DJ Equipment

by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 04/27/2021
Infused with technology and design elements from the flagship SC6000 Prime media player, the Denon DJ LC6000 Prime is not only a professional DJ controller, but also a sub-layer controller for Denon’s SC5000, SC5000M, SC6000, and SC6000M players, making it a premium performance expansion controller for DJs and remixers in the club circuit. Plus, you can incorporate multiple LC6000 Prime units to create an expanded and
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/20/2021
When PLAYdifferently released the MODEL 1, it raised the bar on DJ mixers: Designed by distinguished alumni from Allen & Heath, the MODEL 1 brought analog filtering and harmonic overdrive to its channels, lending the analog warmth from classic consoles to the DJ Mixer environment. Instead of internal effects, the MODEL 1 offered two auxiliary sends with built-in stereo returns. This six-channel mixer was so revered, it
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/19/2021
DJs who crave a customizable mixer take note: Pioneer DJ is releasing the DJM-S7, a two-channel battle mixer with a bevy of tweakable features and built-in goodies. Use independent pad modes to trigger different effects or manipulations on different channels, send MIDI messages directly to your DJ software to play dynamically with rhythm, and even take advantage of modern connectivity options. With the DJM-S7, you can
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 11/24/2020
Pioneer DJ has some wonderful new items just in time for the holiday season. If you’re looking for an intuitive, easy-to-use DJ controller that will help you craft wonderful sets out of any genre, look no further than the DDJ-FLX6. And if you’re in the market for a full-featured mixer without the crossfader—which more and more DJs prefer because they can be more exact with their crossfades by manipulating multiple channel faders
by Robert Rives ·Posted 10/27/2021
With clubs, venues, and events starting to come back to life, things have been getting better this year; but let’s face it, your favorite DJ could still use all the love and support you have to give. With that in mind, here are a few gift ideas for the special spinner in your life. Samsung 256GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 BAR Plus Flash Drive From the earliest lo-fi rock platters of the Flintstones era, to compact discs in the 1980s and ’90s, to today’s portable drives, DJ media has certainly evolved over the years. The days of lugging vinyl around have
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 10/15/2020
Professional DJs know how crucial it is to maintain fluid and innovative performances to wow the crowds, and the gear should never interfere with that mission. With that thought steering them, the big brains at Pioneer DJ developed two powerful successors to its popular DJM-S9 and DJM-909 battle mixers: Introducing the black DJM-S11 and the limited-edition
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 09/10/2020
It doesn’t matter if you’re livestreaming a fresh set from your home or juicing up crowds at the club; when you’re at the top of your game, you deserve DJ gear that looks and performs on your level. Pioneer DJ’s latest drops live right in that pro category—the new CDJ-3000 flagship multi-player (in black or white) and the
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 08/06/2020
When it comes to keeping up with the high-energy sets of demanding professional DJs and competitive turntablists, RANE is well known in festivals, club circuits, and underground battles and has once again stepped in to elevate the platform with the release of MKII versions of its Twelve motorized turntable controller and Seventy-Two
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 06/11/2020
Hercules has already made some powerful DJ controllers for beginners, but now this company is upping its game with the Inpulse 500, a two-deck USB controller that doubles as an audio interface as well as an input mixer to handle audio sources. Whether you're connected to Serato DJ Lite or inputting audio from your smartphone, the Inpulse 500 has all the connections and built-in tools you need to get the party started.
by Eric Calvi and Rob Rives ·Posted 09/03/2020
One of the most recognized names in audio, Shure has earned its wireless pedigree by providing dependable performance and high-quality wireless sound for performers, instructors, clergy, presenters, DJs, and musicians at every level. There are a variety of analog and digital systems to choose from, all available with popular Shure handheld mics or with bodypacks that can accommodate lavalier, headset, and instruments mics, as well as guitar cables. Three things you must know if you want to go wireless: What am I doing? Where am I doing it? How
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/29/2020
Ready or not, your DJ-centric life is about to be changed forevermore. Thanks to some clever innovation, wireless control of your DVS setup is now possible with the Phase Essential and Phase Ultimate by MWM. Yes, it’s true; you no longer need timecode control vinyl or even turntable needles to achieve accurate,
198 Views ·Posted 01/20/2020
At NAMM 2020, AB takes a look at the best new Live Sound and DJ equipment at the show: new mixers, turntables, speakers, and more topped our list this year.   More about NAMM 2020: B&H Explora
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 01/17/2020
It’s been four years since Pioneer DJ updated the DJM-900NXS2, which set the bar for most manufacturer’s performance DJ mixers. For NAMM 2020, Pioneer unveiled the next evolution of its professional DJ mixer, the DJM-V10, a well-spec’d 6-channel powerhouse that certainly ups the ante and raises the bar yet again. Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 Designed to produce warm audio that’s full of energy and presence, the DJM-V10 utilizes a 32-bit SABRE 8-channel DAC and a 32-Bit Velvet Sound ADC, which provide an uncompromising sound with rich, high-
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/16/2020
You're in luck if you're a guitarist, synthesizer player, hobbyist keyboardist, professional keyboard player, live-sound engineer, or headphone-using DJ, because Korg has a bevy of new products available for you—and you can see them directly by clicking this link. There are so many products to cover, so let’s get started without any delay. First in the spotlight are Korg’s SV-2 lines of stage pianos, complete with built-in speakers if you want to practice at home. Coming in
by Philip Nichols ·Posted 01/13/2020
Just because it’s NAMM 2020 time, it doesn’t mean that DJs have been forgotten. Professional and mobile DJs will undoubtedly be keen on Denon DJ’s new PRIME 2 and PRIME GO smart DJ consoles. The PRIME 2 is made to be a beast in the club circuit, while the PRIME GO is built for backpack-friendly transit and up to four hours of battery-powered performing.