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The Komplete S-Series keyboards have just become a lot more attractive for producers, as today Native Instruments has launched a new version of their Komplete library that comes bundled with every S-Series.
For Digital DJs laptop performance and speed is critical. After a few years of using the same computer you may notice that day one speed just isn't there. How can you get back that brand new computer feeling back where everything runs...Show More Summary
Maschine users have been anxiously awaiting their next update for a number of months, and finally today version 2.3 is just hitting the NI Service Center downloads. In addition to a number of major usability updates (full changelistShow More Summary
With Dj TechTools fast approaching 10 years online, I find myself often telling the story of how we got started and what events led to the creation of this website. Last week, I took some time and recorded the full history on Youtube so everyone can enjoy it and understand why we began building this amazing dj community online.
There is a small, but dedicated contingent of dj's out there that not only spin on vinyl, but on the rarest of formats: 7" records. Today we shine a spotlight on that scene with an interview of a dedicated 7" dj and highlight some of the ways in which you might consider exploring the world of 45 culture.
We’ve gotten a tip from Qbert’s Thud Rumble that they’ve partnered with Intel on a new project that bring tiny microcomputers into the DJ booth and potentially eliminate the need for laptops as the central hub of digital DJ’s setups. The project is debuting this weekend at Maker Faire - but we’ve got the first hints of […]
Most people refer to big cities like Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas as the major hubs for DJs and dance music. Some even think you need to move to these cities to begin a successful DJ career. While those cities...Show More Summary
For todays artist gear setup, we're going to switch things up. Rather then look at what DJs/producers take with them on the road, we're going to check out the gear they use in the studio. Starting with DJ, producer, and remixer, Yousef. Show More Summary
It’s becoming harder and harder to find DJs playing strictly vinyl, even more rare are DJs that mix entirely using "45s" (7" records). Mixing with 45s comes with it’s own unique set of challenges: the surface area is smaller making it...Show More Summary
Since the 90s DJs have been running analog synths and drum machines alongside their DJ sets. This concept is still alive and relevant today. How did DJs keep the drum machines in sync with their set? Today Ean Golden shares 3 ways to sync up drum machines like the Roland TR-8 in your DJ set. Show More Summary
From the DJTT mailbox this week comes a tip about a brand new feature on Mixcloud - the ability to directly import your mixes from your Soundcloud uploads.
Today we have an extra special artist gear setup for the DJTT community featuring technical jedi, James Zabiela. It’s been a few years since DJTT first spoke with James Zabiela about what’s in his bag. He packs an incredible amount in his bag and for anyone that’s ever seen him perform he takes full advantage of […]
Todays artist gear setup features rapper turned producer Ricky Vaughn. Over the course of his career Ricky Vaughn has spanned multiple genres including hip hop, breaks, and most recently Moombahton and Trap. Now that he has switched to using Traktor and CDJs for live shows his travel setup is pretty light. Keep reading to learn more about […]
At the Strata+Hadoop data conference in London this week, Shazam put together an incredible presentation that give us a hint into how they've become the best representation of Big Data that we've seen in the music industry. The presentation starts off showing how the service's data can actually do a pretty good job of predicting a hit prior to it getting serious radio play.
A great sounding set of studio monitors can do wonders for our productions. We’re not looking for something to add magic to our tracks; instead we want an honest representation of the music. Most people will be listening on systems that color music in one way or another. Show More Summary
Since NAMM 2015, Rane has been teasing the TTM57 MKII which will fight to replace its predecessor as the next go to mixer for turntablists. Skratch Bastid is the focus of Serato’s latest routine video which shows him cutting up NXWXRK by Nadus and using the mixer’s effects to build a rhythmic remix of the song. As […]
One of the challenges with producing electronic music is maintaining a human feel in the music. If producers aren't careful, loops and patterns can easily sound robotic and stale, leaving listeners bored. Today Multiplier shares a simple trick to help humanize drums and add some variation in Ableton using the Velocity effect.
Fun fact: dancing is not my strong suit and I am definitely not as good of a dancer as my female counterparts. (Which is why I like being behind the decks where my dancing is limited to the waist up.) However, there is hope for men looking to become better dancers that catches other people's attention rather than laughs and awkward looks. Show More Summary
Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks at the travel gear of Brainfeeder artist William Benjamin Bensussen, better known as The Gaslamp Killer. As an alternative hip hop DJ and producer, Gaslamp Killer helped found “Low End Theory”, an experimental hip hop and electronic music club night held every week at The Airliner in LA. One of the […]
With Digital DJ software, DJs have several creative tools at their disposal: 4 decks, multiple FX, and sample decks such as the Serato DJs SP-6 sampler player or Traktor Pro 2’s remix decks. These sample decks can be loaded with one shot samples, loops, instrumentals and acapellas for remixing. Show More Summary