Dr. Kate Stone has a vision of comining art, design and science. An interesting example of her work is her printed paper DJ controller.
By combining conductive ink with bluetooth, Stone has created paper controllers that actually work. Continue reading
This week at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Numark is unveiling its new Mixtrack Quad, a professional four-channel DJ system that follows on from their NS6 and N4 and this year?s NS7 II (unveiled in January at The NAMM Show). In addition to its four-channel capability, Mixtrack Quad incorporates a “stunning” array of colors on the platters and pads of its fully interactive control surface.
The Mixtrack Quad uses a 16-color palette to give DJs immediate visual feedback to differentiate among the four decks — and to distinguish among Loop, Hot Cue, and Sample Modes. Lighted pad and platter animations signal transitions when loading tracks or moving between modes and configurations.
Mixtrack Quad is the only four-channel controller in its class to have dedicated mixing controls for all four decks. The low-profile platters are dual-zone and touch-activated. Virtual DJ LE software is included and 16 dedicated effects controls are built in to the control surface to add and manipulate flanger, phaser, echo, and more. Mixtrack Quad is class-compliant, USB-powered, and also has built-in audio, making setup and configuration as simple as possible.
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Musikmesse 2013: Pioneer has introduced the DJM-750 four-channel digital mixer, featuring ‘Boost Colour FX’.
Available in black and silver, the DJM-750 features Boost Colour FX, which adds a second effect to the Sound Colour FX in play, and lets you control the parameters of both FX with one knob. The mixer boasts 13 Beat FX – including the new VINYL BRAKE – with a dedicated Level/Depth knob for tactile control of the wet/dry mix.
Like the DJM-850, the DJM-750 has a built-in USB sound card to enable simultaneous input and output. Connection to laptops needs just one USB cable, for instant mixing with DJ software. Continue reading
Numark is introducing the Mixtrack Edge at Musikmesse 2013, beginning April 10th in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mixtrack Edge is a low-profile portable DJ controller. It offers an array of backlit controls on a brushed aluminum face, including sync, hot cue, loop, and two effects controls on each channel. An audio interface is built in for headphone cueing and PA system output. Slim metal platters control pitch bend, pitch fade, song selection, and cue mix. Continue reading
This video, the latest of The Blueprint, is a behind the scenes look at Justice and their stage show. Continue reading
Native Instruments has announced a permanent price reduction on its Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ System to $899 USD / 799 EUR.
The Traktor S4 controller combines a four-channel mixer section with high-quality control elements and an integrated audio interface. The included Traktor Pro 2 software offers Remix Deck technology, a loop recorder, and Macro FX. Continue reading