The DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7 are totally new designs from Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ has launched two new Serato controllers with a totally new design – the DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7. Aimed at opposite ends of the experience spectrum, both controllers are designed with battle-style DJs in mind, mimicking the layout of two turntables and a mixer.

First off, the REV-1 is the entry-level controller in the range, aimed at users of Serato DJ Lite, which the layout mimics. Keen eye’d DJs might notice the mixer section also mimics that of the DJM-S series, which is Pioneer DJ’s flagship battle mixer range. There’s Paddle FX levers for adding quick performance FX, eight performance pads with a range of modes including Hot Cues, Sampler and Scratch Bank to auto-load some classic scratch techniques. There’s also a three-band EQ and dual-pass filter per channel.

The deck section is where Pioneer DJ has switched tac, moving the tempo slider to the top of the controller rather than on the side. This is similar to how scratch and battle DJs layout their turntables. Pioneer DJ has also made the jogs the same size as those on the higher-end DDJ-SB3, for more accurate scratching.

A new feature called Track Scratching has also been added, which automatically jumps back to the previous cue point when you move the platter backwards or when you lift your hand, to make it easier to scratch. It means you won’t have to quickly try and find the exact point to start your scratch from. Pioneer DJ has also combined the mic and master output from the mixer so that the mic feed runs to your stream rather than only to the master output as it does on some other controllers.

REV-7 is aimed at pro users, with a full suite of pro features you’d expect for the seasoned Serato DJ Pro user. Also a two-channel unit, the REV-7 features motorised jog wheels, as well as a near-identical centre section to the DJM-S series mixers. Like the REV-1, Pioneer DJ has moved the tempo slider to the top of the jog wheel, to mimic the setup of a battle DJ. The jogs are full 7-inch and feature the now common-place on-jog display.

It features a similar mixer layout to the REV-1, with long-throw volume faders, crossfader, three-band EQ and dual-band filter per channel, with eight RGB performance pads, with the same modes: Hot Cue, Roll, Sampler, Scratch Bank and more.

The main difference between the REV-7 and the REV-1 is that many of the features such as sample triggering and FX are all built into the unit and can be used without a computer. The 7 has 22 FX that can be applied to any input signal, regardless of whether you’re using Serato or not. It also includes the Color FX section with a further five FX. And because of that, the REV-7 has a lot more I/O options including phono amp inputs, two mic ins, two aux ins, quarter-inch jack booth outs, unbalanced RCA master out and balanced XLR outs. As mentioned, the jogs are motorised, and the on-jog display shows the waveform and track info of the music or sample loaded on each deck. Anyone who buys the REV-7 will also get three months of TIDAL Hi-Fi for free.

The REV-1 will cost £259 while the REV-7 will cost £1,829. Both are available now. Watch the video below for more info and visit the Pioneer DJ site for the full spec.


Just in time for the holidays, AlphaTheta Corporation announced the release of the new XDJ-RX3 DJ system from its brand Pioneer.

The new system offers a 10.1-inch touch screen, higher resolution 1280:800 (WXGA), and increased frame rate. The system also upgraded how many songs are displayed from 8 to 12, allowing you to find your next track more efficiently. In addition to these features there is a new countdown timer, enabling you to keep track of certain points in your set. There is a Color On Jog Display, which you can customize to show artwork or track information on the screen in the middle of each jog wheel, which you can also adapt to the weight you desire by using the Feeling Adjust dial for each one.

This easy to use set up is also portable so it’ll be easy for you to take with you to your gigs, parties, or even just use at home to practice on. It’ll fit well in any small venue and allows you to connect to laptops or USB drives making it easy for various DJs through the night to use. You’ll also be able to use it to mix with Serato DJ Pro in early 2022. It is priced at $1999 and will be shipped in early December.


Software rekordbox
Serato DJ Pro
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
S/N Ratio 110 dB (USB)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.003 % (USB-MASTER1)
Inputs LINE x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR & 1/4″ TRS jack)
AUX x 2 (RCA x 1, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1)
Outputs MASTER x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1)
BOOTH x 1 (1/4″ TRS jack)
PHONES x 2 (1/4″ stereo jack x 1, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1)
USB USB Type-A x 2
USB Type-B x 1
Power Supply AC 110 V – 240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption (standby) 54 W (0.3 W)
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) 728.1 x 469.5 x 118.4 mm / 28.7″ x 18.5″ x 4.7″
Weight 9.3 kg / 20.5 lbs.
Accessories Power cable
USB cable
Quick Start Guide
Software license notice
Precautions for Use
Warranty (for some regions)

Visit the official rekordbox website for the software’s specifications:


The LS-55 from Lenco comes in at £129

A new turntable from Lenco – the LS-55 – lets users rip vinyl straight to a USB stick. The new turntable also features built-in speakers and Bluetooth connectivity as well as the USB port, which encodes to MP3 format.

