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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 29, 2011

Mid-Range DJ Controller Comparison

Which controller should I get? This is the question of the year for me and believe me, I like to answer it. There are so, so many to choose from these days and we always do our best to bring you all up to speed whenever we get them in. However, we have found doing “side by side” comparisons on the ones that are not only the newest, but the ones that are similar in price, feature set, and size make for a pretty good blog and video. We have received a good response when we have done them in the past so it’s certainly time that we do another one. This go round we have chosen four of the newer controllers in the mid-range priced between $500-$600. Here are the players.

Denon DJ MC3000

This is one of the most anticipated controllers of the year considering the success and …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
November 1, 2011

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO Review

Alas, Pioneer is finally playing well with others! Long considered to be the kings of the DJ market, even when the DVS systems and DJ controllers started to trickle in, Pioneer remained apart from the rest staying on course with their series of high-end mixers, CD players, and DJ accessories.

Earlier this year they introduced their very first DJ software controllers, the DDJ-S1 and the DDJ-T1, thus entering them into the new frontier of controllers. They’re recent follow-up is the illustrious Virtual DJ controller, the DDJ-ERGO. This controller is aesthetically unique in design to their cavalcade of other products and at first glance it might be considered to be more of a consumer product than a pro piece. We were lucky enough attain a demo unit before the official release and judge for ourselves. You can check out our first impressions in Zack Rocket’s ERGO blog.

THE GOODS

The …

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Zack Rocket

Zack Rocket
October 17, 2011

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO First Impressions

Pioneer dropped off the DDJ-ERGO today and I wanted to take a few brief moments to write down my first impressions, or my first five impressions.

Even before I opened the controller I was struck by its looks, its called ERGO for ergonomic not “therefor” ergo. The ERGO places a high level of focus on the ergonomics of its operation and design.  The controller is unlinke anything Pioneer has ever done before, its got a white shell on the outside and a very consumer friendly take on the CDJ in controller form.  Much like the S1 and T1 controllers in the series, the ERGO is laid out like a CDJ. This is great for people that are comfortable with that style of layout but for some controllerists, the lack of a mirrored set up will have you mashing buttons that look like they share functions, but are actually effecting something completely different. …