Akai MPC Touch

All new from legendary music production specialists, Akai, continuing in their pursuit for seamless perfection in music creation and inspiration comes the MPC Touch. The MPC line from Akai has always been on the fore-front of technological advancement in its field and the MPC Touch is certainly no exception.

Combining Akai’s well known and loved workflow focused controller with a Hi-Res, colour and yep, you guessed it, touch screen capable of multi-touch functionality means that everything you need is finally in one place. The MPC Touch allows users to produce, mix, edit and manipulate virtually any effect or parameter right from the unit itself with full access available from browsing samples to precise effects management.

While the touch screen is a first of its kind in this setting, it’s not the only impressive feature of the successful MPC line. The MPC Touch has received a complete overhaul with 16 improved velocity-sensitive pads which are brightly back-lit with RGB leds that you can set to your own personal requirements. Along with this, the good folks at Akai have also added 4 rotary knobs within the ‘Q-Link’ system which is completely editable to control almost any parameter you could need.

In addition to these state-of-the-art features, Akai, along with the MPC software, have kindly included access to over 20,000 sounds compiled from various databases just for you!

The Akai MPC Touch is available now at all DJ CIty stores so visit the one closest to you for more info or a demonstration of this fine piece of production hardware.

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All New VIBZ Mixers Are Here!

LD Systems VIBZ PA Mixers

The VIBZ Range of PA Mixers is one of the latest innovations to hit the Australian shores! These high quality PA mixers have been designed from the ground up to be “the heart of your sound” giving you the best sound possible, more features, and all in a compact robust housing that is ‘built to last’. This amazing range of PA Mixers is now available in 4 sizes;

LD Systems VIBZ6D PA MixerVIBZ6D 6-Channel PA Mixer with FX $199

This compact 6-Channel PA Mixer has 2 microphone inputs, built-in digital FX processor with 24 presets and an ‘FX mute’ footswitch port for instantly muting all effects. Perfect size for small duo & acoustic acts, presentations, and even smaller karaoke events.

 

LD Systems VIBZ8DC PA MixerVIBZ8DC 8-Channel PA Mixer with FX & Compressor $329

The 8-Channel VIBZ mixer features 4 high quality mic inputs with an adjustable compressor on 2 channels, built-in digital FX with 100 presents & ‘FX mute’ footswitch connection. Perfect for smaller live performances, venues, and presentations.

 

LD Systems VIBZ10C PA MixerVIBZ10C 10-Channel PA Mixer with Compressor $299

The VIBZ10C is a great sized 10-Channel PA Mixer with 4 high grade microphone inputs, adjustable compressor for channels 1 & 2, AUX monitor send for foldback or external FX processors. Ideal for venues, bands, and groups not wanting FX or have their own external processors.

 

LD Systems VIBZ12DC PA MixerVIBZ12DC 12-Channel PA Mixer with FX & Comp $529

The VIBZ12DC is the largest mixer in the VIBZ range with an impressive 12-Channels, including of 6 high-grade mic inputs, 4 channel compressor, digital FX processor with 100 presets, 1-2 group send, 1 AUX/FX send plus dedicated 1 AUX send. Perfect for larger performing bands and groups needing high performance equipment.

These amazing mixers are now stocked at all DJ City stores and online with fast delivery Australia wide! Contact us today to discuss your PA needs with one of our industry professionals and get the right advice.

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The Chauvet DFi-USB is Finally HERE !!!

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Hey guys, if you have been following my blogs you would know that the Chauvet DFi-USB Wireless DMX USB were coming to DJ City. If you haven’t been keeping up, the Chauvet DFi-USB is a wireless receiver that simply plugs right in the back of ‘USB Ready’ lights to receive DMX signals from unit such as the Obey40-DFi or the FlareCON. This  the future for lighting, how long have we been waiting for wireless DMX systems? Too long.

No need for messy cables untangling and rolling them time after time, these Chauvet DFi-USB provides instantaneous wireless communication and literally fits right into your pocket. You don’t even need a DMX controller to get all your lights doing the same thing, all you have to do is connect all your Chauvet USB Ready lights with DFi-USBs and they will master and slave between similar fixtures like the Chauvet DJ Slimpar-Q12 USB 12 x 4

Evolve with us here at DJ City, forget long hours setting up and DMX cables and taking them down, do yourself a favor. Starting at $49 the Chauvet DFi-USB can be attached to a key chain or can comfortable fit inside the Magma DIGI Stick Case.

