The toy makers have been busy
this season creating toys that turn your children into DJs. Why not
start them out early in the business with some cool tools just in
time for the holidays? From live mixing to live broadcast they
will be able to everything you do and more. All of these are
available at Amazon.com.
The Digital Music Mixer turns
your computer into a dynamic mixing studio with a hands-on controller
driving powerful mixing software. The DM2 is the ultimate tool for
the complete DJ experience.
Manufacturer Apzu, Inc.
Age Range 12 and up
Gives you the power to mix
your own music
Plug it in and create the
Record your mix and alter
it with the software
DJ Johnny Bot
In a joining together of two
worlds that don't traditionally meet, DJ Johnny Bot is a combination
robot and karaoke machine. Happily, these two great tastes go great
together. Johnny features two microphones, an antenna, and a tape
featuring karaoke versions of four hit songs ("Love Don't Cost a
Thing," "Stronger," "He Loves U Not," and
"Survivor"). Also included is a remote control DJ unit with
various effect buttons and a scratch wheel to create a hip-hop sound.
In karaoke mode, you can sing along to the hits or juice up the beats
with DJ sound effects. In dance mode, the remote control DJ unit lets
you create music that anyone, including Johnny himself, can dance
along to. There's also a radio mode where you can add the DJ effects
to spice up the broadcast. Johnny took a little while to set up and
he does hog the batteries a bit (five C, four AAA, and six AA) but
given that he is a self-contained mobile party all by himself, we can
easily overlook any other issues.
Smart DJ Jazz 'n Jam
This versatile instrument is
so much more than just a keyboard. On the most basic level, kids can
select one of 30 familiar songs and follow the directional lights on
the keyboard to play the song. However, they can also spruce up a
tune with the 20 musical sounds and 10 musical styles provided.
They'll also be able to sing along using the attached microphone or
record an invented tune and play it back later. The Little Smart DJ
Jazz 'n Jam comes with two speakers and separate volume controls for
music and microphone. Requires four C batteries (not included).
Be the life of the party! Use
any FM radio to transmit your voice or turn the dial and be your own
DJ by speaking through the mike. 3 funky sounds will help to
personalize your style. You can even pop a tape into the built in
cassette player and invite everybody on the dance floor to boogie
with your favorite stars.
Stacks and stacks of red-hot
wax, all the platters that really matter... it's request-line action
on AM 1610, broadcasting live from 30 feet away, with four AA
batteries providing 6 volts of pure hit-making power! Yep, the
drive-time "Morning Zoo" is about to get a touch wilder at
your house with Radio DJ, Wild Planet's mini studio console that
allows for wireless transmission over any home or car radio. Features
include adjustable broadcast microphone and audiocassette deck (both
with fade-in volume controls), push-button sound effects (laughter,
cheering, a drum, and a buzzer), and even a patch cord to add
favorite CDs to the playlist. With its limited broadcast area of 10
yards, it's not exactly a "pirate" station (it's even
compliant with Part 15 of the FCC's regulations). With youngsters 6
years and older on the air, prepare to have yours rocked.