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Tuna Knobs by Samuel Verburg – physical controls for touchscreen

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Samuel Verburg has launched a Kickstarter project for the Tuna Knobs, attachable knobs made to control (music) apps on touchscreen devices.

Tuna Knobs

Tuna knobs are control knobs that stick to any touchscreen and let you control DJ and music making apps like you would with dedicated music hardware.

Tuna Knobs are designed to give you the tactile precision you need when making music, while giving you the versatility of mobile applications.

The project has already reached its 12,500 EUR funding target. Backers can still get a good deal on Tuna Knobs with various pledge tiers available. The project will be funded on August 8th, 2014.

More information: Tuna Knobs

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Numark intros NV controller for Serato DJ

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Numark has announced NV, an intelligent controller for Serato DJ.

Numark NV
Featuring high-resolution color screens that provide extensive visualization of Serato’s flagship DJ platform and advanced interactive controls, NV opens all-new doors for the modern performing artist.

With two 4.3-inch, full-color screens integrated into its sleek, compact chassis, NV completely redefines the software-hardware experience for professional DJs. Using NV, performers experience feedback of Serato DJ – an award-winning software platform for digital DJ’ing – within critically acclaimed Numark hardware. Another first for DJ controllers, NV includes downloadable Remix Packs from world-renowned Toolroom Records, allowing artists to remix with audio stems from the leading electronic dance music label.

NV’s backlit performance screens deliver vivid, real-time visualization of Serato DJ; complete with spinning Virtual Decks, effects (FX), Cue Points, waveforms and more. Supporting four decks of control, its screens also provide song library navigation and detailed waveforms respective to each deck. Now, performers can manage set elements with the source laptop closed or out of sight without sacrificing functionality. Further, eye travel from the laptop screen to the controller is eliminated for seamless operation.

“NV has that ‘x-factor’ DJs have been searching for,” says Karl Detken, Numark Marketing Director. “It completely re-imagines the DJ experience while infinitely expanding creative performance options. Feedback elements are placed in the middle of the action, not away from it. The crowd will never again question what the DJ is doing in the booth, nor will the DJ question what they are doing with their hands.”

Incorporating the groundbreaking touch-activated controls and performance pad modes introduced with NS7II, NV empowers progressive track manipulation on-the-fly. FX, EQ and filter knobs are capacitive – responding with a twist, a touch or both. Now, DJs can unlock textures and transitions limited only by the imagination. All-new touch-activated metal platters provide jog, scrub and scratch duties while intelligent adaptive platter technology optimizes touch-response based on the user and host environment. Users can expect the tactility and reliability needed for the stage’s biggest moments, every time. A total of 16 velocity-sensitive pads provide intuitive control over 10 pad modes for finger drumming, sample slicing, effortless looping, hot cues and more. The ultra-thin NV and its intelligent controls were painstakingly crafted to inspire confidence in transit or in the booth.

“With its embedded, full-color screens, the Numark NV is a breakthrough in digital DJ controller technology,” noted Serato CEO AJ Bertenshaw. “Numark has achieved an unprecedented level of integration with Serato DJ that blurs the line between hardware and software. We cannot wait for performers to experience it first-hand.”

Numark NV features

  • Integrated displays let you focus on the music, not the computer.
  • Full-color, 1:1 real-time visualization of Serato DJ software.
  • Intelligent, touch-activated EQ, filter and effects knobs.
  • Groundbreaking effects tweaking, EQ kills, and filter sweeps.
  • 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with backlit RGB feedback.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ (included) – no purchase necessary.
  • 4 decks of cutting-edge Serato DJ control.
  • 10 pad modes for triggering samples, cues, loops, and slicing.
  • 2 dual-zone wheels with adaptive touch technology.
  • Includes Toolroom Records Remix Packs.
  • Toolroom Records Remix Pack features audio stems from the world’s premier dance music label.

NV will be showcased at the DJ Expo, August 11-14 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. NV will available for purchase this fall, priced at $699.99 USD.

More information: Numark / NV

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Pioneer launches PLX-1000 direct drive turntable

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Pioneer has launched the PLX-1000, a professional direct drive DJ turntable.

Pioneer PLX-1000

The DJ quality PLX-1000 direct drive analog turntable is designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance of vinyl for music playback.

The model offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional audio playback quality. Combine the PLX-1000 with a Pioneer professional series DJM mixer for an ideal system for true vinyl enthusiasts.

PLX-1000 features

  • User-friendly control layout.
  • High-torque direct drive system.
  • Designed for optimal sound quality.
  • Tempo control with variable width levels.
  • Detachable power and audio cables.

The PLX-1000 has a list price of $699 USD.

More information: Pioneer / PLX-1000

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Bluezone releases Club SFX & Assault Mech sample packs

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Bluezone Club SFX

Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Club SFX – DJ Audio Samples and Assault Mech – Robotic War Unit Sound Effects, two new sample libraries.

Bluezone Corporation returns with a new set of 139 cutting edge sound effects for producers looking for carefully selected dynamic EDM SFX ready to set fire to the club floor. Available in WAV and AIFF formats, ‘Club SFX – DJ Audio Samples’ represents the future of worldwide’s sound.

With pro and flexible sound effects, the samples of this downloadable pack have been created, reworked and mastered to give you access to a lot of awesome variations and get a wide range of options for creating your future Techno, Dubstep, Psytrance or Electro House charts.

