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Richie Hawtin Teases New DJ Controller

A new DJ/producer controller born from a partnership between Richie Hawtin and ex Allen & Heath engineer Andy Rigby-Jones appears set to hit store this year, under new brand name “PLAYdifferently”. The controller gives the appearance of, well, a box of knobs. Find out more.

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Want to be one of the very first to get your hands on a brand-new Denon DJ MCX8000 standalone Engine/Serato DJ controller worth $1299? Get your name in our FREE prize draw and grab your chance to do exactly that, courtesy of the nice folks over at Denon DJ. It’s quick and easy to enter, and someone’s got to win it…

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Your Questions Answered

Your Questions: Can I Fly In The USA With My DJ Gear?

Digital DJ Tips reader Cquer writes: “Since I have to fly in the USA this year with my Pioneer DDJ-SX controller, I’m wondering if the recent ruling (section 403) on musical instruments as carry-on baggage applies to DJ equipment? I really don’t want to check my deck on a plane…”

Over To You: Why Do CDJ DJs Hate On Controller DJs?

Digital DJ Tips reader Austin writes: “So I recently moved to the San Fransisco Bay area. I haven’t had a chance to get any gigs here yet, but I have been told that I won’t be respected like the other DJs using CDJs. What would you recommend?”

Your Questions: “Help! I’ve Got To Play A Kids’ Party…”

Forum member Brett Brocoy writes, “I have to DJ a dance party at a Catholic elementary school, where the age range is 9 to 13. I’ve been DJing for five years, but never had to play for such a young crowd. Besides the standard picks like Justin Bieber/Taylor Swift, what should I play? Got any other tips?”

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