Rapper Flo Rida Is Selling a Laser DJ Toy Called Beamz® By Flo

Rapper Flo Rida—who you may know from such places as Samsung TV events, clubs that can't even handle him right now, and NBA Finals games he is kind of not invited to—is selling some weird DJ toy called Beamz® By Flo. From what we can tell from watching this video advertisement three times, it plays from a selection… » 9/10/13 12:40pm 9/10/13 12:40pm

A Portable Sound System For Next Gen Itinerant DJs

If you're desperate to be scratching while you're on the move there's a new place to turn. GET IT? Ugh. Philips and Armin van Buuren just teamed up to release a new portable controller and sound system for iDevices. An updated version of other Philips releases, the M1X-DJ System has a lightning connector and… » 9/08/13 7:12pm 9/08/13 7:12pm

The Portable iPhone Turntable Setup For Nomadic DJs

Pushing the limits of what can be considered an iPod/iPhone dock, Philips' FWP3200D is like an all-in-one DJ stage show with a pair of 5.25-inch subwoofers that glow and pulse to your music—and a set of digital turntables letting you mix and scratch your beats. » 8/01/12 9:20am 8/01/12 9:20am

Robots Suck At Scratching Vinyl

The DJs of the world can breathe a sigh of relief, because if this video is any indication, it's going to be a long time before they're in jeopardy of losing gigs to robots. » 12/31/11 1:00pm 12/31/11 1:00pm

Threats, Blowjobs, Drugs, and Other Notes at the DJ Booth

Being a DJ is likely one of the best possible vocations a human can achieve. You're paid to make people dance, right? But these people are usually drunk and awful. Here are their dispatches from the dance floor. [MetaFilter] » 8/15/11 6:20pm 8/15/11 6:20pm

Qbo the Robot DJ Will Guarantee Nerdiest Party of Your Life

Hello, party programs! Are you ready to get down? Put your hands in the air if you are ready to get funky—digitally! Perhaps you would like a rap party melody? That is no problem! Motion-controlled party cool time! » 8/04/11 4:40pm 8/04/11 4:40pm

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

These Nixon RPM Headphones are Tuned for DJs, But Can They Handle My…

Looking not entirely dissimilar from the Danish Aiaiai TMA-1 headphones I liked so much last year, these Nixon RPM headphones have 40mm drivers tuned for DJ use, along with articulated joints for twisting every-which-way. » 4/25/11 9:50am 4/25/11 9:50am

A DJ That Knows Exactly What Music You Like Just By Looking at Your Face

Confident in your taste? Stick your mug in front of Automatic DJ, a program written by Hunch's Ben Gleitzman that recognizes your face, looks you up on Facebook, and uses your profile info to put on a song you're guaranteed to like. I didn't know computers could do any of that stuff. You can grab the code on GitHub.… » 2/17/11 2:00pm 2/17/11 2:00pm

Rare Footage of Daft Punk's 1980's Helmet Found

Did I say 1980s? I meant 2011sies, sorry. I bet the sweaty Daft Punk guys are looking at DJ Kid Chameleon's Macintosh Plus and iPad helmet in envy—especially if there's a fan component squeezed in there. » 1/14/11 6:00pm 1/14/11 6:00pm

Novation Dicer DJ Controllers Are Easy and Cheap Way To Get Into DJing

For 99 notes, wannabe DJs can get a pair of point and looping controllers designed for use with laptops, CDJs, turntables and mixers. They glow bright red/green, look like dice (kind of) and roll dem phat beatz out. Or something. » 7/27/10 3:20pm 7/27/10 3:20pm

Hercules Bills DJ Console Mk4 as "Most Portable" of All Turntables

Hercules, purveyor of various devices, wants you to know the DJ Console Mk4 is the most easily transportable from A to B turntable in existence. Hyperbole? Yes, but there's no denying this is one diminutive set of 1's+2's. Updated. » 3/28/10 5:00pm 3/28/10 5:00pm

Wacom Dips Toe In Club Scene With Nextbeat Wireless DJ Controller

Wacom, the tablet and touchscreen company that's made a name for itself in graphic design circles, is about to enter the discotheque. » 3/15/09 3:59pm 3/15/09 3:59pm

I've Got Two Kuka Robot Arms and a Microphone

I learn something new about robots every day. These Kuka industrial robot arms have been used to power amusement park rides, and apparently, make fine German avant-garde electronic DJs. » 12/15/08 10:30am 12/15/08 10:30am

iBuddy Portable DJ Mixer Makes a Fatboy Slim Out of Your Lack of DJ…

The Gizmo: The iBuddy is a portable iPod DJ mixing station, with inputs for two iPods, two MP3 players or a combination of the two. The three knobs control things that are strictly to do with DJ talk, like "reverb," "flange" and "autophase." As crap as we are with DJ lingo, we know it sounded damn good. It was also… » 1/09/08 1:25pm 1/09/08 1:25pm

Vestax VCI-100 Mixer Modded with Arcade Game Buttons

Here's what you do if you think your Vestax mixer looks dull as day-old dog doo: mod it. One of the guys from DJ Tech Tools swapped his boring old black knobs for arcade game buttons. How-to video is after the jump. » 10/23/07 4:34am 10/23/07 4:34am

Numark's iDJ2 Lets You Mix Tracks from the Same iPod

Numark's iDJ2, a mixing table that allows you to mix up tracks from the same iPod is to be launched next month. We touched on the prototype earlier this year, which got a thumbs-up-with-reservations from DJ Scott Paradis, but this is the final version. Key features, and price, below.
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Rega P3 Turntable Improved, Prettier, Still Plays Vinyl

Those old-tech turntables keep hanging on, and the Rega P3 and its kick-ass RB300 tonearm have established quite a name for themselves in this esoteric category. Now the product has been further improved, with a higher quality synchronous motor, a floated plateglass platter and a range of lovely colors. And if you… » 9/22/06 1:41pm 9/22/06 1:41pm