LG announced the PJ9 at CES earlier this month, the amplifier with a levitating station for its floating bluetooth speaker. Check it out in action below.
The system uses electromagnets to keep the speaker afloat, a few inches above the levitating station, before it descends to the base as the battery runs out.
DJ Mag Tech hasn’t had its hands on the LG PJ9 yet, but those at the tech powerhouse say that the speaker’s low-end sound quality is taken care of by a subwoofer built into the bass.
Technics caused controversy last month when they suggested that their reissued line of SL-1200 turntables are not marketed at the DJ community.
In an interview with The New York Times, Hiro Morishita, a creative director at Technics, commented, “Our concept is analog records for hi-fi listening. DJs are fine, too, but as a marketing target it’s problematic. We don’t want to sell the 1200 as the best tool for DJing. The 1200 is the 1200.”
When DJ Mag Tech first heard of the Roland/Serato hook-up we were intrigued. Roland, which has cut its chops in the music technology industry for years, a leading player with an undeniable history in regards to its synths, drum machines and hardware now looking to enter the DJ controller arena; and Serato, one of the industry leaders in digital DJing software. What could they both bring to this already saturated marketplace?
Mixers have come a long way since the basic models that consisted of a two-channel box with no EQ — just a simple conduit for merging two records together. Now, mixers come with a wealth of features that are truly astonishing and allow DJs to do all sorts of booth-based wizardry.
Pioneer’s DDJ-WeGO4 is the latest edition to the affordable, entry-level DJ controller market.
It comes with all the usual frills that will keep beginner DJs happy, but can also be used by more experienced jocks. Available in a range of colours (for the fashion conscious amongst us), it’s a load of fun to use, and the clear, uncluttered layout makes it an appealing option for any DJ.
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.”
Point Blank and R&S’ Sam Willis discuss the E-MU 4XT & the Ensoniq EPS in the final episode of Under The Radar.
Auxy is a new player to the world of mobile music production. The app for iPad and iPhone aims to deliver something different to the current crop of music making applications, by being the first app that allows music creators to make professional tracks from start to finish on their iOS devices. A bold shout but one the company are determined to pursue.
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.
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.