Check out this Kelly Clarkson Remix I did with my good friend DJ Reidiculous. Stay tuned for more collabos with Reidiculous.
I’m back again with another Pioneer Review. This time I’m checking out the new Pioneer DDJ-SX Controller. Thanks to Tim Hannum at Diavolo Systems for hooking me up. At first glance, I like how it’s built. It doesn’t feel cheap like other controllers that feels like toys. Also, it comes with the new Serato DJ Software which you can also download at Serato.com. Not only is it a Controller but it’s also a 4 Channel DJ Mixer with a Balanced XLR Master Output, 1/4″ Booth Output, as well as RCA Outs. You can connect either CDs or Turntables to it and has a Microphone input as well. It also comes with a Voucher Code from Serato to redeem a Free copy of Serato Video. This allows you to mix and play with Videos through the Serato DJ software. Serato DJ is very similar to Serato Scratch Live for those that are familiar. This is great for DJ’s on the go, especially Mobile DJs, and I would even recommend using this at small lounge/bar venues. It’s THAT good. Check out my VIDEO Review below.
Pioneer recently announced the addition to it’s Hardware Effects line – The Remix Station RMX-1000. I had the pleasure of testing it out at the Pioneer Suite in Miami During the Winter Music Conference. Here are my thoughts on the RMX-1000.
At First glance you can see 4 main sections of controls.
Scene FX: This is to the very right of the console that controls buildup and breakdown effects. Build-Up effects include: Band Pass Filter Echo, Echo, Noise, Spiral Up, and Reverb Up. Breakdown effects include: High Pass Filter Echo, Low Pass Filter Echo, Crush Echo, Spiral Down and Reverb Down. It has a nice size knob in the middle to control how you want the effects to work.
Isolate FX: To the left of the Scene FX are your standard Bass, Mid, High Isolator knobs
X-Pad FX: Below the Isolator knobs is a section where you can load up your own samples (via SD card on the side) to play over your mix which you can then trigger and loop. It also comes with simple Kick/Snare/Clap/Highhat standard in the unit.
Release FX: Allows you to either Echo, Vinyl Break, or Backspin the music or in reverse elminating the effects.
One of the cool features of the RMX-1000 is it comes with Software (Remixbox Software) that allows you to program your effects. Pioneer has also developed a VST that they promise will allow users to emulate the effects of the RMX-1000 that will be included, and the unit can also be used as a USB controller for that same VST.
Retail price is going to be about $800
The effects sound great. Also, the knobs and buttons are nice Size to really work and have fun with. It’s definitely something that I plan on using in my future sets.
Check out my video of my playing with the RMX-1000
Also check out the “Official” Video from Pioneer
Special thanks to DJ Lars and the Pioneer crew for letting me check it out at the Shelbourne Hotel in Miami!
In light of the Recent Radio Battle in New York between Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex and Power 105.1, this made me think about some of the Greatest Radio Battles. Radio in the 80’s and early 90’s spawned some of the Fiercest and Nastiest Radio battles. From the On-Air Promo’s to the Jocks attacking each other and in some cases, Radio Street teams would fight each other in parking lots. You don’t see much of that anymore but there were some Classic Fights on the Radio.
L.A.’s Dynamic Electro Duo Cold Blank is BACK with a Heater! This time they remix and give it that Cold Blank Nastyness to Daft Punk’s “Robot Rock” . You can bet I will be playing this on my upcoming Adrenaline shows! I had the pleasure of meeting them back stage last month DJing at Wet Electric in Irvine, CA. They are definitely one of my favorite Electro Producers right now. If you don’t know, now you know! Check out !