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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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RANE Announces Its First All-in-One Controller, the ONE

RANE ONE. (Source: Serato)

RANE has officially entered the controller market with the release of the ONE. Similar to the design of the TWELVE, the ONE aims to satisfy the needs of turntablists while providing the convenience of a portable, all-in-one piece of tech.

The ONE features motorized platters with 7.2-inch removable acrylic disks. The mixer section features an adjustable crossfader, allowing scratchers to fine-tune their experience. Each deck has eight RGB pads and includes the Scratch Bank feature recently added to Serato DJ Pro, which allows users to easily load scratch samples or full tracks to either deck.

In related news, Serato has announced their latest update, Serato DJ Pro 2.4.4. This update provides support for the RANE ONE and will be available on their website at 12 PM PST.

Watch Mojaxx’s full review of the RANE ONE controller below.

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Omnitronic TRM-402 Review: Rotary Mixing On A Budget?

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the most affordable four-channel rotary mixer on the market: the Omnitronic TRM-402. This mixer sets out to prove that you may not really need to spend $1000+ to have some knob-twiddling fun.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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Mojaxx’s ‘Tips and Tricks’ 2020 Wrap-up

In a special episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the tech highlights and trends in the DJ world over the past year.

His roundup includes RANE’s SEVENTY-TWO Mixer, Pioneer’s CDJ-3000 media player, the debut of the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for DJs, and much more.

Watch Mojaxx’s 2020 wrap-up above.

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Mojaxx Takes a Look at Ortofon’s New VNL Cartridges and Gold Smokin Shells

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Ortofon’s new VNL cartridges, designed with turntablists in mind. They’re currently available in an introductory pack containing one cartridge and three stylii, allowing users to decide which of the three available stylus options they prefer.

Plus, he reviews the incredibly bling 24-karat gold-plated headshells from Smokin Shells, which pretty much fall into the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.

Watch Mo’s first look and review above.

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DJcity’s Favorite Black Friday Deals

DJcity's Favorite Black Friday Deals

Tips and Tricks host, Mojaxx, compiled a list of some of the best Black Friday sales for DJs and producers.

AIAIAI have reduced their whole line of headphones and accessories by 30% from Friday through Sunday.


Crossfader DJ
You can save 50% on all the online courses offered by the Crossfader DJ school.


Digital DJ Tips
Digital DJ Tips are offering discounts of up to $223 off their online courses.

Digital DJ Tips

Loopmasters have up to 60% off some of their best selling sample packs.


MWM have Black Friday deals on Phase systems, with up to 40% off.


Mixed In Key
Mixed In Key are offering 30% off all their products until Monday 30th.

Mixed In Key

Native Instruments
Native Instruments have 50% off a huge range of instruments, effects, sounds, and DJ software.

Native Instruments

Serato have reduced the price of their Studio and Sample applications by 50%.


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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DJM-V10-LF

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth look at Pioneer DJ‘s new DJM-V10-LF six-channel mixer, which is a variant of the original DJM-V10 model.

The DJM-V10-LF’s crossfader has been removed in exchange for longer channel faders with optimized curves and a new custom-designed curve preset to ensure smooth and accurate mixes. This allows the new 60 mm shaft slide faders on the DJM-V10-LF to extend further down the top plate than the 45 mm faders on the original mixer. This development enables users to control the audio source volume from each channel more precisely.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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First Look: Pioneer DDJ-FLX6 4-Channel DJ Controller for rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro

Pioneer DDJ-FLX6
Pioneer DDJ-FLX6. (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-FLX6, a brand new four-channel controller supported in both rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro. The controller combines unique features and a professional club-style layout while staying portable and affordable.

The DDJ-FLX6 introduces Merge FX, a new feature that makes it easy for DJs to mix different music styles. The controller includes the Jog Cutter function that applies a professional scratch effect to the last Hot Cue or playback position on the deck in use and built-in presets containing a combination of Serato DJ Pro effects and looping controls. First introduced for the DJM-S11, the DDJ-FLX6 features Scratch Bank, which allows users to load scratch samples or full tracks for pad mode use.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth first look at the multifaceted development.

Watch below.

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XMG DJ 15 – The Ultimate DJ Laptop?

Mojaxx switched to Windows for DJing back in 2019, but before he could finish his final review of the SCHENKER Audio Edition laptop he was using, the manufacturers released a new model.

The DJ 15 model was released under their XMG brand, and Mojaxx was able to get his hands on one for a review. Watch this episode of Tips and Tricks above.

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Mojaxx Reviews Denon DJ’s SC6000 PRIME and SC6000M PRIME Media Players

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx discusses the latest updates to Denon DJ’s flagship media players, the SC6000 PRIME and SC6000M PRIME. In addition to an increased 8.5-inch platter size and redesigned aesthetic elements, there are numerous other improvements. Mo also takes a look at the X1850 PRIME mixer.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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