Bluezone Assault Mech

‘Assault Mech – Robotic War Unit Sound Effects’ is a new awesome sound library featuring 272 high-powered robotic sound effects for video game sound designers, cinematic productions and multimedia projects.

This epic collection of sound effects features an incredible array of world class robotic sound design elements, incorporating SFX as: deploy sequences, footstep elements, emotion and language expressions, body impacts and hits, heavy main and secondary machine guns, and many more.

Club SFX is available for 10.95 EUR, Assault Mech costs 32.95 EUR.

More information: Bluezone Corporation

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Native Instruments launches THE FUTURE OF DJING video series

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Native Instruments has announced THE FUTURE OF DJING, a new video series featuring acclaimed international artists and how new technologies found on TRAKTOR products inspires creativity. Throughout the summer of 2014, THE FUTURE OF DJING series will highlight the artist, and how technological innovation plays a role in their performance.

The first video features house icon Marc Kinchen aka MK, who’s musical career has given rise to some of dance music’s most iconic tunes. In this video, Marc talks about how technology has always inspired his DJing and fuels his concept of the ideal live DJ performance – creating a track from start to finish live while DJing. MK also shares his vision where a future generation of talented DJ/producers will be setting the new standards of DJ culture without ever touching vinyl or playing an instrument.

Shot on location in Glasgow, Scotland on Record Store Day, the video shows Native Instruments spending the day around town with Marc as he talks about the evolution of the DJ/producer, makes an in-store appearance, and performs at the Lovelife Festival held at The Arches club. Marc is seen using the KONTROL X1’s multi-purpose touch strip to control effects, loop, and beat-jumping.

The FUTURE OF DJING video series aims to kick-start discussions with artists, labels, and the media about the future of DJing. As an added bonus, Native Instruments is giving away five of the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 controllers signed by Marc in the video. To win, people must leave a comment on the video’s Facebook post. Five winners will be selected at random.

To enter the X1 draw, comments can be left on this Facebook post.

More information: Native Instruments

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Beat launches DJ & Producer Starter Kit

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Beat Workzone: DJ & Producer Starter Kit

Beat magazine has announced the DJ & Producer Starter Kit a new Beat Workzone series edition.

Club events, beach parties, birthdays or weddings: The DJ is the main actor and guarantees for good music and feelings. Thus, a successful career start as DJ has never been so easy.

The latest edition of the Beat Workzone series contains all software tools you need to start a career as DJ, performer or producer. 42 full versions support your start on Windows or OS X , numerous workshops in the booklet will accompany you during the first steps and get you ready for the big show.

To name a few: Algoriddim djay 4.2, One DJ Start, pcdj DEX 2 LE, Virtual DJ Home 7, Magix Music Maker 2014 Silver, Mixxx, MJ Studio, 8Kut, Digijay and Jajuk DJ.

The DJ & Producer Starter Kit is available for purchase for 9.90 Euro from Falkemedia.

More information: Beat / DJ & Producer Starter Kit

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Dubspot LA announces 3rd Wave of Instructors for Grand Opening in June

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DJ & Production School Dubspot has announced that it is opening the doors on its brand new Los Angeles location in just over 60 days with a brand new, cutting-edge facility in Hollywood located at 6515 Sunset Boulevard.

Dubspot LA
The instructor roster features some of the world’s greatest music talents. Dubspot is proud to announce that DJ Rap, Luca Pretolesi, DJ Reborn, DJ Endo and Dynamix will begin teaching students in June.

DJ Rap, is an undisputed queen of the turntables who has been an ambassador for electronic music and DJ culture around the world. She has collaborated with artists such as BT, Erick Morillo, Hans Zimmer, Hybrid, and countless others. When Dubspot’s doors open on the west coast, she will be in the classroom teaching new and experienced DJs alike.

Luca Pretolesi is a 20-year sound engineer who specializes in EDM mixing and mastering. He has now become the ‘Producer’s Producer’, polishing and perfecting the music of some of the industry’s biggest artists. Over his extensive career he has worked worked with countess artists including Savoy, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Major Lazer and more. When Dubspot’s doors open in LA, Luca will be at the helm of it’s Mixing and Mastering course.

Dynamix is constantly on tour headlining parties in major cities across the US. From winning back-to-back titles in the prestigious Red Bull Thre3style DJ Competition to being one of the most memorable DJs on VH1′s Master of the Mix, Dynamix has risen to become one of the most prominent open-format DJs. Dubspot is honored to have him bring his talents into the classroom to teach and inspire students.

In addition to these new talents, longtime Dubspot NY DJ instructors, DJ Endo and DJ Reborn will be heading west to join the team in Los Angeles. Both Reborn and Endo have over 10 years of teaching experience combined, not to mention countless hours touring the world. DJ Endo has supported acts such as Dubfire, Pete Tong, Steve Lawler and Reborn has performed at public and private events for the likes of Metallica, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill. She was also the touring DJ for hip-hop icon Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam.

These new additions will join instructors such as Daddy Kev (Low End Theory/Alpha Pup), Mark de Clive-Lowe (Tru Thoughts), Thavius Beck (Plug Research), Steve Nalepa, Jeremy Ellis, James Bernard, Matt Piper, Computo,and Emch Subatomic who were recently announced.

The Los Angeles school will mirror the curriculum available in New York City, offering a choice of courses including DJing, Music Production with Ableton Live, Music Production with Logic, Music Foundations, Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design and more.

Enroll before April 7th, 2014, and save 25% off Dubspot LA courses.

More information: Dubspot

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