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Turntable Lab Cartridge Care Kit (Stylus Force Guage, Alignment Tool, Brush)

Turntable Lab Cartridge Care Kit (Stylus Force Guage, Alignment Tool, Brush)

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It’s all about the small details when you’re trying to get the best sound possible from your turntable set-up, and here’s a TTL bundle to help your cartridge get properly aligned and weighted, including the custom, Lab-branded Audio Setup Carbon Fiber Stylus Brush. Buy the bundle here or pick and choose what just you need:

Turntable Lab Audiosetup Carbon Fiber Stylus Brush

Shure SFG-2 Stylus Force Guage

Record Supply Co. Cartridge Alignment Protractor Tool

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Roland TR-09 Rhythm Performer, TB-03 Bass Line Sound Module, VP-03 Vocoder Sound Module, DJ-808 DJ Controller PRE-ORDER

Roland DJ-808 DJ Controller – PRE-ORDER

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It’s almost here! Roland jumps in to the DJ market, and the company makes a HUGE splash w/ this beast of a machine, which combines a powerful, advanced Serato controller with the TR drum machine capable of reproducing the sonics of the most iconic, classic rhythm units: TR-606, TR-707, TR-808, TR-909. It’s a dream come true if you’re a dj-producer that’s in to making and tweaking music live, just imagine the possibilities! Pre-order now!


Roland TR-09 Rhythm Performer Sound Module – PRE-ORDER

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In addition to its foray into the DJ scene, the Japanese brand is brining back some of the most influential drum machines in more compact, redesigned forms. First up is the TR-09, which promises to recreate the dancefloor-dominating lineage of the TR-909. A part of the Roland Boutique Series, this affordable unit includes some modern upgrades (USB audio, USB MIDI, etc) but remains faithful to the classic sound that made its big brother such a cross-generational monster of a hit.

Roland TB-03 Bass Line Sound Module – PRE-ORDER

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If you’re talking about low end, the acid magic of the TB-303 must be mentioned, and the TB-03 is the direct descendant of the synth that will recreate and deliver the hypnotic, squelching punch. The interface and the controls are replicated from the OG machine, and the improved connectivity makes the TR-03 a power addition to your setup.

Roland VP-03 Vocoder Sound Module – PRE-ORDER

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The last of the Roland Boutique Series available now for PRE-ORDER is the Roland VP-03, which is a miniature recreation of the VP-330 Vocoder Plus. For those into shaping synthesized sound w/ the human voice for that retro “talking robot” vibe, this is a compact and affordable option that accurately emulates the original unit that remains one of the most popular vocoders ever made.

Roland DK-01 Boutique Dock – PRE-ORDER

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And lastly, this custom dock allows you to mount the above Roland Boutique Series modules. Wether you want them flat or tilted, the DK-01 got you covered!

Roland products available at Turntable Lab now.

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Numark PT01 Scratch Portable Turntable w/ Scratch Switch – PRE-ORDER

Numark PT01 Scratch Portable Turntable With Scratch Switch – PRE-ORDER

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Numark announced the PT01 Scratch last month, and this must-have portable turntable is now available for PRE-ORDER at Turntable Lab. Built on the trusted PT-01 that’s been central to the “portablism” movement, which has been gaining a crazy amount of ground since the introduction of the Raiden Fader, the Scratch model is equipped with a built-in, adjustable, and replaceable “slide-Switch” (aka a fader?). Here is the complete features list:

• Built-in adjustable Scratch slide-Switch
• User-replaceable scratch slide-switch keeps the action going
• Protective dust cover and integrated carrying handle
• Wall-powered with included AC adapter or six batteries (not included)
• Built-in speaker
• Cartridge included
• Removable slip-mat
• Class-compliant USB connection for PC recording
• 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM settings
• RCA line and headphone outputs
• 1/8” Aux input with adjustable volume

Check out this video of DJ Perly taking the PT01 Scratch out for a spin:

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Vinyl Vac Vinyl Record Cleaner

Vinyl Vac Vinyl Record Cleaner

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Got dusty vinyl? Simply attach this extension to your vacuum cleaner, and see the dust, dirt, and all types of grime get sucked away. There’s a soft, velvety felt that protects the labels on your treasured LPs/12″s/45s/78s/10″s, and unless you’re willing to shell out a shit ton of money for one of the VPI or Okki Nokki devices, this genius solution might be the cheapest, fastest way to achieving better sound (peep the epic music choice for the instruction video below).

