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Taylor

Taylor
November 6, 2014

Pioneer DDJ-SZ Review

The Pioneer DDJ line has evolved tremendously over the years. Starting with Pioneer’s first foray into the digital DJ controller market, the Pioneer DDJ-T1 and DDJ-S1 were among the first professional quality DJ controllers to control both Traktor and Serato respectively. Since then Pioneer have been consistent in releasing new DJ controllers every year which run the gamut in terms of price and functionality. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced DJ, Pioneer now have plenty of options for you to choose from.

This year Pioneer released four controllers in their DDJ line which were designed to work with Serato DJ. The line includes controllers like the Pioneer DDJ-SB, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SX, and the behemoth Pioneer DDJ-SZ. We have done a review of the Pioneer DDJ-SR previously but felt that the DDJ-SZ deserves the same treatment considering the incredible amount of function and control you have on this very large …

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Taylor

Taylor
May 29, 2013

Behringer CMD Studio 4a Review

The long awaited and highly anticipated Behringer CMD controllers have finally arrived at our offices, and we got a chance to take them for a test drive. We immediately set our sights on the Behringer CMD Studio 4a as this has been the most talked about DJ controller in the line. Its a four deck DJ controller that comes with an access code to download the new DJ software from Image Line, Deckadance 2. We have reported extensively on the updates and changes to the CMD line since we first saw it back in January of 2012. You can read about the evolution of the CMD line on an earlier blog post. In addition to Deckadance, you can also use the CMD Studio 4a with other DJ softwares.

Software Compatibility

Behringer are fully aware that not all DJs want to be limited to one proprietary software. If you are savvy enough …