Will Marshall has announced the release of the DJ Template MkII, an out-of-the-box setup for DJing and performance in Ableton Live 9 with the new APC40 MkII.
Elegant and intuitive, this template will have you ready to perform in minutes.
With awesome FX, on-the-fly looping controls, step sequencing, crystal-clear visual feedback and extensive workflow enhancements, the APC has never been more powerful. We’ve even written our own Remote Script to add features unachievable with Max4Live or MIDI mapping!
DJ Template MkII features
- Full internal mixing.
- DJ EQs.
- Four deck mixing.
- Smart faders.
- Momentary, send, inline and dummy effects.
- A visual metronome.
- Volume meters on the APC.
- A powerful drum sequencer.
- Extensive video tutorials.
- Online support.
- Free updates.
- A handy automated installer.
The template pack is available for purchase for $20 USD. A simplified free version is available to download.
More information: Will Marshall / DJ Template MkII
Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8, a new all-in-one DJ controller designed for state-of-the-art Traktor Pro 2 control.
Offering DJs an entirely new performance dynamic, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is a breakthrough innovation built on the desire to bring the sole focus of digital DJs back towards the crowd and away from the laptop – accomplishing this through new and inspiring technology.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s full color displays and touch-sensitive hardware controls uniquely fuse with enhanced track decks, a 4-channel standalone mixer, and the flagship TRAKTOR software – creating a fluid, multisensory DJ experience. Available online and at retailers worldwide on October 30, 2014, the advanced DJ controller signals a milestone in Native Instruments’ vision of the future of DJing.
Traktor Kontrol S8 will be available for $1,199 USD / 1,199 EUR on October 30th, 2014. Preorder is also available.
More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol S8
Algoriddim has released version 2.6 of djay 2 for iOS, a DJ mixing app featuring new content, new MIDI controller support, improved Spotify integration and lots of other improvements.
djay transforms your iPad into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with both your iTunes music library and Spotify, djay gives you direct access to all your favorite songs and playlists. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode to let djay create a seamless mix for you automatically. Whether you are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers you the most intuitive yet powerful DJ experience on an iPad.
Changes in djay v2.6 features
- NEW Sample Pack: Drop Science by GENERAL ELECTRIC.
- NEW plug & play support and optimized UI for all-new Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3 controller.
- NEW setting to distinguish major and minor when key detection is enabled.
- Improved Spotify integration: now BPM and KEY are shown in the media browser (even for tracks that have not been analyzed yet).
- Improved Spotify integration: songs that you have listened to before are now marked in the library so you can find undiscovered tracks more easily.
- Improved sort by KEY: now tracks with matching keys are highlighted with color.
- Improved sorting: now sort order is maintained when switching iTunes or Spotify playlists.
- Improved Edit Grid: now fixes misaligned beat grids by re-analyzing the track based on the downbeat you set (and optionally your tapped BPM).
- Improved VoiceOver integration.
- Added FX wet/dry setting for Numark iDJ Pro.
- Fixed crash when selecting certain FX on Numark Mixdeck Quad.
- Lots of bugfixes and overall improvements.
djay 2 is available for purchase for 8.99 EUR (iPad) / 2.69 EUR (iPhone).
More information: Algoriddim
Native Instruments has announced Traktor Kontrol S8, its new flagship all-in-one DJ controller.
Shot on location in Ibiza, a new video features high profile artists offering their first impressions of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 and serves as an enticing preview of the cutting-edge DJ controller.
Since the advent of digital audio, new technology has been a driving force in stimulating creativity in DJs and has challenged the limitations of previous mediums – transforming the art of DJing at an accelerated pace. Driven by this very spirit of creativity through innovation since first released in 2001, TRAKTOR again introduces inspiring new technology designed for the next generation of DJing.
TRAKTOR DJing software and hardware have successfully merged elements of live improvisation and DJ performance – redefining what it means to DJ. Empowering DJs to create their own signature style is what consistently fuels the TRAKTOR vision of digital DJing – and is the foundation of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8.
Availability and pricing TBA.
More information: Native Instruments
Numark has announced the N-Wave 360, a new two-speaker DJ monitor system.
Designed to offer the bedroom DJ impressive sound in a compact format, the N-Wave 360 system includes two matched speaker cabinets. Each cabinet contains a 1″ silk dome tweeter—with blue LED illumination—matched with a 3″ woofer via a precision crossover circuit.
The onboard amplification system can deliver up to 60 Watts of peak power. These magnetically shielded powered monitors are ideal for a compact setup; they won’t interfere with other electronics and offer extra protection when used near a video monitor.
N-Wave 360 features
- Precise audio amplification for home DJ Setups.
- Front panel volume control.
- Separate high-1-inch Silk illuminated and 3-inch low-frequency drivers with crossover.
- High-fidelity amplification with 60-watt peak power.
- Custom wooden cabinets with dense construction for full, warm sound.
- Carefully formed baffle radiuses reduce edge diffraction.
- RCA Audio Inputs.
- Magnetically Shielded.
- 80–20,000 Hz.
- Universal Voltage.
The N-Wave 360 will be available soon, priced at MSPR $99 USD.
More information: Numark / N-Wave 360
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