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Native Instruments introduces TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 control mixer + audio interface

Native Instruments has announced TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 control mixer combining the industry’s leading DJ controller design with a high-quality soundcard and a host of new features, all housed inside an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis.

New creative features inside the acclaimed TRAKTOR PRO software expand creative possibilities while premium-quality Innofaders™ assure rock-solid dependability when DJing, making KONTROL Z2 the first professional club mixer from Native Instruments.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2
The KONTROL Z2′s 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques.

Two standalone channels provide connectivity for turntables or CDJs while two additional channels offer control over TRAKTOR Remix Decks, cue points and effects. DJs now have access to all aspects of their setups from one intuitive control hub. This combination of hardware and software accommodates a host of workflow preferences from vinyl and CDJ setups to elaborate controller configurations.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 was designed to deliver the reliability and pro sound quality essential for professional club DJing. Its installation height delivers the comfort required during performance while the aircraft-grade construction provides necessary stability when on stage and reliability when on the road. The KONTROL Z2′s 24-bit soundcard and professional XLR outputs deliver high-quality audio to club sound systems while a separate booth output and microphone input allow KONTROL
Z2 to integrate into any DJ booth. Advanced HID technology delivers seamless integration with CDJs including enhanced visual and tactile control of key features. A built-in USB hub adds connectivity for additional controllers without having to use the host computer’s USB ports, making it easy to integrate add-on controllers such as KONTROL F1 and X1.

The KONTROL Z2′s spacious layout ensures straightforward access to the high-quality knobs and premium-quality Innofaders™. The two primary channels each feature a dedicated three-band EQ, filter and fader section, while two separate, chunky rotary volume knobs offer control over the TRAKTOR channels. Four additional multi-colored LED buttons for each TRAKTOR channel assigned to control cue points and Remix Decks are placed in their own section on the KONTROL Z2 and an intuitive master section lets DJs comfortably browse files inside TRAKTOR and access advanced controls such as Sync and Quantize.

New Macro FX specifically designed for TRAKTOR combine multiple TRAKTOR effects on a single control on the hardware. Customised to classic DJ workflows such as breakdowns, punch-in or blends, Macro FX condense complex effect performances to a single action increasing the possibilities available to creative DJs. All new Flux Mode tracks the time during complicated scratch and effect performances, allowing for creative loop rolls or effects while returning the song accurately to the beat.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes the latest version of NI’s flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and CDs rounding out this powerful hardware control mixer with software options for all popular club workflows.


Controller guru Ean Golden showcases the new TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available to pre-order now for $899 USD / 799 EUR. It will available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop from November 1, 2012.

More information: Native Instruments / TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2

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Kickstart Peter Adany’s Helix DJ Precision Turntable for iPad

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Peter Adany has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Helix, an exacting turntable for DJs, producers & record fans, with unprecedented features & graphics.


Helix Beatmix demonstration.

So you are not into DJing, but you still love music? You can enjoy your favorite songs in a more engaging way. It’s like the satisfaction of playing your favorite vinyl LP, but in an advanced way: with an elegant, color-customizable turntable on your iPad, PC or Mac.

Do you play your own instrument? This app lets you easily and precisely adjust the pitch of songs so you can play in tune with your music.

The project is looking to raise $30,000 by Saturday September 15th, 2012.

More information: Helix

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Numark ships Mixdeck Quad DJ system for iPad and more

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Numark has announced that its Mixdeck Quad universal, four-channel DJ controller is now shipping.

Numark Mixdeck Quad
Based upon the popular Mixdeck controller, the Mixdeck Quad kicks it up a notch by adding support for core MIDI on the iPad, opening the world of apps like Algoriddim’s djay to your DJ rig.

Mixdeck Quad is a four-channel professional DJ controller and player with integrated effects. It offers a uniquely intense DJ experience with the capability to mix virtually any kind of media, including CDs, MP3 CDs, and USB flash drives—each of which have onboard support via slot-loading drives and top-facing ports. Additionally, DJs can mix software on their laptop and iPad at the same time. Mixdeck Quad comes complete with Serato DJ Intro software and is pre-mapped for Traktor Pro 2 and VirtualDJ Pro and offers seamless integration with Algoriddim’s djay app for iPad, winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award (sold separately).

“This is all-in-one mixing at its finest,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager. “With Mixdeck Quad unleashed to DJs everywhere, we can’t wait to see how they’ll make use of its versatility and massive amount of capability—it’s going to be an intense ride.”

Mixdeck Quad also comes with innovative Crossplay technology, which allows DJs to play USB content from either port on either deck. Each of the decks has integrated, beat-synced DSP effects that include chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, and phaser and is completely adjustable with a dedicated wet-dry fader controlling them all.
All the professional inputs and outputs that DJs need are built in, including professional balanced XLR outputs and inputs for external sources such as turntables and CD players. There’s also a direct stereo output from each deck for use with timecode control interfaces like Serato Scratch Live software. BPM analyzation and Tap Tempo are included and DJs can control other MIDI software with no timecode needed using a simple USB connection.


Numark Mixdeck Quad Introduction.

