Introducing the brand new Pioneer DDJ-400, perfect for bedroom djs. Master the basics with this controller, designed for first time djs, its controls allows you to learn the basics easily. It’s packed with features that will help you advance your skills, compatible with the new tutorial feature in rekordbox dj, which is ideal for newbie’s as it will take you through the basic equipment operation step by step.
The DDJ-400 has a lightweight and portable design, enabling you to take it wherever you go whether that’s to practice with friends or impress at a house party. The great thing about the DDJ-400 is that it does not limit you to amateur performances; it inherits traits from Pioneer’s professional range. Some of these traits include cue buttons; beat FX, CDJ-style lopping controls and so much more which comes from their NXS2 set up.
Some of the key features of the DDJ-400 include;
A club-style layout – The layout is the same as their club standard CDJ-2000N
We are excited to introduce the brand new Numark NVII. The NVII is an upgrade of its very successful predecessor the NV. Building upon a great structure the NVII has all the amazing features of the NV but is being launched with some new and improved upgrades. Now featuring touch activated knobs, full colour displays that provide 1:1 real time visualization of Serato DJ, dual 5-inch hyper-responsive metal platters and so much more!
The Numark NVII is ideal for mobile DJs especially those who want to leave the laptop at home. The NVII has been refined with an all new silkscreen and design. With dedicated FX controls and performance pads to utilize Serato DJ features. The Numark controller has so much to offer, to see a full list of its extensive features head over to Gearooz.com
In our second Top 5 video Jamie will be taking us through the Top 5 entry level controllers on the market, looking over the layout, specifications and value for money to see which one comes out on top. The video includes;
The entry level DDJ-RB is inspired by professional controllers. Designed for on the go DJs, the DDJ-RB is a lightweight controller packed with advanced features. This controller is all you need to get started with rekordbox DJ performance software. Check out our Top 5 for more information on layout and features.
The DDJ-SB3 is the latest addition to the DDJ-SB range and combines the popular feature of the DDJ-SB2 with the leading Serato DJ controllers to make learning to DJ more accessible than ever. Featuring a profes
Once upon a time DJ set ups were simple and easy, the only thing you really needed were turntables. Nowadays there are a variety of different set ups which can become overwhelming, with the addition of software for your laptop, CD decks, digital vinyl and apps amongst many other variations of equipment your choices are endless and for beginners you can get confused very easily.
We have created guides on all sorts of equipment from DJ controllers for beginners to choosing the right microphone but before purchasing any equipment its important to know which setup you’re going for. We hope this guide on different DJ setups will help you make the right choice.
We advise you to find out which setup best suits your needs. The price of equipment can become very expensive so its best to know exactly what you need to avoid spending money on unnecessary products.
This one is for those who are looking for the best hands on controller money can buy. The Numark NS7III is a premium four deck controller for Serato Dj, featuring three high resolution colour screens with a stackable waveform display and an interactive control surface.
Being a motorized controller it gives even the most passionate turntablist a truly authentic mixing and spinning experience. The exclusive 3 full colour LCD screens allows you to focus your undivided attention on your craft. Numark is one of the top runners for Dj controllers, and this kind of set up can only be found on one of Numarks products.
Numark offers features and performance that sets it apart from its competitors, the Numark NS7III is a top of the range controller. If you’re a passionate and dedicated performer looking for something that will carry you through for years to come, then this is the one you want.
The NS7III delivers the highest quality performance
The Behringer CDM Studio 4A is the perfect tool for any artist, whether you’re an aspiring DJ and learning the basics or you’re a professional performer. The CDM provides everything you need to work the floor and can be done so easily even if you’re a beginner. The CDM has many of the same features of the bigger, more expensive controllers however it not only boasts these features but improves on them.
The Behringer broke out 100 mm fades for Studio 4A’s pitch controls, as they felt tiny pitch faders were not the right fit. 60 mm channel faders translate into smoother mixes, so the Behringer added these as well. Another great feature to mention is the platter size, as the trend of size becomes smaller and smaller Behringer say bigger is better and so the Studio A4 packs 6” touch sensitive platters that work the way you’ve come to expect coming from industry standard equipment.
The CDM equips you with everything you need
13 JanCreated to be the ideal tool for mobile DJ’s, this slim line, table top steel chassis unit opens up the creative possibility of 4 deck mixing to all users. The Mark 2 boasts features such as a top panel with all the important transport, pitch, EQ loop, hot-cue/sample, navigation and FX controls, placed in optimal positioning to allow DJ’s error free performances.During fast paced, demanding performances, the real time channel matrix control of the Mark 2 ensures fast and efficient DJ hand overs. Another great feature is the unit’s top panel which ensures maximum ease and efficiency when controlling Serato DJ, allowing access of such on trend DJ performance modes as Roll, Censor and Slip.We know how important it is to have the ability to record and playback a set, and the Mark 2 does just that. In the current world of DJ fan base social media sharing it is almost vital to have this ability in your con
The Pioneer Nexus will take your performance to the next level, featuring Pioneer’s first ever 64-bit mixing processor for a warmer, more nuanced sound. The DMJ-900NXS2 has been finely tuned to give you even more creative choice, plus the Nexus has an independent Send/Return, 4 phono inputs and 2 USB ports giving you flexibility to set it up your own way.
The Nexus boasts amazing sound with 6 sound FX including sweep, filter, crush, dub echo, noise and space which are available on every channel. With a large X-Pad to engage 14 different types of beat FX you have ultimate creativity to fine tune the sound to your style.
Some other great features include an improved EQ to balance the high, mid and low frequencies on every channel as well as a clip display to ensure your metres do not go into the red to early.
The new Gemini Mix2Go portable mixing console is in stock now! Connect any device and take the party anywhere. Options are endless with the 6 hour built in rechargeable battery and seamless connectivity to your mobile devices with DJ software and applications. This product is perfect for those who are on the go, whether you are a mobile entertainer or in need of a compact mixer for a small party this is ideal for you.
This product features a full 2 channel DJ controller with 8 performance pads per deck for looping and hot cueing. With built in lighting effects with beat control, you can create stand out LED light shows to compliment your music. The Gemini Mix2Go is great for beginners, who want to further their DJ skills. Built with an included durable shoulder strap and handles this truly is a dream for travelling DJs. A high quality speaker system on board with crisp highs and deep bass, aux and microphone input this product does not lack quality even with its compact size
A wireless controller has been in demand for some time with many DJs and producers calling for wire-free operation. Now Akai have released two new wireless Bluetooth MIDI controllers, the LPD8 and the LPK25.
These two new controllers are easily transportable and can be fitted into a backpack or laptop case. Both are battery powered allowing users to have clutter free operation while on-the-go.
The LPK25 is a twenty five key MIDI keyboard while the LPD8 wireless is an eight pad MIDI controller.
Both controllers can be connected to iOS or other computer based software for making music and they have a USB connection.
The models are under £70 and they have four programmable memory banks. The controllers display versatility and flexibility expanding the possibilities for mobile producers.
The Akai LPK25 and LPD8 will be on sale from next month.