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Blog Profile / DJ TechTools

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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Numark NV DJ Controller: Full Color Screens Built In

We originally saw Numark teasing at a DJ controller with integrated screens a few months ago at a Microsoft developer conference - and now it looks like that product will soon be a reality, called the Numark NV. This Serato DJ controller has dual full-color LCD screen that provide real-time feedback from the software. Keep reading for more details and photos

Your DJ Sets Aren’t Safe On Soundcloud: 6 Alternatives For DJ Content

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Soundcloud has been the YouTube for audio content for a number of years now - the giant that everyone in the DJ and producer worlds use to share and discover new music, mixes, remixes, mashups, etc. But in the last few years, Soundcloud's popularity has begun to cause headaches for content creators. Show More Summary

Tuna Knobs and the Future of Mobile DJ Apps

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Touch devices in a DJ’s gear bag is starting to become more of a common practice with better designed applications and faster devices. More performers, like The Glitch Mob, James Zabiela, and Kill Paris, are starting to rely on using touch devices in their sets. Show More Summary

Does Music In DJ TechTool’s video’s help or hurt Artists?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Hey Guys and gals, we have an important question for you and need the communities help! Should DJ TechTools be able to use anyones music in our tutorial videos – and does the use of that music help or hurt the artists? You are the best people to answer this question so in today’s post […]

Numark Mixtrack Modified: Midi Fighters Replace Jogwheels

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Spotted last week on Twitter was this crazy modified Numark Mixtrack controller from DJTT reader Zach Willett, with the jogwheels removed and two Midi Fighters dropped into the chassis. We wanted to learn more, so Zach sent over photos of the construction process and a few more details on the actual mod itself. The first […]

DJConnect: Algoriddim and Griffin Make A $99 Soundcard for Mac + iOS

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Griffin Technology, the company behind all kinds of Mac and iOS accessories, has teamed up with Algoriddim to make a low-cost monitoring soundcard for mobile DJs.

Pioneer DDJ-SZ Review: The Pinnacle of All-In-One DJ Controllers?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

With the DDJ-SZ, Pioneer have clearly set out to produce the ultimate all-in-one DJ controller for Serato DJ. Have they succeeded? We put it to the test in our review, watch the full piece and read more details inside.

The Basics of Ableton Live MIDI Controller Scripts: Auto Mapping!

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Many Ableton Live users know there is a simple and easy MIDI mapping engine available for controlling synths and tracks with any control surface. Map, click, turn, and control! Super easy – but did you know many controllers have more advanced “Remote Scripts” that give them instant -and more importantly dynamic- control over Live’s devices? THE […]

Rekordbox 3.0 Is Here: Rebuilt and Redesigned

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer quietly suspended new registrations of their rapidly-aging Rekordbox software a few weeks ago, and today they're launching the new version, Rekordbox 3.0. With completely rebuilt interface and functionality that serious working DJs should expect from a preparation software, this release is a big deal for CDJ users around the world. Show More Summary

Reviewed: Reloop Keyfadr Mini-Keyboard for Ableton Live

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Portable MIDI mini-keyboards have become a dime a dozen, but Reloop’s Keyfadr tries to give you a little more bounce for the ounce. Without sacrificing mobility, it packs in some healthy channel-strip controls, Ableton Live integration, and internal Arpeggiator and Chord modes. Is it worthy of your twiddling fingers? We gave it the once-over to find out.

5 Cheap DJ Tricks and How To Avoid Them

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Let's face the music folks - dj's love being the center of attention. Throughout the course of the night we are always looking for ways to remind people: "Hey I'm NOT an over paid iPod!" Mainly though, we love any kind of positive reaction from the crowd - the ultimate form of DJ crack. Show More Summary

Mad Zach How I Play Interview + Hour-Long Live Set

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mad Zach just wrapped up a brief US tour and was kind enough to record a quick How I Play interview from behind the booth at his gig in Oakland, explaining how he uses his Midi Fighter Spectras, Twister, and Moogerfooger to perform a dynamic set. Watch the quick interview inside as well as a […]

Routine Breakdown: Rheyne Hour-Long Live Looping Jam With Ableton

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Rheyne, known on YouTube for his jam sessions with iPad production apps, hardware synths, and MIDI controllers, has put out his 100th live jam. In celebration, it's a full hour-long performance, featuring all kinds of gear in his setup. Show More Summary

Budget DJ Mixers Reviewed: Pioneer, Allen & Heath, DJ-Tech, Behringer

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Is there a perfect mixer for under $300? Back in April, we reached out to our readers to help us identify a selection of mixers around that price point which would be most interesting to review as a group. Today, we present the results of that test. Show More Summary

DJ TechTools Community Survey: $15 Store Credit For Everyone!

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Big changes are afoot here at DJ TechTools and because this is a community website, everyone needs to be involved in that process. We are considering everything from new gear to review, to expanding our reviews and tutorials and even a full site redesign, so don't miss this opportunity to get your opinion in. Show More Summary

Routine Breakdown: DJ Rasp + One DJ + VCI-400

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Launched last year, One DJ has been a slow builder in the DJ software world that attempts to combine live decks and timeline editing into one (read our full review here). They’ve recently put out a brand new routine video of the software in use in a live performance setting, with DMC/IDA champion DJ Rasp […]

What’s the Best Way to Make Beats? A Look at Digital Drum Sequencers

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

As the technological landscape of dance-music production continues to evolve, producers are faced with a conundrum: With a plethora of production platforms, hardware/software bundles, plugins, and modular pieces of software, what is the best way to sequence drums? Today we talk with producers about which methods they prefer.

Cross Update: Load + Mix Soundcloud Tracks In DJ Software

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The new versions of Mixvibes’ Cross DJ for iOS, Mac/PC, and Android are rolling out right now – and they’ve got a surprising new feature that no other software has quite implemented, complete Soundcloud integration. In the browser section is a new “Soundcloud” menu, allowing you to log in to your Soundcloud account and quickly […]

Check Out Zurich Artist Ander’s Incredible Homemade Live Controller

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Much like the impetus for Native Instruments to create Maschine and for Ableton to develop Push, Zurich-based artist Ander (just Ander) also wants electronic music to get out from behind the laptop. To do so, the tinkerer and composer...Show More Summary

Mobile Home Studio: One Man’s Ableton Production Rig in an RV

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Spotted recently on the “Maschine Movement” group on Facebook was this incredible production setup, something that we haven’t seen before. Imagine not paying for studio space, for rent, for the ability to move your studio away from your annoyed neighbors – and you might imagine something like James Michael’s mobile studio built into his RV. […]

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