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Best Affordable Studio Monitors For Your Home Setup: Our Picks

Need to power up your home DJ and/or production studio? A good set of studio monitors is critical for hearing your mixes accurately, and you can attain a high-quality, booming system for around $200-300 per monitor. Whether you’re still hunkered down trying to make a go of live-streaming your DJ sets or you’re doubling down […] The post Best Affordable...

DJM-V10-LF: a longer fader, no crossfader edition of the 6-channel Pioneer DJ mixer

Here’s a bit of a November surprise: Pioneer DJ is announcing yet another new product, following up the DDJ-FLX6. This time it’s the DJM-V10-LF, a long fader version of their flagship top-end V10 mixer. Pioneer DJ has handily provided a comparison graphic of the only difference between the two mixers: much longer faders – 60 […] The post DJM-V10-LF:...

Guitar Center in Chapter 11, PSSL out of business – but DJs should shop locally

Two large US-based music gear vendors – Guitar Center and PSSL – on the rocks after an incredibly challenging year for retail sales of professional music gear. The reality is that a lot of companies have suffered this year in our industry, and with incredibly small amounts of governmental assistance for individuals and small companies. […] The post...

Stream from Beatport in VR with Tribe XR’s new LINK integration

If you’re a DJ with no decks at home, or wishing you could play on that club setup you love so much, listen in. Tribe XR, a virtual reality platform for DJing, has teamed up with Beatport to integrate Beatport LINK into their program. This move ultimately makes it possible for Tribe XR users to use […] The post Stream from Beatport in VR with Tribe...

Yes, you can now play DOOM on a XDJ-RX2

Well, this wasn’t exactly the type of hack that we thought someone might do to DJ gear, but we’re here for it. In a video uploaded to YouTube by a guy named Andy, or TheRasteri, you can see the original DOOM running directly on a Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 standalone. Pretty amazing: More Details The entire […] The post Yes, you can now play DOOM on a XDJ-RX2...

Mixcloud founder: here’s what DJs need to know about music copyright

DJs around the world are becoming increasingly aware of copyright rules due to takedowns and mutings online – but the complex nature of music means that things aren’t always as clear as they could be. Today, I hope to shed some light on this space that has been something of a gray area for many artists. […] The post Mixcloud founder: here’s what DJs...

Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-FLX6: a Rekordbox/Serato DJ controller with new FX and scratch features

Back again with a new addition to their growing lines of controllers, Pioneer DJ announced their latest product today: the DDJ-FLX6. It’s a 4-channel controller that comes with a swath of new features, designed with the intention of allowing artists to perform intuitively with their own flow. Perform with rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro Perhaps […] The...

Interview: Ellen Allien shares, “a great DJ mixes the people into a dream.”

In her long career, Ellen Allien has seen many changes in the industry, from the transition from vinyl to digital and eventual triumph of the MP3, to the various genres, fashions and fads that have come and gone in dance music. Through it all, she’s remained committed to her own particular, underground vision of techno. […] The post Interview: Ellen...

Algoriddim’s djay Pro AI has arrived on macOS

Following quickly in the footsteps of Apple’s announcement of their new flagship Mac computers earlier this week, Algoriddim has released the Mac app for their djay Pro AI software. It functions via Apple’s new M1 chip, as it’s been rebuilt via Apple Neural Engine in order to run natively on Apple’s new computers as a […] The post Algoriddim’s djay...

Review: Denon DJ’s Prime GO lets you DJ pretty much anywhere

In hindsight, the Denon DJ Prime GO pretty much came out at the perfect time. When first announced back in January of this year (8 years ago in pandemic time), it immediately piqued a fair amount of interest in the community. A portable, battery-powered DJ system with full Denon DJ Prime capability, coming in at […] The post Review: Denon DJ’s Prime...

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