February 20, 2015
Check out our YouTube Overview of the M50X Heaphones!
Audiophiles rejoice! The M50X headphone is the upgraded version to the very popular M50 headphones from Audio Technica. They have taken the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach to the new version. Keeping the same coveted sonic signature as it’s predecessor, the M50x has been given a few aesthetic and functional upgrades.
Now each set of M50X headphones come with 3 different detachable cables: 1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable. Talk about variety! The headband has even been made a little softer and are now more expandable than the previous version for those with exceptionally large domes. The ear cups are just as comfortable providing exceptional sound isolation in loud environments. With 90 degree swiveling, the M50X’s make …
January 23, 2015
Winter NAMM 2015 is upon us and there have a been a slew of new products showing their faces in just the first day! Great new things from Arturia, Focusrite, PreSonus, and Line 6 just to name a few. We will be going over a few of the new products that have been revealed at NAMM to give you a quick peak at the news items to hit shelves later this year.
Focusrite has debuted their new line of interfaces, The Clarett range. Spanning the product line there is the Clarett 2 Pre, Clarett 4 Pre, Clarett 8 Pre and the Clarett 8 Pre X. Now, these are all Thunderbolt only devices so make sure you have a Thunderbolt port before you think about buying one of these puppies. The Thunderbolt connection also ensures the interface latency will be under 1ms. That’s impressive. …
November 6, 2014
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 …
September 2, 2014
The popular Pioneer DDJ-WeGO has arrived at its third iteration with the aptly dubbed DDJ-WeGO 3. This two deck DJ controller is best met with an iPad and the Algoriddim djay2 app, but it can also be used with Mac or PC to control Virtual DJ, Serato DJ, or Traktor Pro 2. Serato DJ and Virtual DJ should work out of the box, but Traktor Pro 2 will require you to download or create your own TSI mapping file. You can also connect the DDJ-WeGO 3 to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can load tracks into the app via your iTunes Library or, as Pioneer’s website notes, you can load tracks via your Spotify account. This is mostly an entry level controller and more advanced DJs might find this a bit limiting for certain gigs. This might serve better as a mobile solution for smaller gigs, but it is …
July 30, 2014
Released in the Fall of last year, the Pioneer DDJ-SR is the more portable and compact answer to the behemoth flagship digital DJ controller the DDJ-SX. Pioneer has made this version much smaller and more affordable for those DJs that want a quality controller but are on a budget. There are some features that have gone missing when you compare the DDJ-SX to the DDJ-SR. These include the absence of strip search and dual deck mode amongst others but Pioneer has included a feature specific to the DDJ-SR with the Pad Plus mode.
We decided to take a look at the layout and features of the DDJ-SR and give our impressions of how this controller performs.
The general construction of the DDJ-SR is a combination of metal and plastic throughout. The jog wheels feel great and are built out of a sturdy and lightweight aluminum. The majority of the …