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    House Heads Radio …. A new begining


    2014 - 05.21

    Big News

    You can now catch me on www.househeadsradio.com on a Thursday night from 8PM UK time. Be good to see a few of you join in with the show in the all new chatroom.

    househeadsradio

    Cheers

    Phil Andrews

    DJ Download Java Issues


    2013 - 05.14

    If you are experiencing issues with downloading multiple files from DJdownload.com there is an issue with the latest Java Update and the download manager.

    Version 7 Update 21 does not seem to work currently.

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/archive-139210.html

    The link above should take you to download version 6 Update 45, that should get you downloading again until the issue is resolved with the site.

    www.housefreaks.co.uk


    2012 - 12.02

    Join the best place for House Music on the Internet. 2 Channels of the best house 24/7…. Catch Phil Andrews live 8pm – 10pm UK time  Channel 2

    Come visit us in the chat room and view the studio cam to get in the thick of the action.  www.housefreaks.co.uk

     

    Pioneer CDJ2000 New Firmware Released


    2012 - 01.18


    http://pioneer.jp/support/download/dj-e/cdj-2000/

    Finally Pioneer have released the long awaited fix to the MT issue…. The link above will take you to where you need to go!

    Pioneer S-DJ05 W


    2011 - 10.03

    In Keeping with things all shiny and white, Pioneer have decided to makeover their rather nice S-DJ05 Active speaker. You guessed it they are……. Shiny….. and White with a Pioneer pricetag… They don’t sound half bad either!

    SDJ05 - W

    Key features

    Perfect sound reproduction The speakers are equipped with a 10cm high-force magnet and low-resonance chimney-style heat sink for the accurate reproduction of the original source and robust low frequency sound.

    Built-in linear EQ takes away the hassle of a sub-mixer
    The speakers’ built-in linear equaliser adjusts the frequency characteristics in the low and high bands from -6 dB to +6dB. Whether you are DJing, creating, or listening to music, the S-DJ-Ws let you fine-tune the sound to suit your needs.

    Deep, wide sweet spot
    The waveguide shape of the tweeter give a wider than normal sweet spot to cover the width of your studio set-up; and the independently driven woofer increases the vertical range to ensure no loss of clarity whether standing or sitting.

    Effortless switch between four inputs
    The S-DJ-Ws are the only speakers1 to enable switching between four audio terminals: XLR, TRS ¼ inch PHONE and RCA x 2. So you can switch between four sources without needing to fiddle with wires.

    One external controller for multiple settings
    DJ/producers can control all of their favourite features through one external controller: adjust the volume, mute the speakers, switch audio inputs and turn the EQ on/off without ever having to move.

    Total mute function
    Total mute allows DJs/producers to mute the sound without adjusting the volume, to preserve your frame of reference.

    Other features include:
    Blue LED display on front of speaker indicates input source, EQ and power on or off.
    Screw holes in the speaker base are fitted for installation purposes.
    Environmentally friendly auto-standby function switches the units to standby mode when no input or usage is detected for 60 minutes.

    Pioneer DDJ ERGO


    2011 - 09.29

    Today Pioneer have released details of their new entry level digital DJ controller, however looking at the spec it seems that it is a fairly capable unit. It comes with virtual DJ, with promises of full Midi mapping with Traktor. Below there are some of the specs and a couple of Pioneer issued snaps.

    DDJ ERGO

    Main specifications

    Bundled software Virtual DJ Limited Edition
    Input terminals MIC x1 (1/4 inch PHONE) AUX x1 (RCA) Output terminals MASTER OUT x 2 (1/4 inch PHONE x1, RCA x1) HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin) Other terminals USB B terminal x1
    Frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz Total harmonic distortion 0.006% or less S/N ratio 101 dB

    External dimensions 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 4.05 in. (H) (when removing the feet : 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 2.44 in. (H) ) Weight 6.3 lbs.
    Virtual DJ Limited Edition system requirement Compatible OS (Windows) Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7 Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ XP or newer 512MB RAM or more Compatible OS

    (Mac) Mac OS X v10.5/10.6/10.7 Intel® processor platform 1GB RAM or more Required disk space 50MB or more Display resolution 1024 x 768 or more Additional requirements for video mixing ATI™ or NVIDIA video chipset Dedicated 256MB DDR3 Video RAM

    BPM Show 2011


    2011 - 09.25

    Those of you in the UK that like their Techy DJ stuff will for sure have noticed that the BPM 2011 show is just around the corner. The show is open 1st, 2nd & 3rd of October. On to either make sure you take / don’t take your credit card with you… I’ll let you delete where appropriate…. Here’s the link to the website

    http://www.visitbpm.co.uk/

    New CDJ2000 Firmware Upgrade V V.05


    2011 - 09.14

    As posted earlier in the week, we have been awaiting the release of new Firmware for the CDJ-2000 with a couple of niggly bug fixes….

    See below…..

    Ver.4.04 -> Ver.4.05 (13 September, 2011 Update)

    * Bug Fix – The loop sound would pose 1 frame loop by specific operation.
    * Bug Fix – It rarely misaligned the beat grid about 50msec on the sound with MASTER TEMPO.
    * Bug Fix – Click noise generated on the sound for the specific MP3 file.

    Europe: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/software/CDJ-2000/index.html

    A Message from Pioneer RE: CDJ2000 & 900 Firmware Issue


    2011 - 09.09

    Originally posted August 25th 2011

    Dear CDJ-2000 & CDJ-900 users:

    Please stay tuned for an announcement regarding the new firmware release date. We thank you for your patience as well as your valuable feedback and support of our products and the Pioneer DJ forum.

    Pioneer DJ is developing a firmware update to address all three, which we expect will be available in coming weeks.

    The instances are rare and will not occur under most usage conditions.

    We have received some reports of issues with the loop function on the CDJ-2000, and with the Master Tempo function and interference in playback of certain MP3 files on both the CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900.