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.

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

Reloop is showing off its brand-new four-channel mixer here at NAMM 2017, the RMX-90 DVS. It is Reloop's first mixer designed for DVs control of Serato right out of the box, and coming in price-wise at under a grand, it is relativelty affordable too.

[NAMM 2017] Video: Stanton ST.150 M2 Turntable

Stanton has announced a new, updated version of its popular ST.150 turntable range at NAMM 2017 - that's both the ST.150 M2 (pictured), and the straight-arm version, the STR8.150. Stanton says the units have had a complete recraft, now being manufactured out of aluminium to make them lighter.

[NAMM 2017] Videos: Gemini MAS-1 & Gemini SDJ-4000

Well now that was a surprise! We expected, from the PR images, two built-to-budget plastic items, and instead it turns out these two forthcoming products from Gemini are all-metal affairs, the MAS-1 in particualar being much bigger and better built than we'd thought.

[NAMM 2017] Video: Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Synthesiser

Hot from the floor of NAMM 2017, here's a talkthrough of the new Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 synthesiser, a compact, relatively affordable (US$499) instrument that Pioneer DJ is hoping will end up in DJ booths as much as in studios. It certainly looks like a lot of fun from the video...