RTTNews reports that Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. plans to sell its DJ equipment business to a U.S. private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), for 59 billion yen (about $551 million).
Pioneer would then acquire a portion of the newly issued shares in PDJ Holdings Co., Ltd (PDJHD), which would be owned 85.05% by KKR and 14.95% by Pioneer. Continue reading
TKFX – a dedicated Traktor Dj Effects controller for iPad – is now available as a ‘freemium’ download.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Mixvibes has updated Cross DJ for Android, adding support for the Mixvibes U-Mix Control-Pro hardware controller and more.
Here’s what’s new in Cross DJ for Android v 1.5: Continue reading
Taking it back to the old school, before turntablism was a term: In this vintage video (1983), Grandmaster Flash demonstrates his approach to ‘break mixing’.
via eerdeherrie, Numark
Native Instruments has released Traktor DJ 1.5 for iPad, an update that adds History Playlists, Beat Grid improvements and more.
A new feature, SuperSlicer, is also available as an in-app purchase.
Here’s what’s new in Traktor DJ 1.5:
Akai Professional today introduced two new DJ controllers, the AFX and AMX.
The AFX and AMX are both USB devices that add hands-on controls to a variety of DJ setups ranging from Serato NoiseMap Control Vinyl (DVS), minimalist controllers, HID-capable CD transports, and more.
The AFX, a controller for both modern electronic dance music artists and turntablists, features an array of knobs, pads and buttons for advanced track manipulation. The AMX is a plug and play mixing control surface, with inputs for Serato NoiseMap control signals. AMX unlocks the full-version of Serato DJ, and features a 24-bit, 96 kHz audio interface for sending the mix to a speaker system. Continue reading
Image-Line has introduced Deckadance Solo – a free plugin for FL Studio owners. Continue reading
At the 2014 Summer NAMM Show: DJ gear-maker Stanton is showing its SCS.4DJ USB Mixstation with a new version (5.0) of the rig’s operating software.
Stanton’s SCS.4DJ USB Mixstation is the first fully-integrated solution to offer a broad range of functionality and performance in a DJ rig, removing the need of a laptop. Continue reading