Denon DJ intros MC4000 Serato controller & DS1 Serator interface

Denon DJ has announced the MC4000, a new Serato MIDI controller.

Denon DJ MC4000

The all-new MC4000 is a 2-deck Serato MIDI controller for the professional DJ, wrapping in- demand audio manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels, performers get access to dedicated hot cue and sample pads for on-the-fly creativity.

Long-throw 100mm pitch faders and an intuitive control layout deliver natural operation when balancing complex set elements. Known for their emphasis on sound quality, Denon DJ includes a premium 24-bit audio output path for noticeably clearer mixes.

Denon DJ’s highly regarded dual microphone inputs are complemented by a studio-grade echo effect, and “ducking” feature—effortlessly moving vocals to the top of the mix without riding faders. The MC4000 includes Serato DJ Intro and will be compatible with Traktor 2, and Virtual DJ 8.

MC4000 features

  • Premium 2-Deck controller for Serato.
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro; user-upgradeable to Serato DJ.
  • Touch-activated jog wheels for accurate scratching and track cueing.
  • Dedicated hot-cue and sample trigger pads with illuminated feedback.
  • Long-throw, 100mm pitch faders.
  • All-new control layout for effortless, intuitive use.
  • Dedicated EQ and FX controls on each channel.
  • (2) balanced mic inputs with 2-band EQ, Ducking, and Echo effect.
  • Compatible with Traktor 2 (via .tsi files) and Virtual DJ 8.
  • RCA Aux input for external device mixing.
  • Balanced Main and Booth Outputs.
  • Pro-grade steel construction.

The MC4000 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £299.99 GBP.

Denon has also introduced the DS1, a breakthrough interface for users of Serato NoiseMap – the system used to control a Serato-based digital music library using a turntable or compact disc player.

Denon DJ DS1

The DS1 is plug and play with Serato DJ, extending Denon DJ’s hallmark audio quality and reliability to club DJs and turntablists who prefer the feel of vinyl, but desire the flexibility a digital music library provides.

At the core of the all-new DS1 is a bi-directional audio interface with two sets of RCA stereo inputs for turntables or professional CD players. As users manipulate the vinyl or CD NoiseMap signal, Serato DJ software mirrors the control signal—controlling digital tracks on-screen in real-time for beatmatching, cueing, scratching, and track juggling.

Playback audio is distributed by the DS1 to a mixer or loudspeaker system in studio-grade 24-bit quality via two sets of RCA stereo outputs.

DS1 features

  • Premium Digital Vinyl System (DVS) interface for Serato DJ.
  • Interfaces turntables and CD players using Serato NoiseMap with a Serato DJ-based digital music library.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ—no purchase necessary.
  • (2) sets of stereo RCA inputs and outputs for left and right decks.
  • Studio-grade 24-bit digital to analog conversion.
  • Supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz sampling rates.
  • Dedicated grounding post for use with turntables.
  • Single USB cable connection to a computer for power and audio.
  • Includes (2) Serato NoiseMap control tone vinyl records and CDs.
  • Includes USB and stereo RCA cables.
  • Rugged, all-metal construction; carrying case included.

The DS1 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £229.99 GBP.

More information: Denon DJ

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Rane intros MP2015 Rotary Mixer & TTM57mkII for Serato DJ

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Rane has introduced the MP2015 rotary DJ mixer, a no-compromise music-mixing performance instrument.

Rane MP2015

Control, sound, reliability and durability distinguish Rane’s new techno house club mixer for high-end audio systems.

Born from a legacy of rotary club mixers beginning in 1971 with Rudy Bozak’s CMA-10-2DL, on to 1982 and UREI’s 1620, then in 1999 Rane’s MP2016/XP2016 combo, and now in 2015, the MP2015 represents the next revival and evolution.

With over 40 years of rotary mixer experience to draw on, along with collaboration and input from the world’s best techno house DJs, the MP2015 is the best mixer produced by Rane—ever. There are no compromises in the design. It has the best sound, the best features, the best feel, and the best reliability and durability.

Rane has also introduced the TTM57mkII for Serato DJ, a plug-and-play 2-deck turntablist mixer with two USB ports and software controls.

Rane TTM57mkII

When introduced in 2006 the TTM57SL broke ground as the first ever DJ mixer with built-in USB sound card and tightly integrated Serato software controls. When discontinued in 2013, the TTM57SL had developed a cult-like following.

The TTM57mkII stays true to its original design by supporting familiar workflow while improving performance and software integration. Updated software controls include silicone RGB backlit pads for triggering 4 cue points per deck or the SP-6 sampler. Classic joystick controls toggle slip, instant doubles, internal mode, censor, and transform. Dedicated auto-loop & loop roll controls with back-lit buttons. Intuitive Serato DJ iZotope FX controls for easy & quick access.

The mixer features Rane’s exclusive dual USB port architecture for intuitive DJ change over and supports creative dual computer applications. The TTM57mkII is a classic reborn.

More information: Rane Corporation

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Roland intros MX-1 Mix Performer

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Roland has announced the MX-1 Mix Performer, a performance-optimized mixing instrument for bringing together synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, AIRA gear, and more.

