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Try not to dance as DJ spins a set using Apple Watch

Try not to dance as DJ spins a set using Apple Watch

Algoriddim's DJ app, Djay has finally accomplished the insurmountable--making it possible to DJ from a smartwatch and to cool look while doing it. Djay introduced Apple Watch integration to its iOS app practically as soon as Apple Watch was released. The thought of DJing on a watch face sounds impractical, but as an auxiliary tool in a skilled DJ's arsenal, it's just another way to manipulate sound. In the video below, you can see a DJ control his set from Apple Watch. Like a cowbell mounted on a drum kit, it looks cool, but overuse can lead to an obnoxious set.

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Mixfader wireless crossfader aims at digital DJs

Mixfader wireless crossfader aims at digital DJs

If you like to make music there is plenty of hardware out there that will let you make your own tracks using turntables and vinyl records or digital devices like the iPad and MP3 tracks. Whichever route you choose, cool music can be made using a bunch of methods. If your tastes lean towards making digital music a new tool is coming soon called the Mixfader.

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Pioneer XDJ-1000 employs large touch screen for future DJs

Pioneer XDJ-1000 employs large touch screen for future DJs

A large touchscreen above a disk-sized wheel depicts the future of DJ stations in the XDJ-1000. So says Pioneer. So says the company that today will bring on features like PRO DJ Link, rekordbox compatibility, and of course, Wi-fi. What good is a turntable device without a connection to the internet? You'll be able to access the full collection of features through the 7-inch screen - full color and ready to roll with features like Beat Sync, Beat Jump/Loop Move, and Hot Cue.

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Traktor Kontrol S8 brings the DJ back to the party

Traktor Kontrol S8 brings the DJ back to the party

Native Instruments have issued a hardware update for their Traktor Kontrol DJ controller. The Traktor Control S8, a new all-in-one system for the serious DJ, will be arriving very soon. Of immediate note is the Traktor Control moves away from jog wheels, replacing them with two screens. There are also touch-sensitive knobs for enhanced control. The S8 wants to bring the DJ away from the laptop and back into focus with the crowd, and this one packs enough under the hood to get that rolling.

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Pioneer DJM-750 4-channel digital DJ mixer expands creativity

Pioneer DJM-750 4-channel digital DJ mixer expands creativity

Pioneer has added another new item to its DJ controller line. The new device is called the DJM-750 four-channel digital DJ mixer. The DJ mixer has a high-performance USB soundcard built-in and is fitted with the industry's first Boost Color FX feature. That feature allows the user to change the intensity of various effects by turning a built-in effects knob.

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iOS hacker Pod2g launches PodDJ for iPad

iOS hacker Pod2g launches PodDJ for iPad

If you're familiar with jailbreaking, then you're undoubtedly familiar with iOS hacker extraordinaire Pod2g, who's responsible for the Absinth 2.0 release for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 back in May -- his most recent endeavor. However, he's been focusing on a slightly different area of iOS, and that's app development. Pod2g released PodDJ today for the iPad.

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Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

"Music," the wise Madonna once sang, "makes the people come together," and although it may look like the tail-end of a Pagani Zonda, the Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock attempts to do just that. A combination speaker system and dual-deck docking station, the DJ-Dock takes two iPhones or iPods in its rotatable bays - which can be swiveled for either a user standing behind, or positioned for communal control at a party - and includes integrated lighting effects.

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Pioneer RMX-1000 is one-stop DJ device

Pioneer RMX-1000 is one-stop DJ device

Pioneer has revealed its latest double-punch hardware/software combo for budding digital DJs, with the new RMX-1000 controller that also doubles as an effects and sampling station. Operating as a tactile USB controller for Pioneer's VST and AU DJ software, and as a standalone effects/sampler system when you're out of your studio, there are multiple preset effects banks that can be user-programmed or loaded up with celebrity DJ configurations.

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