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Set your stage right

Hoerboard Spin Age DJ Stand

Luxo DJ furniture maker Hoerboard has announced their latest shrine for decks and mixers, and like their previous works, you’ll need a record deal in hand to afford it. Hoerboard Spin Age Dj Stand (~$2,952) flaunts a laser-cut metal frame made from two equal parts and includes three inlaid compartments.

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Completing your set

Pioneer DJM-2000nexus Mixer

The Pioneer DJM2000nexus Mixer ($2,999) is in many ways just a slight tweak of the already outstanding DJM2000 released in the spring of 2010, refreshed to match the brand’s advanced CDJ 2000nexus turntables. The most notable changes found in this nexus version are two additional Beat Slice and Sync Master functions that expand on Pioneer’s…

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Match your mix

Bad Habits Made to Order DJ Consoles

Portability should be the first priority for any working DJ, but for the rare few who prefer to worship beats in anonymity and seclusion (or have enough cash for a second setup), Bad Habits Made to Order DJ Consoles ($1,374) are as good a temple as any. Each custom console is inspired by the set…

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A better music box

Apogee Quartet

The Apogee Quartet ($1,295) is a USB audio interface that provides Macs and their parent’s-basement-squatting masters with studio-grade chops. Connection-wise, four combo XLR and 1/4” analog inputs — complete with world-class mic preamps capable of capturing click-free transitions from a vast gain range of 0-75dB — and eight digital inputs can accomodate a burgeoning boy…

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Spin it all

Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus

Pioneer’s newest CDJ-2000nexus flagship gets everything right but the name — and we’re not referring to the potential confusion with Android products. That’s because the newly integrated Wifi compatibility allows the pro turntable to play everything from streaming music on computers, iPhones, iPods, and iPads to USB thumb drives, SD memory cards, and yes, even…

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Cut cables, keep the beats

Pioneer XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ Controller

Slowly but surely, the DJ world winds up head bobbing to consumer audio trends. Pioneer’s newly minted XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ Controller ($1,399) is the first controller of its kind to support wireless streaming from phones, tablets, and laptops out of the box. If Wi-Fi isn’t available, the XDJ-Aero can also create its own wireless access…

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Everything is a remix. Remix everything.

Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station

If “crushing a playlist” is on your bucket list of things to do before you die, you might want to get your pen ready. The Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station ($999) is the tool du jour to craft your very own soundtrack-of-the-century. Multiple remixing functions empower DJs with complete control of their tracks, equipping them with…

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The virtual DJ your party's been waiting for

In-Depth: Pioneer Mixtrax

Services like Pandora and Apple’s Genius technology changed the way many of us consumed music, by intelligently mixing and matching songs to fit a particular theme or mood. These jukeboxes of the digital age, however, still fall well short of what professional DJs do best — the continuous mix. Pioneer’s newly launched Mixtrax music software…

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Spreadsheets no more

My Life on the Go: Create

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST It’s no secret computers are just as much a tool for serving personal expression as they are tools for business — sometimes the two being one in the same. Recently, we’ve been spending time with the ultra-portable ASUS U46E ($850) laptop to evaluate just how the next generation of Intel-powered laptops…

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Can Touch This

Smithson Martin Emulator Multi-Touch Professional DJ System

Old school DJs were just as much showmen as they were beat droppers. Then computers made the whole craft much more nerdy. As it turns out, clicking on trackpads just isn’t as engaging as tearing up vinyl. Replace the laptops of today with an enormous, transparent touch panel display, and the pendulum could swing back…

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Turn table and heads

Hoerboard Scomber Mix DJ Stand

The Hoerboard Scomber Mix ($2,300) is essentially the ultimate trophy case for home DJs. Its top deck is made from CNC-designed MDF material that’s attached to a laser-cut powder-coated steel base. All power and audio wiring is invisibly integrated into the stand, and thanks to a built-in six plug surge protector, users can simply run…

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Retro Sound for Trips Around Town

Muse The Disc Jockey Headphones

Our opinion is that that sound quality should be the biggest concern for anyone looking to drop money on a new pair of headphones. However, looks are becoming a ever-increasingly important consideration for many urban dwellers who honestly don’t care just how nuanced Lil Wayne or Vampire Weekend sounds while walking down a noisy block….

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Taking the iDJ2 Out On A Three Month Spin, Literally

Numark iDJ2 Hands On Review

I love new things: new music, new movies, new clothes. Whatever. Here in the city of Angels, I’ve rediscovered a love for something else – the house party. Now, we’ve all been to those lame house “gatherings” that some dare to call a “party.” Events where you are more likely to hear Barry Manilow than…

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The Real Spin Class

DubSpot DJ & Electronic Music Institute

(Credit: Judyth Ramirez-Carvey, Chris Carvey – streetflystudio.com) There are two kinds of people when it comes to music. Those that listen and those that create. Those that create, listen as well, but their desire to forge sounds is inherent. Bring out your inner DJ or Electronic Music Producer by taking a class at DubSpot, located…