The player features a built-in phono pre with RCA outputs, for connecting straight to a mixer or amp. There’s also an aux input for using the built-in 5W speaker. The LS-55 has a retro wooden finish, despite its modern features and also includes a passive radiator for "better BASS effect".

The new turntable is available for £129, which is a pretty good price for the features included – find out more about the LS-55 on Lenco’s website here.

Read our feature on the end of the vinyl revival here.


I’m a big believer that every classic piece of kit should have a signature feature, something that sets it apart from the rest.



The SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION is a meticulously designed remix of the popular RANE SEVENTY DJ mixer. Internationally renowned DJ, turntablist, and producer, A-Trak, played an integral part in the mixer’s creation, handpicking the features, signature sound, and look of what he considers to be the ultimate mixer for the future of turntablist performance.


The exterior of the SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION features a stunning silver finish that gleams beneath the aluminum-capped rotary-styled knobs and encoders. Custom font-faces and elements adorn the mixer, but the real magic lies beneath the surface. The sound curve and frequency response of the mixer was handcrafted by A-Trak himself, increasing the depth of the low-end to ensure that the high-quality audio matches his signature sound. Simply put, the SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION sounds like nothing you’ve ever experienced before!


“I’m a big believer that every classic piece of kit should have a signature feature,” says A-Trak, “something that sets it apart from the rest.” Enter Fader FX, a new mixer feature that transforms the channel volume faders into linear controllers for performance effects like Filter, Roll, Pitch, Ring-Modulator, and four types of Oscillators. DJs can dive deep into the settings of these Fader FX options to change root keys, octaves, and more, crafting a personalized set of tools to take with them to their next performance or battle.


The SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION was built upon the solid foundation of the RANE SEVENTY, known for its intuitive layout and best-in-class performance. The same solid-steel construction that makes the SEVENTY a battle-standard mixer is found in the SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION along with the same premium MAG FOUR faders and MPC-style Performance Pads. All of the other features that make the original SEVENTY the mixer of choice for discerning DJs are in the SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION as well, including easy access to Serato’s Scratch Bank, external crossfader tension adjustment, and six post-fader internal Flex FX (including Fader FX) which can layered with Serato DJ Pro’s Software FX.

The SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION mixer sets a new standard of what a championship battle mixer should be and will undoubtedly bring a new level of creativity, artistry, and style to DJ performances and battles across the globe.


·      Exclusive A-Trak designed silver solid-steel exterior with premium rotary-style aluminum-capped knobs

·      Up-fader controlled Fader FX with 4 tone generators for advanced performance creativity

·      Signature A-Trak sound curve with custom low-end frequency response and industry leading signal-to-noise ratio of 114dB

·      Special 10” Serato Sticker Lock vinyl is included along with custom-designed sticker set

·      (6) post-fader internal Flex FX stackable with Serato DJ Pro software FX

·      Dual diecast, rotatable aluminum FX paddles

·      (3) MAG FOUR contactless faders with external control for crossfader tension-adjustment

·      16 performance pads with independent pad modes for each channel (includes Scratch Bank support)



Users can export straight to USB stick without rekordbox

virtual dj summer 2021

VirtualDJ has announced a new Summer 2021 version, that includes the ability to export both Playlists and individual stems from any song straight to USB to work with any CDJ or XDJ hardware. Last year, VirtualDJ introduced an AI stem separation feature that let users ‘mix’ individual parts of any song, such as isolating the acapella from a mixed stereo file.

The Summer 2021 version introduces the ability to add FX to individual stems, such as reverb to just the vocal within a mixed track. You can also scratch only the vocal while the rest of the track continues to play.

The new version also lets users export straight to USB stick that is then useable with any CDJ model and will include all of your analysis and cue points. Users can choose to export only individual stems from certain tracks such as just the drums from one and just the bassline from another. These stems can then be played back directly on the CDJ or XDJ.

Summer 2021 also introduces a new hashtags feature that lets users group tracks based on tags like #groovy, #deep etc. Find out more about VirtualDJ Summer 2021 here. Watch our video below to learn more about how stem separation works.



The new turntable will set you back £799

Technics have announced a new turntable.

