[NAMM 2017] Video: Denon DJ X1800 Prime Mixer

Accompanying the company's SC5000 Prime media player, Denon DJ has also got on show the X1800 Prime mixer. This is our first hands-on video talkthrough of the unit, from the Media Preview day here at NAMM 2017. We look closely at features and all the inputs and outputs round the back.

[NAMM 2017] Gemini SDJ-4000 All-In-One Media Player

Gemini today announced the SDJ-4000 ahead of this week's NAMM 2017 Show – a two-deck, four-channel USB DJ solution, removing the need to bring a laptop into the DJ booth. The SDJ-4000 is capable of song analysis, beat synchronised effects, sync and track search, without any prior software analysis.

[NAMM 2017] Mixars Quattro Mixer For Serato DJ

Last year from NAMM we brought you an exclusive video of the Mixars Duo scratch mixer (featuring me throwing Z-Trip off the decks to film it; all I can say is he's a very gracious man...). Here at NAMM 2017, the company is premiering an altogether more involved mixer: The Mixars Quattro.

[NAMM 2017] Gemini MAS-1 Ableton Live Controller

Ahead of NAMM 2017, Gemini today announced the MAS-1 controller, the company's first Midi controller that's targeted towards users of clip-based performance software like Ableton Live. It marks somewhat of a departure for Gemini, but maintains the company's focus on DJs as it is designed specifically for a DJ's workflow. "Traditional control solutions for software [...]

[NAMM 2017] Mixars Primo Controller For Serato DJ

Mixars - the new-kid-on-the-block Italian brand behind last year's well-received Duo scratch mixer - has just announced its first DJ controller, aheas of NAMM 2017. The Mixars Primo is a two-channel Serato DJ controller with hardware effects and a standalone mixer.

[NAMM 2017] Reloop RMX-90 DVS Serato DJ Mixer

No sooner do we set up our hotel suite office here at the NAMM 2017 Music Show in LA after a 16-hour haul from London and connect to the laughable "high speed" Hilton internet, than we see news of a brand new Serato DJ DVS mixer from our friends at Reloop: The Reloop RMX-90.

Mixcloud Gets New Look For 2017

Popular DJ mix streaming site Mixcloud has got a fresh lick of paint and a feature brush up for 2017, fresh off the back of launching its revamped iOS and Android apps in September of last year. "The new desktop site uses a brighter and more intuitive design to make it even easier and faster," says the company.

Friday Roundup: Why Technics Is Turning Its Back On DJs

Welcome to our first full Friday Roundup of 2017. From kids raving with vegetables to news of Technics' new turntable, from DJing at yoga classes to the lifesaving powers of the art, we've got a lot to tempt you with this week, as we round up all that's weird and wonderful from the DJing and dance music world this last seven days... 

Our Biggest Announcement Ever: Watch This Video

Since I started Digital DJ Tips in 2010, it has grown into the world's biggest DJ training company. But today I'm announcing what is without doubt the biggest step we've taken to date on our mission to help as many people as possible worldwide become great DJs and DJ/producers.

Akai Pro MPC Live: No Laptop (Or Power Source) Required

Just ahead of next week's NAMM show, Akai Pro has outed two new MPC-branded music composition devices, the MPC Live and the bigger MPC X. Both eschew the need for a computer by running Akai Pro's MPC software natively, and offer the flexibility of a large touchscreen plus the tactile fun of real controls.