tech: The Ultimate Live Streaming Companion? Now Playing 2 Review

Although the DJ live streaming gold rush of 2020 has passed, there are still many DJs who have found their niche on Twitch, and stream regularly. As the platform is so good for music discovery, adding a track ID app to your streams can offer real value to viewers, and with Now Playing 2, Triode has created what promises to be the ultimate tool for the job. Mojaxx gives us his full review on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.

Related Post: Beatsource Tech: Silent Cue Is Awesome! (And Now You Can Map It)

Beatsource Tech: Silent Cue Is Awesome! (And Now You Can Map It)

The Silent Cue feature has been found in Serato DJ Pro for quite some time, but it has never been midi-mappable from within the software interface. This means that not every user had access to it, unless they wanted to get into some midi XML file trickery.

But in the new 2.6.0 public beta, Silent Cue now can now be midi mapped like any other control, so if you haven’t tried it – now is the time. In this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx talks through how to map it, and why he likes it so much.

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2022 Beyond the Music Retreat Recap

The 2022 Beyond the Music Retreat was one for the books. The educational conference for DJs, which took place from June 13-15 in Arizona, was attended by hundreds of DJs from around the world and featured a variety of discussion panels and networking events. Watch the recap video which shows a glimpse of what went down that week.

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