Review: Denon SC3900

Denon SC3900

It promises digital versatility and power with vinyl feel, but does it deliver? Find out in our Denon SC3900 review… The Denon SC3900 is the flagship unit in Denon’s media player range. It offers the ability to DJ from a broad range of different media. It has a slot loading CD drive capable of playing… Read More

What’s New In Maschine 2.0?

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Native’s production workstation has been updated – so, what’s new in Maschine 2.0? The Native Instruments catalogue is stuffed with an embarrassment of riches these days. Undoubtedly, Maschine is one of its premium ranges, and one whose updates and developments are scrutinised in great detail. The hybrid hardware/ software production workstation has established itself as… Read More

Traktor Kontrol S4 MKII Review

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The flagship DJ controller in Native’s range is updated, but is it better? We find out in our Traktor Kontrol S4 MKII review The updates to Native Instruments’ all-in-one DJ controller models (the S2 and S4) were big news upon launch. These two controllers are very highly thought of, and provide the closest control over… Read More

Review: Traktor Kontrol S2 MkII

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Native’s ever-popular controller gets an update – we take a look in our Traktor Kontrol S2 MkII review Native Instruments has been at the forefront of DJ software technology since the very beginning. Its Traktor package was one of, if not the first truly professional solution for the DJ working with a computer. Since then,… Read More

Scratch Masterclass on Affordable Numark DJ Gear

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DJ Rasp and DJ Jim Reiss demonstrate the incredible scratch performance available from the most affordable Numark DJ gear We were lucky enough to have some incredible DJ talent in-store at the recent DJ School UK open day in Huddersfield. Along with founder Jim Reiss, DMC champ and Numark endorsee, DJ Rasp came along to… Read More

Review: Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller

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After months of available stock disappearing from the the warehouse immediately, we finally get a look at the Pioneer DDJ-SX… There are some bits of gear whose popularity exceeds all expectations, regardless of how high those expectations are. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is one such product. The demand for these DJ controllers meant that it is… Read More

Evolution Of DJ Technology

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DJ Technology has evolved beyond recognition over the last 50 years – here, we look at its history… Despite having a relatively short history, DJ technology has evolved beyond all recognition since the days that DJ gear first began to appear in the ‘60s. Here we take a look at how things have changed since… Read More

Review: Pioneer XDJ-R1

Pioneer XDJ-R1

A new all in one DJ unit with wireless technology – we put it though its paces in our Pioneer XDJ-R1 Review In the past ten years, the DJ world has been rapidly transformed by digital technology. It could be argued that this technological revolution was started in earnest by Japanese tech giants, Pioneer. It was… Read More

The Most Sampled Drum Breaks Ever

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Sampled drum breaks have been the foundation of many modern genres of music – here are some of the most sampled Whilst they were once simply a drum solo in a performance or recording, drum breaks broke free of the tracks that contained them, and led charmed new lives in other tracks. How did this… Read More

Pioneer DJM-2000 Nexus Review

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We see how this new flagship mixer fares in our Pioneer DJM-2000 Nexus review The Pioneer DJM-2000 nexus has been unveiled, positioning itself as Pioneer’s new flagship DJ mixer. The third product to wear the ‘nexus’ moniker builds on the Pro DJ Link features of its predecessor, improves audio quality, channel faders, and more. Designed… Read More