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TECH AWARDS: INNOVATIVE NEW DJ PRODUCT

It just doesn’t stop, every year the innovations just keep coming, which pioneering bit of technology will get the big shout for 2015?

DJ Mag Tech Awards
DJ Mag Tech Awards

Algoriddim djay Pro


£55
Hype
Spotify integration, up to four decks, effects, loops and a sampler.
Gripe
Only available for Apple computers running OSX and no DVS vinyl support.
Summary
Algoriddim take their very successful djay software to the next level and are clearly aiming to attract professional users by including some very slick features while keeping the price competitive.
8/10

 

Pioneer XDJ-RX


£1200
Hype
Sound Color FX, Beat Effects, CDJ 2000NXS style features as well as Rekordbox workflow and four-pad style buttons.
Gripe
There are no strip search functions available on the control surface and only two channel faders on the mixer.
Summary
Pioneer have created the ultimate home or studio workstation for club DJs with the same workflow and features as the CDJ2000NXS players at a fraction of the cost.
9/10

 

Numark NV


£559
Hype
Gorgeous colour screens and touch activated controls along with seamless Serato DJ integration.
Gripe
The small UV meters are a little disappointing as is the fact that the mixer cannot be used as a standard stand-alone mixer.
Summary
Numark have packed a stunning amount of killer features into a very reasonably priced controller that promises to free DJs from the laptop screen and bring them back into contact with the crowd.
8.6/10

 

Native Instruments STEMS


Free
Hype
A new audio file format for DJs to enable even more creative mixing and performances.
Gripe
Unproven in the market place and currently only available for Native Instruments equipment.
Summary
STEMS is a cool new way of deconstructing your tracks whilst in the mix offering more control on how as a DJ you deliver the ultimate set.
8/10

 

Serato Flip Expansion


£19
Hype
A cool way for DJs using the Serato format to create clever edits of their tracks for use in their DJ sets
Gripe
Would have been nice if it was a free add on
Summary
Serato’s Flip Expansion pack offers DJs a way of adding more creative performance to their DJ sets.
8/10

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