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Mixed In Key Flow Review - Prepare Your Sets Easily
The creators of key-detection software Mixed In Key and Platinum Notes continue their crusade to offer new tools for DJs. Here's their last baby: Flow. This Mac/PC-compatible application is designed for preparing your transitions and sets in advance, taking into account several criteria, like the key, energy level or the structure of a song.
How To Choose Your Ideal USB DJ Controller - Three Criteria For Choosing A USB DJ Controller
Digital mixing has been democratized the last couple of years, reaching the public at large. And with it we have seen the appearance of all sorts of USB controllers on the market. There are controllers for all tastes, uses and DJ levels. Making the right choice without messing up is getting harder every time...
Hercules DJ Control AIR+ Review - A Controller On AIR
Hercules, one of the pioneers in USB controllers for digital DJs, continues to introduce easily transportable and ever more innovative models, like the DJ Control AIR+ with a very particular feature...
Vestax VCI 380 Review - The Art of Controllerism
The famous Japanese manufacturer Vestax — a major brand in the DJ world since 1977 due to the very high quality of most of its products — offers now a two-channel MIDI controller, which you can also use as a standalone mixer.
Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 Review - The Tractor is Back
Having reviewed the Traktor Kontrol S4 at the end of 2010, I got an email from Native Instruments in early April offering me a free upgrade for Traktor Pro 2. The differences between both S4 and PRO 2 versions are not so big as you'll see in this review, however there is an important gap between the previous Traktor version and the upcoming Trakto…
Mixvibes U-MIX Control Pro Review - U-Mix and U Control
Mixvibes was founded in 2003, when they started to market a product that allowed mixing and scratching digital files using time-coded vinyl records and CDs with the use of a sound card. Nowadays, Mixvibes offers two products: the VFX Control, a video mixing solution, and Cross DJ, an audio mixing solution. This review refers to a bundle that inclu…
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 Review - Native Takes Kontrol
Native Instruments has been announcing the launch of Traktor Kontrol X1 for several months now and it was even possible to pre-order it on the NI website, if you wanted to be one of the lucky first owners. Was the waiting worth it? Does the Kontrol X1 fulfill our expectations? We'll see... but let's unpack it first!