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Attack of the MIDI controllers (with videos)

Recently, MIDI DJ controllers have been popping up all over the place, with all these great new Midi controllers, is MIDI really here to stay for DJing? New controllers have been popping up all over the place and they look pretty appealing. From the Dicer's analog/Midi combo systems to the Traktor Kontrol S4 or ITCH's Numark NS7 fully integrated Midi systems, it looks like MIDI is on the rise and its hitting hard. Not to mention the fact that Panasonic discontinued production on the Technic turntables. Lets take a more thorough look into thins new phenomenon. Click through...

Daft Punk's Pyramid


Rane Sixty-Eight mixer with Serato Scratch Live

As we already know, Rane and Serato are best friends. They have collaborated in the past on the TTM-57, to bring you integrated serato controls to the mixer. With the Rane-68, they stepped it up a notch. Basically, this is the one stop controller/mixer to control Serato Scratch Live and Ableton Live if you have The Bridge. It's the first mixer with 2 USB 2.0 ports that supports real-time connection with two computers. If you have about $2300 (rumored price), then this is the mixer for you. There are a lot of buttons on this thing!

Some of the other features include: Direct control of over 30 Scratch Live cue and loop functions. Support for 2,3 or 4 Virtual Decks. Flexible USB recording, new high pass/low pass filter, 6 internal effects and support for computer effects.

Hopefully, we can get our hands on one soon to give it a full review. Check out the pictures below and DJ Enferno using it live at NAMM 2010. More info at Rane and Serato.

DJ Enferno using the Rane Sixty Eight @ NAMM 2010

Rane TTM 57SL Performance Mixer with Serato Scratch LIVE Software
Serato Scratch Live DJ Solution with Audio Interface
Ableton Live 8 Full Version