Pioneer Leaves CDs in the Dust with the New XDJ-1000


As CDs are becoming obsolete, Pioneer designed what they called a "performance multi player" that plays music off of USB drives and music prepared from rekordbox from computers and smartphones. They've integrated a 7-inch full color touch screen, built-in Qwerty keyboard for search, quantized beat jump / loop move, enhanced rekordbox track information, color-coded USB port light, and more. 

It's set to come in the market in November of this year. More info can be found here.

The highly anticipated battle between Shiftee & Enferno turns into a new collabo, E.A.S.Y.

For those who didn't catch the days leading up to this morning, there's been some beefing going back and forth on Twitter between Shiftee and Enferno (@djshiftee, @enferno). Craze (@Crazearoni) egged it on and the 2 decided to have a battle for 20,000 bones, with Craze being the judge of course. They've set the battle to be broadcast on Ustream this morning at 11 EST. The audience full of DJs all got fooled as there was no battle, but a publicity stunt for their first collabo video routine of the SNL parody skit of "When will the bass drop?" 


They've formed a new group, E.A.S.Y, for their new venture in trying to promote the use of new technology with turntables. They've also released a new track.



Serato Flip: Tutorial and Demo

As some of you already heard, Serato DJ 1.7 was released yesterday, along with the new highly anticipated expansion pack Serato Flip. Now DJs can create custom intros, outros, shorten versions, or a complete remix...hence the name Flip. The videos below are to demonstrate how to use Serato Flip, and watch it in action. For $29, it's a small cost for such a great way to make your sets unique.



Serato Flip announced as the new expansion pack for Serato DJ

Serato just announced the brand new expansion pack: Serato Flip. Aiming to make editing music right inside Serato DJ, Flip will be made available this September with Serato DJ 1.7. It will allow DJs to record their cue point actions, and censor actions, saved into 6 Flips per track. This is what Serato is seeing as the future of DJing, where producing and editing will be synonymous to DJing, which is already what we're seeing in the DJ movement today. At $29 USD for this expansion pack, it is not a bad deal compare to comparable standard editing programs out there. DJ City will be live streaming a Q&A along with live demos tonight at 7:30pm PST for those who are intersted. Below is also a teaser video which is not much of a teaser but a full-blown demo of Flip's potentials. Here's more of what you can do with the new Serato Flip.

Serato Flip Features

  • Record Cue Point & Censor Automation

    Click record once to arm recording. Once you hit the first cue or censor, recording begins. Hit record again to set the end point of your Flip.

  • Prepare & Edit Tracks In Offline Mode

    Use Serato Flip without your hardware connected.

  • Flip Saving

    Save 6 different Flips per track. Serato Flip information is saved to your tracks metadata and doesn't edit the audio of the track. You can delete cue points and your Flip will still be remembered.

  • Hardware Controls, Keyboard Shortcut & Midi Mappable

    Control Flip directly from your computer or your controller with a keyboard shortcut and hardware controls being mapped for supported current and future hardware. Flip controls are also MIDI mappable for use with the MIDI controller of your choice. 

  • Looping / Loop Snap

    Choose whether your recorded Flip plays through once or loops. Select whether your looped Flip will snap to an end-point that's on beat with your track.

  • Recall and Replay

    Turn Flips ON / OFF and start your Flip on track load or whenever you like.

  • Make perfect edits

    Platter movements aren't recorded so you can move the platter to an exact point and trigger a cue point to make the perfect Flip.

  • Name your Flips

    Just like Serato DJs nameable Cue Points you can also name your Flips. The name of your Flip will appear in the deck info area when the track is loaded.

This is an amazing add-on for those serious DJs who are looking to set themselves apart from the pack. Tell us what you think.