Mixdeck Quad features

  • Complete system with CD, MP3 and USB decks, four-channel mixer, and computer audio and MIDI interface.
  • MIDI integration of decks and the mixer for controlling both computer software and iPad apps.
  • Works seamlessly with Algoriddim’s djay for iPad app, winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award.
  • DJ parties of all sizes with your compatible iPad, iPod or iPhone.
  • Serato DJ Intro software included.
  • Built-in professional USB audio interface with balanced XLR outputs.
  • Crossplay Technology: mix USB flash drive content from either port on either deck.
  • Four-channel mixer with EQ/rotary kills, replaceable crossfader, and MIDI control.
  • Two large, backlit displays for BPM, CD/MP3 text tags, and folder navigation.
  • Beat-synced DSP effects with wet-dry fader: chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, phaser.
  • Key Lock holds pitch while you independently manipulate its BPM.
  • Seamless looping, sampling, and easily accessible hot cues.
  • Automatic BPM analyzer and Tap Tempo for manual BPM entry.
  • Slide BPM ±6, 12, 25, and 100% or bend with pitch buttons.
  • Inputs: Two mic (XLR and 1/4″), Four aux (RCA stereo pairs), 30-pin iPad connector, computer (USB, stereo).
  • Stereo Outputs: Main (balanced XLR & RCA), Booth (RCA), Record (RCA), Deck 1 (RCA), Deck 2 (RCA), Cue (1/8” & 1/4”).
  • iPad Core MIDI and audio support.
  • Also works with djay, VirtualDJ Pro and Traktor Pro (each sold separately).
  • Class Compliant: this product is immediately compatible with every current and future version of Mac OS X and iOS and with Windows (98SE and up) operating systems.

Mixdeck Quad is available to purchase for an MSRP of $1199 USD and an estimated street price of $999 USD.

More information: Numark / Mixdeck Quad

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Industrial Strength releases Lenny Dee – Rewind

Lenny Dee Rewind

Loopmasters has introduced Rewind, a sample pack by Industrial Strength’s Lenny Dee.

Lenny Dee and crew thought it might be really handy to have a wild collection of rewinds, skips, jumps, spins, slow downs all in one handy pack.

There is nothing like a real hand pushed back spin, so we asked a few of our friends to get back spin crazy and help us get a really crazy selection of license free spins for you to use mash up and effect out.

We used the classic 1200MK2 and the Cdj 1000 Mk3 to make all the rewinds, and combined a lot of long and totally messed up spin samples for you to crash up and freak out.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £12.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Lenny Dee Rewind

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The Producers Choice releases Boom Bap Phonetics drum kit

Producers Choice Boom Bap Phonetics

The Producers Choice has released the Boom Bap Phonetics, a drum sample pack inspired by the sounds of J Dilla and Kev Brown.

Our sound designers painstakingly mimicked the EXACT drum sounds used by J Dilla, Kev Brown & Mad Lib.

The Boom Bap Phonetics drum kit is the ‘go to’ drum library for Boom Bap drum samples. The kit captures J Dilla’s signature styled drums by using the same filtering techniques, creative EQ & compression, and drum machines as the legendary producer.

Boom Bap Phonetics features

  • Over 170 drum samples, crafted using the following equipment: Akai MPC3000, SP-303 Sampler, P-505 Sampler, Technics Turntables w/ Dirty Vinyl Drums.
  • MPC READY – pgm files included so you can load into your unit fast and easily.
  • Each sound was recorded from vinyl record and split tested through different chains to get the perfect boom bap sound.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: The Producers Choice / Boom Bap Phonetics

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Waves launches Mashup App for iPad

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Waves Mashup

Waves has announced the Mashup, a DJ app for the Apple iPad.

Technical GRAMMY award-winning Waves Audio and Musicsoft Arts join forces to bring you Mashup, the first DJ app to bring Waves studio-quality processing to the iPad.

Sure, you could spend thousands of dollars on gear, and lug around records, turntables, and mixers. Or, you could fire up Mashup, a complete mobile DJ booth, with studio-quality EQ and analog-style resonant filters, Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching, and independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each of its two stereo decks.

Mashup App features

  • Dual stereo decks with studio-quality EQ and FX.
  • Independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each deck.
  • Analog-style resonant high pass/low pass filters with exclusive touch ribbon control.
  • Free downloadable music from top DJs and producers.
  • Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching.
  • iPhone and iPod Touch support in remote headphones mode.
  • Fully optimized for the new iPad with Retina screen.
  • Waves MaxxVolume and MaxxBass provide loud, steady output and enhanced bass response (Premium Feature).
  • Play back any track in your library.

Mashup for iPad is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

More information: Waves / Mashup

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Hal Leonard publishes Spin Now! – The DJ Starter Handbook

DJ Shortee Spin Now!

Hal Leonard Books has published Spin Now!, a book by DJ Shortee.

This DJ handbook puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie.

In Spin Now! and the accompanying DVD-ROM, Los Angeles DJ, world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes like the pros!

Spin Now! features

  • From CDJs, turntables, and DJ mixers to DJ Software, MIDI Controllers, and more, discover the tools of the trade and how to choose which are best for you.
  • Learn how to set up different gear and how to operate it correctly.
  • Find out where to get music and how to select your tunes in order to create your own unique sound.
  • Learn how to identify beats, count music, sync tempos, and match keys.
  • Master the basics of cueing, scratching, and droppin’ on the “one”.
  • Learn how to create seamless mixes through beat matching, blending, and EQing.
  • Discover useful practice techniques, get advice on how to promote yourself, learn how to survive your first gig, and more!

The included DVD-ROM contains specific exercises directly correlating with lessons in the text, including material that lets you play along in real time. Each technique is taught using both CDJs and turntables and can easily be applied to any DJ software and controllers. No matter what equipment you use, Shortee’s lessons are essential to learning how to DJ like a pro! Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

Spin Now! is available from Hal Leonard for $12.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books / Spin Now!

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