Ahead of next week's Musikmesse 2016 show, Pioneer DJ just announced the DM-40, a new pair of active speakers meant for home DJing and production. They feature a 4" woofer and a 3/4" tweeter in a compact enclosure with bass ports in the front - ideal when space is scarce such as on top of a bedroom studio desk.
In the interests of fairness, we decided to shoot around the Musikmesse show today snapping every turntable we could see, from the aforementioned forthcoming Pioneer model to the venerable old Technics and everything in-between...
I caught up with Greg from Allen & Heath, who told me all about the new Xone:23C DJ mixer with integrated four-stereo audio card. It's a relatively budget device that's aiming to be chosen as the heart of modular digital DJ set-ups
I caught up with Dan from Akai to get the lowdown on the new Akai Ableton controllers, here at Musikmesse 2014. Bottom line is that if you're thinking of starting to make beats and music rather than just playing it, these should be on your list.
Allen & Heath has dropped an interesting addition to its DJ range in the new Xone:23C USB DJ mixer, which combines a decently specified small mixer (basically the Xone:23) with a high quality four stereo channel audio interface.
Just as Musikmesse 2014 kicks off, Akai has announced a whole new set of APC controller, with the APC40 Mk2, APC Key 25 and APC Mini vying for your attention.