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Blog Profile / DJ TechTools

Filed Under:Music / Dance & DJ
Posts on Regator:1239
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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The Midi Fighter Twist-Off: Twister Routine Contest, Win $500 in DJ Gear

We've decided to issue a challenge to our community who happen to have a Midi Fighter Twister - a routine video contest specifically for our encoder-laden controller. If you can craft a clever, unique, or exciting routine featuring the...Show More Summary

Review: Akai AMX and AFX Serato DJ Controllers

The ecosystem of Serato products has expanded massively in recent years, with native control solutions appearing from many manufacturers. The latest company to step into the Serato world is Akai, with their new AMX and AFX units. But do they bring anything new to the table? We tested them to find out.

Virtual DJ 8 Sets Sights On Being The Best DVS DJ System

Virtual DJ holds an unfair reputation as being an intro level piece of software that serves as a great starting point for many younger DJs. Virtual DJ has been around for a long time and even though their software isn’t as high-visiblity as Traktor or Serato,  the Atomix Productions team has put in the resources to develop what […]

Routine: Rheyne’s Live Jam #107: Live Looping With Ableton, Twister, iOS Instruments

We're always excited to see a new video from live performance wizard Rheyne, who has made a name for himself on YouTube for posting regular "Live Jams" that are incredible on-the-fly production spectacles. We're spotlighting this one because he's brought the Midi Fighter Twister into the equation, using it alongside Sugar Byte's Turnado effects palette.

Creative Ways to Use the Traktor Remix Decks or Samples in a Real Dj Set.

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

At its core, Djing is about playing great songs and transitioning between them smoothly. Dj software makers bring out new features all the time to set themselves apart, it’s sometimes hard to tell how you would really even use them! The Remix decks are a prime example: great in concept, but practically speaking most djs […]

Facebook Bans Like to Download, 5 good Alternatives

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The time has finally come, Facebook's "Like to Download" feature is no longer available. If you're unfamiliar with the feature, it allowed page owners to offer free content such as music downloads in exchange for "likes". The announcement was originally made back in August and DJTT weighed in on why it's a good thing for artists. Show More Summary

Mad Zach Soundpacks Volume 4 Out Now + Performance Video

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's been a while since Mad Zach's last volume of soundpacks - so we're excited to announce that today the brand new Volume 4 is available in the DJTT store.

Featured Artist: Kollektivet 2 Many Buttons

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A pair of brilliant producers from Germany show Dj TechTools their advanced system of controller djing. With upcoming releases on Kaumpact and Minous records, keep an eye on their career which is likely to skyrocket! Related

Review: Pioneer DJE-1500 and DJE-2000 In Ear Monitors

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Earlier this year Pioneer released their first entry into the In Ear Monitor (IEM) market with the DJE-1500 and DJE-2000. In ear monitors are a great alternative to over ear headphones as they provide superior sound isolation which allows you to monitor your mix at lower volume levels. Show More Summary

Novation Launchsync: Ableton Device Sync

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Novation teamed up with Isotonik to create a Max for Live device that easily syncs live devices.

Kontrol S8 Officially in stores + Bonus Effects Tutorial

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

After a bit of a wait, and many leaks along the way - the Traktor S8 controller has officially landed in stores near you. To help our readers out, we created a short video that shows a few interesting that you can do with the S8 for those with one in the mail or anyone that might be considering buying it.

“No Wrong Notes” Is that a good thing?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the most popular features of the Ableton Push is its "scale" functionality that places all the right notes in a chosen key across the grid of buttons. This makes it incredibly easy for anyone to play chords, melodies and progressions without any music theory experience. Show More Summary

Introducing Auxy – Essential Music making on the Ipad

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There are over one million apps in the apple app store, and many of them are music related. With so many new ideas coming out all the time, it’s nearly impossible to cover the space but every once in a while we stumble on a new iPad app that is truly inspiring. Today that app […]

Start Producing with Ableton: 5 Ableton Online Courses

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today we’re going to look at 5 great online Ableton courses that will help get you started with Ableton and take your production to the next level. Why take a course? There’s lots of free video’s and Ableton tutorials online. Couldn’t...Show More Summary

Tim Exile Turns TEDx into Boiler Room

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

If you have ever seen a TED talk, you know that they usually run around 5-20 minutes and feature a professional of a field giving a compelling presentation on a topic. Sometimes these talks feature muscians and artists who show the world a piece or performance. Show More Summary

Routine: Craze’s Response to #RealDJing

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Shiftee and Enferno came out with a comeback to SNL about being a DJ. A-Trak is on a mission to separate the real DJs apart from the ones who just press play and throw their hands in the air. Today Craze released a new scratch routine using two Technic 1200s, a Kontrol Z2, and Maschine MK2 that […]

Spazzkid Turns Cats, Chicken Nuggets, and Sushi Into MIDI Triggers With Makey Makey

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We're big fans of Mark Redito, better known as Spazzkid, his awesome productions and his regular live remixes that he posts up on YouTube. Today he's put out a brand new video of a unique experiment - using a variety of people, animals, food, and objects as MIDI triggers for his performance. Show More Summary

Traktor Pro 2.7: MIDI Mappable Freeze Mode, Kontrol S8 Support

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

With the Kontrol S8 controller set to be arriving in less than one week, Native Instruments has released a brand new update to Traktor Pro, bringing it to version 2.7.

Modulares Interface B.A.: Insulated Touch Control for iOS

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the first articles I wrote on DJTT was the Kickstarter called the Tuna Knobs. The knobs were meant to add a tactile element that was lost with touch based apps. A common concern for the Tuna Knobs that we saw in the comments was that they seemed to be a little simple for the purpose […]

DJing With One Deck and Instant Doubles

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the many advantages of using a DVS system for DJing, which is often overlooked, is the ability to play from just one vinyl deck or CDJ, in case of equipment failure. In this article we discuss the technique for doing so, and how to achieve it using both Serato DJ, and Traktor.

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