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Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox DJ 5.0 Beta is out!

Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.0 Beta Is Here, And It’s Flat!

Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox 5.0 Beta is out, and the first evident change is the new, flat cleaner design. It's strikingly similar to Serato DJ,...
Pioneer DJ Inteface 2 Rekordbox DVS

Pioneer DJ Releases Interface 2: Rekordbox DVS In A Box!

Price: USD 299 Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ More Info: Interface 2 product page Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS have reached a certain maturity now, so it's time...
Technics SL-1200GR

Weekly Recap: Mojaxx Reviews Technics SL-1200GR, CDJ-1000MK3 Gets NSX Like Screen

Mojaxx reviews the Technics SL-1200GR When the DJ world found out Panasonic was dusting off the Technics brand name and planning to release a whole...
Could this guy be landing a residence in Ibiza soon?

Is There A Future For DJ Controllers And Digital DJing?

15 years ago digital djing was the hot new thing in town. Together with the rise of mp3's that started around 2001 with the...
Expensive DJ gear for beginners?

Do You Really Need Expensive DJ Gear To Be a Good DJ?

While browsing through my Facebook feed this morning I stumbled on a video that makes a case for starting photographers not to focus on...

Our DJ Gear & Software Guides

Best professional DJ controller with built-in screens

Professional DJ Controllers With Built-In Screens: DDJ-RZX VS NS7II VS MCX8000 VS XDJ-RX VS...

Professional DJ Controllers with built-in screens are the best of both worlds: the advantages of using a computer to DJ combined with a fully...
X1800 Prime VS DJM-900NXS2

Prime Series VS NXS2 System: DJM-900NXS2 And X1800 Prime Compared

A few days ago we looked at the Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 versus the new Denon DJ SC5000 Prime media player. Today I want to dive...

What Is The Best Serato DJ Controller For Beginners 2017

We have covered Serato DJ controllers extensively here on DjTechZone, but from your reactions, it's clear to me that rather than discussing 1 controller...
Denon DJ SC5000 Prime VS Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2

Prime Series VS NXS2 System: SC5000 Prime And CDJ-2000NXS2 Compared

The Denon DJ's Prime Series recently became available, and with that, it's time to look a bit closer at both systems and see what...

Which DJ Software Package Is The Best: djay Pro Or Traktor Pro?

There are many DJ software packages to choose from, and we have covered most of them here on DjTechZone. Last time we looked at...

Gear Reviews

Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Mixer Review And Video

Our Pioneer DJ DJM-450 mixer review and video. We check all the features, from the sound color FX through the send & return features. Check it out inside!
Reloop Mixon 4

Reloop Mixon 4 Serato DJ And IOS DJ Controller Review And Video

The Reloop Mixon 4 is 4 channel mixer for Serato DJ with dock for an iPad Pro 12.9 inch, supporting Algoriddim's djay Pro on IOS and Android.
Pioneer XDJ-1000MK2 media player

Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2 Media Player Review And Video

Check out our Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000mk2 media player review, a full-size media player with similar features as the CDJ-2000nxs2 but at half the price.
Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 DJ club mixer

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Review And Video

The newest entry in Allen & Heat's mixer range, the PX5 is well built, sounds great and has a wealth of inputs & outputs. The onboard filter & FX module make the offering complete.
Roland DJ-808

Roland DJ-808 Serato DJ Controller And Sequencer Review And Video

When I received my review unit in the mail, the first thing that surprised me was how light the DJ-808 is. Usually, top of the line DJ controllers are quite heavy, a testament to all the advanced technology they usually carry.

Features & Editorials

Denon DJ Prime Series VS Pioneer DJ: A Status Update

If you are a DjTechZone reader you know I have been following the developments around Denon DJ's new Prime Series very closely. Now, almost...

How To Choose Your First DJ Controller

In this post, I explore the things to keep in mind when buying your first DJ controller. If you are rather looking for an...
Chris Liebing gear overview

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: Chris Liebing Part 2

Last year I did a piece in our Superstar DJ's and their gear series featuring German techno DJ Chris Liebing. Last week, Native Instruments put...

Denon DJ Prime Series Update: The Battle For The DJ’s

Last week, two Very Important DJ's jumped ship and moved from Pioneer DJ to Denon DJ gear: Laidback Luke and Paul Oakenfold. Both are extremely...
The late Ruth Flowers a.k.a. Mamy Rock

Am I Too Old To DJ?

I'm over 40 and I started to DJ when I was in my early 30's. Nothing wrong with it, and I never felt that this was too old, or that I was too old to DJ.
Numark NS6II side view

Numark NS6II Serato DJ DJ Controller Quick Overview

The Numark NS6II combines many things of recent Numark/Denon DJ controllers (the jog wheels with...
Denon DJ SC5000 Prime

Denon DJ SC5000 Quick Overview

The Denon DJ SC5000 is a true multimedia player, accepting USB media and SD cards....
Traktor Kontrol S8

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Quick Review

The Traktor Kontrol S8 made a lot of noise when it came out in 2014,...
Reloop Mixon 4

Reloop Mixon 4 Quick Overview

Reloop launches the Mixon 4, a 4 channel controller designed for Serato DJ and Algoriddim...
Denon DJ MC7000 top view

Denon DJ MC7000 Quick Overview

Denon DJ is on a roll. After the MCX8000 now they come with a smaller...
Why DJ's use headphones explained

Why DJs Use Headphones When Mixing Explained

User Dj Fisch asked the following question on our Youtube channel: Hi, I am new in the business...
Plan your DJ backup plan carefully!

How To Prepare For DJ Gear Malfunction: A Backup Plan For DJs

We all have been there. You are rocking away behind the decks, and suddenly, no...
Creating and uploading a mix to youtube

Creating And Sharing A DJ Mix On Youtube

How to create, edit and post a DJ mix on Youtube and make sure it stays up? Find out how I did it and learn from my experience!
Using The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ With Rekordbox DJ

Using the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ With Rekordbox DJ

Last updated on  Update February 2017: What is valid for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ, is certainly valid for...
What are good djing habits?

What Are Good Djing Habits?

In this post, I would like to explore a number of good DJing habits productive and ambitious...
Musikmesse 2017 in pictures

Musikmesse 2017: A Few Pictures To Ease The Pain

By now you heard that the DJ part of Musikmesse 2017 (DJCon) was a very...
Denon DJ Prime Series @ DJCon

Musikmesse 2017: A 2-Minute Tour Of DJCon

Musikmesse 2017 is a big no-show for DJ gear manufacturers. Still we tried to make the best of it and have a short compilation video with what on display.
Reloop Mixon 4 Namm 2017

NAMM 2017: Reloop Mixon 4 DJ Controller Video Overview

I have been trying to get a review unit for a while (after some good...
Gemini MDJ range

Namm 2017: Gemini New Media Players MDJ-500, MDJ-600 And MDJ-900

Unfortunately, these came in only on Sunday at Namm 2017 so we couldn't check them...

Namm 2017: Final Wrap Up And Thoughts

So Namm 2017 is over, and while some might argue that there was not much...