Roland MX-1 Mix Performer

The MX-1 can mix up to 18 audio channels from a computer, and AIRA devices are able to communicate directly via USB alongside other analog and digital gear. With its versatile input selection, intuitive layout, and numerous tempo effects with step and real-time control, the MX-1 is a unique and powerful tool for delivering spontaneous, dynamic musical performances.

Designed to function as the nerve center for a modern electronic music rig, the MX-1 is perfect for working with AIRA devices such as the TR-8, TB-3, and SYSTEM-1, as well as other music equipment. Simple to use, the MX-1 provides high-quality sound at rates up to 96 kHz, plus a wealth of mixing features optimized for real-time creativity. Master tempo control (with fine and tap functions) synchronizes the MX-1’s effects with all connected devices via USB and/or MIDI.

MX-1 Mix Performer features

  • 18 channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control.
  • Three kinds of step-sequenced Beat FX (Filter, Side Chain, Slicer) with TR-style buttons.
  • Six kinds of Master FX (48 variations) with large performance control knob.
  • Beat FX and Master FX can be applied to any or all inputs; Beat FX are per channel.
  • Combi mode rhythmically alternates the Master FX using the step-sequencer.
  • Four AIRA Link USB ports support audio, MIDI, sync, and bus power (on Port 3) for AIRA gear.
  • Mix mode provides six analog, one digital (stereo), four AIRA (stereo) , and two PC channels through mixer and FX.
  • External mode provides 18 channels from DAW through mixer and FX (all inputs direct to DAW).
  • Control Surface mode for full DAW control via MIDI.
  • DJ-style cue monitoring, quick mutes, and six fader curves per channel.
  • Per-channel Tone/Filter knob with ten kinds of EQs, filters, and isolators.
  • Transport and tempo control with fine, shuffle, and tap-tempo functions.
  • Instantly save and recall complete setups including all FX configurations.

Availability and pricing TBA.

More information: Roland / MX-1 Mix Performer

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Numark unveils NS7III, Mixtrack 3 & Mixtrack Pro 3, HF Wireless and Lightwave at NAMM

Numark has unveiled its NAMM 2015 Product lineup including the NS7III, MIXTRACK 3, MIXTRACK PRO 3, Lightwave and the all-new HF Wireless DJ Headphones.

NS7III

Introducing the all-new NS7III, the premier four-deck controller for Serato DJ. Featuring three high-resolution color screens and an interactive control surface, the NS7III empowers a kinetic connection between the crowd and the music.

Numark NS7III

NS7III features

  • Premium Serato DJ controller with three high-resolution colour screens, including the ability to display stackable waveforms.
  • Screens provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ, letting you close or move the source laptop and focus on the music.
  • Dedicated track library screen with corresponding navigation controls.
  • 4 decks of Serato DJ software control; built-in 4-channel audio mixer.
  • 2 variable-torque motorized platters with high-resolution MIDI tracking.
  • Touch-activated knobs produce groundbreaking control of filters, EQ, and more.
  • Authentic vinyl records provide the feel of a professional DJ turntable.
  • 16 velocity-sensitive Akai Professional MPC pads with backlit RGB feedback.
  • 10 pad modes for hot cues, loops, song slicing, and sample triggering.
  • Dedicated 3-way touch-activated filter knob on each channel.
  • Dedicated touch-activated control of Serato’s 12 professional iZotope® FX.
  • Built-in professional 24-bit USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • Zone/booth outputs and balanced XLR outputs for club use.
  • Rugged, road-worthy metal construction.
  • Serato NoiseMap ready for use with extended DVS setups.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ (included) – no upgrade purchase required.

NS7III will be exhibited at Winter NAMM, January 22-25 at Booth 6700 in Anaheim, CA. Numark’s new flagship controller will be available later in 2015 with an MSRP of £1199.99 GBP.

MIXTRACK 3 & MIXTRACK PRO 3

Building on the previous MIXTRACK models and retaining all the features and benefits that made them so incredibly popular, the new models share the same basic platform and boast several performance/feature characteristics that make them particularly satisfying and effective to use.

Numark Mixtrack Pro 3

Mixtrack 3 features

  • Dedicated filter knobs for each channel.
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro—upgrade-ready for full Serato DJ (Pro only, Mictrack 3 includes Virtual DJ LE 8).
  • Includes Prime Loops remix tool kit.
  • Multi-function Touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search.
  • 16 multi-function performance pads.
  • All-new high resolution metal jog wheels.
  • Dual 5-inch hyper-responsive metal platters.
  • Multiple FX manipulation.
  • Dedicated track browsing controls from your library.
  • Integrated class compliant audio interface with ¼’ and 1/8” headphone connections (Pro only).

MIXTRACK PRO 3 and MIXTRACK 3 will ship with an MSRP of £169.99 GBP and £149.99 GBP, respectively.

