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Blog Post Archive

New Technics SL-1200G/GAE Turntables Will Cost $4,000

We've seen a few different rumblings around the web about a seriously overboard pricetag on the just-announced new Technics turntables that have made a splash at CES 2016. It has mostly been hearsay, but now we have pretty close-to-official...Show More Summary

Controllerism Gone Wrong: Intel CES 2016 Keynote

There’s not too much professional music gear at the CES show in Las Vegas, and the big news for DJs already came on Tuesday when Panasonic announced that they’re bringing back Technics SL-1200s. But at Wednesday’s Intel keynote presentation, there was a focus on the future in a wealth of different areas, including musical performance. Show More Summary

Pioneer Teases CDJ-2000 NXS2 / DJM-900 NXS2

We’ve known that a new update to Pioneer DJ’s top-of-the-line mixing hardware was coming soon – and now we’re getting our first official teaser from the company. The video appears to show quick flashes of two new pieces of hardware – what we suspect might be the XDJ-2000 NXS2 and DJM-900 NXS2. Show More Summary

Review: Mixxx 2.0 Free DJ Software

Last week, the team behind the largest free and open source DJ software Mixxx dropped a brand new version of their application, Mixxx 2.0. The new version adds a number of major new features that make it leaps and bounds better thanShow More Summary

Technics SL-1200 DJ Turntables Are Back!

Panasonic has made an announcement at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will rock the DJ world: the company is going to start producing new Technics SL-1200 turntables in 2016. Keep reading for the details on the...Show More Summary

DJ + Production Gear at NAMM 2016: Rumors + Speculation

We're just a few weeks away from NAMM 2016, one of the biggest industry conventions and often the hub of new product announcements for DJ and production gear. We've got a few clues and ideas of what the convention might bring, read on...Show More Summary

A Hungover DJ’s Guide To Recovering From Intense Gigs

For many DJs around the world, January 1st is a day of serious recovery. Even if you're not regularly playing gigs or even if you don't regularly drink while DJing, major celebrations like New Year's Eve are likely to be some of the more taxing events that you'll play. Show More Summary

Denon DJ to Bring New Products In 2016

When was the last time we heard a major product announcement from Denon DJ? There was the tiny-but-impressive DS1 Serato soundcard at NAMM 2015, but aside from that the company has been silent. But now with an ambiguous new teaser video, it’s clear that Denon DJ is back in business under their new ownership. Show More Summary

Best of 2015: Top DJ Tutorials, Videos, Articles

We've hit another end-of-year as of tomorrow night, and for those of you who aren't slammed prepping for your NYE DJ gigs, it's a great time to reflect on 2015. At DJTT we've had an incredibly great year - check out some of the mostShow More Summary

New Year’s Eve DJ Sets: Tips For A Great Night

It's the last few days of 2015, and historically, New Year's Eve is one of the biggest nights for DJs around the world. If you've got any type of DJ gig on the last night of the year, it's a good idea to think carefully about how you approach it and make sure it's one of the best DJ gigs you ever play. Show More Summary

Watch The Holiday Finger Drumming Contest Winning Routines

Happy holidays, DJ Techtools readers, friends, and family! In the holiday spirit, we've chosen the winners for our finger drumming contest. We had over 50 different entrants from all over the world, all different skill levels, and using a ton of different pieces of gear - so it was really difficult to choose just a few winners. Show More Summary

How To Optimize Your Music Production Environment

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

When sitting down to work on a DJ mix, a new track, or any task that you might need to spend time in your studio with, it's all too easy to get distracted and develop bad habits. In today's article, guest contributor Sam Malta shares...Show More Summary

Novation Circuit Updated Firmware + New Patch Editor

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Back in October, Novation announced the launch of a standalone production unit, the Circuit. Novation seems to be taking customer feedback very seriously on this device as there’s just been a new firmware update that fixes and improves...Show More Summary

Martin Eyerer Interview: How To Record With A Vocalist

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This second installation in our collaborative video series with Riverside Studios in Berlin explores how to set up a proper recording environment for a vocalist to record. Respected producer and DJ Martin Eyerer shares his tips and shares why he thinks a psychotherapist might be the best person to record a vocalist. Show More Summary

Casual DJ Mixing Apps in Pacemaker + Spotify: Should DJs Be Worried?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This week two companies have made additional forays into the casual DJ mixing market - Spotify and Pacemaker. With a new Party mode, Spotify hopes to automate DJing for a lot of casual music consumers; while Pacemaker's new update adds "move-in transitions" that allow automated mixing between two tracks. Show More Summary

Holiday Finger Drumming Contest + Free Soundpack

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

With the winter holidays upon us and the end of the year closing out, we thought it would be fun to do a finger drumming contest with a holiday-themed soundpack. Click through to download the free soundpack from Apoth, watch exhibition...Show More Summary

Auxy Now For iPhone, Redesigned With New Synth Engine

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last year innovative music production app Auxy rolled out for iPad, bringing a fun-filled creation process that was strongly received (the app maintained a near-perfect rating in the iTunes App Store). Now, the team behind Auxy has rebuilt the entire app from the ground up for iOS, incorporating a new synthesis engine, and a master chain for FX. Show More Summary

How To Practice On Club DJ Gear You Don’t Own

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Recently we’ve noticed DJs around the web asking about getting a chance to use club gear before playing a gig. One of the best things you can do before a DJ set is be completely familiar with the DJ gear that you’re going to be using. Show More Summary

The DJTT DJ Stickers Exchange

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’ve always tried to think of DJ Techtools as a modern incarnation of the culture found in record stores. A place to share music, learn about new gear, and generally be inspired. One thing that you'd always find plenty of at these stores...Show More Summary

Odesi: Music Composition Software From Mixed In Key

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A brand new piece of software has been announced today from the team behind Mixed In Key, Flow, and Platinum Notes. Odesi is designed to be a quick MIDI-editor that allows any one creating music to quickly write melodies, basslines, chord progressions, and more. Show More Summary

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