To no one’s surprise, the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim California had a ton of new DJ product announcements from all the top DJ brands such as Pioneer, Reloop, Allen & Heath, Numark, Denon, and many more. We here at JK Pro Audio are pleased to announce this year’s hot new products. Here is what we found:
Pioneer DJ is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 and they have announced new products.
XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ System with built in screen
All in one 2 channel DJ Controller specifically designed around their proprietary rekordbox music management software. What makes this controller stand out amongst the rest is its ability to be used without a computer connected to the controller when performing. Just connect two USB thumb drives to the controller and manage your music within the rekordbox software in the controller.
The XDJ-RX offers a 7 inch monitor allowing full control with the Rekordbox features including. This is no entry level controller. It offers true professional features from the flagship Nexus lineup including library browse control, 4 color FX, 8 Beat FX, Conductive platters with smoother and faster response, High and low pass filter, Quantized looping. New loop slice with continuous mode, sync, and auto beat loop.
Price $1499 – Shipping Spring 2015
HDJ-2000mk2 Professional DJ HeapdhonesThis is Pioneer’s top-of-the-line DJ Headphone. This new model offers the same superior sound quality and sound isolation as it predecessor but has improved its construction and refined new looks. We here at JK Pro Audio agree that this new model could quite possibly be the sexiest headphones on the market.
Numark might have the most new products at this year’s NAMM show than any other DJ company. 16 new products on display at the show. We are very impressed with their new product assortment. The new products are as follows:
This is the latest version of the best selling NS7 Serato DJ Controller. It’s hard to improve perfection but Numark found a way. This newest version incorporates three color displays that show real time feedback of Serato DJ.
Mixtrack Pro III
One of the most popular 2 channel inexpensive DJ controllers, Numark has beefed up this entry level Serato DJ controller by adding a filter knob per channel and a multi-function touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search. (sounds frisky!!). This newer version is bundled with Serato DJ and is available in a sexy black verse the older grey color
Price TBA – Shipping Spring
The Mixtrack III is the newest version of the Mixtrack and offers all the same features as the Mixtrack Pro III but just without a built in soundcard. This controller is perfect for any DJ or Studio performer that already has a soundcard and has no need for another device with a soundcard built in. The Mixtrack III is bundled with Virtual DJ LE 8 as well as Prime Loops for adding loops and samples to your set.
Price TBA – Shipping Spring
Compact Powered DJ Loudspeaker with built-in Duall array LED light show
OK, as much as we wanted to hate this idea, we have to admit it’s freakin cool. The built in LED bars offers 5 different light modes: Mood, Meter, Mix, Pulse, and Party mode. Full control over the brightness allowing you to add a little ambiance to the room for crank it up for a full light show. The lightwave offers a 200 Watt peak amp and has three 6.5 inch woofers stacked on top of eachother and a 1 inch tweeter at the top. This speaker is definitely an attention getter and breaks the mold of the boring standard speaker design. Very cool.
Everyone has been asking for wireless DJ Headphones and Numark is showing their new HF Wireless DJ Headphones. We here at JK Pro Audio are very critical when it comes to headphones and we have to admit these headphones seem to be perfect. They have a great look as well as a great feel. They are loaded with features and options such as wired or wireless mode, on ear cups with enhanced bass response, Bluetooth 4.0 technology with a range of 30 feet. That’s quite impressive for Bluetooth. The headphone also offers a built in mic. How cool is that?!!
The NV has been out for a little while now but this was the first time it was on display at the NAMM show. This was one of the first controllers to incorporate full color displays that provide 11 real time visualizations for Serato DJ. This seems to be the new trend in controllers and Numark did it right.
USB/CD Media Player and Software Controller. This is a Serato Certified tabletop multi media player. You might be asking “what does that mean?” This tabletop Multi media player is a table top scratch CD player that can also play music from USB drives, CD’s or a MP3 CD. If using Serato, no Serato Discs are necessary. This is a very cool inexpensive tabletop player.
Price TBA – Shipping: Spring
Other new items on display at the NAMM both are:
Desktop Active DJ Speakers for Home DJ setups 60 Watt speakers
Desktop Active DJ Speakers for Home DJ setups. 80 watt speakers
Price: TBA – Shipping: Spring
Compact collapsible DJ Headphones
On ear DJ Headphones
Over the ear DJ Headphones
Two Channel DJ mixer w/ phono and line inputs
Two Channel DJ mixer w/ phono and line inputs. USB in and out as well
Four Channel USB DJ mixer
Two channel Scratch DJ mixer
Four channel Scratch DJ Mixer
Professional Serato Controller
Continuing from the success of the MC6000 and MC6000mkII, the new MC4000 is a two channel Serato DJ Controller offering all the controls needed for today’s DJ. The MC4000 is one of the very few DJ Controllers that offers two mic inputs. Ideal for mobile DJs, small clubs and bars. The MC4000 offers steel construction and offers more performance features yet is less crowded on the surface than its predecessor. This is mostly due to being a two channel controller vs a four channel.
Serato DVS Interface
Yup, you heard correct. We all thought the day would never come. We still have a hard time believing this is actually happening. It seems the reign of Rane is over. Denon displayed their super slim and compact pocket design of their take on an interface box. This is the Denon version of the Rane Serato SL2. It offers to deck inputs for turntables or standard CD players. 24-bit Audio interface w/ superior sound quality processing. We love it because it’s compact, high quality, and priced right.
Price $399 – Shipping: Spring