Pioneer DJintroduced the new XDJ-RX2, after two years of the success of the first “all-in-one” XDJ-RX, offers a compact unit with many high-end features at an affordable price.
The new XDJ-RX2 is many aspects similar like two XDJ-700, and a DJM-450 mixer. In fact the central part is identical to this mixer and features exactly the same Sound Color FX and Beat FX, as well as the same arrangement of controls. Finally the unit maintains the same audio interface as the previous version and does not support DVS control when used with the software.
The beta version of Rekordbox 5.0 can now be tested by users. Now it has a new graphical user interface totally renewed, with a flatter and geometric design and more vivid colors that contrast with the gray background to highlight all the elements of the interface.
Interface 2, is a new two-channel audio interface that allows you to use Rekordbox DVS in any djs configuration, in this sense, you can scratch and control your music through Rekordbox DVS, without another Pioneer hardware.
Check promo below.
It offers 44.1 / 48/96 kHz audio quality; we assume that in 24 bits; (There is no bits information on Pioneer website) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 112 dB via USB (103 dB per line and 100 dB per phono).
Interface 2 you can use it with a computer or simply with speakers or turntables. Also, in Thru mode it is not necessary to rewire turntables to a mixer.
Includes license keys for Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS, and two time-coded vinyls records.
It is expected to be available this month for 299 euros VAT included.
The drum and bass world scene is in mourning. The Manchester producer Marcus Kaye aka Marcus Intalexhas died last weekend, the news was announced through the Facebook account of Soul:R label.
Various artists related to the Manchester scene expressed their condolences, surprised by their early goodbye. Marcus Intalex, who also developed his alterego Trevino, is considered a pioneer on the scene in Manchester, active since the early 90s, was the founder of Soul:R label, and co-founder of Revolve:R, emporiums dedicated to the most interesting drum and bass side, where genres such as soul, funk, jazz and disco were fused with voices, potent beats and subsonic basses. Kaye was the founder, resident DJ, and promoter of the Soul:ution series of drum and bass parties in Manchester.
Marcus Intalex was definitely one of the great musicians of Manchester thanks to his musical vision and his eagerness for technology, innovating and pushing the limits of creativity, making true timeless works that still captivate dancers and music lovers today.
R.I.P. Marcus Intalex.
Listen “Temperance” from the master Marcus Intalex below.