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Blog Post Archive

Review: SubPac M2 Wearable Bass Backpack

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In 2014, we did a roundup of wearable bass augmentation devices - which included the then-new SubPac M1. Late last year, the company upgraded the line to the SubPac M2, a more advanced take on the mobile bass backpack. Read on for a quick hands-on review from guest contributor Stu G. The post Review: SubPac M2 Wearable Bass Backpack appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Mad Zach Sound Packs: Volume 5 Out Now

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today we’re launching a brand new set of Mad Zach Sound Packs, Volume 5 of his popular finger drumming series. This set of 15 packs is more refined and feature-filled than ever before, including play-along video lessons, a free computer keyboard player, and Ableton, Maschine, and Kontakt compatibility. Show More Summary

Recreating The EQ Section Of Richie Hawtin’s Model 1 Mixer In Ableton Live

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

On the new PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer designed by Richie Hawtin, there's a unique approach to the actual mixing section. Instead of a 'traditional' 3-band EQ, there are two filters and a "parametric EQ". But for many DJs, the only...Show More Summary

Secrets Of A Finger Drumming Champion: Coby Ashpis

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Finger drummer and producer Coby Ashpis was the champion of DJTT's Holiday Finger Drumming Contest in December, taking our provided soundpack and ratcheting it up to lightspeed. Last week he came by the DJTT studio to share a brand new...Show More Summary

Beatport Sale Called Off, Shuts Down Streaming, News, Video, Events

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In a dramatic twist to the Beatport auction process, the sale has been temporarily called off and the company is shutting down almost every project they run that isn't the music store. Keep reading for details: The post Beatport Sale Called Off, Shuts Down Streaming, News, Video, Events appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Sets and Hecklers: What DJs Can Learn From Stand-Up Comedians

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

From last-minute bookings to loud hecklers, stand-up comedians have a unique set of challenges that should feel familiar to almost every working DJ. Guest contributor Jon Paul Hill has put together a great collection of the parallels...Show More Summary

Stream DJ Sets On Facebook Live or Periscope With Great DJ Audio

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There's a major emphasis live streaming video online right now, and as a result, social media posts that contain live video get more natural exposure. This is a big opportunity for DJs to reach more a wider audience, so in today's article,...Show More Summary

How I DJ in VR: Grimecraft Interview

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “The Wave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, weShow More Summary

PLAYdifferently Model 1: Hands-On With Richie Hawtin

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Dedicated fans have carefully been watching for every chance to see the new Richie Hawtin / Andy Rigby-Jones mixer collaboration, but finally the 100% analog PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer has been publicly announced. Watch DJ Techtools'...Show More Summary

The Beatport Sale: What You Need to Know

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Beatport has been up for sale since February of this year, and finally the hearings that will determine the buyer take place later this week. Twelve years after the digital-download store was firmly established, the online platform for...Show More Summary

The History Of The Turntable, Part 2

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In his first article on the history of the turntable, DJTT contributor Akhil Kalepu took us through the phonograph’s early history, from its origin in the late 19th century and well into the mid-20th century. These technological innovations...Show More Summary

How I Play: Mr Bill + KJ Sawka, The Future Of Live Controllerism?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's rare that a duo comes along in the dance music world and does something completely rebellious and unique - but after a recent Mr Bill and KJ Sawka interview we were inspired and excited. See how live drumming, Ableton manipulation,...Show More Summary

Pioneer’s DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR: Smaller Rekordbox Controllers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer DJ has put out the Rekordbox DJ software, brought it up to speed in features, and now they're ready to go after the market in a huge way: with entry-level controllers that include the software for free. Meet the Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB...Show More Summary

Don’t Wait For Disaster: Keep Your DJ Gear + Data Safe

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We witnessed on Twitter last week a member of the DJTT family, Shawn Wasabi, get robbed of his entire setup out of the trunk of a parked car. His one-of-a-kind Midi Fighter 64 was stolen, and to make matters worse for Shawn, his laptop and backup hard drive also got nabbed. Show More Summary

Fresh Audio-Reactive DJ Lighting Projects: LED Strips, Laptop Stickers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's been a while since we've taken a look at audio-reactive accessories and projects for DJs! For a fun Friday article, we thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the cutting-edge projects that gaining traction that hope to bring innovative audio-reactive DJ lighting to the masses. Show More Summary

Technics 1200 Mod: Standalone DVS Player

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We love featuring DIY DJ technology projects on the blog, and today's features is a whopper. YouTube user ?????? ?????? has rewired a set of Technics SL-1200 turntables and added a built-embedded system to play a library of tracks using control vinyl, without an external DVS system like Serato or Traktor. Show More Summary

How To Use The Gate Color FX On Pioneer Mixers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

On newer models of Pioneer DJ's mixers, there's a powerful Gate Color FX that allows the DJ to remove part of the signal coming based on volume. See how the gate effect can be used for mixing two tracks together, and why additional functionality...Show More Summary

Commonly Overlooked Dance Music Production Techniques

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Producing music is hard work - and even when it's a daily routine, it can be easy to forget important techniques and elements that make a song a real winner. Today we're rounding up a few lessons from a powerful discussion on Reddit,...Show More Summary

Routine: Kypski Mura Masa Live Remix on Traktor, Maschine, Korg MS-20

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We're excited to share a new routine from Netherlands-based DJ Kypski, which incorporates live turntablism, controllerism, and production all into one routine - similar to Enferno's live remixes we have featured in the past. Watch below...Show More Summary

STP Vestax Phoenix Mixer Details Unveiled

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've waited patiently for more information about the STP Vestax Phoenix mixer to be revealed after the first rough details that came out in mid-January. Now the first full images of the STP Vestax Phoenix has been revealed - keep reading...Show More Summary

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