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Posts Tagged ‘ DJ ’

Meet The Robot DJ.


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Watch collaborative robot deliver a storming live set with his mentor, award‑winning DJ Yoda, at the unveiling of the next generation Ford Fiesta.

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Risk One Forever.


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We regret to inform that our friend Marques Lewis, better known as DJ RISK ONE from San Francisco, passed away today after a long battle with Cancer. We send our thoughts and prayers to him and his family at this time. Your spirit will live on. Rest In Peace. #RiskOneForever

The Chainsmokers: Making of “Roses”


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As a DJ and sound engineer, I know all too well how much work can go into one song and this song has been all over the radios for a while now and it’s interesting to see how the actual song was made.

Watch this video with the Chainsmokers as they explain how they recorded their top 10 hit “Roses”.

The Technics SL-1200 Turntable Returns


 

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In 2010, Panasonic made the odd decision to stop producing the Technics SL-1200MK2, a turntable that’s as much a part of pop culture as it is one of the most revered and reliable ever made. DJs, who depended on the 1200’s powerful direct drive motor and solid tone arm to manipulate the sound of records without skipping, had to rely on the second hand market or alternative brands if they needed a new scratch machine.

The legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable has been a mainstay of the DJ scene for decades now, but the tanklike direct-drive turntable has also long had a quiet reputation for sound quality as well. And for the 50th anniversary of the SL-1200, Technics is releasing two new “Grand Class” models aimed at audiophiles: the aluminum-cased SL-1200G and the magnesium limited anniversary edition SL-1200GAE, of which only 1,200 will be produced. (Get it?)

Apart from the case, the new models all have new “high-dampening tonearm” and a “three-layered turntable,” which are words that audiophiles who buy a limited edition magnesium record player are sure to be excited about. There’s also a new microprocessor controlled direct-drive system which eliminates something called “cogging,” a scrouge so terrible that Technics devotes a full paragraph to it in the press release. Here is that paragraph. Behold its majesty:

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Direct drive turntable systems have been beloved by HiFi enthusiasts since their birth in 1972. However, one problem that direct-drive systems have always faced was sound quality degradation caused by ‘cogging’, or tiny vibrations of the motor and rotational speed fluctuations. However, by combining the knowledge and expertise gained as the originator of direct-drive turntable systems with a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor without iron core, this ‘cogging’ can be eliminated. Any potential minute motor vibrations are suppressed even further by high-precision rotary positioning sensors guided by a microprocessor controlled system; a feature unique to the new Technics turntable.

Vinyl record sales have been booming lately, so it’s not at all surprising that Technics is capitalizing on the SL-1200′s mystique here — we’re actually expecting to see a few high-end turntables at CES 2016. No word on pricing, but expect these to be crazy expensive when the 1200GAE arrives in summer and the 1200G hits late in the year. (Also, 50 years’ worth of SL-1200s are also available on eBay and Craigslist in virtually every city in the world, if you’re that impatient.)

 

 

Serato DJ 1.8


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Serato DJ 1.8 is the latest major software update for Serato DJs. This update adds Key Detection and Key Display, an update to Pitch ‘n Time DJ allowing Key Shifting and Key Sync, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 and user Hardware Remapping. All of this comes with a number of important performance and stability updates.

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-700 Official Introduction


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Pioneer DJ is releasing the HDJ-700s, stylish headphones that look good and sound superb. The robust, fully enclosed HDJ-700s are fine-tuned to reproduce rich, clear mid to low frequencies for monitoring dance music, and they have a simple, sleek design with color options to suit every style.

This latest addition takes inspiration from Pioneer DJ’s top-flight headphones – the rotating ear cup enables easy one-ear monitoring, while the replaceable cable prolongs the life of the headphones. DJs’ comfort is ensured by soft, snug-fitting ear pads, and a sturdy, lightweight headband keeps the headphones securely in place.

Available in four designs – matt black, matt black with a gold or red stripe, and cool white – the HDJ-700s have a distinctive style of their own and are available from October 2015

 

Get Out Of Jail Free.


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International tours, EDC appearances, Festival sets, Vegas gigs, and never ending music studio hours can do a good job of keeping two friends apart. But for the first time in over a year, DJ Storm and DJ Jeff Phantom have teamed up again for another multi-genre mish-mash of mashups. ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ sticks closer to the the electronic music side of the fence, and where it does feature hip hop, it does so with remixes.  However, the ebb and flow of the 65 minute long mix features a range from House, to Twerk, to Trap that is sure to keep any listener entertained.  Check out a demo below, and click the photo above to download.

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