The Keytar Has a Spiritual Successor and Its Name Is the Turntabletar

The not-so-cleverly-named turntabletar is something that should never be used IRL. Still, there's no denying its novelty. Two midi turntable controllers have been melded with a mixer and strapped to something resembling a guitar neck. But instead of fret bars and strings, the neck has a crossfader, which, of course,… » 5/21/11 9:00am 5/21/11 9:00am

A-Trak On How the 21st Century DJ Builds His Music Collection

In a recent sit-down with NPR, turntable prodigy and longtime Kanye West collaborator DJ A-Trak gave an overview of Serato, a piece of software that lets DJs spin MP3s and other digital files with an old-school turntable setup. The software, he explains, offers a compromise between the convenience of digital files and… » 3/04/11 5:00pm 3/04/11 5:00pm

Pacemaker Pocket DJ System Video Demo

A few months ago we showed you Pacemaker's pocket-sized DJ system, which at first glance seemed like a interestingly entertaining product. After a video demonstration by company DJ Ola Sars, the Pacemaker appears to be even more fun than we originally imagined. Even-though it has been over six months since we showed… » 1/06/08 11:56pm 1/06/08 11:56pm

Pacemaker's Pocket-Sized DJ Brings Mixing In Your Pants

Really into DJ-ing? Pacemaker's pocket-sized DJ lets you practice your song mixing skills on the wheels of molded plastic, all from the comfort of your own pants. The Pacemaker has a 120GB hard drive, USB 2.0 support, a touchpad, and various other DJ-ing functions (including loop-in, loop-out, re-loop, cue point… » 5/04/07 4:45pm 5/04/07 4:45pm