October 9, 2013
Behringer product specialist Andrew Luck has run us through nearly all of the CMD modular MIDI controllers. We have been showing you these controllers with Deckadance and Ableton but have spent less time with Native Instruments Traktor Pro DJ software. If you are a Digital Vinyl System (DVS) DJ, then you should check out our video overview of the CMD DV-1 and Traktor Pro. The beauty of these controllers is their ability to work with any software that communicates with MIDI, opening the door to an immense world of possibilities for live performance applications. So while these controllers can work with Searto DJ and Virtual DJ, Behringer have provided the public with some very useful .TSI mapping files for Traktor Pro users. One of the CMD controller that works great with the Remix Decks in Traktor is the Behringer CMD LC-1.
With the CMD LC-1 and the mapping provided by …
January 17, 2013
The world of DJ controllers really opened up to new possibilites with the release of the Novation Twitch DJ Controller. Sure DJ’s were already using control surfaces that did not reflect a traditional DJ setup, but this was the first time we saw the replacement of jog wheels with touch strips, and a DJ controller that seemed designed specifically for the new breed of controllerist. This of course sparked debate amongst DJs and controllerists as to what constitutes a proper DJ setup or the proper way to DJ. But the truly creative and innovative controller connoisseurs saw this as an exciting prospect for the future of digital DJing. It was also one of the first DJ controllers to offer 8 pads on both decks which could be used to setup hot cues, launch one shots, or control FX and their parameters. With controllers like the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 and the latest …
July 23, 2012
So we’re going to kick off the week with some news from Native Instruments. As of the time of writing, Native aren’t making it easy to find the documentation of what’s new in the latest point release update to Traktor, version 2.5.1. So, being the good citizens that we are, I have gone into service center to see for myself.…
DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 10, 2011
I used to be a manufacturer’s rep for Pioneer DJ USA before I found my home here at Unique Squared. I remember first getting the gig with Pioneer and thinking “YES, I’ve made it!” because, as a DJ, I have had the opportunity to use their products for many years and they are considered to be some of the best in the world. There is a reason why a lot of other DJ products in the market closely emulate a Pioneer CD player or mixer in their looks, features, and even their name. The point is that they have long been considered to be the industry standard in DJ mixers and CD decks in the DJ empire.
ENTER THE NEW ERA OF DJ CONTROLLERS.
Can the Pioneer DDJ series controllers steal the pole position in the DJ Controller Grand Prix? Are they still the Yankees of the MLDJ? Okay, that …