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Pioneer XDJ-R1: Wireless DJ system

Pioneer is launching their latest product, sure to join your favorite DJ’s arsenal of performance tools, the XDJ-R1. Its major selling feature is its wireless control allowing for control of your mixing devices via an iPad, iPhone, or iPod thanks to Pioneer’s “remotebox” app, even when there is no Wi-Fi available (available on the Apple […]

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Waldorf introduces Nave synthesizer app

Yesterday, German synthesizer authority Waldorf released its first synthesizer app, Nave. Compatible with any iPad, Nave provides you with a touchscreen wavetable synthesizer right at your fingertips. It comes with over 500 presets, twowavetable-based oscillators, and sound spectrum that can be transposed independently of pitch, Waldorf’s newest app brings their classic high-quality to today’s mobile […]

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Beats By Dre launches line of neon headphones

The Mixr series of headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre was supposedly created at the cue of David Guetta for a light-weight, durable design. Mixr delivers deep bass with 40mm drivers, and arrives with user flexibility (ear cups that pivot 270 degrees; metal construction and molded headband). Just in time for summer, there is a […]

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Serato DJ 1.2.0 + free 14-day trial

Serato has announced the first major update to Serato DJ. Serato DJ 1.2.0 arrives with professional features – 4 deck mixing; advanced FX powered by iZotope; midi mapping for use with a secondary controller; among others – to create a comprehensive new digital DJ platform. The update is compatible with a range of controllers, including […]

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Traktor DJ app for iPhone and iPod Touch

Last week, Native Instruments released the TRAKTOR DJ app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It piggybacks off the iPad version, with an interface optimal for the other devices. The app is a continuation of Native Instrument’s goal of using touch-controlled waveform displays to interact with music. TRAKTOR DJ features a dedicated 3-band EQ, filter […]

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Fader + Sonos Studio @ SXSW w/ A-Trak & Chrome Sparks, and The 1975 & MSSL MMND

Part I: A-Trak & Chrome Sparks House Party During SXSW this past March, Fader and Sonos Studio threw five days of parties and asked a handful of artists to create playlists each night. The artists were able to DJ wirelessly from anywhere in the venue thanks to Sonos technology, which also allowed the ability to […]

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Meridian Explorer headphone amp and digital-to-analog converter (‘DAC’)

For use with higher-end headphones, Meridian Explorer has released a portable DAC and headphone amp. The device promises better sound quality and time precision. It supports analog and mini Toslink connections. Read more HERE.

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Maple Q Speaker

The Maple Q Speaker is a high-end stereo system ($1500) from Q, the producer of hand-crafted, 100% wood audio devices. The Maple Q is made entirely from American Maple, which accentuates its simple and stylish design. It arrives with a 90 watts amp and boasts 360 degree audio coverage. Purchase HERE.

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Teddy Bear mp3 speakers

Here is a solid gift option for a child or a friend/significant other who likes plush toys and music. The Teddy Bear Speaker comes with a 3.5mm connector to serve as a speaker for most audio devices. Available in pink, white, or blue. Purchase HERE.

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Boombot1, portfolio speaker

The Boombot1 is a portable speaker with a battery life of 6 hours (takes an hour to recharge). It measures approx 3.6in x 3.6in x 2.1in, which certainly makes it ultraportable, although the loudness and crispness at such a size is questionable (it arrives with 50mm drivers). The exterior can be customized via different face […]

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