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Akai MIDIMix: $99 8-Channel Midi Mixer Controller Is Simple + Brilliant

Akai has been crushing the small controller game with their AMX Serato hyper-portable mixer and AFX effects and cue/loop/Flip controller. At Musikmesse no surprise to see them coming out with yet another low-cost portable controller, the MIDIMix - this time focused just on multichannel mixing.

CNTRL Hits The Road – Richie Hawtin Tells us Why

Tomorrow afternoon I will set out with Richie Hawtin and a talented cast of electronic music experts on the second edition of CNTRL. Each day the group will speak at universities across the nation in a quest to inspire new and old producers to believe that they too, can find their own unique voice in music. Show More Summary

Routine: DJ Shiftee Rocks the Kontrol S8

It has been about six months since the Kontrol S8 debuted last October - for many, it came off as a strange new jogwheel free direction. While many DJs may feel left out that Native Instruments wasn’t catering to their genre, turntable/controller aficionado DJ Shiftee thinks otherwise. Watch the NI video below and see how a turntablist incorporates the S8 into […]

Serato DJ 1.7.4 Out: Beat Jump, EQ Colored Waveforms, Karaoke Support

After a fairly long beta period, the team at Serato is debuting a brand new version of their Serato DJ software, 1.7.4. We've been excited to see it released because it officially is the launch of the Serato DJ Club Kit add-on, which opens up support for Pioneer and Allen and Heath mixers. Show More Summary

New Reloop RMX-22i / RMX-33i Mixers with iPad Split Connection

The 2015 Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt is set to start later this week, but as with mosttrade shows in the DJ industry, manufacturers try to stand out from the news cycle by launching their products in the days prior. Today, Reloop is introducing two new mixers, the RMX-22i and RMX-33i.

Pioneer CDJ Tips And Tricks With DJ Ravine & Cotts – Part 1

Pioneer CDJs are the industry standard found in DJ booths and on festival stages around the world. Although they're industry standard we noticed that there aren't many great tutorials out there showing how to get more out of the CDJs. Show More Summary

Rave Culture: Britain’s Second Summer of Love

Two decades after the original Summer of Love, Britain exploded into two seasons of euphoria, capturing the minds of British youth to the sound of acid house. Emulating the free spirit and hedonism of the 60s, the summers of 88 and 89 helped define the zeitgeist of that era in rave culture.

Artist Gear Setup: Gregor Tresher

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Gregor Tresher. Gregor Tresher began his career as a DJ in Frankfurt in the early ’90s; today, he can be found playing in venues around the world, from Berlin to Tokyo, Sydney to Los Angeles. Gregor previously performed with Ableton Live and the Akai APC40 but […]

Super Drum Racks: Quickly Audition Drum Samples in Ableton Live

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Anyone that’s ever bought a sample pack from Loopmasters knows that they include lots of drum samples. The problem is that most sample packs don’t include ready to play drum racks or kits, which means producers spend a lot of time just creating drum kits rather then actually playing and recording. Show More Summary

Traktor Kontrol D2 Officially Announced

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments has officially announced the Traktor Kontrol D2 along with pricing and release date. The Traktor Kontrol D2 was teased last month at WMC in performances by Dubfire, MK, and Uner. Will this replace the Kontrol X1 and Kontrol F1? Lets find out with details and a performance video after the jump.

Review: SuperSync – iTunes Libraries In Perfect Harmony

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

iTunes is one of the most popular programs amongst DJs for managing and organizing their music collections. This is mainly due to its support in major DJ software and for it's ease of use for general listening. However after all these years managing multiple iTunes collections has always been a pain for DJs. SuperSync aims to solve this problem. Show More Summary

BPM Transition Trick: Using Loop Out Move

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the most frequent topics of discussions that pops up on the blog and on the forums is around transitions. With DJ software such as Traktor Pro 2 and Serato DJ, DJs have endless creative tools at their disposal to transition between tracks, even if they're in completely different tempo ranges. Show More Summary

Remixing Stems with Mad Zach

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In today's electronic music landscape the word remix comes up almost as much as original production. Whether it's a trending bootleg on Soundcloud or an official remix by an unknown artist for one of your favorite headlining acts, remixes...Show More Summary

Artist Gear Setup: Victor Calderone

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today's Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Victor Calderone. Victor Calderone is one of the artists that will be performing for Richie Hawtin's 2015 CNRTL tour. Fans can catch him live in LA on April 25th at Palladium. Show More Summary

Routine + Interview: DJ Jazzy Jeff Comeback

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ Jazzy Jeff is a pioneer of DJing and he never really left the ones and twos but he is back in the news with a brand new routine + interview with Serato. First, DJ Jazzy Jeff will show off his amazing prowess by cutting and scratching up Run DMC's "Peter Piper". Show More Summary

Ableton 10 Details Leaked: Olfactory Synthesizer + Smell Racks

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’ve received leaked details of a brand new version of Ableton Live including what appears to be a completely new type of synthesis and a new associated piece of hardware that could be set to become motus operendi of the next generation of live performance. Read on for all of the distinct details on how Berlin is changing the game - again.

What Unique Gear Do Top Producers Use?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Production Gear is more powerful and accessible than ever, but it’s not the gear itself that makes great music. It’s ideas, taste, and practice combined with a solid kit that makes the messy process of creating a song much easier and more fun. Show More Summary

MixEmergency 3: Optimized Video DJing for Serato Users

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today video DJs get some love from Inklen who have announced the release of MixEmergency 3. The latest version of the software is more powerful than its predecessors while improving the software's usability with video DJs in mind. This release fixes major bugs that hindered video processing while adding stability and support for video files. Show More Summary

Stems: A New Multi Channel Audio Format for DJing

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today Native Instruments announced it will be spearheading a movement towards multi-channel audio files aimed at empowering new styles of DJ mixing. While the tools needed to create and playback stem files are being produced for Traktor at first, the format itself is open source and may be supported by other DJ software and hardware in the future. Show More Summary

Sound Systems for DJs

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mobile DJing is an avenue that takes the meaning of gear to a whole new level. Gear doesn’t just mean a DJs controller and mixer. The term encompasses controllers, laptops, microphones, stage lights, dollies, and much more. One of the most important set of components for any mobile DJ is to have a good pair of loudspeakers. Show More Summary

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