Technics has revealed details of the “standard” version its new SL-1200GR turntable, at the CES show in Las Vegas, which follows the SL-1200G that was released last year.
No release date has currently been set, but Technics describe the new SL-1200GR as “inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.”
Technics announced their SL-1200G turntable in January, as the first in their 1200 series since the MK6 in 2008. Now it has finally been made available to buy – but only in Germany.
Costing €4,000 per turntable, the new SL-1200G costs twice as much as the previous 1210s, a price tag that forced Technics’ CTO, Tetsuya Itani, to explain why the new turntables are so expensive in January.
The new Ableton Live 9.7 update brings are host of new improvements to the software as well as the Push hardware. New sampling features and workflows make beat creation even better than before, and now DJs and producers can do a lot more without taking their hands off Push.
Put simply: Carl Cox is the man. He's been the island's top dog for close to two decades, plus running respected techno imprint Intec Digital, and spending at least half the year at his sprawling property in Australia.
Pioneer DJ really stunned the DJ/production community when it announced they were releasing a hardware sampler and on top of that a collaboration with the legendary Dave Smith — the superstar synth guru. The TORAIZ SP-16 is the result of their happy union.
“Everything around you is so cluttered. If you go online and look at social media, it’s this big bombardment of stuff. I really wanted to de-clutter everything.”
A jet-lagged Nik Void — guitarist, singer, and now chief synth modulator — is trying to explain over Skype the minimalism at the core of Factory Floor’s new album. It’s only their second; despite having been around in various incarnations for over seven years, the band have never been the most prolific when it comes to traditional releases.
There is one story told by Simon Shackleton which perfectly crystallises his status as the polar opposite of the stereotyped ‘Hollywood DJ’, all champagne-spraying, crowd-surfing, cake-throwing personality chasm.
Being a DJ is great, no doubt about it, getting to play amazing music to amazing people, make your own records, get booked to play at some fantastic clubs and venues all over the world, who wouldn’t like a piece of the action? However, whilst the weekend manoeuvres are all about the fun side of the job, there is also the administration side of things that can often get neglected. If you’re ploughed all your hard earned cash into you career as a DJ you might want to think about insurance just in case anything untoward happens, to your kit, or even yourself.
After meeting in Ibiza over a decade ago, James Rial and Richard Burkinshaw formed Audiojack — a collaborative production/DJ project that’s seen them travel the globe and establish their thriving imprint, Gruuv.
Originally hailing from Leeds, the duo moved out to the White Isle full-time several years ago, where they now spin every Sunday at intimate, locals-only rave cave Club Veto on Sundays, plus continue to spearhead releases from the likes of A1 Bassline, H.O.S.H and Cera Alba for their label.