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Blog Post Archive

Native Instruments Announces Komplete 11 Suite

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments today announced the latest release of the Komplete 11 suite and the more affordable Komplete 11 Select. The new suite is an even more comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. They've added 13 new instruments,...Show More Summary

What Is Portablism? 2016 Is The Year Of The Portable Turntable DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

If there's one big new trend in the DJ world in 2016, it has been the rise of portablism. This is the art of cutting and scratching with portable turntables. The use of easily transportable gear means that portablists can perform almost anywhere they want, often leaving DJ booths and nightclubs for more exciting locations. Show More Summary

Midi Fighter Twister: 5 Hidden Features You Should Know

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Did you know that DJ TechTools manufactured and released a powerful controller for DJs and producers that was designed by you, our readers? If not, that’s probably our fault. We haven't talked nearly enough about this amazing controller recently. Show More Summary

Are DJ Turntables Outselling CDJs?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Vinyl sales are up. They're one of the few forms of physical media that's seen gains in the last five years. But is it just a fad in the music consumer market, or is it also the case in the DJ industry? We take a closer look at a fascinating trend in DJ technology in today's article. The post Are DJ Turntables Outselling CDJs? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

SoundSwitch: Beatgrid-Synced Lighting Automation For Serato DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Not every DJ has a lighting designer and visuals team, but that doesn't mean that unique lighting effects have to be out of reach. With the new SoundSwitch hardware/software package, DJs will be able to write lighting scripts for songs in their library - it's like a DAW for lighting. Show More Summary

Ableton Live 9.7 Is Coming: Sampling Finally Gets An Upgrade

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The music production platform Ableton Live is continuing to evolve. With a new update set to launch later this year, the DAW will incorporate a number of powerful, commonly-requested features. Watch a performance video and learn howShow More Summary

Rekord Buddy 2.0: Metadata Syncing Software Goes To Public Beta

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It feels like an eternity since Rekord Buddy 2.0 was first announced. The software that promised to sync metadata (cue points, beat grids, loops, ect.) between the top three current DJ platforms (Rekordbox, Serato, Traktor) has been eagerly anticipated for years. Show More Summary

Digital Record Pool Spotlight: BPM Supreme Review

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In today's review, DJTT's resident record pool expert Nick James takes a closer look at BPM Supreme. Since the last round up, their service has gone through major updates that make it even better for working DJs. It's also one of the only record pools with audio and video files for download. Show More Summary

Techniques For Finger Drumming A Mad Zach Soundpack

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Incorporating a performative element into a DJ set or live show is more popular than ever. For many producers and DJs, adding a finger drumming routine might seem challenging, but with a bit of practice it can quickly become the most exciting part of your set. Show More Summary

5 AppleScripts To Whip Your DJ Library Into Shape

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Ready to clean up your DJ music library using the automation power of AppleScripts? Every DJ comes up with their own workflow of taking freshly downloaded tracks and making them a useful part of their DJ library. In the age of digital...Show More Summary

Competitions Could Prevent Fake DJ Routines With Two Simple Steps

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There's been a buzz in the international DJ community as the winner of a major Thre3style event was discovered to have faked his set. For all the production that goes into Red Bull's DJ competition, we're amazed that a few basic concepts...Show More Summary

Xone:PX5 Mixer: Allen & Heath’s 4-Channel Mixer For The Masses?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The first images of the new Xone:PX5 mixer from Allen & Heath have appeared online after the company held an exclusive event at Kantine am Berghain in Berlin, Germany. So far it looks like the natural successor to the Xone:92, with built in digital FX, send/returns, and a built-in soundcard. Show More Summary

Using Serato + Traktor DJ Gear With Rekordbox DJ

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Trying out a new DJ software is never easy. There are many reasons to avoid it - but with Pioneer DJ's newcomer, Rekordbox DJ, it's not as difficult as you might expect. Almost any Serato DJ or Traktor Pro gear can be used with the software, without paying extra or hacking. The post Using Serato + Traktor DJ Gear With Rekordbox DJ appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Watch 9 Unique Live Shows From DJs + Producers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Ten years ago, nearly every touring producer or DJ was mixing track-to-track, with Serato Scratch Live or Traktor Scratch. But times have changed, and now unique live shows are incredibly more common. There are many options for liveShow More Summary

Rane Sold To InMusic (Numark, Denon, Akai)

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've just received a very short press release from Rane Corportation - the company behind infamous DJ mixers like the TTM57 and the MP2015 - that discloses a sale of the company to InMusic, the same company that has snatched up numerous DJ companies in the past, like Denon DJ, Numark, and Akai. Show More Summary

Electrical Engineering For DJs Part Two: Circuits and Potentiometers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In this second part of a series on the actual electrical concepts behind DJ gear and audio, we explore how the actual circuits work to give you control over volume, filters, EQ, and more. Get ready to get a little bit nerdy, and hopefully...Show More Summary

DDJ-RZX: Rekordbox DJ Video Controller

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In their usual fashion, Pioneer DJ has sent out a late night email for a surprise announcement of a new product, this time the DDJ-RZX. This new bit of DJ gear is designed specifically to work alongside a new Rekrodbox DJ video pack that allows mixing video in the DJ software - read on for details. The post DDJ-RZX: Rekordbox DJ Video Controller appeared first on DJ TechTools.

5 Incredibly-Useful Features In The Serato DJ 1.9.2 Beta

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last week, Serato released the Serato DJ 1.9.2 beta, filled with bug and stability fixes along with a few "not flashy" but very useful features. Today, guest contributor DJ PDot shares insight into which features make the beta a boon for power users of Serato. The post 5 Incredibly-Useful Features In The Serato DJ 1.9.2 Beta appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Xone:PX5 – Is Allen & Heath Teasing A DJ Mixer/Controller?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

First spotted by DJTT reader Laserbeam on the DJ Techtools forums, Allen & Heath are teasing the release of a brand new piece of gear, the Xone:PX5. We know very little about this new piece of gear so far, but keep reading for some clues and speculation. The post Xone:PX5 – Is Allen & Heath Teasing A DJ Mixer/Controller? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

DJ Mike Relm Interview at Further Future

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

At the end of April, the DJ Techtools team went to the Further Future festival in Nevada, with one goal: to talk to unique DJs, bands, and producers about artistic process. In the first video from this series, we talked with Mike Relm, highly-skilled turntablist, VJ, and current DJ for The Pharcyde. Show More Summary

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