DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor

From my viewpoint, I see Pioneer as the world leaders for CDJ manufacturing, they have always been the industry standard for CDJ’s and from my experienced coined the name CDJ.  Similarly to how people call their mp3 players iPods even if it’s not an iPod; many people now call their DJ CD players, CDJ’s.  1994 saw the first real CDJ product, the CDJ-500. From this point onwards Pioneer went from strength to strength and produced the most commonplace CDJ’s the CDJ1000.  Most clubs will be sporting the CDJ 1000s alongside a pair of ‘Technics’ Vinyl turntables.  These particular products have … Continue reading DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor

CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor

Livid Instruments have produced a good looking midi controller in collaboration with the DJ Legend Richie Hawtin! Just looking at the layout of the controls and buttons, seems to show a well thought out, useful design. The CNTRL:R is designed with Ableton in mind, with completely customizable midi the possibilities are endless, but if you want a simple plug and play, a Traktor mapping is available and included. According to RA, Livid Instruments are geared more towards the computer hacker geek, as they include script that you can customize, but the CNTR:R does come with midi editing software, for those … Continue reading CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor

Traktor Kontrol X1 Carry Case

With the release of the new Kontrol F1, there are likely more people out there with expensive hardware in their DJ kit bag.  Things have changed somewhat since the earlier days of my DJ career.  Instead of taking a heavy bag full of records to a gig, I now carry that same UDG record bag that I used to carry many years ago, only this time its stuffed with hardware goodies! What’s in your bag? The contents of my bag vary depending on each gig, but the main contents include:- X1 Maschine MacBook Pro Audio 8 Laptop Stand External Hard … Continue reading Traktor Kontrol X1 Carry Case

Kontrol F1 – Decksaver

I came across this awesome little video review of what appears to be a fairly valuable piece of equipment for all you equipment junkies out there.  The F1 is pretty new on the market with a release dated the end of May 2012, but you are already able to protect your new prize possession from the clumsiness of fellow DJ’s or those careless friends that like to dribble close to your equipment! (I am still referring to your DJ hardware!) This Deck Saver is all over the internet should you want to buy one and it’s not too highly priced! … Continue reading Kontrol F1 – Decksaver