REVIEW: Denon DJ SC5000 Prime media player

Denon DJ pulled out all the stops to bring the SC5000 Prime to DJs. Does it live up to the hype? Can it truly take on the ubiquity of Pioneer DJ in booths around the world? We run it through our brutal and feared review process and find out. For the very best in DJ…

DJ/Producer Secrets, Part 1: Why There Are No Successful DJs Any More

Who doesn’t want to be a successful DJ/producer? Playing the biggest festival stages, adoring fans below you, spinning your own tunes all over the world. What’s not to like? In this three-part series I will reveal the three secrets that all successful DJ/producers have in common. Things that even they can’t tell you, because a…

Rekordbox 5.1 Lets You Mix Lyric Videos

Pioneer DJ just released the latest version of its Rekordbox music management and performance software. Now at 5.1, the update includes a new Lyric Plus Pack for Rekordbox DJ where song lyrics appear on screen, similar to the lyric videos that you find on sites like YouTube. Lyric mode automatically downloads available lyric data for…

Automated Lighting Comes To Rekordbox DJ

Pioneer DJ just announced RB-DMX1, a hardware interface that syncs music you’re playing in Rekordbox DJ with DMX lighting. The RB-DMX1 connects to your laptop running Rekordbox DJ, and your lighting fixtures connect to the DB-DMX1. You can then code and “script” lighting commands for songs from within Rekordbox DJ using the forthcoming Lighting Mode…