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Native Instruments MASCHINE JAM Pre-Order

Native Instruments MASCHINE JAM Production and Performance System – PRE-ORDER

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Native Instruments‘ line of controllers, besides the solid build, fool-proof layout, and aesthetically pleasing design, have always excelled in offering complete integration with software. With various models of the MASCHINE faminy finding themselves in the center of many studios/home setups, the innovative German company adds another production/performance unit to the line: MASCHINE JAM. Being billed as a system for “intuitive sequencing and track building,” the modern controller, which allows multi-track step-sequencing, sound design (check Smart Strips!), and outside-of-the-box arrangement possibilities, also promises flawless workflow with MASCHINE/MASCHINE EXPANSION/KOMPLETE softwares as well as NKS-ready plug-ins and various VSTs. Check out the video that summarizes the highlights of MASCHINE JAM below, and you can now PRE-ORDER it here.

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Serato Phife Dawg & Brazil Edition Control Vinyl

Serato Phife Dawg x Serato Control Vinyl 2LP

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Serato pays tribute to the late A Tribe Called Quest member with a limited-edition (900 copies only) control vinyl in the 5-foot Assassin’s favorite colored, Knicks orange and blue, of course. The 2LP also features 3 original tracks from Phife produced by J Dilla, Potatohead People, and DJ Rasta Root.

Serato Performance Series Control Vinyl 2LP – Brazil Edition

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Another new release from Serato honors the most recent host of the Olympic Games, Brazil. The swirly mix of blue, green and yellow is an eyecatcher, and the Performance-Series pedigree guarantees top-notch performance & response.

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Elac Speakers: Debut & Uni-Fi Series Available at Turntable Lab

Elac UB5 Uni-Fi Series 5 1/4″ Concentric 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers (UB51-BK)

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Elac offers a variety of options for loudspeakers. Models from the German company’s Debut & Uni-Fi lines just hit the site, and they offer high-quality sound reproduction at different price points. At $499 (comes as a pair), the UB5 5 1/4″ Concentric 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers is a compact solution for deep bass + accurate top ends, and the 5.25″ woofer, 1″ tweeter, and 4″ midrange cones come housed in a lowkey, black-brushed-vinyl finished medium-density fibreboard cabinet.

Elac F5 Debut Series 5 1/4″ Floorstanding Speaker (DF51-BK)

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If space is not an issue, Elac also offers the F5 3-2ay Floorstanding Speaker at $279.99 (single unit). When it comes to the bookshelf vs.tower speakers question, there is really no clear cut answer; it all depends on what you want. In this case, the F5 offers the same size sub, mid, high cones as the above UB5 and nearly identical frequency response. With that said, this configuration will offer a bigger and more robust sound (especially low end) because of the extra space in the cabinet (really simplifying things here). If you plan on adding a sub to your setup, the bookshelves might be a better option, but then again, floorstanding speakers can also be incorporated in to larger systems, so again, it all depends on what you want.

Elac B5 Debut Series 5 1/4″ Bookshelf Speakers (DF51-BK)

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Now moving on to the 2-way options, the B5 Bookshelf Speakers, at $229 (comes as a pair), is a real bargain, especially given the sound quality it produces (2015 Absolute Sound Product of the Year winner). The 5.25″ sub woofer promises deep, detailed bass, and although it lacks the mid-range cone that the above two models have, the 1″ cloth dome tweeters deliver crisp highs. The speaker is a marvel at the size and price point it offers.

Elac B5 Debut Series 5 1/4″ Bookshelf Speakers (DB41-BK)

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Now on to the most affordable option from Elac ($179.99, comes as a pair), the B4 Debut Series 4″ Bookshelf Speakers. You can count on accurate highs and rich bass from this compact model, and although it will be fine as a standalone, the B4 will be perfect as a part of a surround-sound system if you decide to add a subwoofer or other components.

Elac speakers available now at Turntable Lab.

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