Archive for November, 2009

Plug ‘n Play DJ controller for Itunes!

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Mobile DJing doesn’t get any easier than this. Fork over $249 for the software and controller bundle, install the program and plug in the contoller. Done.

Vestax and algoriddim have partnered to create the spin DJ controller for the djay software app that runs with iTunes.

Other mobile laptop DJ setups require additional hardware (like a multi-channel sound card for headphone cue-ing) and more expensive software and DJ controller hardware. Even though this sounds like a basic setup for novices that don’t need all of the bells and whistles of more high end gear, Vestax has been producing professional DJ gear for over 25 years (some of their mixers are the industry’s finest) and I wouldn’t be surprised if this product receives some high praise once it hits the bedrooms.  Cue it up here.

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JBL MSC1 calibrates your home studio speaker setup

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The JBL MSC1 is a room speaker monitoring system with RMC – Room Monitoring Correction, designed to optimize the output of your monitoring setup and eliminate the imperfections and distortions of your mixing room environment.  Digital music production requires a very precise monitoring environment, and this device helps achieve that. However if your Dell desktop speakers are all you need to produce and remix, this device isnt for you. More info here.

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Best Buy announces to sell DJ equipment

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Electronics giant Best Buy is partnering with Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics to create DJ equipment areas in all of their retail stores. Consumers will be able to purchase DJ equipment including turntables, mixers and production software. A handful of stores will have a full “Club Beats” area, with music sampling stations and interactive areas to sample products. While up to 300 other stores will have areas with less product selection. Monster Cable is also getting in on the act, offering their DJ related product selection to the mix.

Best Buy is planning to kick off their new “Club Beats” venture, with celebrity appearances, incuding the Godfather himself, Dr.Dre.

Finally, the electronics superstore is jumping onto the band wagon, doing what smaller music stores have been doing for years. Now I don’t have to pay regular price for my DJ equipment at Guitar Center or Sam Ash anymore, I can overpay at Best Buy now….. but then again this apparent attempt by a mainstream retailer at acceptance of the whole DJ-ing craze isn’t such a bad thing after all?

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