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UniqueSquared
April 17, 2013

Musikmesse 2013 — Reloop RMX-80 Mixer

When Samsung finally came out with their latest phone design, the S3, Apple hated it and the rest of the community loved it.  Their design was actually very close to the slim and minimal iPhone that Apple had been selling for a long time.  To the average consumer, it would seem like many companies get their cues from each other and knock each other off all the time – but behind closed doors there were lawsuits left and right.  Each took each other to court and ended up making large sums of money (perhaps they broke even in the end).  Does this type of behavior happen between DJ gear makers and their designs?

It makes me wonder.  I see Pioneer as the Apple of the DJ industry; no matter how much you dislike them, it’s hard to ignore the beauty of their products.  They are so beautiful that many other …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 26, 2012

Pioneer DJM-850 Mixer

Head to any club that houses a 4-channel “house” mixer and the odds are high that it will be a Pioneer product.  In the old analog mixer days, the DJM-600 was the staple mixer that most DJs felt comfortable spinning behind.  It was quickly updated to the newer DJM-800 digital mixer which shared the same respect.  But now the DJM-850 is on the market, but can we be sure it’s worth the upgrade?

The main selling point of this revision, are the beat effects.   The addition of the “beat” button on each fader clues you into all that has been changed on the 850.  Effects have been updated, including the new “echo” effect, and can be controlled independently of each other on each channel. …