After unveiling the new 1200MK7 direct drive turntable last week, Technics have shared details of a brand new "entry level" turntable which will be available later this year.

Titled the SL-100C, the turntable has been marketed as the lower-priced version of Technic's SL-1500C, and unlike the SL-1500C, will not feature an in-built phono stage or pitch fader.

“The huge success of the SL-1500C, offering a fully featured package for the dedicated hi-fi enthusiast, with all the core Technics turntable technologies, has shown we have hit the mark within a popular and competitive turntable class,” says European Technics product manager Frank Balzuweit.

“The demand for this high-quality ‘plug’n’play’ turntable – having exceeded our own expectations – is still undiminished even to this day. However, there is still a strong appetite from the market to deliver a similarly attractive package at an even more affordable price.”

The Technics SL-100C will be available from June for £799. You can read more about it here.

When the SL-1210MK7 was announced back in 2019, DJ Mag made a documentary about the new Technics range and why it’s still relevant for modern DJs. You can watch the video below.


Pioneer DJ VM speakers

The VM range comes in five-, seven- and eight-inch cones


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Pioneer DJ has launched a new series of near-field DJ and studio monitors, the VM range. The VM comes in three sizes: five-inch cone, seven-inch cone and eight-inch cone and all three sizes come with DSP technology to ‘tune’ the speaker to the space that they’re placed in. They’re designed to be used for both DJ monitoring at home when either practicing, preparing your set and live streaming – where the speakers can be tuned to have more of a ‘hyped’ sound – and for use in the studio where you can switch the frequency response back to flat. There are 16 total settings across both speakers, with four options on each, changed using the indented rotary on the back of each speaker.

The speakers use Aramid fibre cones and what Pioneer DJ is calling a ‘Vortex Bass Accelerator’ which is essentially a bass port round back with ridges to evenly distribute any bass vibrations. That means that when placed very near a wall, you’ll probably want to use the DSP to reduce the bass slightly.

The speakers feature a new design compared to their predecessors with a ‘Constant Directivity Horn’ that allows for a wider sound stage and more even distribution of high and mid frequencies. The five-inch speakers roll down to 40Hz, while the sevens to 37Hz and the eights to 34Hz.

Price points are encouraging for new and intermediate producers and DJs with the fives coming in at £318 per pair, £438 for the sevens and £538 for a pair of eights.

Find out more about the VM range here.


Motorized Control, Creative Freedom

RANE ONE – Professional Motorized DJ Controller

Motorized Control, Creative Freedom

Be part of the professional RANE family, wherever you play

RANE ONE – Professional Motorized DJ Controller

Exceptional Performance

The RANE ONE Motorized DJ controller takes the high-performance features, reliability and exceptional quality we’re trusted for and without compromise, combines them into the ultimate Motorized DJ Controller.

Trusted RANE Sound

The ONE continues RANE’s reputation for high-end, no-compromise sound quality and creative freedom. The gig-ready ONE represents the pinnacle in music control for DJs commanding the best in performance and sound.

Intuitive, Familiar Layout

The ONE gives DJ’s a familiar, performance driven, intuitive layout with everything you need, where you need it. Take control with the multi-function performances pads, aluminum FX paddles, dedicated loop section and mixer controls.

Discover the ONE

Discover the RANE ONE Professional DJ Controller with Motorized 7” Turntable Platters

Motorize Your Performance

The ONE features authentic motorized 7” turntable platters for high-performance precision. Experience the traditional vinyl-like touch, with all the creative tools the digital world has to offer. With support for leading DJ software platforms like Serato DJ Pro, Algoriddim's djay Pro AI, and Virtual DJ, the ONE brings a true turntable experience to the portable arena.

RANE ONE – Professional DJ Controller with Motorized 7” Turntable Platters
Get Connected

With all the pro-connections you need, the RANE ONE gives multiple connectivity for the ultimate in flexibility. With 3 stereo outputs, dual mic and dual USB Laptop connections, Phono/Line and auxiliary inputs. The ONE has you covered.

RANE ONE – With all the pro-connections you need, the RANE ONE gives multiple connectivity for the ultimate in flexibility
Cut Like a Pro

If you like scratching, you’re going to love the MAG FOUR crossfader. Our lightest and smoothest fader ever, the MAG FOUR gives you swift and precise control over your cuts, with a software cut-in adjustment available in Serato DJ Pro.

