ADJ just announced the VMS5, the latest model in its VMS DJ controller series. It features a four-channel mixer section, upsized jogwheels, and an updated layout. The VMS5 can also be used standalone - it comes with two phono inputs, four line inputs, and two mic inputs.
With DJ-friendly lighting getting ever cheaper, smaller, lighter weight and more powerful, there always seems to be innovation to report back on from the lighting world as well as from the audio world when we tour the shows, and of course the BPM Show is no different.
ADJ just launched a new model in its ADJ Startec Series called the Jelly Gressor. It's a two-in-one "moonflower" lighting effect that emits light beams from its six LEDs apart from the glow coming from the Jelly Gressor's transparent plastic case. It's suitable for mobile DJs and for jocks who need to bring some extra lighting to shows.
Here at Musikmesse 2015 (or technically, this part is in the sister Pro Light & Sound Show), we saw these three new LED units from American DJ that offer the kind of features, flexibility and power (plus great price/function ratio) unheard of in the old days before LED lighting. Take a look at what they can do in this video talkthrough...
If you're a DJ who wants to play out, but isn't exclusively targeting club gigs where you just "turn up and play", then having your own gear is a definite advantage. For your first lighting purchase, you could do a lot worse than something like the American DJ Dotz TPar system, which we review today.
With chip-on-board super-bright LEDs providing awesome power, control and differentiation between their myriad colours, the American DJ Dotz units are a lot of brightness for your buck.
Rotating balls that shoot coloured beams in all directions have long been a mainstay of club/DJ lighting effects. ADJ's new Jelly Cosmos Ball puts a "new spin" on this concept.