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Blog Post Archive

Ableton Live 9.7 Out Now: Sampling Power Up!

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've watched carefully as Ableton has prepared a new release of their DAW. Live 9.7 is being released today as a free download to all current users. If you're ready for new sampling features and a bunch of Push updates, this version is for you. Keep reading for the details. The post Ableton Live 9.7 Out Now: Sampling Power Up! appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Setting Up Pioneer’s TORAIZ SP-16 With CDJs + In Studio

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The new TORAIZ SP-16 sampler and sequencer has a ton of layers to it, but so far, very few tutorials on the internet. Today, DJTT contributor Stu G is sharing a new video showing how to link up and sync the unit with a CDJ setup. For...Show More Summary

DJs Bring Music To Life: Quantum Theory

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Often during a DJ's career, you take a step back and wonder, “why am I doing this again”? Inevitably, some form of fresh inspiration arrives, and the question is answered from a fresh perspective. Lately, that bothersome feeling has crept back in for me, after nearly 20 years on the decks. Show More Summary

Apple Music + Spotify Now Streaming Unofficial Remixes, DJ Sets Are Next

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Most active music listeners are using streaming services to find new tracks. If you’re a DJ or producer, making “unlicensed” remixes or DJ sets, you’re out of luck in terms of getting your edits and tracks on these services – until now. Show More Summary

Xone:PX5 Soon to Support Traktor Scratch Pro

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Earlier this summer, Allen & Heath were teasing a new 4-channel mixer for the masses, the Xone:PX5. This mixer is a 4+1 channel analog unit that boasts digital connectivity with classic Xone FX processing. The feature rich Xone:PX5 now seems to be getting the Native Instruments stamp of approval. Show More Summary

Seaboard RISE: Mad Zach Review

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Enter the Seaboard RISE, an exciting new take on the piano-based MIDI controller which – for the first time in a while – brings us a truly new input mechanism. At first glance it doesn’t look like much, an elegant black rectangle which...Show More Summary

Maschine Jam: Hands-On Controller Walkthrough

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments' music production line has taken a huge step with the introduction of their Maschine Jam controller. The Jam unlocks rapid song arrangement, step sequencing, unique instrument modes and much more. In today's hands-on...Show More Summary

Routine: OddKidOut on Maschine Jam

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today is an exciting day for button pushers as the Maschine Jam is officially available in stores. Earlier this month we reported on the new controller from Native Instruments and all that new things Maschine Jam brings to the table....Show More Summary

Traktor Pro 2.11 Public Beta: Ableton Link, Remix Deck Step Sequencer

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's been almost exactly one year since the last major update to Traktor, and today we've gotten confirmation that a brand public beta of Traktor Pro 2.11 is launching. Traktor 2.11 is actually going to bring a few major features - including Ableton Link integration and a MIDI-mappable Remix Deck step sequencer. Show More Summary

Is Spotify Buying Soundcloud?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Based on an initial report from the Financial Times, there's a reasonable chance that streaming-music giant Spotify could buy SoundCloud. We've heard numerous times before that SoundCloud was on the market, including famous talks with Twitter. Show More Summary

Anyone Can Learn To DJ, But The Art Form Isn’t Dead

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There was a high-profile article published in The Economist recently about DJing. The central theme: it's getting easier to DJ, and as a result, the art form might be dying. We're not convinced that DJing is on its last gasp, so in today's...Show More Summary

Routine: GENRE BNDR on Traktor, Maschine, Technic 1200s

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’re excited to share a new routine straight out of Native Instruments' Tokyo artist lounge featuring GENRE BNDR, which includes, DJ Rafik (2007 DMC World Championship Champion), Kireek (2007-2011 DMC World Championship Team Champion), and DJ Yuto (2016 DMC World Championship Champion). Show More Summary

BomeBox: Advanced MIDI/USB/WiFi Hub Now Available

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We saw an early version of Bomebox in January of 2015 at NAMM. This is Bome Software’s first hardware product, designed act as the central hub for connecting all types of audio gear without an additional computer. Keep reading to find out more about this recently released device. Show More Summary

Hack Kontrol S8/S5/D2 Screens With Advanced Layouts

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The Traktor Kontrol S8 and S5 are two powerful Traktor DJ controllers with screens. But their power is limited by what information is shown on the screen – and for some, the default display wasn’t good enough. Check out a project by some enterprising DJs to hack the screens on these controllers with advanced layouts. Show More Summary

Serato DJ 1.9.3 Out Now: Link, New Sampler, DJ-808 Support

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've been treated to a lot of previews of the new version of Serato DJ via Roland's DJ-808 announcement and Ableton's Link news. But the software finally is rolling out to the public today, and has a host of new features. Read on for the full details. The post Serato DJ 1.9.3 Out Now: Link, New Sampler, DJ-808 Support appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Preventing Audio Dropouts in Digital DJ Software

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

When DJing, one of the worst things you can hear is sudden, unexpected silence. Audio dropouts with digital DJ gear happen all too easily. In today's article, guest contributor Tenova shares a guide of common solutions to problems that cause most audio dropouts for DJs. The post Preventing Audio Dropouts in Digital DJ Software appeared first on DJ TechTools.

macOS Sierra: Does DJ Software Work?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

About a year ago, Apple released OS X 10.11, El Capitan - and DJs around the world either experienced or heard about the many issues that plagued digital DJ software. Driver issues, controllers failing, audio output stuttering - even now, many DJs and producers have held off on updating. Show More Summary

Edjing Mix: DJiT’s App with DVS Support

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mobile DJ apps are getting better and better with the increasing power capabilities put into smartphones. Apple is rolling out the iPhone 7 with a faster processor and even without an audio jack, companies like DJiT from France are finding ways to make smartphones work for DJs. Show More Summary

Pioneer DJ Hints At CDJ-2000NXS2 HID Traktor Support, Stems?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer DJ's top-of-the-line CDJ-2000NXS2s have been missing a critical feature from the previous model: HID support. Serato and Traktor users have been mostly out of luck in terms of getting this high-end new kit to work with their software. Show More Summary

Underused DJ Techniques: Beat Jump

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Compared to cue points, looping, and effects, beat jump is one of the more rarely discussed DJ software features. It’s underutilized by a majority of DJs, mainly because many DJs don’t know how to utilize it effectively. Beat jump is...Show More Summary

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