 

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Pioneer DJ Releases CDJ-2000NXS2 & DJM-900NXS2

New CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2Overnight Pioneer has revealed the flagship models of their popular DJ media player and DJ Mixer ranges, the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. The new Nexus2 ‘club standard’ range sees a host of new features, and capabilites all aimed at improving performance, and work flow of today’s modern DJs.

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This state-of-the art DJ Player is designed to enhance your performance to a whole new level. Featuring new 7in High-Res LCD touch screen, 8 RGB colour assignable hotcues, improved browse and search engine, 4-deck syncing, and all new MIDI integration for the DDJ-SP1. This is by far Pioneer’s most powerful DJ Media Player!

Pioneer DJM-900NXS2Pioneer DJM-900NXS2

The new 4-Channel DJ Mixer has been re-designed to offer DJs the performance and sound quality they need. Featuring 14 new frequency selectable Beat FX, 2 parameters control of all 6 Sound FX, Dual USBs for seamless DJ changes, Rekordbox DVS ready, and upgraded 32-bit / 96kHz D/A converters. Pioneers most functional DJ Mixer ever made!

Arriving at DJ City soon, the new Nexus2 CDJ and DJM will definitely raise the bar for functionality and features to never seen before heights. And with it a whole new level of creativity and performance from DJs around the world.

 
Call us today for pricing and to reserve yours on 03 9706 5359 or visit one of our DJ City showrooms.

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LD System Wireless Microphone Systems LDWSECO Series

Joining DJ City’s new wireless microphone range come the all new LD Systems LD WSSECO and bringing back the LDWS1000 range. The Ld Microphone come in Lapel Microphones, Handheld Microphones, Headsets, and Levier Microphones with also an option to buy a dual microphone system as well.

Starting at $189 for a wireless Handheld Microphone the LDWSECO2HHD runs on a frequency of 863.100MHz making it legal to use anywhere within Australia. LD  Microphones such as the WS1000G2BPH Head set Microphone picks up sublevel frequencies low as 20Hz  all the way up to 20kHz to get a perfect quality pick pattern.

The LD WS1000 range is an advanced 96 true diversity UHF wireless microphone system that gives the most natural of sounds with a wide dynamic range enabling you to use 5 systems simultaneously. The LD Systems WS1000 Range has a battery life of up to 13 hours of use.

All LD Systems Microphone are available at all DJ City Stores. Head down to see our friendly staff at our DJ City showrooms for a demo or give us a call on 03 9706 5359.

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LD Systems Maui 5 Column Array PA System

Here at DJ City, we are always eagerly awaiting LD Systems next big triumph over the audio world. The introduction of the incredible new LD Maui 5 is a testament to their success, an embodiment of the iconic professionalism in audio that LD Systems strive to accomplish and inevitably achieve: perfection in design, engineering and quality.

Weighing in at just over 11Kg, the LD Maui 5 is the most compact column array LD Systems have ever created and the littlest brother in the Maui line-up, Size in no way hold this PA back however. Boasting a max SPL (Sound Pressure Level) of 120Db and wide projection angles, DSP signal processing and protection, Blutooth connectivity and a built 4-channel mixer, this baby Maui is not short on features by any means.

Capable of easily fitting right on to any car seat, the sub of the Maui 5 is where the magic happens, providing power and signal to the 3 column pieces which mount directly to the sub and then in to each other respectively, a single IEC power cable and your signal source input cables are the only cables you’ll see or need when using this all-in-one masterpiece!

If you’re looking to take your exceptional sound quality on the road, then the compact size and weight makes the LD Systems Maui 5 a no-brainer, but don’t take our word for it, head to your nearest DJ City showroom for a full setup and demonstration!

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DJ City’s TOP 12 Christmas Gift Ideas

Top 12 Best Christmas Gifts at DJ City

Don’t know what to get this Christmas? DJ City has something for everyone! We’ve got everything from DJ and Studio Gear to PA Equipment and Lighting! Here are 12 products recommended by our staff to fill your Christmas stocking this year:

1. Snow600 AVE Snow Machine

The Snow600 is a fantastic gift for anyone looking to put on an amazing show this Christmas. This snow machine is compact, but it creates an impressive realistic ‘falling snow’ effect which can be easily controlled using an included wireless remote. Defy the season and have a white Christmas in 2015!

