DJ Hardware Reviews

RMX-500

Review & Video: Pioneer Remix Station RMX-500 Effects Unit

Go into any big club DJ booth and chances are pretty good that you’ll spot a piece of gear behind the main mixer, raised to hand height, with two massive tactile knobs on it just inviting you to have a good fiddle. That gear would be an effects unit, such as the Pioneer RMX-500 “Remix Station”, which we are reviewing today.

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Beatgauge

Review: Beatgauge BPM Analyser For iTunes

Your DJ software has built-in BPM detection, but what if you wanted to get the BPM of your tracks in iTunes first? Beatgauge is the answer, and it comes in the form of a tiny app you drag files from your iTunes library to. If you’re on a Mac and use iTunes as the hub of your organising, Beatgauge may be of interest.

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M6Pro

Review: MEElectronics M6 Pro In-Ear Monitors

In-ear monitors (IEMs) have been around for a long time and are touring essentials for musicians and bands, but they’ve yet to catch on with DJs. They look like earbuds, but offer superior isolation and a better fit for performance use. In this review we take a look at the M6 Pro in-ear monitors.

Tuna Knobs

Review: Tuna Knobs Stick-On Knobs For Touchscreens

A tiny Dutch company drew massive attention last year for a Kickstarter-funded project that promised physical knobs for your touchscreen device. Called Tuna Knobs, the small plastic knobs are fitted with suction cups for sticking on your iOS or Android device so you can finally tweak knobs instead of dragging with your fingers.

Making Music

Review & Video: Ableton Making Music Book

The latest product from the makers of Ableton Live isn’t an app or a new hardware controller; it’s a book. It’s called Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers, and it’s written by Ableton documentation head Dennis DeSantis who’s an accomplished composer and sound designer. Here’s our review.

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