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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.

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Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

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

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.

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First Look: Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-200 Controller

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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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-800 Rekordbox Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800
Pioneer DJ DDJ-800 controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller, the DDJ-800. Designed to be used with the company’s rekordbox DJ software, the DDJ-800 takes cues from the popular DDJ-1000. However, the DDJ-800 is smaller and more affordable.

The device offers two channels, switchable between four virtual decks, with a wide selection of Sound Color and Beat FX.

Its five-inch jog wheels feature full-color screens in the center, providing real-time display of waveforms, BPM, time, and more. They also have tension adjustments, enabling DJs to personalize the resistance.

Several pad modes are found on the DDJ-800, including hot cues, keyboard mode, beat loop and jump, Pad FX, and pitch shift. It’s also the first rekordbox DJ controller to support the software’s new Feedback Reducer feature, which is designed to instantly detect and remove the howling sound of feedback when using the unit’s two microphone inputs.

The DDJ-800 will be available worldwide in mid-April for $899. Get more details here, and stay tuned for Mojaxx’s first look this week.

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