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Blog Post Archive

Rotary Mixers: The New Boutique DJ Tool?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A few years ago, the cutting edge of DJs were often drooling over DIY and custom MIDI controllers. That hasn't stopped, but we've noticed a new trend in custom boutique DJ gear: rotary mixers made by individuals or small independent companies. Show More Summary

Can Pads Replace Jogs? Hercules P32 DJ Controller Review

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Introduced at NAMM 2016, Hercules took on a bold new direction with their P32 DJ controller, a two-deck MIDI controller with built-in sound card that swaps out jog wheels for 16 pads on each deck. In today's review, we take a closerShow More Summary

Basslet: A Wearable Subwoofer For Your Wrist

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've all seen the SubPac, a backpack-sized subwoofer that vibrates the low-end of music into your body - but what if someone told you that you could have a similar experience just by strapping on a wristwatch-sized device to your arm? The Basslet purports to do exactly that - and has gone live on Kickstarter today. Show More Summary

Serato DJ 1.9.2 Public Beta: Smart Subcrates, Subscription Plans

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Serato has launched a brand new public beta, Serato DJ 1.9.2, which for an incremental release offers a decent handful of new features and other interface/usability changes that DJs will find useful. Keep reading for the details. The post Serato DJ 1.9.2 Public Beta: Smart Subcrates, Subscription Plans appeared first on DJ TechTools.

MIDI-Mapped Tone Play Cue Points: A Powerful Turntablism Technique

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In the turntablism world, it's always exciting when a new technique gets invented or popularized. In the last month, we've seen a new tool for turntablists make a splash on the scene: MIDI-mapped tone play cue points. Championed by turntable-focused...Show More Summary

Apps For DJs + Producers To Learn To Play Piano

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Nearly every DAW has a piano roll that serves as the canvas for almost every harmonic part of a track. For some producers and DJs, samples are an easier solution - but many creators long to master the ivory keys, building catchy riffs and beautiful melodies that bring life to their tracks. Show More Summary

Maschine 2.4.5: Manual Slicing + Improved Workflow

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments announced the arrival of the 2.4.5 update to their MASCHINE 2 software, enabling users to get even more out of the software. This update, available in the Service Center today, offers a new Manual Slicing feature, variable scene length, and the ability to save user defaults as well as general performance improvements. Show More Summary

Traktor + Serato DJs Locked Out Of DVS On DJM-900NXS2?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer DJ's DJM-900NXS2 is aiming to become the industry standard mixer in many DJ booths around the world, and for over $2,000, you'd expect it to do everything as a top-of-the-line unit should. Every feature present on the original DJM-900NXS is on the NXS2 model, with one exception: timecode input for Serato DJ and Traktor Pro. Show More Summary

Melodics Pad Controller: A Free Finger Drumming Tool

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last October, Melodics hit the market as one of the most exciting ways to learn finger drumming. By taking the same moving scale model as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the app aims to teach finger drumming while making the learning process fun and engaging. Show More Summary

Review: Auxy Music Studio 2.0 for iOS

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Sketching out musical ideas on the go is one of the best ways to continuously be creating music - and apps like Auxy have opened up the doors to truly mobile creation. With a new 2.0 update to the app and a rebranding, Auxy holds even more weight - more tracks, Ableton Link support, and more. Show More Summary

V-Case: Gemini Builds Music Management Software For Their Players

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Gemini has been making DJ hardware since the very beginning, but in the digital DJ age, their controllers and hardware have largely been overshadowed by industry giants like Pioneer, Numark, Native Instruments, and Denon. Recently they launched V-Case, new music management software for their low-cost MDJ-1000 media player. Show More Summary

Finding Creativity in the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championship Finalists

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The 2016 Online DJ Champion will be chosen by DMC judges on June 16th, but while they deliberate, the world can view the top 12 finalists' videos for themselves. This contest is the ultimate competition for bedroom DJs to show off their skills from the comfort of their own home studios. Show More Summary

Electrical Engineering For DJs Part 1: Analog/Digital Audio, Bit and Sample Rates

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Many DJs know all about different types of music, but it's not too uncommon to find DJs who know absolutely nothing about how sound actually works. In this two-part series, we get a little nerdy and offer an introduction to basic audio electrical engineering for DJs. Show More Summary

Virtual DJ 8.2: Custom Pad Controls, “Ask The DJ” Requests

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Atomix Productions has today released an "early access" version of Virtual DJ 8.2, designed to bring the DJ software to a more "controller-centric" state that allows quick mapping of pad sections. The new version also boasts a number...Show More Summary

Getting The Most From Working With A Mastering Engineer

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Taking a song from a rough mixdown into a final product ready for release is often an under-appreciated process in music production. Mastering engineers are able to take the hard work of artists and make them shine on all types of sound systems around the world - but for a producer who has never worked with one before, it can be a strange new world. Show More Summary

Where’d “No More Laptops In The DJ Booth” Come From?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This week, a story made the rounds on the internet about a nightclub owner in Los Angeles who decided to publicly announce a new rule for the venue, "No more laptops in the DJ booth." We've heard from many DJs who have encountered similar rules. Show More Summary

Rekordbox DJ 4.1.2: Pulselocker’s Streaming Library Integrated

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've been waiting since January to find out when Rekordbox DJ, Pioneer's DJ software, would integrate the Pulselocker streaming library service for DJs. Today in a new version of the Rekordbox software (4.1.2), there's a bit of a surprise: Pulselocker is built-in to the library sidebar when you switch into "Performance" mode. Show More Summary

The Numark NV II For Serato DJ: Upgraded For 2016

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The original Numark NV was the first DJ controller (besides CDJs in HID mode) to come out with integrated screens that showed a wealth of information from Serato DJ. Now, Numark has done an incremental upgrade to improve the controller based on feedback from their users and the DJ community at large. Show More Summary

Are DJs Switching Back To Hardware?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

For years there was really no other option: DJs played on hardware exclusively. Turntables dominated the scene, with a few DJs using CD players. In the early 2000s, computer and music technology combined forces and there was a DJ software revolution that, in many ways, DJTT helped to grow. Show More Summary

10 DJs With Unique Gear Setups Playing Movement Festival

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This weekend the streets of Detroit will once again fill with the sounds and fans of dance music for the Movement festival. To celebrate, we're highlighting artists playing the festival who have particularly unique or interesting sets...Show More Summary

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