Blog Profile / DJ TechTools


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Filed Under:Music / Dance & DJ
Posts on Regator:1953
Posts / Week:5
Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX2: First Impressions Review

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It’s back! After two and a half years, Pioneer DJ has brought out the successor to their much loved XDJ-RX, the brand new XDJ-RX2. The new unit inherits a lot of the Nexus 2 features, much like the original did with the Nexus 1 generation. Show More Summary

iOS 11 + RemixLive + The Future Of App Production Tools

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

With iOS 11, there are a few features that developers might use to build more powerful music applications. DJ and production apps are becoming robust enough to be more than a novelty. Mixvibes is one of the first in our industry to flex some of this new functionality with an update of Remixlive for iOS. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday! Ten Years Of DJTT + How It All Began

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

As summer crossfades into fall, we wanted take a moment to think about the history of this site and the very early stories that got it all started. Take a moment to step into the ten-years-ago wayback machine and celebrate a decade of DJ Techtools! The post Happy Birthday! Ten Years Of DJTT + How It All Began appeared first on DJ TechTools.

How To Throw A Silent Disco: A Promoter’s Guide

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There's no right way or wrong way to put on a silent disco. I’ve done them at festivals, clubs, bars, school gyms, cruise ships, fashion shows, and even in an elevator. However, there are some key ingredients that will increase a silent disco's probability of success. The post How To Throw A Silent Disco: A Promoter’s Guide appeared first on DJ TechTools.

6 Ways For Dance Music Producers To Humanize Their Tracks

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's all too easy to make "perfect-sounding" dance music. In today's article, we take a look at a few ways to add imperfect, human-sounding organic character to tracks when producing in Ableton Live. The post 6 Ways For Dance Music Producers To Humanize Their Tracks appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Dead DJ Controller: Surviving A Complete Gear Failure At A Gig

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There's always a chance of disaster at a DJ gig. Drinks can find their way into the DJ booth, power outages are always a possibility - but another scenario that many DJs overlook is the dead controller scenario. There are many ways a controller can short out or stop working completely. Show More Summary

MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Is Here: Can DJs + Producers Update Yet?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A brand new update for macOS is out today, High Sierra. With the new version are a host of new improvements to the operating system across the board. But as usual, DJs and producers should hesitate! We've collected the latest details...Show More Summary

5 Things Every DJ Can Learn From Shawn Wasabi’s Success

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Shawn Wasabi rose from YouTube videos to being a household name in the live mashup/controllerism scene. His bubbly routines have inspired countless budding musicians to get into finger drumming. But some DJs who aren't into that scene...Show More Summary

DDJ-SX2-N: All Gold Everything

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

What happens when you take the most popular professional DJ controller on the market and dip it in a gold paint job? It seems like only yesterday that we were writing about a new color release from Pioneer DJ - because it was only yesterday. Show More Summary

Limited Edition White Decks: CDJ-2000NXS2-W and DJM-900NXS2-W

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer DJ doesn't do as many "alternative paint job" releases as they used to - but today they introduced a brand new look for their top-of-line NXS2 club rig. Keep reading for the details!  The post Limited Edition White Decks: CDJ-2000NXS2-W and DJM-900NXS2-W appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Rekordbox 5: Is It Faster? Better? Stronger?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last week, Pioneer DJ put out a new version of their library management and DJ software, Rekordbox 5. For many DJs, this software is the central hub that bridges the gap between music collection and DJ collection. How does the new version perform? Keep reading for our experience so far. The post Rekordbox 5: Is It Faster? Better? Stronger? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Spotify Axes DJ Software Streaming In Virtual DJ

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

To some DJs, integrated streaming music services are the pinnacle of modern music collections. To others, the unreliability and dependence on good internet, service is too risky. In the last month, Spotify has made a minor-but-impactful update to their terms of service that has crippled streaming inside of Virtual DJ. Show More Summary

Pioneer Announces XDJ-RX2 and XY-3B Speaker

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer is announcing two major releases with one of them confirming recent speculations surrounding a successor to the XDJ-RX. Out of Pioneer's Professional Audio department comes a new speaker that is prepared for club/restaraunt installation as well as going on tour. Show More Summary

Mixing Songs That Don’t Have a ‘DJ Intro’: 4 Common Techniques

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

When you're playing a set and selecting from tunes that aren't designed with DJs in mind, mixing can be challenging. In today's article, guest contributor Aden Russel shares four common DJ mixing techniques that can be used to tackle these more challenging tracks. The post Mixing Songs That Don’t Have a ‘DJ Intro’: 4 Common Techniques appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Pioneer DJ Launches Rekordbox 5, DDJ-XP1, Teases XDJ-RX2

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In a brand new product announcement, Pioneer DJ is officially launching the final new version of Rekordbox 5.0, as well as a new accessory controller, the DDJ-XP1. With 32 pads, it's designed with key-shifted turntablism performances in mind. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Native Instruments Introduces Maschine MK3 and Komplete Kontrol MK2 S49 / S61

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments today announces the next generation in Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware. Starting today, the Maschine MK3 and the Komplete Kontrol MK2 (S49 and S61) are becoming available for pre-order. The new generation of units are products of re-engineering and all-new industrial designs that boast of a more creative, intuitive workflow. Show More Summary

Pioneer DJ Launch DDJ-SR2 Controller + DJM-S3 Mixer

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Just announced a few moments ago are two brand new products from Pioneer DJ. The DDJ-SR2 is a much-needed updated two channel controller, while the DJM-S3 is an entry-level DJM battle/DVS mixer. Both are designed very specifically with...Show More Summary

Routine: Polyphonic Kontrol (Traktor + Maschine) with José Cabello

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

José Cabello is back with a new addition to his Téchnica Futura series. Today, José is sharing with us a routine that explores the relationship between Traktor and Maschine. In his routine, he is using a Traktor Kontrol D2 and a Midi Fighter Twister to combine Midi Mode and Pad Link to create an advance polyphonic routine. Show More Summary

The Regulars Notice: How to Avoid Playing the Same DJ Set Every Week

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Residents and other DJs that play regular gigs frequently fall in to the trap of playing similar sets week after week. There are people who notice. The post The Regulars Notice: How to Avoid Playing the Same DJ Set Every Week appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Pursuing Limitless Expression: Masatane Muto’s Vision to DJ with ALS

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

People should never be defined by their disabilities. All people have dreams, hopes, and aspirations which define their character and personality. Regardless of any diagnosis, everyone can dream big and with a tremendous amount of hard-work and dedication, they can achieve their dreams. Show More Summary

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