Check Out the 2018 DJ Mag Tech Award Winners
The results are in for DJ Mag’s annual Tech Awards. The 2018 winners include some of our favorite hardware and software companies, such as Roland, Rane DJ, Serato, Denon DJ, and Pioneer DJ. Keep reading to find out who the big winners are and let us know if your favorite gear is listed below.
Ultimate Club Mixer: Allen & Heath XONE:96
Named the ‘Ultimate Club Mixer,’ Allen & Heath’s new XONE:96 is now shipping. As a much-anticipated follow-up to the club classic Xone:92, the XONE:96 has enhanced connectivity thanks to two stereo sends, four stereo returns, and a dedicated master insert. Read more about the XONE:96 here.
Best DJ Controller under £600: Roland DJ-505
The DJ-505 is a powerful and inspiring instrument that gives you the flexibility to DJ, remix, and/or produce. With its standalone mixer functionality, narrow footprint, and Serato DVS upgrade path, the DJ-505 is an ideal controller to pair with turntables or CD players. It retails for just under $700 USD. Read more about the DJ-505 here.
Ultimate DJ Controller: RANE DJ Twelve
Rane calls the Twelve Controller their most innovative and future-facing DJ performance product to date. DJ Mag now calls it the ‘Ultimate DJ Controller.’ Designed in collaboration with professional turntablists around the world, the Twelve has advanced control and performance capabilities. Check out more about the key features here.
Best DJ Headphones: Pioneer DJ HDJ-X10 (Public Vote)
As the high-end option in Pioneer DJ’s HDJ-X series, the HDJ-X10 over-ear headphones give you outstanding audio quality paired with superior durability. A great option for DJs on the road, the HDJ-X10 drivers produce high-resolution sound ranging from 5 Hz to 40 kHz. Read more about the HDJ-X series here.
Best DJ Software: Serato DJ Pro (Public Vote)
It’s no secret that Serato DJ Pro is known globally as the most popular DJ software. Designed to be intuitive, reliable, and stacked with great features, Serato DJ Pro supports over 90 pieces of hardware! Did you know BPM Supreme offers Serato Pre-Flipped tracks? Learn more here.
Best Production Software: Ableton Live 10 (Public Vote)
Earlier this year, Ableton released a long-awaited update to their production software – Live 10. New in Live 10 are devices like Wavetable, Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal, as well as some significant workflow improvements. You can read about some of BPM Supreme’s favorite improvements here.
Editor’s Choice Award: Denon DJ SC5000M
Last year, Denon DJ’s SC5000 Prime Media Player won two DJ Mag Tech Awards: ‘Innovative New Product’ and ‘Ultimate Club Deck.’ As the world’s first DJ Player capable of on-board music file analysis, the SC5000 features an innovative dual-layer deck capability and an 8-inch rugged jogwheel that can display either current playing track or custom artwork. Read more here.
Congratulations to each of the awesome winners! To see the full list of DJ Mag Tech Award winners, click here.