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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Noisebud updates GranMa buffer scratch VST to v2.0

Noisebud has released version 2.0 of the GranMa buffer scratching plug-in for Windows.

Noisebud GranMa

Except small changes in the granular engine there’s two new main features, a freeze button that will override everything (even the wet/dry knob) and freeze what ever is sent into the plugin at the moment. And second there’s now a timer so that the user may know the length of their recorded audio.

Changes in GranMa v2.0

  • Added a simple Freeze button.
  • Added a timer for the length of the buffer.
  • Changed the behavior of the release.
  • The playback engine is a bit more smooth.
  • Dry/Wet control is designed to make more sense.
  • The record button is now also an input audio meter.

A black/white version of GranMa for Windows (VST) is available to download at no cost. For a minimum donation of $2 USD you can get the plug-in with a colored GUI.

More information: Noisebud / GranMa

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Music Weapons releases Virtual Scratch DJ plugin

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Music Weapons Virtual Scratch DJ

Music Weapons has announced the release of Virtual Scratch DJ, a scratching effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

VSDJ is about to turn the hiphop production world upside down, your thinking to yourself “a virtual scratch dj plugin, that sound insane” but after years of research the plugin is finally becoming a reality.

No need to pay people to do cuts on your beats/songs, no need to invest thousands in a decent dj rig, let alone being good at scratching. With Virtual Scratch DJ people wont even know the difference. Now you can play a massive library of cuts directly on your board just like you would with any instrument, and all techniques are covered.

There will be a huge scratch phrase library completely playable, a massive bank of vsdj exclusive phrase patches from dope emcees and voice over artists from around the world, a slew of “crab scratch patches” to simulate the popular technique used in some of your favorite recordings as well as SFX banks and much more.

The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $99.99 USD.

More information: Music Weapons / Virtual Scratch DJ

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Stagecraft releases Scratch Track turntable plugin

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Stagecraft Scratch Track

Stagecraft Software has launched Scratch Track, a virtual turntable instrument for Windows and Mac.

Add a turntable to your DAW with this simple plugin.

Supports almost every type of timecoded vinyl on the market (serato, traktor, MK2, torq, ms pinky), let’s you scratch tracks, samples, and even live input.

Has an adjustable crossfader curve for precision scratching, low latency, and cue points for playing samples in rapid fire. There is nothing else like it out there!

The Scratch Track for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD.

More information: Stagecraft / Scratch Track

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AfroDJMac releases free ADM Vinyl Scratcher for Live

AfroDJMac has introduced the ADM Vinyl Scratcher, a free vinyl scratcher effect device for Ableton Live.

Record scratching is a trademark in many genres of electronic music. But the idea of lugging around another piece of gear just doesn’t seem worth it to me (and a record player would be a rather larger addition). Oh yea, plus I don’t really know how to scratch on vinyl anyway.

I don’t feel bad admitting that because, despite the name AfroDJMac, I’m not a DJ. In my mind, what I do is closer to a singer with a guitar and some effect pedals than DJ-ing. So, since I can’t scratch vinyl or even want to learn at risk of having to carrying around extraneous equipment, I created an Ableton Live Rack to do the job.

The ADM Vinyl Scratcher for Ableton Live is a free download.

More information: AfroDJMac / ADM Vinyl Scratcher

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