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Denon Enters CPS DJing With All-In-One Solution
The Denon DN-HD2500
Noted Denon DJ Brand Manager Silvio Zeppieri: "DJ equipment has progressed over the past few years, with DJs moving from vinyl to compact disc to laptop computers to a combination of all three technologies. The new DN-HD2500 is a multimedia player and controller. The player can access music libraries from storage media, including Apple iPods and USB Flash Drives. The DN-HD2500 also includes an internal hard drive, which can connect to multiple USB 2.0 Mass Storage Class drives for an “extended” library. The unit also offers command and control over Denon dual-tray CD/MP3 players like the DN-D4500 and DN-D4000 drive section.
The DN-HD2500 comes with Denon DJ’s Music Manager software. Its search system lets users search through any MP3/WAV files connected to the system, by Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM and playlists. Other features include scratching, seamless looping, and on-board effects. Two Hot Starts (A1 and A2) can be made on the fly and turned into Seamless Loops, and the Hot Starts may also be used as Stutter points. The DN-HD2500 supports any USB/PS2 keyboard. The unit was designed with a removable hard drive for maintenance, and features shock-resistant mounting."Click here for details.
This Case Is Crush-Proof, & Watertight
1080 HardBack Case
The Case is a crush-proof, watertight case designed to fit in most travel
bags and protect 13-inch laptop models from major brands like Apple,
Dell and Sony. The case’s “Dual Band” design offers a high-impact, heat/chemical-resistant, composite shell. For additional impact protection, the HardBack features a shock-absorbing, plush foam-molded liner that won’t scratch the laptop’s finish. The 1080 HardBack Case has an easy-snap, anodized aluminum latch with stainless steel pins to keep both laptop and case secure. The case’s tongue-and-groove lid construction and polymer o-ring creates a watertight seal. A built-in, automatic Gore-TEX pressure equalization valve keeps moisture out and makes it easier to open the case at any altitude. Click here for details.
Hercules DJ Console for Macintosh
The DJ Console MK2
Hercules, designer and manufacturer of CPS hardware, consolidates its DJing range with the launch of the DJ Console MK2 for Mac®, provided with renowned software tool Traktor 3 LE. The DJ Console MK2 enables users to create mixes on their Mac® CPS using both their digital music files and analogue music (from CD players or Turntables).
Two years after the successful launch of both the first DJ Console for Mac® - and one year after the release of the DJ Console MK2 for PC - Hercules now offers CPS DJs using Mac® computers a more professional and powerful solution: The first CPS mixing console for Mac®, featuring integrated audio and providing an interface with DJ turntables and CD players. Click here for more details.
Odyssey Cases Introduces Innovative Stand
The Odyssey Laptop Stands
Finally, the CPS Laptop DJ stand you have been asking for; Odyssey's Laptop Stand. The Odyssey Laptop Stand is a light and portable stand to place your laptop, CD player/controller, EFX machine or lighting controller. Odyssey's Laptop Stand comes complete with clamps and width extensions so you can set up your gear just the way you like it priced under $100 .Click here for details.
Cortex Digital Music Controller
The HDC-1000 Unit
As the first of three digital music controllers to be launched under the new 'Cortex' brand and distributed by GEMINI; ( Educational Director beta tested this unit #000003 prior public release and rates it ideal for Mobile DJs)."The HDC-1000 manipulates audio files from an external USB device giving you the ability to cue up, play, pitch, manipulate, and search music files. You can utilizing a wide array of storage devices including an iPod, external USB hard-drives and flash drives, CD-ROM, and even DVDROM drives. It can connect and access multiple storage devices. Click here for details.
2008 Computer DJing Industry Survey The purpose of the survey is to collect product-anonymous information about computer DJs, which we will aggregate and publicly share with the hardware manufacturing and software development community community. The survey features multi questions, and upon completion you will be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes and software. All responses will remain completely anonymous and no personal information will be shared, harvested or sold.
The more completed surveys we get, the better our data will be, meaning our findings will be of greater interest to the hardware manufacturing and software development community. Be sure to take the survey! All of your information will remain anonymous, and once we receive enough responses, we'll announce when we'll publish the data.
Click here to take survey.
Educational Review Material
DJ Summit Review DVDs
Did you miss last years Computer DJ Summit? After two years of coveing many 101 topics, future Summits will now focus on advanced learning. If you missed the wealth of information shared during the Summit you will find several review DVDs now available in the official CPS Store. These DVDs will catch you up for future events. DVDs ar available in two disc sets and mega sets. Click here for details.
General Program Details
CPS Certification Gives an Edge
In a white paper titled Certification: Networking With the Best, George R. Conrade, wrote, "Certification is an excellent way to gain a competitive edge and give proof of your abilities, knowledge, and level of skill. To be certified in any profession, whether it's as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or as a CPS Certified Disc Jockey (CPSDJ), means you have joined a network of individuals who meet consistent, knowledge-based standards of ability, position, experience-even ethics. When you pursue certification, you're testing yourself against these standards of proficiency." Click here for details.
2008 Computer DJ/VJ/KJ Summit
Special announcement... The 2008 DJ Summit will be hosted where it all began Atlanta, Georgia. This years event will be groundbreaking for the novice and experienced Disc Jockey. Anyone “already” or “planning” to mix mp3s or other music file format with hardware, software or combination of both. Block your schedule and don't forget to attend the Monday evening " Weddings Ground-0" seminar to discover the plans for the 2009 Summit.
NOTICE: The 2008 Summit is being held in a High-Tech room where you can plug-into the live experience. This is a full extended day of seminars. Sundays Atlanta-Ground-0 Experience is a day of networking and touring landmark locations of the city.
August 20, 2007
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