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Matt

Matt
October 31, 2012

DJ Controller Comparison: Numark MixTrack Pro, Hercules RMX 2, and Pioneer DDJ-WeGo

With only a few months left before Winter NAMM many companies in the DJ controller market have decided to hold off before releasing anything new and fresh. The exception of course being Pioneer who will be releasing the Pioneer DDJ-SX in November. You can expect a full review of the DDJ-SX as soon as we get our hands on it. In addition to the DDJ-SX, Pioneer has also released a controller that fits into the affordable and portable DJ market with the Pioneer DDJ-WeGo.

For this reason we decided to compare Pioneer’s latest addition into the affordable DJ controller market with some of the more popular DJ controllers within the same price range. It seemed appropriate to compare it to the ever popular Numark MixTrack Pro and the Hercules RMX 2 as these were in the same price range and come bundled with the same software. While all three controllers lock in …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 1, 2012

Review & Video: Hercules HDP DJ-Pro M1001 Headphones

If you’re looking for a decent pair of DJing headphones, but don’t know if you should drop a heap of cash on some high end Sennheiser or Pioneer “cans”, take a look at these Hercules HDP DJ-Pro M1001 headphones.  Right off the bat it’s obvious that Hercules went for a thick, padded, over the ear design – with a sturdy head-brace for those that will be subject to abuse.

They come with a coiled cable that is capable of being attached to either the right or left ear, which is a neat addition that other companies haven’t considered.  Sound quality is what you’d expect from a DJ headphone, with a slight boost in the lower frequencies.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 17, 2012

DJ Tech Dragon-Two DJ Controller Review

In terms of performance, the VCI-400 and the Traktor S4 are undoubtedly the top contenders out on the market right now – but this doesn’t mean you have to shell out a half a month’s salary in order to get into the controller business.

The simple, flat squared designed with 2 up faders, a cross fader, and jog wheels has been mimicked by many, and for good reason: it’s simple and it works.  For a long time Hercules controllers were the only low priced alternative to CDJ style CD players, but a new company on the scene has created the DJ Tech Dragon-Two, which looks very similar to top end products – both in style and performance.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 8, 2012

Hercules HDP Headphones Review

Hercules has long been a player in the DJ world, being one of the first companies to introduce a controller to the mobile DJ market.  Drawing on its 20 years of audio expertise, the Hercules team is bringing a fresh new personality to the world of DJ headphones by combining professional sound quality and ergonomic design with the comfort demanded by exacting users. Whether DJing at home, in the studio or performing live sets.  There are many DJ headphones to choose from in the market today, and Hercules delivers three new ones, at varying ranges of affordability, that meet various needs of DJing or production whatever your budget or skill level.

HDP DJ M40.1

The entry level selection is the DJ M40.1.  They have a very familiar DJ aesthetic and closely resemble the immensely popular Sony MDRV-700′s, which are still around today.  They come in matte black, constructed mostly of …

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Matt

Matt
April 4, 2012

Hercules 4-MX Review

The Hercules 4-MX is a four deck metal DJ controller that is meant to be used by computer based DJs.  On the Hercules website they say that it is meant for mobile computer based DJs but I didn’t want to imply that only wedding DJs can buy this controller because that is not the case.  I really wanted to do the blog because this is one of the controllers I learned how to DJ on.

Long before I picked up an S4 I started on a Hercules RMX that my friend owned. I borrowed it for gigs and used it until a cooler and geographically closer friend of mine picked up a 4-MX.  I remember the way the jogs felt the first time I touched them. I was a beginner to the DJ scene at the time and this controller was the nicest I had ever seen.  In this blog …