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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7

Mojaxx reviews Pioneer DJ’s new controllers, the DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7 on the first episode of his new Beatsource Tech series. The DDJ-REV1 is an entry-level, two-channel controller for Serato DJ Lite, and the DDJ-REV7 is a two-channel controller for Serato DJ Pro with motorized platters that provides the mixer and turntable experience in one unit.

Both are part of the new DDJ-REV series that takes inspiration for its layout from a professional DJM-S mixer plus turntable setup and adds innovative features for open format DJs.

“The ‘REV’ series of controllers are a new and exciting chapter for Serato and Pioneer DJ,” says Serato Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “Following up on the DDJ-SB3 was never going to be easy, with a brand new layout and innovative features we’re confident beginners are going to love learning on DDJ-REV1. For our professional DJs, the DDJ-REV7 is one of the most powerful controllers we’ve ever worked on and it’s exciting to have motorized jog wheels make their debut on a Pioneer DJ controller.”

Watch Mojaxx’s review for the DDJ-REV7 above and for the DDJ-REV1 below.

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This Is the End? The Final Episode of ‘Tips and Tricks’

After seven years and 333 episodes, Mojaxx decides it’s time to switch things up. Watch the final episode of Tips and Tricks above to see what the future has in store for DJcity’s resident tech guru.

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First Look: Traktor Pro 3.5.0 With Beatsource LINK Integration

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the latest version of Traktor Pro from Native Instruments, which includes support for Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK streaming, as well as HID control with Pioneer DJ’s latest CDJ-3000 media players.

Download Traktor Pro 3.5.0 here.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Start your free trial.

Watch Mo’s first look above.

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Enter Our Global Producer Challenge

Enter Our Global Producer Challenge

Beatsource, Beatport, Loopcloud, Plugin Boutique, and LabelRadar have joined forces to host the biggest music producer challenge of 2021.

Producers can enter tracks in six genres: hip-hop/trap, reggaeton, mainstage/EDM, house, techno, and drum and bass.

The grand prize winner will receive a studio setup worth $30,000.

Five winners from each genre will be considered for a release and promo campaign via these labels: Def Jam, Spinnin’ Records, DJcity Records, Shogun Audio, Rekids, and Nervous Records.

30 finalists will receive $2,500 worth of equipment from hardware and software partners such as Akai, Reason Studios, Denon DJ, and more.

Learn more here.

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Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource DJ Web App

On Tuesday, our friends at Beatsource released the public beta of their new groundbreaking web app, Beatsource DJ. Designed to improve the DJ workflow, the app can be used for music discovery, library management, and auditioning mixes.

Watch Mojaxx provide a walkthrough of the app above.

Launch Beatsource DJ.

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Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode in Serato DJ

On Monday, Serato released Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5. Among other updates, both versions added support for Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, a highly anticipated feature that enables DJs to use LINK without an internet connection. Watch above to see DJcityTV’s Mojaxx provide a walkthrough of the feature.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Start your free trial.

Related Post: Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Streaming is the future of DJing, but DJs need to be able to mix with or without an internet connection. Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without Wi-Fi, is finally available in Serato DJ. The update, which is integrated with Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5, follows over a month of public beta testing.

Asher “Styles Davis” Finkel, at Beatsource, says:

“We’re super excited to be the first service to bring offline mode for streaming content to Serato DJ. We know that DJs need to build trust with streaming technology, and our offline locker will provide the stability and insurance they need. This is a watershed moment in the way DJs get music.”

Download Serato Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here and start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here.

Watch a tutorial on how to use the offline mode below:

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Hercules Releases Limited Edition Gold DJControl Inpulse 500


(Source: Hercules)

Hercules has announced the release of a new limited edition gold version of their popular DJ controller, the DJControl Inpulse 500. The special release is limited to 1000 units, with each unit numbered 1 to 1000. The controller also comes with a Serato DJ Pro license and a carrying case.

Watch Matsu perform on the controller below and purchase the DJControl Inpulse 500 Gold Edition, available for pre-order Sweetwater. The unit is compatible with Beatsource LINK, the premier music streaming service for open-format DJs.

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Denon DJ Devices

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Denon DJ Devices

No laptop? No problem. After four months in beta, the Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs is now available in Denon DJ Engine OS-enabled gear. That includes standalone devices such as the Prime SC6000 player and Prime 4 controller.

Beatsource President, Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, says:

“This is the future of DJing. Imagine showing up to your gig with just a pair of headphones and your DJ skills, logging into the Denon gear, and your personal playlists and DJ library become instantly available.”

Launched in May, LINK enables DJs to stream tracks from the Beatsource library in their DJ software, along with thousands of playlists. In addition to Engine OS, LINK is also available in Serato DJ Pro and Lite, Pioneer DJ rekordbox, VirtualDJ, Algoriddim djay and djay Pro, Hercules DJUCED, and PCDJ DEX 3.

Get a free trial of LINK here and learn how to use LINK with Engine OS 1.6 here.

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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5 Public Beta

Earlier today, Serato launched the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5. In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the Serato DJ Pro 2.5 beta, which includes support for macOS 11 Big Sur, improved Phase functionality, and an offline locker for Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK.

Download the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 or Lite 1.5 here and try Beatsource LINK for free here.

Watch Mo’s first look above.

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