Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ DM-40 Desktop Monitors

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.

Gallery: 10 Turntables From Musikmesse 2014

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…

Musikmesse 2014: Allen & Heath Xone:23C Talkthrough Video

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

Musikmesse 2014: New Akai APC Controllers Talkthrough Video

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.

Musikmesse 2014: Allen & Heath Announces Xone:23C USB DJ Mixer

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.

Musikmesse 2014: Akai Annnounces New APC40 Mk2, APC Key 25 & APC Mini

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.

Musikmesse 2013: Numark Orbit Demo

The Numark Orbit wireless DJ controller nowhas Orbit Dj software, a program that lets you instantly take Midi control of your music by applying effects, loops and so on.