Ikutaro Kakehashi, father of MIDI, has died on 2017-04-01

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Ikutaro Kakehashi, father of MIDI and founder or Roland, has died on 2017-04-01.

On Namm Show in January 1983, Roland and Sequential Circuits unveiled the Universal Musical Interface technology, whose name became MIDI ((Musical Instrument Digital Interface) later, in showing the communication between 2 synthesizers, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 and a Roland JX-3P.
Ikutaro Kakehashi (former president of Roland) and Dave Smith (former president of Sequencial Circuits) were awarded a Technical GRAMMY in 2013 for contributions to the development of MIDI.

The many uses of MIDI include the communication between DJ controllers and DJ software on Windows, Linux, macOS and iOS.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Ikutaro Kakehashi family.
https://www.midi.org/articles/ikutaro-kakehashi-passes-away-at-87

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Pulselocker now on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

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Pulselocker, the audio streaming service for computer Deejay, which is supported in DJ software as Serato DJ, PCDJ Dex 3 and  Future Dj Pro, is now available on iPad & iPhone with the release, on March 30th, 2017, of Pulselocker iOS App on Apple Store.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/pulselocker/id790094774

DJs who want to perform with audio tracks they find in streaming can now, with the Pulselocker professional Plan:
- Listen to Pulselocker streaming on their iPhone & iPad and check which tracks they want to play in a Dj performance,
- Store offline, on their computer, the tracks they want to use in their Dj performance,
- And use these tracks in theit DJ performance, including in public venues and clubs.

Hercules Dj controllers are compatible with Pulselocker when the DJ software supports Pulselocker:
- All Hercules DJ controllers are supported in PCDJ Dex 3 and in Future Dj Pro,
- DJControl Jogvision is supported in Serato DJ.
https://youtu.be/Z5oXqrQXITU

Pulselocker can be used in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium.

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DJControl Instinct P8 reviewed in DJ Times

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Wesley Bryant-King from DJ Times has released a technical review on DJControl Instinct P8

"...and its capable, affordable, “DJ-kit-in-a-box” solutions like the DJControl Instinct P8 will surely satisfy many an aspiring DJ."
Read more on http://djtimes.com/gear-tech/tech-reviews/

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DJControl Instinct P8 / Spanish tutorial on ElChapuzasTV

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El Chapuzas TV has released a very clear spanish tutorial on DJControl Instinct P8.
Enjoy!

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Serato DJ 1.9.6 Now Available

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This release includes features improvements for DJControl Jogvision users as:
  • Cue points color match: DJControl Jogvision RGB pads now reflect the cue point color even if you change it from the default colours,
  • Loops Enhancements: Chronological Loops, Reordering Loops,
  • FX: Favorite FX banks
  • Increased stability through audio and memory optimizations


Cue Color Match enhancement
Whether you change the rank of the cue points, as sorting Cues Chronologically, or whether you assign another colour to a cue point, each pad of DJControl Jogvision now matches the color the cue point it controls.

Chronological Loops & Cue
When the "Sort Cues and Loops Chronologically" option is turned on, each track’s saved Loops and Cues will be displayed in the order they appear throughout the track, rather than the order they were created in, which simplifies the workflow of saving and triggering Cues and Loops.

Reordering Loops
After creating your Loops you may wish to have them saved in a specific order: this let you drag saved loops to the position of your choice

Favorite FX Banks
You can now have two entirely different FX Banks saved, available to load whenever needed.
Each bank when saved will remember the FX loaded with each parameter that was set. This is useful when wanting to switch between two configurations. For example, you could have Bank A for Single FX and Bank B for Multi FX, or Bank A for subtle FX such as Reverb, Filter and Bank B for performance FX such as Pitch Looper, Tremolo.
Once you've got a Favorite FX Bank saved you go on to use other FX inside Serato DJ, then you recall your favorite in clicking back on the A or B bank button.

