If you are a DJ then you’ll already be familiar with the reputation of Rane, the American pro audio designer and manufacturer. Now the company has taken its no-nonsense approach and created a dual personality mixer, the SixtyOne, in partnership with Serato Scratch Live.
The lack of a professionally built 2-channel mixer has long been evident in a market that is seemingly overcrowded with entry level units. Often these companions of the bedroom retail just above or below the £200 mark and lack the level of robustness, circuitry and sound quality found in their nightclub-worthy siblings. A round of applause then to Denon for embracing this task with aplomb, with the DNX-600.
The Pioneer DJM-2000 is touted as the world’s most forward thinking digital DJ mixing console. Designed in collaboration with a small group of elite DJs, the DJM-2000 is fully integrated with Pioneer’s flagship CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 players and comes replete with an impressive (if slightly daunting) list of features. The most notable innovation is the 5.8-inch multi-touch screen, which enables the might of Pioneer’s EFX-1000 and additional new remix effects to be manipulated at the stroke of a fingertip. Another key feature is the LAN hub that enables up to four CD players to communicate with each other; combine this with Pioneer’s new database and set management system and Rekordbox, and the possibilities are just about endless.