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NEWS ARCHIVE
Anyone with a passion for dance music can play tracks and mix tunes with Pioneer's new, compact and easy-to-use DJ console, the DDJ-WeGO.
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The National Association of Disc Jockeys are holding an informal meeting today to discuss the best way to start an East Midlands branch, with DJs from that area of the country welcome to attend.
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Mackie has announced a new line of ultra-compact, powered loudspeakers - the DLM Series. Packed with cutting-edge technology, DLM speakers each feature a staggering 2000 watts of power, proprietary Mackie TruSource technology and a full-featured integrated digital mixer/processor.
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Denon DJ have announced the release of the MC2000, a professional quality controller that includes a ‘plug and play’ link up with Serato DJ Intro as well as an intuitive layout and controls on the deck. It’s your time to join the new generation of DJ Superstars!
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The new Pro Disc 147 is once again packed with latest hits from the biggest music acts round including Example, Pink, Labrinth, Ne-Yo, Amelia Lily, Gotye, Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepson, Fun and the one that everybody is talking about 'Bom Bom' by Sam & the Womp. Each track is the clean radio edit and has been digitally remastered.
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It’s time for the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards! There aren’t many surprises for 2012 with Rihanna and Drake (pictured below) leading the way, with five nominations each including one for their duet ‘Take Care’ which is nominated for Video Of The Year.
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Music management for DJs is on the move with the new rekordbox app – the mobile version of Pioneer’s music management software.
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MVD Entertainment Group will release the new DVD documentary ‘Bob Dylan and The Band: Down In The Flood’ on September 25, 2012, with exclusive interviews from Garth Hudson, Ronnie Hawkins, band producer John Simon and tour drummer Mickey Jones.
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MixVibes has announced the latest update to its CrossDJ software. Jam-packed with innovative features, a modular user interface, a brand new sampler and stunning effects, CrossDJ 2.0 has been specially developed to help DJs of all levels realise maximum creative potential.
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Released today, DJ Beats Vol.1 is part of a new range which features exclusive versions of classic pop, dance and urban floorfillers for easy-to-mix DJ use. Each track is the radio edit teamed with 8-bar intro and outro beats to allow smooth transitions during your DJ set. Now every DJ can mix his/her own set whilst still using the familiar radio edits, with no gaps or slow intros.
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Highlite International BV has announced that they will be both attending and exhibiting at this year’s BPM Show in Birmingham on Saturday the 6th to Monday the 8th of October 2012. Highlite is one of the leading European suppliers of show equipment and worldwide distributor of professional audio and lighting products.
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his album ‘So’, Peter Gabriel will be releasing a newly re-mastered version of the 1986 album. As well as the remastered album, the ‘So’ anniversary editions also include a Special Edition 3 CD and Deluxe box set formats. All formats will be available on the 22nd of October.
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Martin Professional has been marking its 25th Anniversary throughout 2012 with a number of activities and one of the more ambitious projects is a historical Evolution Gallery that recently opened at the company’s headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.
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Pioneer has announced the release of the XDJ-AERO, the industry’s first Wi-Fi enabled all-in-one DJ system and the first native player for rekordbox music management software. The XDJ-AERO allows DJs to load music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. and function as a standalone mixer or as a MIDI and HID controller.
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Tonight (Saturday the 25th) will see the return of the programme that has churned out pop stars such as JLS, Leona Lewis and Cher Lloyd. The 2012 judging panel includes Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland’s replacement Nicole Sherzinger.
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The Mastermix Toolkit is something a little different but DJs are going to find it comes in very useful on certain events. The disc contains 75 music clips, beds, intros, chorus and outros, created for DJ use only, and each clip has been carefully engineered with hot endings!
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HMV’s sales have fallen below £1 billion this year, its lowest sales yet. The struggling music, films and games retailer is finding it difficult to compete with online retailers and pre-tax losses have hit £38.6m from break-even in 2011.
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American DJ has announced the release of the Ruby Royal, an exciting new fixture that utilises a 150mW red laser diode and a 150mW violet blue laser diode to create not only red and blue patterns, but also a third colour—magenta!
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The Random House Publishing Group has announced that it will be releasing the autobiography of Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart. The book will be published in both the US and here in England in hardcover, e-book and audio formats in October 2012.
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Following the highly successful first meeting in July, another djAMP Meet-Up will be taking place on Tuesday the 21st of August (the original date for this meeting was the 7th) at the Golden Lion pub in Sunderland. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start and you don’t have to be an AMPdj member to attend.
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Grandmaster Warm Up Volume 2 – Chillout is the 2nd in the new range of Mastermix megamixes that have been carefully compiled for professional DJs to use as part of their background music. This is a great selection that can be used during the early evening period at weddings, black tie balls & corporate events. The mix features 30 tracks including chillout tunes from Fatboy Slim, Simply Red, Happy Mondays and Groove Armada.
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Well known mobile DJ gear manufacturer Gemini has announced that the new CDJ-650 is now shipping. Following in the footsteps of the hotly anticipated CDJ-700 (reviewed in Pro Mobile Issue 53), the CDJ-650 employs many of the same features with a more modest tabletop footprint.
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Fans of ‘The King’ will be rushing to get a copy of ‘Prince From Another Planet: 40th Anniversary Edition’, a deluxe two CD + DVD box set containing a pair of hour long performance recordings from his Madison Square Garden shows in June 1972.
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Pioneer has announced the forthcoming release of a limited edition version of its highly popular DDJ-Ergo-V which was released last year. The DDJ-Ergo-K will be available later this month sporting some slick new additions.
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American DJ has introduced the Inno Color Beam LED, a compact, 12-inch tall, high-performance 108-Watt LED moving head with intense beams that “cuts through” colour washes and a roomful of other effects. Featuring 36 high-quality CREE LEDs — 8 Red, 10 Green, 10 Blue and 8 White — the Inno Color Beam LED mixes colours with precision, and also has the capability to go all white.
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