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Hercules Unveils DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at 2017 NAMM Show

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A brand-new version of the pro DJ software that lets users mix, create and have fun with their music in the most intuitive way possible

Anaheim, California – January 19, 2017 – Spearheaded by Hercules, a leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment, the DJUCED™ teams are thrilled to announce the company’s new enhanced version of their pro DJ software DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at NAMM 2017.

A big part of the teams’ strength lies in the importance they place on listening to their user community when it comes to making improvements in DJUCED™, as was the case with the Sample Editor, and responding to the new expectations that have emerged from the base of 500,000 licensed users.

More precise than ever: A fully-scalable interface with 4K support, and high-resolution waveforms

One of the most important aspects for DJs – the ability to view the tracks that they’re working on as precisely as possible – has been taken into account in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5. To make things easier and more comfortable for DJs, the interface automatically adapts to all screen resolutions from 1024 x 600 right up to 4K displays.
What’s more, thanks to the new high-resolution waveforms, DJs can use a high-level zoom – with single-sample accuracy – with 6 different vivid color schemes available to enhance viewing precision and speed, and for better interaction with the DJ.
 
Beat Counter

Instantly view the beat alignment between “Master” and “Deck” for easier beatmatching with this new visual tool.
 
Discover even more great improvements!

The “Smart Mix” Automix feature can be used directly from the DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 file explorer. This feature helps users find the best-matching tracks to be played, in terms of BPM and key.

Vinyl Torque is an innovative new emulator that lets users feel the weight of real turntable platters, and use the “Brake effect”.

And last but certainly not least, improvements to the Scratch feature in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 now ensure optimized compatibility with the Hercules DJControl Jogvision controller!

All of the following Hercules DJ controllers are compatible with DJUCED™ 40° 3.5:

•    New: Hercules DJControl Jogvision
•    Hercules DJControl Instinct P8
•    Hercules P32 DJ
•    Hercules Universal DJ
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+ S Series
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+
•    Hercules DJConsole RMX2
•    Hercules DJControlWaveM3
•    Hercules DJControlWave

The new DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 update is be available for download since January 19, 2017 – in the Downloads section at djuced.com.

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DJBooth Review on DJControl Jogvision

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DJ Blaze from DJBooth.net has released a review on DJControl Jogvision
https://djbooth.net/pro-audio/hercules-dj-control-jogvision

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Happy New Year 2017

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Wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

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Serato DJ Release 1.9.5

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Serato has released Serato DJ 1.9.5.

Serato 1.9.5 optimizes

Recently Added

Ableton Link Integration

Serato DJ now lets you link up with other DJs and devices. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, a built‑in feature of Abelton and a growing number of software and iOS apps. Check out Ableton.com for more info.

Serato Sampler

The Serato DJ sample player has been updated from the classic SP-6 and transforms into the new Serato Sampler. Sampler now includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once. We've also made a number of changes to the design for better usability.

- See more at: https://serato.com/dj/whatsnew#sthash.81rl9F2b.dpuf
the use of memory and fixes a few issues.

It also includes some recently added features
- Ableton Link: a link to connect to other apps as Ableton Live, Max, RemixLive, Reason,...
- Serato new sampler: the old SP-6 sampler has been replaced by a sampler with 8 slots


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Versions of music tracks: what do Original, Radio Edit, Dub, etc.. mean?

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Online music stores offer several versions of the same music, called Original, Radio Edit, Instrumental, Extended, ...

What does each version mean?
- Original, or Original Mix, or Original Edit: the track released originally by the artist,
- Radio, Radio Edit or Radio Mix: a shortened version of the track, 3 to 4 minutes long: the part removed may be the intro and outro
- Extended, Extended Mix: a longer version of the track, often 6 o 8 minutes long, for example with a loop of the instrumental track after the second chorus,
- Club mix, club edit: an extended mix with a DJ friendly intro and outro = the intro/outro have a stable rhythm one can dance on,
- Dub mix: a remix of a track using a limited portion of the vocal part (for example a few words) playing over a more complete instrumental track
- Instrumental mix: audio track with only the instruments, no singing voice: a great format for karaoke and for DJing
- Acapella: audio track with only the singing voice(s), no instrument: a great format for DJing
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