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.
In January, our friends at Beatsource launched VIP Crates, an on-going series of exclusive playlists curated by the world’s most influential DJs and artists. They received great feedback, and today we’re excited to bring you the second batch of crates.
Like the first installment, the second batch was curated by a diverse group of DJs and artists from around the world. The playlists are available on the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs.
- Sean Paul, multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning artist
- Deorro, multi-platinum DJ/producer
- Purple Disco Machine, multi-platinum DJ/producer
- DJ Carisma, mixer at Power 106 and SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation
- Smitty, official DJ for Post Malone
- Irie, official DJ for the Miami Heat
Browse VIP Crates here.
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.
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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.
Watch Mo’s first look above.
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In October, after months of anticipation, Beatsource integrated the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs with Serato DJ. It was a groundbreaking advancement; however, it was just the beginning of their partnership with Serato.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without an internet connection, is coming to Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 soon. You’ll be able to mix anywhere with Beatsource LINK.
Can’t wait? You can test Beatsource LINK’s offline mode in the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here.
Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.
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As DJs, we know how important it is to have versions like intro edits and instrumentals in your arsenal. That’s why our friends at Beatsource have teamed up with Create Music Group and EMPIRE to offer exclusive DJ versions of thousands of tracks from their catalog in the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs. The versions include “intro edits,” whereby approximately 15 to 30 seconds of the instrumentals are added to the beginning and end of the track to facilitate easier mixing. Instrumentals and acapellas will also be available.
The collaboration is the first step in Beatsource’s broader initiative to authorize and monetize DJ edits for streaming, which has never been done before in the music industry. The initiative will provide DJs with official DJ versions while introducing new revenue streams and data for artists and labels.
Beatsource’s President, Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, says:
“While streaming has saved the music industry from over a decade of declining revenues, DJs were left out of this wave of innovation because they were never officially provided with the content they need. … Not only does this collaboration create, for the first time, an authorized and monetized channel to stream DJ edits, but artists will gain unprecedented insight into how DJs are playing their music … We can now track things like how many plays a song is getting in the clubs, who played it, and performed to what size audience. This information was never aggregated until our forward-thinking partners at EMPIRE and Create helped challenge the music supply chain to better serve the most important tastemaker in the industry, the DJ.”
Create Music Group’s EVP of Operations, George Karalexis, comments:
“Alongside the rise of streaming we’ve seen a striking downturn in the tools and resources that music creators and record labels offer to open-format DJs, an extremely important group of tastemakers that can really help to break new artists. In order to re-engage this vital part of the music promotion ecosystem, we’ve opened up our catalog to Beatsource who have tailor-made a huge catalog of custom mixes and edits for their vast network of DJs. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them as our catalog grows and their network of DJs expands.”
EMPIRE’s Founder and CEO, Ghazi, adds:
“EMPIRE’s focus on innovation through technology has transformed providing independent music to the world … and the support of the DJs as tastemakers and record breakers has been integral to our success. We know these tools are essential to DJs, and this partnership with Beatsource will ensure that our most dedicated supporters have access to the right content to continue making an impact with our artists. Salute the DJ.”
Create Music Group and EMPIRE have mined deep into their catalogs, identifying some of their most popular tracks, and assembled a variety of DJ edits exclusively for Beatsource. Tracks included in the first wave of edits include hits by Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Rich The Kid, Anderson Paak, Tory Lanez, the Insomniac Records catalog, and more.
Beatsource is currently engaged with the major labels to ensure their content is included as licensed DJ edits by April. In the meantime, hits from Create Music Group and EMPIRE are now available exclusively to Beatsource LINK and DJcity subscribers.
Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.
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