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Numark Announces New Mixer, the ‘Scratch’

Scratch

Scratch

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.

Check out Numark’s website for more info and watch Mojaxx‘s review below.

Related Post: Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

Tips and Tricks Serato Play Count

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.

Mojaxx takes a first look at the updates on this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks.

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Traktor DJ 2 First Look and Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 Review

Traktor DJ 2 and Kontrol S2 MK3

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at two new offerings from Native Instruments.

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.

Related Post: First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

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

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.

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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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