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Arkaoss VJ 3

Arkaoss VJ works on Mac and PC, has an intuitive and easy to use interface with loads of features. Looks a bit dated these days and is quite pricey.

Alesis Ineko

Recently discontinued, but still out there is this cute little multi effects. It has loads of effects types, plenty of control, but can be a bit tricky to use in the dark.

Korg Kaoss Pad 2

This one can make sounds like you've spent weeks locked in a dark room with hundreds of plugins just by stroking its X/Y pad. Great for live sets and whacky DJs.

Pioneer DJM-800

A revolutionary mixer with harmonic mixing, filters on every channel plus a good effects section. Every control sends Midi and its digital architectures sounds great.

Urei 1601S

The Urei 1601S has the most advanced on-board sampler of any mixer with automatic pitch control of looped samples. It could do with more filter types though.

Modul8

One for the really advanced VJ who wants to get their hands dirty, Modul8 has ten-layer mixing, Alpha channel support and 3D wizardry. It's a very innovative option.

Shure Whitelabel

Winner of a DJmag Tech Award in 2004 and 2005, this top of the range DJ cartridge is like the Rolls Royce of DJing. With a wide needle viewing area and crisp audio

MIDI Junkies

New Midi-only controller from Allen&Heath loose the soundcard for affordable strap-on excitement.

The New Hotness

The moment has arrived for Ecler to raise the curtain and reveal their highly anticipated hybrid digital DJ mixer!

The Story Continues

The godfathers of sequencing have a new box of tricks for budding producers.

Currency Converter

Stanton's new turntable should please DJs who are looking for an easy way to archive their vinyl collection with maximum sonic fidelity.

U Need Skoolin

A new DVD from Native Instruments helps to unlock the power of Traktor.

Octopod Recording

The new mixer from Alesis fuses studio quality sound with the convenience of iPod recording.

Tip Top

Keeping things up to date, Bias have announced a new version of the Mac audio editing program, Peak Pro.

Korg Zero4 and Zero8 Hybrid Digital Mixers

Korg unleash groundbreaking new technology that looks set to change the way DJs create and perform music with their computers. They combine Midi control, audio interface and hardware mixing and effects into one unit.