Phase: Fact or Fiction?

Do you consider yourself a Phase expert? Or you just recently purchased a Phase and you’re still feeling new to the community? Let’s put your knowledge to test and at the same time, let’s debunk some myths about Phase, shall we?

Let’s begin!

“Phase is a French product



“Phase doesn’t work with Traktor, only with some specific DJ software



“Phase allows you to save money from buying needles.



“Phase is made by DJs.



“Phase is a wireless product thanks to a Bluetooth connection.



Phase needs to be updated to bring new features or improvements



I need to buy a Phase for the Serato integration.”



“Phase only works when plugged to a wall outlet” 



A big company is behind Phase.”



I can turn off my Phase and save me some battery.



There are only 3 engineers behind Phase.”



I need a DVS interface to use Phase.”



“Some Phase users experience a cue drift and some others don’t



“Two Remotes can discharge at different times




Let’s see the answers!

“Phase is a French product

Oui! Phase is developed by MWM, a French company based in Paris. However, we ship Phase worldwide (with free shipping anywhere!) and we work with a global network of retailers to bring our products closer to you. 

“Phase doesn’t work with Traktor, only with some specific DJ software

Not at all! Phase was designed to work with most of the main DJ software available (Serato DJ Pro, Traktor, Rekordbox, Virtual DJ and more). 

“Phase allows you to save money from buying needles.

This is true, because even if it depends on the use you give to your needles and the brand you purchase, in the long run, Phase can save you hundreds of dollars in needles and cartridges since acquiring a Phase represents a one time purchase of equipment. Save your needles for reading real records. We love that too!

“Phase is made by DJs.

DJs are working at MWM and particularly working for the Phase project. Their insight has been extremely helpful to identify the specific needs of the DJ community and to be able to deliver a product that provides the best user experience. Our project manager Cedric is a DJ himself!

“Phase is a wireless product thanks to a Bluetooth connection.

No, because even Bluetooth 4.0 wouldn’t be strong enough to work for Phase (and Wi-Fi is cool for internet browsing, but not so much for those precise DJ sets). Phase works thanks to a custom-made radio communication protocol designed by the Phase engineering team. Read more about it here.

Phase needs to be updated to bring new features or improvements

Yes! Phase has been conceived in a way in which users need to upgrade their Phase via updates, which is possible to do remotely thanks to our configuration software Phase Manager, and the hard work of our team on delivering new firmware versions. We encourage you to check if you Phase is up to date with the latest Firmware version, since this will guarantee the best performance of your product.

A lot of brand new features are coming your way since some Phase components have much more to offer in terms of development, so update your product regularly.

I need to buy a Phase for the Serato integration.”

No worries! The Phase x Serato integration will be available to all Phase owners. There is no need to purchase another Phase or additional equipment, just to update the product. The integration will be available as a Firmware update for all Phase users. 

“Phase only works when plugged to a wall outlet” 

This is false. If you are up to date with the latest Firmware, you can power your Phase by plugging it to a wall outlet, laptop, or even USB hubs. Plugging your Phase to a wall outlet or laptop won’t damage your product or affect the charging process.

A big company is behind Phase.”

Phase is a project launched by MWM, a startup specialized in the development of digital and hardware products for the music industry. There is a team of 8 people dedicated to the Phase project exclusively.

I can turn off my Phase and save me some battery.

Of course you can! The Remotes automatically turn off after unplugging the Phase Receiver, according to the shutdown timer you can set with the slider on Phase Manager. So when your product is off, the batteries won’t drain. Read all about the battery in this post.

There are only 3 engineers behind Phase.”

Within the Phase team (Part of MWM) 8 people are working exclusively for the project, and 3 of them are the hard-working (and pretty smart too) engineers in charge of product development to always take Phase to the next level. 

I need a DVS interface to use Phase.”

Yes, to use Phase you will need a working DVS interface. Most of the mixers now have DVS directly built-in, in this case you don’t have to buy anything else.

“Some Phase users experience a cue drift and some others don’t

This is true, but the drift depends entirely on the environment since it is due to radio information getting lost as packets are sent to the Remotes and the Receiver. This radio information loss varies according to the environment in which you use Phase. That is why some users never experience this kind of problem, whereas others encounter it more. Learn more about Phase radio communication in this article. 

“Two Remotes can discharge at different times

Yes! Since the Remotes are constantly communicating with the Phase Receiver, this function represents a battery consumption of nearly 70% and explains why two Remotes’ batteries can drain at different paces, even if we have set everything in place to make this smooth and synched. Phase Remotes have lithium batteries that have a behavior that can vary widely, as is the case for smartphones (that is why two iPhones won’t necessarily charge at the same time).


How many answers did you get right?

  • 0 to 4: New to the community? Now you know the facts! Welcome on board!
  • 5 to 9: Intermediate level! You are almost there… Keep it up!
  • 10 to 14: You can call yourself a Phase expert! Challenge your friends now!

Let us know in the comments if you are a newbie or a Phase expert! If you have any questions concerning your Phase, please visit our website and support section, or directly contact our product specialists at support@mwm-store.com.

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