HF Wireless DJ Headphones

Numark HF Wireless DJ Headphones

Designed to free the DJ from the restrictions of a traditional fixed-length headphone cable and thus allow greater movement and flexibility while performing, the Numark HF Wireless headphones provide superb audio performance, great wireless range and an “all night long” battery that really delivers on its promise.

The key to its superior wireless streaming is its Bluetooth® 4.0 technology with NFC pairing, so signal connection is always strong and clear. The HF Wireless has a wireless range of over 30 feet for great freedom of movement while monitoring the musical delivery. In addition, the unit’s built-in rechargeable battery affords 10 hours of music playback on a single charge, so those 10:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m. gigs are no problem.

Other thoughtful touches that make HF Wireless a pleasure to use are the on-ear cup for great bass response and outstanding noise isolation, a compact, collapsible design with built-in microphone and wide-range 40mm drivers that deliver detailed, articulate sound and well-defined bass—essential for perfect beatmatching. Plus, the HF Wireless headphones come with a 4 ft. cable with 1/8-inch stereo plug, so the DJ doesn’t need a second set of headphones. Wireless or wired, these are the only ones you need!

The HF Wireless headphone will retail with an MSRP of £49.99 GBP and will be exhibited at Winter NAMM, January 22-25, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, CA.

Numark Lightwave

Lightwave

Introducing the all-new Lightwave powered loudspeaker with dual LED arrays.

The Lightwave is perfect for any festive situation where both terrific sound and brilliant, exciting party lighting is desired, but where space, budget and setup complexity are all major considerations.

Lightwave features

  • Built-in dual LED arrays provide brilliant light show.
  • Five customizable lighting modes: Mood, Meter, Mix, Pulse, Party.
  • Brightness control lets you adjust or disable LEDs.
  • Custom Color Control—easily adjust the desired mix of Red, Green, and Blue lighting.
  • Adds powerful sound and visual flair to any DJ or other performance.
  • Ultra-portable form factor for clean, uncluttered setups.
  • Perfect for special events, house parties, karaoke where additional lighting would add clutter.
  • (1) XLR+¼-inch combo, Stereo RCA and ?-inch inputs for DJ mixers, microphones or instruments.
  • Dual volume controls for input level balancing.
  • XLR Link Output for use with multiple speakers or subwoofers.
  • Rubberized feet with standard 36mm pole socket for stand mounting.
  • (3) 6 ½-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeter.
  • 200 watts of peak power, 100 watts continuous of Class D amplification.
  • Durable speaker cabinet resists bumps, scratches, dust, and stains.
  • Compact, lightweight cabinet is just 8.4 x 29.2 x 10.1” and 23 lbs.

Lightwave will ship with an MSRP of £219.99 GBP.

More information: Numark

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PreSonus intros StudioLive 64AI & 48AI Mix Systems

PreSonus has announced two new StudioLive AI Mix Systems that deliver large-format channel counts, recording, powerful DSP, and more for under $7,000.

PreSonus StudioLive AI Mix Systems

Available in 48- and 64-channel frame sizes, StudioLive AI Mix Systems consists of two cascaded StudioLive AI consoles, a joining bracket that locks the two mixers together, a PreSonus PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone, and a custom dust cover.

StudioLive AI Mix Systems perform as a cohesive mixer and offer a familiar, surface-driven workflow with one-to-one control over every parameter. Every channel is routed through the bus outputs of the Master mixer and every global setting is controlled from the Master to provide seamless integration between the two cascaded consoles. All the power and performance available to a single StudioLive AI mixer are available to cascaded StudioLive AI Mix Systems.

Each StudioLive AI Mix System provides a robust audio interface, making it easy to record and playback audio as well as to use your favorite plugins as inserts on any of channel. Connect each mixer to a wireless router with a standard Ethernet cable and you’re ready to remote control your StudioLive AI Mix System from an iPad or iPhone or go wireless using the included USB WiFi LAN adapters.

The StudioLive 64AI Mix System cascades two StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixers to create a 64-channel system with 80 x 66, continuously bidirectional FireWire 800 recording interface; 26 mix buses, including 8 effects buses (for 4 reverb and 4 delay processors), and a whopping 558 discrete EQ and dynamics processors. This feature-rich, 64-channel mixing system is a fraction of the size, weight, and price of a conventional large-format digital console yet offers features no console anywhere near its price class can match.

The StudioLive 48AI Mix System consists of two cascaded StudioLive 24.4.2AI mixers, giving you a 48-channel console with an onboard 64 x 50 FireWire 800 recording interface; 22 total mix buses, including 8 effects buses; and DSP processing on every channel and bus for a total of 438 EQ and dynamics processors.

Like every StudioLive AI mixer, the StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix System include the StudioLive Software Library. The library includes PreSonus’ Capture™ live recording software, Studio One® Artist DAW, VSL-AI with Smaart Measurement Technology™ for Mac® and Windows®, SL Remote-AI for iPad®, and QMix™-AI for iPhone®/iPod® touch, plus a free account with PreSonus’ Nimbit® online direct-to-fan marketing and distribution service.

PreSonus StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix Systems are available for an expected street price of $6,999.95 USD and $5,499.95 USD, respectively.

More information: PreSonus

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