RANE ONE includes the MAG FOUR crossfader. Our lightest and smoothest fader ever
Performance Pads

The ONE has 8 multi-function performance pads per deck for full creative control. Each deck includes Hot Cue, Pitch ‘n Time, Saved Loop, Roll, Sampler, Slicer, as well as Serato DJ Pro’s Scratch Bank feature. Everything you need for creative control.

RANE ONE has 8 multi-function performance pads per deck for full creative control
FX Control

With 6 radio-style stackable FX buttons, instantly activate any combination of software FX with a single press, fine-tune with depth and beat parameter controls, then activate with the independent aluminum paddle controls with latch or momentary positions.

RANE ONE has 6 radio-style stackable FX buttons, instantly activate any combination of software FX with a single press

Explore the ONE

Discover the RANE ONE Professional DJ Controller with Motorized 7” Turntable Platters


A New Dimension

Enhance your creative power with our evolved flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000. This robust unit is powered by a new MPU and packed with specially developed high-quality components and innovative features.
The MPU (micro-processing unit) is the first we’ve ever put in a CDJ. It drives the unit, delivering stable performance and enabling advanced new features, and creates a smoother overall DJ experience.

Enhanced performance and rock-solid stability

Have faith in the decks. As well as expanded creative options, the CDJ-3000 brings even more stability and reliability to your setup.

Enhanced audio design

9-inch, high-resolution touch screen

Key Sync and Key Shift

Our smoothest-ever jog wheel

Effortlessly scratch and smoothly bend the pitch of tracks. We’ve redesigned the jog wheel so it feels slicker than ever, with a reduced touch latency. The LCD screen in the center shows playhead position and artwork for a quick visual reminder of loaded tracks.

Rebuilt range-leading performance interface

Get hands-on with the redesigned controls and new features of the CDJ-3000 – all arranged in a way that lets you play the CDJ like it’s a musical instrument.

Flexible performance options

Play rekordbox-analyzed music from USB drives via Export mode. Connect a laptop with USB-HID control to use Link Export or use Performance mode for free. Or connect your iPhone to the CDJ-3000 via a USB cable with a Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter (sold separately) and mix from rekordbox for iOS.

Pro DJ Link with enhanced lighting support

Sync your sounds with lights thanks to compatibility with the new Pro DJ Link Lighting feature. The CDJ-3000 sends phrase analysis information to rekordbox (PC/Mac) so you can control lighting effects via the RB-DMX1 (available separately) and take your show to the next level.



Raise your game with the DJM-S11. This new professional 2-channel, 4-deck control battle mixer enhances various elements from its predecessor, the DJM-S9, and offers a host of brand-new features to help you perform more freely with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox.

Customizable touch screen

A 4.3-inch customizable touch screen gives all the information you need. Browse tracks, check waveforms, and dynamically change the texture of the music with TOUCH FX. With Touch MIDI you can directly control functions in your DJ software without touching your laptop.

Expanded effects section

Spice up your sets with 22 Beat FX, including the new Fader Pitch and Helix. Smooth Echo is a new effect that you can automatically engage when you move the faders or hit the pads you’ve assigned as triggers.

Improved Performance Pads

The 8 Performance Pads are bigger, making them easier to hit in energetic battles. In Serato DJ Pro, use Combo Pad mode to combine up to 4 different pad modes at once, and use Scratch Bank to call up assigned scratch samples by just tapping a pad.


We’ve enhanced the feeling of the MAGVEL FADER PRO and boosted its vertical rigidity by 30 percent. This means you can scratch with more confidence, while the tougher coating around the crossfader area reduces wear and tear.

Crystal-clear sound quality

The DJM-S11 inherits the raw and high-density sound from the DJM-900NXS2 thanks to studio-quality 64-bit mixing and dithering processing inside the DSP, and a low-jitter clock circuit and 32bit high-quality D/A converter in the master output section.


USB hub

Plug your DJ controllers and other devices – including selected units from other brands – into the dual USB-A ports to play with them.

MIDI controller

This device is fully MIDI assignable via USB. Send control information to external devices and use the mixer as a MIDI controller.

Serato DJ Pro

Connect your PC/Mac to use Serato DJ Pro. Use dedicated buttons for FX and advanced Serato features like Beat Jump, Slip mode, and Quantize.

Serato DVS

Use Serato DVS to control and scratch with CDJs or turntables.

Pitch 'n Time DJ

Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack is included. Use Pitch Play, Flip, Key Shift and more features. The mixer is fully MIDI mappable too.


Connect your PC/Mac to unlock rekordbox Performance mode for free and use DVS mode with the dedicated control vinyl (available separately).

check out Pioneer Dj for more info.