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TECH AWARDS 2016 INNOVATIVE NEW DJ PRODUCT

The technological innovations just get better and better. Which pioneering bit of kit will take the shout for 2016?

Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16


£1279
Hype
The Dave Smith filter makes the sound real. Also, there is no other sampler that puts together TR-style sequencing, pads and a touch screen.
Gripe
Could do with a few more knobs and sliders.
Summary
Great sounding sampler with state of the art filters and drive circuit. The device covers all known options for live sequencing and its the missing link between a standard DJ setup and hardware music machines. Equally great for the studio and on stage.
Tech Verdict
8.8/10

Denon DJ MCX8000


£689
Hype
A fantastic controller that can really deliver the best of both worlds; be it as a Serato controller or as a standalone piece of kit with Engine.
Gripe
Wish it was released ages ago.
Summary
The MCX8000 is a very good piece of kit, perfect for serious home enthusiasts as well as jobbing DJs, great build quality and sound. No doubt will win over a lot of fans in the DJ community.
Tech Verdict
8.4/10

edjing Mixfader


£99
Hype
A really cool little bit of kit that adds wireless hardware control to the edjing app
Gripe
None
Summary
edjing has brought something different to the market with its cool innovative wireless crossfader
Tech Verdict
8/10

PlayDifferently Model 1


£2250
Hype
A fully-featured professional analogue six-channel DJ mixer with a wealth of connection and set-up possibilities, which encourages the user to look at different ways of performing.
Gripe
The lack of a crossfader or inbuilt FX will put off certain DJs, did we mention the price?
Summary
The Model 1 is the result of a super-team collaboration between Richie Hawtin and Andy Rigby-Jones. This mixer comes with a lot of new innovations issuing a new approach on how to play as the name suggests.
Tech Verdict
9/10

Korg Plugkey for iOS


£89
Hype
A feature-packed compact audio card for iOS devices giving pro-quality performance.
Gripe
Only for iOS would be great to see same thing for Android devices.
Summary
This little box of tricks offers users all the connection options needed to make music on iPhones or iPads.
Tech Verdict
8/10

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