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NAMM 2015: Launchpad Pro Is Novation’s Answer To Ableton Push

Novation has been building Launchpads for the better part of decade, and it's fair to say the controller has launched careers, pushed controllerism into the mainstream, and been an integral part of thousands of DJ and producer setups both onstage and in the studio. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Pioneer’s HDJ-2000MK2 Headphones

Pioneer has one more trick up their sleeve for NAMM 2015: a complete update to their top-of-the-line DJ headphones, the HDJ-2000MK2s. The update comes alongside their entry into the studio monitoring headphone world, the HRM-7s. Read...Show More Summary

Take Your Scratch Technique Into Orbit

It was 1998 in a club called the Unit in Sheffield, UK, when I first witnessed live scratching. Like many I was transfixed. I didn’t have a clue who the DJ was, but I remember how utterly amazing the noise sounded and how the fingers would move so fast they appeared to dance around the fader often in a ‘pinching’ motion. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Logic Pro X 10.1 Major Update From Apple

DAWs differ based on the producer - and it's not one size fits all by any means. Today Apple announced Logic Pro x 10.1, which is built to be an avid tool for EDM and hip-hop track creation while also improving software designed for all music production. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Korg Kaoss DJ Controller

Korg has been silent on pure DJ gear since the departure of their mixer series with integrated Kaoss Pads - but now they're erupting back onto the scene with a surprise announcement at NAMM 2015, a brand new DJ controller with Kaoss FX built right into the mixer section.

NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight Turntable, RMX-60 Mixe

The NAMM Show kicks off here in Anaheim, California tomorrow morning, but already there's been plenty of news being dropped ahead of time. Germany-based Reloop DJ has annouced two new products - a new variation of their RP-8000 turntable and a new four channel DJ mixer, the RMX-60.

NAMM 2015: HRM-7 Headphones, Pioneer Enters The Studio Monitoring Game

Coming up just 24 hours after of their much-talked-about XDJ-RX annoucement, Pioneer DJ has another new surprise for the industry, a new set of headphones, the HRM-7s. These are professional studio monitoring headphones with producers in mind a bit of a departure for Pioneer from their traditional fare which mostly caters to DJ applications.

New Purple Chroma Cables Added To DJTT Store

We've got our own quick NAMM 2015 announcement - the introduction of a new much-requested color to the Chroma Cables line, Purple! Coming in both right angle and straight varieties, the new color looks great under all conditions and is an ideal way to continue color-coding a DJ setup in the booth or in the studio.

Splice Introduces Built-In Better VST/ Audio Plugin Management

Splice is one of the best solutions for collaborators to work remotely on tracks without worrying about hosting and sending Ableton, FL Studio, Logic, and Garageband project files. The service does all the heavy lifting by packaging all the sounds into one file and sends the package to collaborators. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Bitwig Studio Gets 1.2 Update

From the newswire, we've got a story from the rising stars of the DAW world, Bitwig Studio - launching a new set of features that are due to come out in an upcoming 1.2 release of the software.

Moog Bringing Back Modular Synthesizers

Moog Music is the back bone of synthesizers in the late 20th century and for a couple of decades they have been silent about producing and manufacturing the synthesizers of the 1970s that built the brand to be what it is today. ThenShow More Summary

XDJ-RX: Pioneer Launches A New Standalone Rekordbox DJ Controller

Ever since Pioneer properly got into the controller game back in 2011 with the DDJ-S1/T1, DJs around the world have been waiting for the company to bring the standalone experience of two CDJs and a mixer to the controller world. After a first pass with the XDJ-R1, Pioneer's new XDJ-RX appears to be a true merger of CDJ and controller experiences.

Building Your Own Soft Mastering Chain

In dance music, it's all about how a song hits in the club, so often DJ's will play their creations in progress during a set or give early versions to friends. Early on, new tracks don't have the polish or mastering you expect from a finished track. Show More Summary

DJ TechTools Casting Call! Become Our Next YouTube star.

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ TechTools is searching for our next tutorial star to showcase on the blog and youtube. With over 25 million views on YouTube alone, our channel has launched several careers including Mad Zach and Ean Golden and Chris Brackley. WeShow More Summary

Throwback Thursday: How to DJ – Trust the Levels

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Every thursday we’ll be bringing back a helpful article from the DJTT archive. The article will be updated where necessary if any information is outdated. Whether you're just learning how to DJ or you've been DJing for years, this is a timeless article that will teach the importance of trusting the mixer levels. Originally posted by Ean Golden on May 16, 2010.

Serato DJ 1.7.3 Out Now; Brings XDJ-1000 HID Support

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Serato has just launched a new minor update to the Serato DJ software (version 1.7.3) that adds official HID support for the new Pioneer XDJ-1000, the new media player that's ditched the CD drives. The new update means the entire XDJ...Show More Summary

Predictions for NAMM 2015: DJ and Production Gear

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's mid-way through January, meaning that NAMM is right around the corner. NAMM is one of the largest conventions in the musical instrument industry and is packed with gear announcements for DJs and producers. Lots of companies make...Show More Summary

Routine: Binkbeats Performing Live With Midi Fighter Twister

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've been a continual fan of Netherlands-based live performance artist Binkbeats, who crafts incredible songs out of digital and traditional instruments. His performances gained hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and in a new...Show More Summary

Breaking: Mixed in Key 7.0 sets Automatic Cue Points for Traktor/Serato

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mixed In Key has announced version 7.0 of their famous key detection software. This time they've added a powerful new feature for Traktor and Serato, automatic cue points. Placing cue points in tracks can be a time consuming process....Show More Summary

Routine: Pound for Pound (TB-3 + Volca Beats + Volca Keys + More)

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It is not everyday that we come across a routine with a blend of analog and digital gear. Today, we want to share Zachary Hollback's Pound for Pound routine that uses six different pieces of analog gear to create a grooving track live. Show More Summary

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