2. Microkey-37 Korg MIDI Keyboard

Know someone wanting to make their own music?With the Microkey-37 MIDI Keyboard, you can produce and perform from anywhere! This super portable 37 Key unit features Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels to add dynamic expression to your music and is compatible with iPad using a camera connection kit. Use the Microkey-37 to add your own flavour to popular Christmas Carols this year!

3. MiniKinta-IRC Chauvet DJ LED Light Effect

Do you know a DJ looking to amp up their light show for the New Year? The MiniKinta-IRC is the perfect gift to put under the tree. This impressive DJ Effect light is fitted with 3 Watt Red, Green, Blue and White LEDs to fill the room with colourful, razor sharp beams. The MiniKinta also features DMX control, exciting built-in programs (including sound activation) and for those looking for more control, simply add the optional IRC-6 remote for wireless control.

4. BeatPad Reloop MIDI DJ Controller

If you’re looking for a gift for an aspiring DJ, then the Reloop BeatPad will be an amazing present for any beginner! The BeatPad is a powerful and portable control surface that allows you to mix virtually anywhere with any device. This 2 Channel DJ Controller is compatible with iPad, Android, PC, and MAC using the Algoriddim DJAY 2 app, making it even easier to take your music wherever you go these holidays.

5. iTrack Pocket Focusrite Recording Dock

The iTrack Pocket recording dock is the perfect Christmas present for anyone looking to post high quality videos of their musical performances and covers online. The iTrack Pocket allows you to easily record, edit and share your musical talent on platforms such as Youtube! Simply connect this portable iPhone soundcard to a microphone and hit record! You’ll be a superstar in no time!

6. iRig Voice IK Multimedia Microphone

Get the iRig Voice and sing all of your favourite Christmas Carols for your family and friends. The iRig Voice is a fun, colourful, easy to use, quality handheld vocal microphone – simply plug it in to your iOS device, such as your iPad or iPhone, and start singing! This microphone is great for Karaoke and it comes in a range of exciting, festive colours including Green, Yellow, Blue, Pink and White.

7. MicroBrute SE Arturia Synthesiser

If you’re new to synths, or if you’re a synth veteran, and you’re looking for one of the easiest to use and most unique-sounding synthesisers that money can buy, then the MicroBrute SE is the perfect gift this Christmas. The MicroBrute SE comes in Blue, White and Gold and is a seriously capable semi-modular sequence-able beast. Wait till you hear how it sounds. With the Microbrute SE, you’ll be the favourite this Christmas!

8. HDJ2000-W Pioneer DJ Headphones

Are you looking to upgrade your DJ headphones? The Pioneer HDJ2000-W is an amazing upgrade for you! These professional Pro DJ Headphones are designed for comfort and performance. With great audio clarity these are excellent for club environments. These lightweight Pioneer headphones truly have it all, including a 90 degree ear-cup swivel and a carry pouch. Top Santa this Christmas and buy yourself or someone else these prestigious headphones.

9. PS-2PMR Padova Music Electric Guitar Pack
Thinking about learning an instrument over the holidays? The PS-2PMR Electric Guitar Package has everything you need to get started and more. This pack comes with a beautiful 6-string electric guitar, a compact guitar amplifier, a clip on digital tuner, guitar picks, a strap, and a spare set of strings. The guitar is finished with a smooth gloss which comes in either a Maroon or Sunburst colour and is a fantastic gift to put under the Christmas tree.

10. DAVE8XS LD Systems 2.1 Split System

The Dave8-XS is a powerful 700W, compact split system, perfect for home theatre systems, cafes and small installations. This system delivers a crystal clear sound and is designed for all kinds of applications such as home recording, AV applications, DJ & Keyboard monitoring, PA for small public events and more. Santa will definitely hear you from the North Pole with this impressive sound system.

11. SRH145 Shure Collapsible Headphones

The Shure SRH145 headphones are designed for everyday use and feature the highest quality and natural sound possible when listening to any media device. These headphones are easily transportable as they can collapse to a compact size making them perfect for the gym, around the house and even on public transport.These headphones are the perfect gift for music lovers craving crystal clear sound.

