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19Nov/101

Girl Talk’s new Album, get it here (sorta)

This past Monday, Novermber 15th, everyone's favorite non-DJ, Girl Talk, released his 5th album entitled "All Day". You can download it for free. I have been listening to it and its everything you would expect from Girl Talk these days, and its great! Mashups/remixes times 10. One of the best parts of listing to this is that he does many of these mixes live. Some are pre-mixed (obviously), but for the most part, its live. Click through for the download link, more album art, and the track listings.

Girl Talk, Insert-2

25Oct/100

Video Review: Allen and Heath Xone XD-53 Headphones

Recently, I embarked on a mission to find the best DJ headphones, as my pair recently broke. I have a pair of Sony MDR-V700 DJ headphones, a very popular set of DJ phones, but unfortunately, these tend to break/crack at the swivel point near the ear piece. This is a widely known problem, but they are good phones and are fairly cheep, running between $80 and $100 on the internet. When these broke on me, thats when I decided to upgrade to a better quality set of DJ headphones. After much research, I settled on the Allen and Heath Xone:XD-53 headphones. Click through to view the video review, pics, specs, and my comparison to some other competing DJ phones.

Allen & Heath Xone XD-53 headphone review by DJ Color TV:

15Sep/100

Past DJing Tips, Tricks, and Reviews. The most popular yet.

This week it has been a slower week for NYCelectro. So we thought that it would be a good time to make a reminder of some of our past tips, tricks, and reviews. The links below are some of our most popular and thorough articles yet. Click the links below to jump to the articles.

• An indepth review on the Novation Dicer
• Serato Tip of the Week: Analyze Your Files
• How to Make Your Music Library Truly Portable (a 5 part series)
• The First iPad DJ is a FAKE!
• DJ Hero Review by a Real DJ
• How to Handle Requests and a Tough Crowd
• Can you DJ with the iPad?
• A Quick Look at the Rane-68 Mixer

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30Aug/102

Rock the Bells – Show wrap-up (tons of Videos and Pics)

This past Saturday, as you already know from the post before, the 7th annual "Rock The Bells" concert happened. First things first, it was off the hook! The artists were called to do, from cover to cover, one of their classic albums. No one completelly stuck to the format, and some threw it out the window, but overall it was a very special event. These artists never really do their album hits on stage, just the most popular songs. It was quite a treat and all the hip-hop stars were there (either making a cameo on stage or just watching). NYCelectro.com had VIP passes, so click through for more pics, videos, and complete coverage of the event.

Rock The Bells VIP Pass

9Aug/100

Novation Dicer, a video review by DJ Color TV

As promised, below is the video review of Novation's Dicer midi controller for Serato Scratch Live. These things are durable and snappy. There, from what I can tell, zero latency and they work great. You need Serato 2.1 to use them and as of now, it is only in public beta. This beta version is buggy, so I do not recommend using this version of serato at a gig.

Either way, these Dicers are really easy to use and will be a good addition to any Serato DJ. Links to Serato 2.1, the DIcer unboxing pictures, and video are after the jump:

Dicer unboxing 2

3Jun/101

Novation “DICER” – Serato Midi Controller

There are many midi controllers out there that can easly control Serato Scratch Live, but none that come setup out of the box for Serato, until now. Novation's DICER is the first, out of the box, midi controller made specifically for Serato. Pretty much all the Serato controls you would want to manipulate are already mapped with Dicer. Yes, it adds more cords and USB usage to your gear, but if you are already are using a midi controller its not a big deal (just remember to pack them in your bag at the end of the night).

DICER integrates right on your turntable's 45 adapter and comes with some "dj putty" to help stick to another player like your CDJs. Note, as of today, the product is not yet available, but once it is, the price point will be about $99 USD, and this should be soon. Not too bad considering you get 2 controllers (a total of 60 midi controls). Click through for more description and some videos of this thing in use:

Novation's Dicer Controller

21Apr/102

The first iPad DJ? kinda…

UPDATE!!! After watching this video more closely, I think it might be a a fake to gain promotion for this girl or the iPad. If you clicked strait through to this article, click here to find out more.

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I guess it depends on what your definition of DJing is. If you are thinking Two Turntables (or CDJ's), then you would be wrong. If you are thinking of a plethora of music making apps sort-of working together, then you would be more correct. She is doing something though! More info and video after the jump.

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14Apr/104

DJ Hero Review PS3, by a Real DJ

Last October, Activision released DJ Hero for the Play Station 3, X-Box 360, and the Wii. It recently went on sale at Toys R Us, so i decided to pick up a copy out of curiosity. Is this game like real DJing? How does the controller actually relate to the feel of a mixer and turntables? I must say, Activision has some of the biggest DJs backing this, so it must to be good right? Read-on and lets see...

DJ Hero Box Art