Review & Video: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors

IK Multimedia is a company that has always specialised in small but high quality devices for the travelling or at least space-conscious electronic musician, and the iLoud Micro Monitors certainly fit that remit. However, they're sold as serious micro studio monitors, with a price tag to match. Do they hold up to scrutiny? Let's find out...

Review & Video: Chauvet DJ FXpar 9 Effect Light

It never fails to amaze us how much lighting has moved on in recent years, hand-in-hand with the advances in DJing. The Chauvet DJ FXpar9 is a good example of a modern light for DJs: In a lightweight circular plastic fixture about 9" across and 3" deep and with a simple bracket mount, it packs in three powerful types of lights.

[Musikmesse 2017] Video: Reloop RMX-90 Serato DJ Mixer

We're here at the Musikmesse Show in Frankfurt, and in what appears to be a quiet year for DJ and production gear, the first item that caught our eye was the new Reloop RMX90 Serato DVS mixer, on show for the first time. Nik from Reloop took five minutes to talk us through the unit.

[Musikmesse 2017] Video: Party Bag Mini Backpack

Boutique Italian company Party Bag has had a rucksack out there for a while that contains a pretty large speaker and battery, allowing you to take the music anywhere with you. However, here at Musikmesse 2017, the company has launched a cheaper, more practical version: The Party Bag Mini.

Review & Video: Pioneer RM-05 Active Monitors

Maybe because nowadays every DJ wants to add the "slash producer" to what they do, maybe because of Pioneer's producer-focused Toraiz series of instruments, or maybe just because the company wants gear in all sectors of the electronic music game - whatever the reason, it now has some pretty serious studio monitors in its range. Today we review the Pioneer RM-05s.

[NAMM 2017] Two New Lights From American DJ

American DJ has some snazzy new flashing things to share with us at NAMM 2017, in the shape of two variations on the same model, a kind of three-in-one device called the Boom Box. In this video, see the Boom Box FX 1 and the Boom Box FX 2, demonstrated and explained.

[NAMM 2017] Three New Lights From Chauvet DJ

Of interest to DJs just starting to build their lighting rig, these three good value new lights from Chauvet DJ - the FXarray Q5, FX Par 3, and Helicopter Q6 - pack a lot into their small cases. Watch on for a video talkthrough from the floor here at NAMM, and a demo of each in action.