Every DJ needs a good bag. The problem is they are expensive and its hard to tell if you are buying what you need until you bring it home and pack it up. If its too tight, then thats no good, if its too big, same problem. Like Goldilocks, it needs to be just right. I found one that fits my needs, and more importantly, all my equipment. I have fit a lot in the Jetpack bag including a Rane 57, and it all fits quite comfortably. But don't get me wrong, if you have less stuff, the bag can be collapsed down and be smaller, so thats good. Its the Jetpack DJ Bag. Checkout the video so see the rest of my take on this bag. Also there are many pics of this bag and more info, like where to buy it, after the jump:
Jetpack DJ Bag Review, by DJ Color TV
First of all, for those of you that recently bought an SL 3 box, im sorry. Yes its superior to the previous box, but this new SL 4 is much better. The main difference is the fact that it now has 2 USB 2.0 ports for seamless switchovers or simultaneous DJing (like in the Rand 68 mixer). The SL 4 supports 96 kHz sample rate and high quality 24-bit digital audio processing. You may ask yourself, what does that mean? Well, it means its going to sound great! The MSRP is $899, but I am guessing you will be able to find it for cheaper when it hits the stores in April. Continue reading for the official statement from Serato and the video from NAMM 2011.
Apparently, at the DMC is making some changes. This was announced at the end of the World DMC Competition on October 18th, 2010. Tony Prince, the founder of the DMC, was reported to announce this news on stage after announcing the new heavy sponsorship from Rane and Serato. Personally, I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Its good that the competition is getting with the times, but on the other hand it could destroy the competition altogether. Click through for the full report with quotes from Tony Price and Serato, also for a list of pros and cons of this move.
The wait is over. If you have the latest version of Serato and Ableton 8 (both need to be registered products) then you can start testing "The Bridge". If you missed the stories on what this program can do, click here, and here, but I will sum it up. "The Bridge" is basically Ableton Live running inside of Serato and its FREE if you already own both Ableton 8 and Serato. It also makes Serato the ultimate mixtape tool. If you have been craving multitrack recordings, it can do that, all while keeping any applied effects and fader adjustments all non destructive and editable. But you do need the Rane TTM-57 or the Rane Sixty-Eight for the extra controls (any mixer can do the multitrack recording, bonus!). More pics, info, download links, and video links after the jump: