NAMM 2018: Pioneer DJ releases the DDJ-1000 rekordbox controller

As Pioneer DJ breaks free from the controller clutches of Serato to realise their own vision of a rekordbox driven DJ world, they’ve released the all new DDJ-1000 controller. And it also features glimpses of the CDJ future with a glorious high res screen right inside the full sized CDJ jogs. For the very best…

Pioneer DJ Launches Rekordbox 5.1, Adds Automix & Improved Track Suggestions

Pioneer DJ just announced the latest version of its Rekordbox software. Now at version 5.1, the update includes a new Automix feature for the Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack that lets the app mix songs that you’ve added into a playlist with beatmatched and phrase-mixed accuracy. It also includes a bump in Rekordbox DJ’s “Related Tracks”…

Pioneer DJ Launches DDJ-1000 Rekordbox DJ Controller With Jogwheel Displays

Pioneer DJ just announced the DDJ-1000 controller for Rekordbox DJ. It’s a portable four-channel device that has two full-size jogwheels with high-resolution displays built into their centres. Each display shows playback time, BPM, waveform, playback position and hot cue and loop points, plus you can customise these to see only the information that matters to…

Arturia MiniBrute 2 Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer Announced

Arturia has announced the release of MiniBrute 2, a compact monophonic semi-modular analog synthesizer featuring a number of improvements over its predecessor. MiniBrute 2 is the brand new version of the original MiniBrute, Arturia’s first foray into the analog synthesizer market. We reviewed its little brother, the Microbrute, some time ago. The Brute product lineup…

Leaks, Rumours & Hype: What to Expect at NAMM 2018

New synths from Arturia and Waldorf, plus some big releases away from NAMM. We take a look at the synths and drum machines to expect this month. Arturia MiniBrute 2… and more After eight years on the market, Arturia have upgraded their popular MiniBrute analogue synth. The French company have transitioned heavily into hardware over…

REVIEW (well almost): Engine Prime software

For us, the success of the #changeyourrider hashtag depended on the ability to convert another library into something playable on the SC5000 Prime. Denon DJ released Engine Prime into the wild, but should have spent considerably more time on it. What follows is a glimpse of our feelings while we wait for the next beta….