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Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

We have talked about a lot of DJ gear around here over the months. One of the last DJ systems we talked about was the Pioneer DDJ controllers for the Traktor software. I didn’t realize that Traktor also made its own DJ gear. Traktor has unveiled the new Kontrol S2 DJ controller that has a 2+1 setup with sample decks and mixing controls along with effect features.

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MOPHO DJ uses iPhone for digital scratching [Video]

MOPHO DJ uses iPhone for digital scratching [Video]

The humble accelerometer shows its worth again, with Stanford University computer music student Nicholas J. Bryan turning an iPhone into a DJ tool that allows analog turntables to control digital music. MOPHO DJ uses the iPhone's accelerometer to track its position on the turntable, picking up a DJ's scratches and transmitting that wirelessly to a nearby computer which processes MP3s in real-time.

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Pioneer DJM-900nexus recalled over headphone flaw; availability now April

Pioneer DJM-900nexus recalled over headphone flaw; availability now April

Bad news if you've been holding out for a new Pioneer DJM-900nexus mixer; the company has announced it is delaying availability - and recalling all units currently in the wild - after spotting a problem with the headphone system. According to Pioneer, "connecting certain headphones from other manufacturers with the volume set high can trigger a protective circuit to unnecessarily power down the unit."

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