After much anticipation, Phase is now shipping to early customers.
First presented back in 2018, Phase claims to remove the need for a stylus and timecode vinyl in digital DJing setups by capturing any record's rotation and wirelessly sending the information to DJ software like rekordbox, Serato or Traktor. Two remotes with built-in sensors are placed on top of each record and communicate to a receiver, which then passes on your movements to the DJ software. Each remote lasts up to 10 hours after a two-hour charge and the basic package costs €299.
Last year Shure announced it would discontinue its range of record cartridges and needles, including the industry standard M44-7.
Watch Jazzy Jeff putting Phase through its paces.