PIONEER DDJ-1000 ON SALE WESTEND DJ!

The Pioneer DDJ-1000 is a RekordBox DJ controller with full size jog wheels which have built in full colour displays, 2 banks of 8 performance pads and a full size 4 channel mixer with traditional effects controls over RekordBox.

The DDJ1000 borrows from the flagship CDJ2000 and DJM900 NXS2 players and mixer to give a user experience with RekordBox that is as familiar as a club or bedroom setup. The main unique feature on the DDJ-1000 are the built in, high resolution displays in the jog wheels. This display gives track information such as waveform, artwork, track position, cue points, pitch, key and deck information. All the information displayed is customisable to show what the user wants.

The rest of the deck controls are fairly standard for todays controllers, 8 multi coloured performance pads with multiple modes including Keyboard Mode as well as loop controls, deck selection and track browsing.

The DDJ-1000 has a 4 channel mixer similar to the DJM900 NXS2, with input level meters and colour FX per channel as well as three band EQ. The real difference here is effects section, there are 14 beat fx in total which include 4 new ones : Enigma Jet, Mobius Saw,  Mobius Triangle and Low Cut Echo. The controls for this are typical of a Pioneer DJM mixer so using the software FX is as straight forward as it could be.

The connectivity of the mixer amazingly versatile with dual USB for connecting 2 computers at the same time, phono and line inputs for turntables or CDJs ad two mic inputs. The mixer can be used in standalone mode even without a computer connected. The DDJ-1000 is also DVS compatible with the optional RekordBox DVS expansion pack.

Combined, the controller and mixer section give unparalleled control over RekordBox DJ with the new version 5.1 release.

Features of RekordBox 5.1 include a new Automix function to mix a preselected playlist smoothly while you can still apply FX. There is also a new advance related track function to match tracks using improved search criteria.

The key features of the Pioneer DDJ-1000 are:

  • Full sized RekordBox controller
  • Large jog wheels with tension adjust
  • High resolution LCD displays with track information
  • 4 ch mixer with beat and colour FX
  • DVS ready

ON SALE AT WESTEND DJ HERE

Fabriclive reveals first parties for 2019!

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This week FABRICLIVE unveiled the first wave of parties locked in for 2019. 

The likes of Mungo’s Hi FiOutlookV Recordings and more and more have been confirmed for Room One takeover’s at the long-standing Farringdon venue, with raucous Room Two and Room Three line-ups curated by the likes of CaspaBrunswick Sound and BBS. 

Proceedings will kick off on January 11 with the likes of Jungle Mania and AudioPorn. Other highlights include a huge three room takeover on March 29 for 25 Years of Skibadee and Outlook’s London Launch Party on March 22. 

Earlier this year fabric announced that it would be re-opening Room Three for FABRICLIVE events during the cooler months. The club also launched a £5 early-bird ticket policy to help fans see their favourite artists at a lower cost. 

Line-ups FABRICLIVE’s 2019 parties are yet to be announced. In the meantime, head over to the fabric website to check out the first wave of listings and to grab your limited £5 tickets. 

 

NEW LONDON NIGHTCLUB FOR 2019 BOASTING A 3000-CAPACITY SIZE CALLED MAGAZINE

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A new 3000-capacity venue is opening in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula in South London in 2019.

The event space will be called Magazine London. It has been conceived by Vibration Group company Venue Lab, creators of Printworks London and Landing Forty Two.

Construction will start in December with the launch scheduled for next summer. The 5394 square metre space is being built from the ground-up, and will be capable of hosting a range of concerts, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, parties, award ceremonies and dinners.

Design was handled by architecture studio Nissen Richards, who counts the V&A Lecture Theatre and Seoul Opera House among its portfolio. The branding was created with Carter Studio, who worked on the F1 identity.

An outdoor space called Showground on the banks of the Thames with a 7,000 capacity adjoins the venue, providing a combined 10,000 capacity area which will suit festivals and outdoor gigs.

Vibration Group CEO Simon Tracey said: “London is still very much at the forefront of live events globally and Magazine, with it’s incredible flexibility both indoor and out, is ground breaking.”

International property and investment company Knight Dragon have partnered with Vibration Group on the venture. CEO Richard Margree said: “Magazine London fits superbly with what we’re doing on Greenwich Peninsula – creating a new London underpinned by creativity, a community with culture and entertainment at its heart.”

Head to magazinelondon.co.uk for further details.