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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...