Dicer DJ Controller Announced By Novation

Novation has announced the Novation has announced Dicer, a fully integrated digital vinyl performance controller. The USB powered Dicer comes in sets of two for placement on a turntable, laptop, or CDJ’s and can be programmed to control Serato Scratch Live, Native Instruments Traktor, Ableton Live, and even Propellerhead Reason. Dicer comes with an expected … Read more

Quickswitch DJ Turntable Controller

Looking for an alternative DJ controller solution? Billing itself as the world’s first turntable contoller, Quickswitch promises to deliver 120 different programmable buttons that fit neatly around your turntables with complete software compatibility using MIDI and HOT KEY macros. Though no officially available yet, when it finally ships Quickswitch will be available in in 3 … Read more

DJ Qbert Compares NI Traktor vs Serato Scratch

DJ Qbert pits NI Traktor and Serato Scratch Live against each other to determine which is the best digital vinyl solution. In the process Qbert compares the tightness while scratching, sound quality at fast and very slow speeds, and tracking when tapping the platter. What’s Q’s preference you ask? I like to use both, but…

Maschine 1.5 Now Available From Native Instruments

Native Instruments has released its long awaited update to the Maschine music production system. The update Maschine 1.5 update features over 50 new features including an extended drum library, increased classic drum features, new sampling functions, and a more efficient workflow. One of the highlights of the update is the ability for Maschine 1.5 to … Read more

DJ Clark Kent Demos Beats Spin By Dr. Dre Headphones

Monster Cable rep Sincere gets DJ Clark Kent on camera to demo some of the physical features of the upcoming Beats Spin by Dr. Dre headphones.  The Beats Spin headphones, which are scheduled for an April 2010 release and feature a $349 price tag, promise to deliver the same sonic quality as the regular Beats By Dr. Dre headphones, but with added versatility, maneuverability, and durability for professional and semi-pro DJ’s.

Visit Beats Spin for more info or to reserve a pair.

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Dr. Dre HP Beats Audio Laptop Commercial

Hewlett-Packard and Dr. Dre offer offer a glimpse inside the master’s studio during a promo for the HP Beats Audio laptop. Yeah, we tore the computer apart and rebuilt it so my music will sound like it’s supposed to.

Producer’s Edge Magazine Near Gear 2010 Issue

Producer’s Edge Magazine releases it’s 1st Quarter 2010 issue.  Though this issue is mainly a recap of Winter NAMM and contains very little writing, past readers of Producer’s Edge may still want to check it out. Read the complete issue.

Native Instruments Maschine 1.5 Public Beta Available

Native Instruments has announced the release of the Maschine 1.5 public beta.  The fully functional update is available to registered Maschine owners and includes a number of new features such as drag & drop MIDI and audio, collate audio, macro controls, new vintage sampling modes (MPC60 / SP1200), and MPC program import. Important Notes: According … Read more

NI Traktor Kontrol X1 DJ Controller Now Available


Today Native Instruments announced the official availability of its Traktor Kontrol X1 controller.  In addition to being specifically designed for perfect integration with NI’s Traktor, the Kontrol X1 is able to control any of the various MIDI-compatible software tools offered by other manufacturers.

NI Traktor X1 carries a suggested retail price of $229.  Visit Native Instruments for more info.

Hit the break for a video of Traktor Kontrol X1 in action featuring DJ’s Rafik, Klever, Craze, and more.

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