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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 11, 2012

Post- BPM carnage — film at 11

Ever wonder what it’s like to cover your own booth at an electronics convention?  It’s not all fun and games – its work.  Besides having qualified talent to interview product creators and test new pieces of DJ equipment, you also need your own slew of equipment.

Camera, microphones, and recording devices – you name it; all of these expensive pieces of gear need to be packed in and packed out like an intense backpacking trip through the remote urban jungle.  Djworx was on the scene with their survival kit, and will hopefully be bringing audiences some more quality equipment reviews once the dust clears and the video editing settles.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 4, 2012

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Hybrid DJ Mixer

DJ craze dropped the ball earlier, when he was gifted a new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Hybrid mixer – and exposed it in a candid self portrait.  Well, it’s not a secret anymore.  Traktor has been busy finishing up the last minute changes to this mixer, and it actually looks different from many other offerings the company has been putting out thus far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFumWO3sCMQ

First off, it’s their first attempt at a true mixer – without the added jog wheels, and it the front face of it looks very clean and uncluttered, which hasn’t been the norm for NI.  It has its own built-in soundcard and a host of USB ports to integrate with controllers and Traktor.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 3, 2012

Serato DJ Intro Users Finally Get A Software Upgrade Path

In an attempt to bolster support for Serato’s new Serato DJ controller software, Rane will be will be offering a one-time deal for owners who would like to use their previously non-compatible controllers with Serato’s new software.  For $199 a compatible issue of their software can be installed with any 2-channel or 4-channel controller, with more and more hardware updates to be rolled out through the winter season.

For specific audiences, it will open up the door to more opportunity and functionality – especially for those have a unit like the Reloop Terminal Mix 4.  They will now benefit from a considerably more powerful software, instead of what they were previously expected to use.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 3, 2012

Arturia Spark Updated To v1.5 – Here’s What’s New

The small and portable Arturia Spark drum machine will be receive a new software update, version 1.5, which will include a few handy changes to this capable 16 track mixer.  First off, the “Tune Feature” has been implemented which allows for a melodic composition to be created directly from the drums MIDI controlled pads.

The sampling engine has been changed, and adds some new features the enable creative sampling – a “choke group” function has been added that will cut off the sound from one sample when another has been activated, sort of like a drummer how mutes his own hi-hat notes after each hit.

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 2, 2012

UDG SlingBag Trolley Set Deluxe

UDG is among the top equipment companies to produce transportation gear specifically for DJs, controllerists, and producers.  Some of us overlook the importance of quality travel gear – but it’s not all about style and a professional appearance.  Thousands of dollars worth of electronic gear is generally not built to be moved constantly, and every time something is moved from one location to another there is always a slight risk of damage.

The UDG Producer Backpack was designed with the correct dimensions to fit Macbooks, audio interfaces, and controllers with ease while providing adequate protection from the elements – with enough padding to keep it comfortable on the wearer.  They’ve since expanded their collection with the Sling Bag Trolley Set Deluxe, for those who have substantially more gear that cannot be carried on their backs.…