Pioneer in i “all-in-one” träsket

Och så var det då dags för Pioneer att liksom Vestax, Numark mfl. släppa stoltheten och producera en all-in-one lösning för framtidens dj:s. Kostar runt 10 000 och drivs helt av strömmen från USB-porten på datorn.

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Rane SL4

Det populära vinyl/dator interfacet Scratch Live från Rane och Serato dyker någon gång i april upp med en uppdaterad box på marknaden. Ett försök till att mota bort Native Instruments alltmer marknadsslukande dito Traktor måntro?

Så fort boxen dyker upp lär det författas ett hederligt djbattle-test!

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Skratch4Life sampler

Wrote yesterday about the video competition of nobodi da vinylist and Skratch4life website. They also have a scratch album sampler Scratch Connection Vol 1 online.

Listening to it now…sweet!

You find it here

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Video battle

DJBattle member nobodi da vinylist announces a video freestyle battle! For more information check the forum thread:

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QBert gör en Jimi Hendrix-tribute

DJ Qbert annonserar i sitt senaste newsletter att det kommer en sorts Jimi Hendrix-tribute den 19. februari för att fira hans 25 år bakom skivspelarna. (Bilden har förövrigt inget med Hendrix-grejen att göra…)

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Turntablism live på Fylkingen!

Torsdag 11/11 klockan EDIT: 21:00 spelar DJ Sniff på Fylkingen (Stockholm). Han är ruskigt bra live, så det är bara att infinna sig och se lite skruvad turntablism. DJ Sniff är rätt traditionell men med en stark experimentell sida.

Från programmet på

DJ SNIFF (TAKURO MIZUTA LIPPIT) (JP/NL) – Experimental turntablist

DJ Sniff believes in the instrumental autonomy of the turntable and the musicianship of the DJ. He is a turntable musician working in the field of improvised and experimental music. His music focuses on the live reconstruction and narratization of the phonographically amplified – the music, the sound, the technology and the past. To achieve this, he uses a unique setup consisting of hand-made hardware interfaces and a custom Max/MSP software along with one turntable and DJ mixer.

Since 2005 he has been involved with STEIM’s (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) R&D lab. From 2007 on, he is STEIM’s Artistic Director, guiding the institution’s creative output and representing it’s activities through performing and lecturing around the world.

In 2010, he released his first solo album “the play-back” through lebanese label Annihaya.

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Technics RIP?

Troligen många som redan läst och hört, men en liten spegling från en stor dj portal om våra kära LP spelare. 1200,1210

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Pioneer CDJ-850

Pioneer’s New CDJ-850: The Perfect Springboard from Bedroom to Club

The CDJ-2000s are quickly replacing the CDJ-1000Mk3 as the industry standard player in the world’s biggest clubs, while the CDJ-900 takes root in regular clubs. The new CDJ-350 has now launched, offering the most affordable rekordboxTM compatible deck for the beginner DJ, but left a gap for semi-pro bedroom DJs and bars. Pioneer today announce the complete rekordboxTM enabled CDJ line-up with the new CDJ-850.

Intentionally designed to feel and function like other CDJ models further up the range, the CDJ-850 will give that all important reassurance when turning up to a gig with other CDJ models in the booth. And just as budding DJs practiced on the CDJ-800 at home in preparation for their club gigs on the CDJ-1000, the CDJ-850 is set to become the new training ground for DJs hoping to break it on the club circuit.

Mark Grotefeld, Head Of Marketing, Pioneer DJ Europe: “The CDJ-850 is a great option for DJs wanting to familiarise themselves in home set-ups along with the infinite possibilities digital DJing developments are bringing to the artform.”

Apart from the ProDJ Link connection, the CDJ-850 inherits so many of the most exciting features from the CDJ-2000 and 900, offering major enhancements over the outgoing CDJ-800MK2.

The full-size 206mm jog wheel will be familiar to all existing professional CDJ users, giving the same performance and feel as the top range products. And no matter which CDJ you play on, the browsing logic is always the same and all the work put into customizing rekordbox collections will be available on every player in the range. So wherever DJs play, it will always feel like home.

Jason Pook, Product Development Manager, Pioneer DJ Europe, said: “We wanted the CDJ-850 to resemble the CDJ-2000 in as many ways as possible, so that the transition between using both is as smooth as possible. This we’ve achieved, while still bringing the system in at an affordable price.”

The CDJ-850 features the same large rotary select dial as the CDJ-2000 and is the most affordable product in the range to feature the Wave display to see peaks and drops of the music. An intuitive Tag List feature allows DJs to think ahead 10, 20 or many more tracks by arranging temporary set lists on the fly. They can save this as a playlist and recall it later in rekordbox or use it again at the next gig. And what’s more, it’s the only player to feature Tag List editing, so you can add, remove and change the order of tracks in the list.

Adapting to all ways of working, the CDJ-850 plays music from CD, USB and PC. Despite the price point, it’s capable of playing professional 24-bit Wav and Aiff, along with MP3 and AAC music files. It can be used as a Midi controller and 24-bit soundcard for music software, and with HID capability, software companies will be quick to announce Plug&Play support.

Main features

  • Retains most of the principal functions from the industry club-standard CDJ-2000, such as the 206mm jog dial and large screen for visual information.
  • Able to play all types of digital files, such as WAV, AIFF, MP3 etc.
  • Incorporates rekordboxTM, allowing the creation and editing of playlists pre-gig, and recalling cue and loop settings for more inventive DJing.
  • On-screen display allows for quick and easy music selection, and the wave display allows greater grasp of the dynamics of a track.
  • By connecting via the CDJ-850’s special interface (USB HID), more complex DJ software can be used without using a control disk.
  • Tag list allows registering and itemising of tracks at the touch of a button.
  • Auto beat loop function, tempo variation, CD ‘resume’ function and vibration-resistance are just some of the other additional features.
  • Main Specifications
    Compatible Media: Music CDs, CD-R/RW, USB storage devices (such as flash memory, HDD, etc.)
    Compatible Files: MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF
    USB storage compatible File Systems: FAT16, FAT32, HFS+
    Frequency Performance: 4 Hz – 20 kHz
    S/N Ratio: 115 dB or higher
    Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% or less
    USB Ports: USB A Port × 1, USB B Port × 1
    Audio Output Terminals: AUDIO OUT (RCA)
    Other Terminals: CONTROL (3.5 mm dia. mini-plug)
    Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 V
    Power Supply: 220-240V 50/60 HZ
    Power Consumption: 21 W
    Max External Dimensions: 305 mm (W) × 364.4 mm (D) × 105.5 mm (H)
    Unit Weight: 3.3 kg
    Included Music Management Software rekordboxTM
    Compatible OS: Mac OS X (10.4.6 and later) – Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate – Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business – Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional (SP2&later)
    (Note: Is not compatible with Windows® XP Professional x64 edition)
    Playable Files: MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF

    The CDJ-850 is available from August 2010. The suggested retail price is £799.

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    Long time no se!

    hittade på denna uppstickare på en annan välkänd dj portal.

    kanske kan vara spännande?


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    Everyday Looper

    Det här iPhone app:et borde någon kreativ skivriddare använda tillsammans med en skivspelare och mixer. Betydligt billigare (38:-) än en loop pedal eller en Electrix Repeater

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