April 24, 2013
Music Radar is a unique website in that they post reviews, guides, and tips regarding all sorts of music equipment. While most websites will keep their focus on something narrowing, like DJ gear only – Music Radar actually compiles data from more traditional music as well as newer tech and computer related items. Every month or so they do a small roundup of the gear they think has made an impression on them, and DJ gear usually makes it in that roundup. I would guess to say that music and DJ gear specifically is produced at a higher rate that almost any other type of gear used in production, except for software which is constantly being updated.
The Traktor Z2 got an honorable mention, and it deserves to be noted again. Native Instruments was actually able to make a mixer that catered to every sort of DJ crowd, rather than …
January 21, 2013
While DJ gear continues to get more and more expensive as technology progresses with it, we have to ask ourselves if the money that we spend is really worth what we are getting. Backtrack twenty years ago; DJs seem to have been able to create more with much less technology. In fact, there weren’t even drop in aftermarket faders like the Traktor Z2 uses – most scratch DJs had to deal with cheap carbon faders that collected dust and broke down often. Now that we have the ability to basically stick a decent cross fader into any type of mixer that we want, why should we have to pay the thousands of dollars for everything else?
DJ Tech might revolutionize the industry by producing what looks to be the cheapest most affordable scratch mixer on the market. The price of under $200 is very questionable, and it is hard to …