If you’ve got an old pair of turntables or CDJs and a trusty mixer, and you want to switch to digital while keeping the gear you know and love, a DVS or “digital vinyl system” is a great way to go – especially as Denon DJ has stormed in with the DS1 and delivered a Serato DJ DVS system with everything you need to get going.
The first DJ controller I ever reviewed was a Hercules, and the company has been making them ever since, with some notable successes in its chosen lower end of the market. But with the DJControl Jogvision, the company brings both its first Serato controller, and its first to include multi-info displays in the middle of the jogwheels.
Pioneer has today announced the Pioneer DDJ-SB2 entry-level controller for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ. The two-channel DDJ-SB2 boasts all the features of the original DDJ-SB, including filter fade and performance pads,but now adds trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and four-deck control.
Serato just released its latest version of Serato DJ. Now at 1.7.6, the update includes support for Denon DJ’s DS1, which is a tiny two-channel DVS interface that lets you use a pair of turntables or CDJs with Serato DJ. We first saw the Denon DJ DS1 at NAMM 2015 and was surprised at how compact it was, perfect for cramped DJ booths.
Numark’s all-in-one Mixtrack Pro 3 Serato DJ controller is now available. The latest update in the popular Mixtrack Pro series features a narrower chassis design, thicker metal jogwheels compared to its predecessors, and touchstrips for track search and effects. It ships with Serato DJ Intro, and you can upgrade to Serato DJ.