BPM 2013

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BPM 2013 has been and gone, but we have some interesting perspectives on the show coming very soon… The UK’s huge, annual DJ fest is over for another year. BPM 2013 closed its doors for another year yesterday, but what a show it was… Team members from all of Dawson stores were in attendance at… 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

DJ School UK Leeds – ‘Our Big Gig’ Winner

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Our friends at DJ School UK Leeds found their ‘Our Big Gig’ DJ mix winner on Sunday… You might remember that, back in January, our team at Leeds found some new friends in Jim and Dan, founders of the city’s all-new DJ School UK. This new establishment was founded to provide the highest standards of… Read More

Serato Remote iOS App Launched

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The new Serato Remote app for iOS provides full wireless control over Scratch and DJ software Wireless DJ technology would seem to be the cutting edge of development at the moment. Pioneer set the ball rolling with its XDJ and nexus products last year, but now, Serato Remote offers full wireless control over its Scratch… Read More

Studio Equipment, Instrument and DJ Gear Trends That Look Set To Stay

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The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a classic year for studio equipment, instruments and DJ tech – here are three emerging trends Every single year there are more and more amazing new music tech and recording products launched. Aside from being something to be happy about generally (well, if you love new… Read More

iOS 7 Features Inter-App Audio – What Does This mean?

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As it becomes clear that iOS 7 features inter-app audio, we take a look at what this might mean for musicians and DJs Inter app audio in iOS is a feature that has been talked about for months and months. Well, since it was first mooted ahead of the launch iOS 6, in fact- but… Read More

A Comparison of Pioneer Wireless Controllers

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Since the range of Pioneer wireless controllers expanded with the R1, there’s been a bit of confusion – here’s a video comparison to clarify In the rapidly evolving world of DJ tech, Pioneer wireless controllers are right at the cutting edge. This development has the potential to truly revolutionise the way in which DJs work…. Read More

Review: Pioneer XDJ-R1

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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

Ableton Countdown

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Three things you need to know about the new, Ableton Push Controller When Ableton Live 9 was revealed a few months ago, one of the most surprising aspects of the announcements was that its launch would go hand in hand with a new hardware controller, dubbed the Push controller. Ableton-specific controllers have been around for… Read More

Traktor DJ App Launched For iPad

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Traktor DJ provides Native’s industry leading DJ software in a new, iPad compatible form… You might remember that a few weeks ago, Native Instruments teased a new iPad related product via its Facebook page- well, now Traktor DJ, a new iPad compatible DJ package has been revealed. This new iOS app takes key elements of… Read More