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Routine: E.A.S.Y. (Shiftee + Enferno) – “Coming Around Again”

The DJ duo E.A.S.Y. is continuing to redefine what a live DJ set  looks like with an integration of live instrumentation and traditional track playback. Today, DJ Shiftee and DJ Enferno dropped a new video which debuts their latest single “Coming Around”. The video features shots of the duo performing parts of the song live while […]

2 Thunderbolt Soundcards for DJing and Live Performance

Years after their first appearance, many Thunderbolt ports still go unused. If you're running low on USB ports for your DJ rig, live show or studio, a Thunderbolt audio interface can free up a USB port while providing crazy fast bandwidth for pristine high-resolution audio at near zero detectable latency. Show More Summary

Routine: KiNK’s Live DJ Hybrid Setup

“Live DJing” is usually used to describe DJs who mix and flip tracks between two or more records. There is no automation and the DJs are making cuts on the fly. KiNK, a Belgium DJ/Producer, feels that there is a hybrid system to be made between live production and DJing, which is why he created […]

The Basics of Analogue Beat Making for Dj’s

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Before the introduction of DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstation) and laptops, most electronic music was created using a variety of analog gear. However as the cost of software and laptops dropped, more people started learning how to make music with their laptop. Show More Summary

Artist Gear Setups: Loco Dice’s DJ Gear

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's been a while since we've taken a look at what famous DJs and producers tour with. Today we take a look at the gear setup of Desolat founder, Loco Dice. Loco Dice travels pretty light and the one thing that readers should take away...Show More Summary

Video: Rheyne Midi Fighter 3D, Twister, Launchpad Performance + Explanation

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A common theme in recent years in the production world are producers who who want to not only make incredible music, but also strive to find a way to create their productions in real time, live performances. One of our favorites is Rheyne, who we've featured on the site many times before and who even wrote a fantastic roundup review of iOS production tools.

The Dash: Wireless In-Ear Monitor’s for Djs and Performers?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Headphones remain the most commonly used, and there-fore debated items in a DJ arsenal. Until now however, there has not been much in the way of technical innovation on their performance. A new company called Bragi has created an award winning new concept of blue tooth headphones called “The Dash” that have some very intriguing […]

USB Hub Essentials For DJ’s and Performers: Powered or Unpowered?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Many people are now carrying a wide range of gear with them on the road or in the studio, and this brings up the common question: what is the right way to set it up? All of your devices including controllers, sound-cards, and dj consoles have different power demands so it's critical to know the right and wrong way to use USB hubs when connecting them all to the computer.

Ableton Tutorial: Spice Up Vocals With One Word Delays

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In today's Ableton tutorial, Brian Funk aka Afro DJ Mac is going to share a cool trick that will add delay on just certain words of a vocal performance. Most listeners will be focusing on the vocals more than any other aspect of the song. Show More Summary

Problems with Traktor? Roll Back To A Previous Version

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It’s always exciting to get a new Traktor update and play with new features. But all too often DJ’s will go out and play shows without completely testing the latest software to make sure it's stable. Without proper testing, DJ’s mayShow More Summary

Drum Sample Heaven: 4 Drum Collections Compared

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Most DAW's and Maschine ship with a collection of drum samples but there are lots of drum collections out there for producers to expand on the stock sounds. Beat junkies forever crave more fodder for their rhythms, is there one drumShow More Summary

The DJ/Producer NAMMIes: Best of NAMM 2015

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This year's NAMM was pretty exciting in the DJ world, with many of the big names in the industry making significant product announcements. We've covered a lot of the new gear over the last few days, so to round things up we're choosing our favorite finds to award with NAMMies - an old DJTT tradition honoring innovation at the NAMM Show.

What You Need To Know About Protect Your Hearing

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

he most valuable tool a DJ has at their disposal is their ears. Unfortunately it's also the tool that gets abused the most. This is no surprise given the environments DJ's frequently find themselves in: nightclubs, music festivals, and DJ booths with the loud monitors. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Roland AIRA MX-1 Mixer With Step Sequenced Effects

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last year at NAMM, Roland was showing their then-secret AIRA lineup in a secret hotel suite - but this year their new gear is right out in the open. The MX-1 is part mixer, part soundcard, and part step sequence effector. After the jump, learn why this might be a critical new tool for DJs and producers alike.

Routine: Thavius Beck On The New Launchpad Pro

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've heard a lot of intrigue about the Launchpad Pro, launched just this week at NAMM 2015 - if you missed all of the details, you can read about the controller's advanced functions in this article. We were lucky enough to have LA-based producer and educator Thavius Beck agree to do an on-the-fly routine on the Pro.

Midi Fighter Twist-Off: Contest Winner Announced!

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last November DJ TechTools challenged members of the community with the Midi Fighter Twist-Off Contest. Whoever could produce the best video routine showcasing the Midi Fighter Twister would be the recipient of $500 in store credit and would have their video featured on the DJTT Blog and social media networks. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Arturia’s Beatstep Pro

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’ve already seen the impressive powerhouse portable Audiofuse soundcard that Arturia has launched at NAMM 2015, but there’s a second solid announcement from the French manufacturer – a controller with a built in sequencer that’s designed for live performance. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Denon DJ Announces DS1 Serato Soundcard, HP2000, and MC4000

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Denon DJ has some exciting announcements in store for NAMM 2015. First is a new 2 deck all in one controller for Serato DJ, the MC4000. Next is the HP2000, over the ear DJ headphones with a large 50mm neodymium magnet drivers. Finally, Denon has announced a new interface for Serato DJ, the DS1. Show More Summary

NAMM 2015: Akai releases Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Prior to NAMM 2015 Akai announced a new line up of keyboards, the Advance Keyboard. It looks like that wasn't all from Akai, they have just announced 2 new analog products, the Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat. The Timbre Wolf is a 4 voice analog synthesizer while the Tom Cat is an analog drum machine similar to 2014's Rhythm Wolf. Keep reading to find out if this analog gear is for you.

NAMM 2015: Serato DJ Club Kit = Support For DJM-850/900NXS, Xone:DB2/DB4/K1

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This morning Serato DJ is making an appearance in a lot of new pieces of gear at NAMM 2014 like the Mixtrack Pro 3, NS7III, Denon DS1 interface, and of course the updated Rane TTM57MKII. But Serato has been working behind the scenes to bring support for their software to many of the mainstay club mixers […]

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