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February 26, 2013

Allen & Heath Xone:K2

To create a DJ device that DJs will naturally feel drawn to, you will have a lot on your plate to compete with.  There are few creators out there who have actually designed a unique controller that appeals to a mass audience.  Most of the time a designer will have a good idea that will never be produced in factories, and therefore will require a high overhead to produce.  Other times, a manufacturer will design a rather generic controller that can be produced at low cost, but it has very little appeal to those who want something unique.  To put it bluntly, creating a basic controller is not as easy thing to do.

Behringer has been smart in their decision to produce a line of modular controllers, each with the same form factor but with differing button arrangements.  They understand that a one size fits all controller is a …

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January 24, 2013

NAMM 2013: Deckadance 2 Software Video Talkthrough

Hardware controller companies and DVS companies could do well by working together, and they have.  Whenever a new controller is released to the public, it is usually released with an intro version of a DVS program – might like the batteries that come with a new electronic device.  Simply put, you cannot have one without the other.  It makes sense that Pioneer controllers come with a light version of Serato DJ, while Native Instruments offerings also come with a light version of Traktor.  The market for both controllers and software will not be shrinking any time soon, and you can expect even more competition down the road.

Deckadance is a DVS program that you might not have heard of.  Like many DVS programs, it is hard to differentiate yourself from the crowd once the basic feature that are needed, are provided.  Its layout looks similar to Traktor’s (which also looks …