M-Audio just announced the CTRL49, a new keyboard controller for music producers. The CTRL49 is a 49-key controller with nine faders, eight buttons, eight rotary encoders, and eight velocity-sensitive pads. The keybed is semi-weighted for a more authentic keyboard feel, and it comes with a 4.3" screen.
Hercules has always been somewhat of a non-conformist in the DJ controller market: The build and layout of their controllers tend to march to their own beat. Now the company has come up with the Hercules Universal DJ, a controller that can be used on a laptop, tablet, or combination of both. We take a look at it in this review.
Owners of the bold, laptop-free Stanton SCS.4DJ controller will be pleased to hear that the company has announced a firmware upgrade that fixes some issues with the unit and delivers a number of long-requested features.
Stands are pretty much the same, aren’t they? A platform for your laptop or controller, and maybe a little shelf for an audio interface, if you’ve bought a posh one. The differences are really down to quality. right? Well, not always. One stand that bucks the trend is the Magma Control Stand.
A new DJ controller - the Pioneer DDJ-SX - will be the first to come bundled with Serato DJ, Serato's new latest software. Today's announcement of both controller and software gives a launch date of November 1.
Digital DJ Tips reader Perry writes: “I use Traktor Pro to DJ with, alongside my Kontrol S2 controller and laptop, and while DJing I find it hard to easily vary the effects I can use. If I’m honest, the S2 just doesn’t give me enough options for controlling effects within Traktor. So I am writing to you today to asking if there are any external controller units that integrate with Traktor "
The Denon DN-MC6000 is an exciting four-deck DJ mixer and Midi controller with all the high-end features you could possibly imagine integrated into its sleek tabletop steel chassis. But is it any good?