DJ Tips: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

I’ve spent the past decade producing events and DJ’ing in a variety of environments. From boat parties to the high desert, I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way. It doesn’t matter what type of equipment you use, or how experienced you are. If you are heading out to play a gig, make sure you have everything you need. There’s nothing worse than showing up to an event only to find that the promoter didn’t follow through on the technical rider, or the sound engineer has only one RCA cable that’s being held together by electrical tape.

New DJ Controllers from Pioneer: Hands-On Control over Software

New to B&H, the Pioneer DDJ-RX for rekordbox and the DDJ-SB2 for Serato DJ offer hands-on control over software with powerful performance pads, effects, and built-in audio interfaces.

Home Theater Receivers and Mobile Devices

In this B&H article, we discuss home theater systems that offer mobile-device connectivity, allowing you to control playback with your smartphone or tablet.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer Introduces the XDJ-RX

Pioneer has released the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ system with a large central LCD screen and club-standard layout for mobile DJs and home enthusiasts. The system integrates two USB-driven players and a two-channel mixer with build quality and features inherited from the club-standard Pioneer DJ nexus setup. The system features a single 7" high-resolution full-color display, offering the digital waveform view for both channels and an easy-to-navigate browser, as well as other pertinent data normally found on the CDJ Nexus series screens.

Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable

Pioneer PLX-1000 Pro Turntable


Multi-Room Wireless Audio Systems

At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous.


Guide to the Next Generation of Hi-Fi Stereo Systems

Holiday 2012: Rock Your New Year's Eve Party!

New Year's Eve is upon us again. That special night when we make big plans, dress up, get our hopes up and attend the coolest party we can find—only to be let down. It doesn’t have to be this way, folks.

Holiday 2012: This Year's Top Trends and Breakthroughs

Trending topics on Twitter change rapidly from one minute to the next, but in the world of electronics manufacturing, trends evolve slowly, often taking an entire calendar year to surface. Here at B&H, we’re among the first to get our hands on the latest professional and consumer equipment, and we’re always looking for new trends in the products.


Holiday 2012: DJ Controllers

Everyone wants to be a DJ these days, and with good reason—DJs are cool. Movie stars are doing it. Sports stars are doing it. Guess what? You could do it, too.


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