GEAR ~ ROGER SANCHEZ rocking four decks LIKE A BOSS….

Oh man this is pure SICKNESS.  Watch Stealth Records head honcho and award-winning American DJ/Producer ROGER SANCHEZ rock four Pioneer CDJ-2000’s and a DJM-2000 on Pioneer’s ‘DJsounds’ series.  Also hear how the ‘S-Man’ uses the CDJ Hot Cue Banks, how he organizes his tracks and more….

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FYI ~ ‘DIGITAL DJ vs VINYL DJ vs SYNC vs BEAT MATCH’

‘DIGITAL DJ vs VINYL DJ vs SYNC vs BEAT MATCH’  by MasterDJ TONY SOUL

I WANTED TO TOUCH ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE A VERY HOT TOPIC IN THE DJ GAME.
Since I am DJ who switched from Vinyl to Digital years ago, I wanted to share my perspective.
Dont take it personal…

Check out the spirited (and at times heated) debate that went down on Tony’s Facebook page after he posted this video…..

COOL GEAR ALERT! ~ iMASCHINE by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

Native Instruments just released the iMASCHINE, a professional beat sketchpad based on the popular MASCHINE groove production studio …. and in our humble opinion this little hand-held production tool is a game-changer. Retailing for $4.99 / 3.99 € , iMASCHINE is immediately available via download from the iTunes App Store to your iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad® device. “Play and record drums on the 16 pads, jam a melody on the keyboard, sing on top of your loops via the built-in audio recorder or create your own unique sample banks from any source”… The interface is highly intuitive and easy to learn.  When you are finished creating your killer project you can finalize it on MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, and/or upload it to SoundCloud.com……..SICKKKKK!!!!!

COOL GEAR ALERT! ~ The CRANE STAND

Most DJ laptop stands are ugly-looking contraptions designed only to fufill the base functional requirements involved in balancing a computer over a mixer.  Some of them look like ‘HI I’M DAN CAN I HELP YOU?” haunting aisle 7 of your local Home Depot decided to gather up some parts from the overstock cabinet and screw it together during his lunch break.  For those of you that have been waiting for an über-stylish alternative that not only looks KILLER but is the MOST STABLE and WELL-DESIGNED stand one could possibly imagine… meet The CRANE STAND.  This thing KICKS TOTAL ASS… 

COOL GEAR ALERT! ~ AIAIAI TMA-1 HEADPHONES

One of the most buzzed about pieces of gear to recently come on the scene in some time, AIAIAI’s TMA-1 Headphones have some in the DJ community claiming they are the most perfect headphones.  TMA-1’s are the embodiment of functionality & minimalism, notable not only for those design elements included, but also for those  left out.   The name TMA-1 (Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1) refers to the black Monolith in the science fiction novel “2001: A Space Odyssey”.  Only time will tell if AIAIAI’s entry into the professional DJ headphone market will stand the test of time and gain the level of ‘industry standard’.  http://www.aiaiai.dk/all-products/tma-1.html


IS THIS REALLY ‘THE FUTURE’ OF DJ-ING?

It’s been called ‘The Future’ of DJ-ing by some,  and while that is certainly debatable there is no doubt that Smithson Martin’s Emulator is a visually stunning convergence of form, function & technology.  DJ Marc Romboy is “the first DJ ever to perform with the latest Emulator software” and his tour starts up within the week (August 13th 2011).  Check out the official Romboy/Emulator preview video below, and give the full article a read at smithsonmartin.com