DJ Stories April 22, 2015

Update (4/23 3:40pm): Apple has officially named djay 2 as its Free App of the Week.

Whether you’re a professional DJ or just enjoy spinning for your backyard parties, we’ve got a serious price drop on a very popular app today. For the first time since it’s release, iPad has gone free, it regularly goes for $10. djay 2 for iPhone has also dropped its price to free, for just the second time (Reg. $3).

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This full-featured DJ app puts users in complete control of the party with integrated support for Spotify and iTunes, enabling users to spin the latest hits anywhere. All you need to do is hook up your device to a sound system and djay 2 will enable you to perform live, create and record mixes or simply sit back and the let the app do the work for you.

djay 2 brings life to the party with a number of included audio effects with additional in-app purchases adding more custom mixing options. Not only is the feature list long, this app has all the connectivity and interface abilities that professionals would hope for. Bluetooth and AirPlay remove the need for a wired setup while popular MIDI controllers from Pioneer, Philips and many more are supported. Algoriddim has partnered with other companies to create hardware specifically designed for the djay 2 app that will help get you started.

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DJ Stories February 24, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Klipsch X11 in-ears $100 (Reg. $132+), Sennheiser HD205-II over-ears $25 (Reg. $50)

Newegg is offering the Klipsch X11 In-Ear headphones for $99.99 shipped. That’s as much as $250 under the bloated original listing, $32 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find. They have received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg also has the Sennheiser (HD205-II) Circumaural DJ Headphones w/ rotatable ear cups for $29.99. Coupon code EMCANNR54 drops the final price down to $24.99 shipped. This is nearly 50% off the regular price, $22 better than Amazon and the best current price. These headphones are rated 4/5 stars by over 100 Amazon customers.

Features for both models:

Klipsch X11:

Features include:

  • Rotable padded ear cup for comforatable single ear listening
  • Perfect for DJ or studio use
  • Outstanding shielding of ambient noise
  • Rugged construction takes a beating on the road
  • Includes protective storage pouch for safe transport
  • Best rotatable ear cups for DJ’s
  • Earpads are field replaceable and easy to clean
  • Smooth audio reproduction with deep bass

Sennheiser (HD205-II):

Features:

  • Smallest and lightest in-ear headphone thanks to featherweight aluminum body
  • Full range balanced armature for audiophile quality sound
  • Superior noise isolation for amazing bass response
  • Patented oval ear tips for superior comfort, passive noise cancellation and enhanced bass
  • Increased durability and updated tangle free cable
  • this model does not include the mic/controls

DJ Stories November 5, 2014

expiredAudio-Technica ATH-PRO500 Mark II Professional Headphones $75 shipped (orig. $180)

BuyDig is offering the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500 Mark II Professional DJ Monitor Headphones (ATH-PRO500MK2BK) for $99.95. But using code 2MROLND drops your total down to $74.95 shipped. That’s $105 under the original listing, $25 better than Amazon, $5 under our previous mention and the lowest we can find.

They feature 53mm large-diameter drivers, a “comfortable” elastomer frame with swiveling earpieces, a frequency response range of 10-30,000 Hz and come with a screw-on 1/4″ adapter, two detachable cords (straight and coiled) and a carrying pouch.

While this particular set has received a 4.5/5 star rating from only 8 Amazon customers, just about all of the company’s headphones have received 4+ star ratings from thousands of reviewers. Keep in mind, these cans come along with Audio-Technica’s long standing reputation as a quality pro audio device maker.

More from Audio-Technica:

Designed with the DJ in mind, Audio-Technica’s ATH-PRO500MK2 headphones deliver amazing sonic performance with 53 mm large-diameter drivers, low-profile acoustic-efficient housings, swiveling earpieces, and compact foldable design. The rugged design offers improved strength and smooth rotation of the earpieces; comes with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight).

Features:

  • 53 mm high-quality large-diameter drivers deliver extremely wide frequency response (10-30,000 Hz)
  • Durable elastomer frame
  • Soft elastomer grip for non-slip stability during DJ use
  • Foldable for compact portability
  • Swiveling earpieces (50°/90°) provide versatile positioning for every monitoring preference
  • Easily replaceable detachable cord with screw-in connector
  • Includes 2 detachable cords (one coiled and one straight)
  • Available in black (BK) and red (RD)

DJ Stories September 24, 2013

Pioneer DDJ-T1 & S1 DJ Controllers at $100 off: $600 shipped

Along with Numark, Pioneer has been a staple in the DJ community for many years and its DDJ line of DJ controllers is no exception. The weapon of choice for many DJs, the Pioneer DDJ S1 and T1 are some of the most powerful DJ rigs available. Amazon is currently offering both decks at $100 off, making this a great time to get your hands on a world class DJ rig at less than half the price at launch date.

Both models came in at around $1200 when they were released and slowly crept down to the $700 price point. Now you can grab both the T1 and S1 for $600, bringing you a savings of $600 off the regular listing, $100 off what Pioneer is charging and the current lowest price we can find.

The main difference between the T1 and the S1 is the Serato scratch software support, to put it simply, if you’re into scratching and that style of music the S1 is the model for you. Another glaring difference is that the S1 is a two channel mixer whereas the T1 is a 4 channel mixer, making it more capable of elaborate live multi-track mixing. Both models support Native Instrument’s industry standard DJ software Traktor.

Pioneer DDJ-T1 DJ Controller, 4 channels: $600 (Reg. $700)

The controller layout and TRAKTOR software interface are identical, ensuring ease-of-use and precise control. The DDJ-T1 is modeled after the proven design of the professional Pioneer DJ player and mixer and integrates 115mm jog dials, accurate search functionality to quickly find playback points, a load button for song data and a master synch button for beat matching across four channels.

Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Controller w/ Serato support, 2 channels: $600 (Reg. $700)

All buttons and knobs have been pre-programmed for Serato DJ (after firmware update), so users can quickly connect the controller to their laptops with the use of a USB cable, enabling them to start their performances without having to adjust any complicated settings.  Additionally, the DDJ-S1 can be powered through the laptop’s USB port

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