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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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First Look: CDJ-3000 CloudDirectPlay

AlphaTheta Corporation has announced rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, the new firmware ver. 2.0 for Pioneer DJ‘s CDJ-3000 multi player. This update allows users to play files directly from their cloud library, stored in Dropbox.

Check out Mojaxx‘s first look in this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks. Watch above.

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Mojaxx Reviews The Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3

AlphaTheta Corporation has announced the release of the new, portable XDJ-RX3 from its Pioneer DJ brand. This 2-channel performance all-in-one DJ system has new features from the club-standard CDJ-3000 multiplayer and DJM-900NXS2 mixer, plus a brand-new 10.1-inch touch screen. Like before, you can choose whether to play rekordbox-analyzed tracks from USB drives or connect a laptop to unlock rekordbox Performance mode. As well, support for Serato DJ Pro is also included – coming in early 2022.

The 10.1-inch touch screen on the XDJ-RX3 has a higher resolution and frame rate than the previous
model, featuring an interface that makes it quicker and easier to browse your music, and the browse section comes from the CDJ-3000. In addition, you can switch between viewing the pad status or Beat FX and the X-Pad with one tap on the screen. Plus, with support for the 3Band Waveform feature from the CDJ-3000, you can see the volume levels of different frequency ranges in rekordbox-analyzed tracks. This allows for a clear visual representation of how they sound.

To use the XDJ-RX3 with rekordbox Performance mode, you’ll need to update to the latest version of the
software, rekordbox for Mac/Windows (ver. 6.6.0), which will be released on November 16, 2021. In addition, from early 2022, you’ll be able to use the unit with Serato DJ Pro by updating to the latest version of the software.

Mojaxx brings us his full review in this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks. Watch above.

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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7 Update With Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 Support

Pioneer DJ‘s latest flagship multi-player is now an official Serato accessory via the newest upgrade to Serato DJ Pro, Serato DJ Pro’s 2.5.7. Building on the legacy of the CDJ-2000NXS2, the CDJ-3000 features several powerful improvements, including an enhanced MPU, redesigned hardware components, and a 9-inch, high-resolution touch screen. However, complete control of Serato DJ Pro with the CDJ-3000 requires using HID mode, including Serato’s colored waveforms on the display.

“As clubs and festivals open worldwide, support for the CDJ-3000 has been a highly requested feature for Serato DJs.” says Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “We’re pleased to bring this support in Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7, with the reliability and quality our professional DJs expect.”

Download Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7 by clicking here.

To use the CDJ-3000 with Serato DJ Pro, you need to ensure it uses the latest firmware version. You can download this from Pioneer DJ by clicking here.

Mojaxx takes a first look at the integration in this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks. Watch above.

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Pioneer DJ VM-80 Studio Monitors Review

Pioneer DJ expands upon their studio monitor offerings with the VM range, which brings a few new features to the table. In addition to offering a flat profile for mixing and production, they also have a club setting, designed to offer a real club-inspired sound to DJs mixing at home or in the studio.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review above.

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Pioneer DJ Announces rekordbox Professional Plan With Unlimited Cloud Storage

Pioneer DJ has partnered with file hosting service Dropbox for the new rekordbox Professional Plan. The plan offers unlimited cloud storage for music libraries.

The rekordbox Professional plan is the first-ever DJ software to offer unlimited storage capacity via Dropbox. Users can upload their tracks to the cloud, which retains metadata such as playlists, hot cues, loops, and tags.

The plan allows DJs to create a database for each device they use. By backing up the device database, they can then can easily recover their library from rekordbox at any time if one device is lost or damaged. The plan also offers the ability to sync your rekordbox library across up to eight devices, for easy gig prep on-the-go.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s announcement video below and visit the rekordbox website for more details.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Pro DJ Link

Since the network port made its first appearance on the original CDJ-2000 back in 2009, Pioneer DJ‘s Pro DJ Link protocol has seen huge expansions. Pro DJ Link has grown in both the ways it can work and the applications it can be used for.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx presents the ultimate guide to setting up and using Pro DJ Link. Watch above.

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Pioneer DJ Announces Update to rekordbox Mobile App for Android

Pioneer DJ has announced version 3.0 of the rekordbox mobile app for Android. The latest update to the free DJ app includes Cloud Library Sync (for Dropbox and rekordbox Creative plan subscribers), Mobile Library Sync, an improved user interface and more.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s announcement video above and download the latest rekordbox for Android update on the Google Play store.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S7 Mixer


(Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced their latest two-channel battle mixer, the DJM-S7. The unit is geared toward open-format DJs, allowing a range of customization options to tailor the mixer to each individual’s performance style. It also comes in at a more affordable price point than Pioneer DJ’s other battle mixers.

The DJM-S7 has the 16 large performance pads (eight per channel) and Magvel fader their battle mixers are known for. Each channel’s pad modes are independent, meaning, for example, deck one’s pads can be set to trigger hot cues while deck two is set to the sample bank.

The effects section includes all 22 Beat FX from the DJM-S11, and the mixer also has Bluetooth connectivity for additional audio routing. Other features borrowed from the DJM-S11 (when used with Serato DJ Pro) are Scratch Bank, Gate Cue, and the aforementioned Combo Pad mode.

Loop MIDI, a new feature exclusive to the DJM-S7, allows DJs to use the effect levers to send MIDI messages to Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox, as a way to control performance features rhythmically.

Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S7 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1399 USD. Watch Mojaxx’s first look below.

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