12. Hire Party Pack #1 Light and Sound Setup

Are you hosting Christmas this year? This is the perfect package for your Christmas Party! This easy to use pack comes with everything you need; 2 x 12 inch Powered Speakers and a Gemini CDMP-7000 DJ Console which can play music from CDs, USBs, SDs, MIDI and even your phone! This pack also comes with 2 LED Effect Lights and a UV Black Light. Your Christmas celebration will be the party of the year with this awesome light and sound setup!

For more information on these fantastic products or for more great Christmas present ideas, visit our website or come into one of our four stores and speak to our friendly staff.

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JBL Professional SRX 800 Powered Series

JBL Professional is proud to announce the newest addition the the family the “SRX 800 series’. The JBL SRX800 series is a powered speaker series that delivers up to a huge 2000 watts of peak power to its diverse range of speaker systems. The SRX series cabs come in 12″, 15″ and 3-way 15″ tops, while the subs come in 18″ and dual 18″ bottoms.

The SRX 800 series uses the state-of-the-art  ’Sharc’ DSP that allows you to select and control from 20 PEQ’s including 2 seconds of delay, signal generators, input mixing, amplifier monitoring, and 50 User Presets. This can be done from the new clear LCD screen located on the back or the HiQ application for iOS and Android Systems.

The JBL SRX 800 series have integrated the use of your iOS and Android system to fully control and shape your sound, whether it may be a place of worship, theatre or club installation. Each speaker can be connect via enthernet link cable and controlled via the HiQ application available on Apple store or Google Play Stores.

Each speaker is powered with Crown’s finest front-end DriveCore technology that boast a enormous 2000watt power rating. The SRX 800 series  are capable of outputting massive sound pressure levels with very low distortion levels and lots of head room with out compromising the clarity of sound.

The SRX800 series have also included JBL’s patented ‘Differential Drive Technology’ ferrite driver equipped with 3″ neodymium voice coils, for reduced weight, increased power handling for long term use, thus always having crystal clear sound.

If you are serious about your sound and want reliability JBL SRX 800 series are not to be missed. Head down to see our friendly staff at our DJ City showrooms for a demo or give us a call on 03 9706 5359.

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Korg Microkey 25 Midi Keyboard

The all new Microkey 25 MIDI Keyboard by Korg is so small and compact you can fit it in the smallest of bags. The MicroKey 25 is so portable now compared to the larger models such as the MicroKey61 and MicroKey37 so you can use it wherever you go wether it be at a park or on the train to work.

The MicroKey25 has an octave shift of 4 octaves below and/or above to help find the right pitch of all sounds turning a meer only 25 keys into so much more. Not only does the MicroKey25 have an octave shift but also has an arpeggiator button too go up and down a scale with just one button. The MicroKey 25 also has a Joystick to help navigate through software.

The MicroKey25 is suitable for Mac OS X10.5 or later and is also compatible with almost every Windows computer including Windows Vista and XP.

The MicroKey25 by Korg is only $109 at all DJ City stores and is defiantly a unit worth purchasing for people on the fly and people with a small work space.

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Novation Circuit- Groove Box Synthesizer

Introducing the Novation Circuit! A grid-based sequencer with not one but two polysynths and a four part drum machine designed to let you make music literally anywhere. Bringing together unbelievable control with an intuitive layout and incredible sound manipulation, the Novation Circuit will have you smashing out grooves and tracks in no time.

Featuring 32 velocity sensitive, backlit colour pads giving you access to 64 synth patches playable over two separate polysynths allowing you to create cross melodies and chords then lay down some beats with the four piece drum all with multiple parameters of control for shaping your sound the way you want. 16 delays, 8 reverbs, up to 7 side chain effects and a master low/high pass filter mean that every beat and every track gradually forms and expands differently each time you let your imagination flourish.

The Novation Circuit, based off the popular Novation Launchpad, takes portable music production to a new level of a quality capable of complete stand-alone function using an in-built battery and speaker meaning you never have to compromise between life and your music. With real time editing and manipulation, the Circuit is perfect for the studio, live onstage performances and everywhere inbetween.

Drop by your local DJ City store to find out how the Novation Circuit will enhance your track production.

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