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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Routine: Monophonic Rise with José Cabello

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

José Cabello is back with his latest Tecnica Futura video, Monophonic Rise. The latest video showcases the use of pitch control on the Kontrol D2 to create tension in his set whilst using monophonic and polyphonic samples to create a dynamic routine. The post Routine: Monophonic Rise with José Cabello appeared first on DJ TechTools.

The Basics of DJ Copyright Laws

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We have had an influx of DJs sending us messages asking about fair use, copyright, and the legalities of playing music out in venues. In today's article, guest contributor Aden Russell has put together a solid refresher on the current state of copyright and sampling legal issues for DJs. The post The Basics of DJ Copyright Laws appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Shawn Wasabi Interview: Midi Fighter 64 is Released!

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's official: after several years of waiting you can now purchase a Midi Fighter 64. This controller previously existed only as a one-off prototype for Shawn Wasabi. In this video, Shawn tells us about the history of his work with controllers...Show More Summary

Review: AudioBlocks Subscription Loop & Sound Effect Site

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

When you need loops and samples to work with, you can wade through a sea of free stuff at wide-ranging levels of quality, buy sound packs hand-picked by someone else, or subscribe to a service with limited downloads. AudioBlocks tries...Show More Summary

Review: Can Denon DJ SC5000 Players Take On CDJs?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Many DJ booths have had a "standard" media player in them for a decade or longer. With the new SC5000 Prime players, Denon DJ takes an almost surgical aim at the biggest feature gaps and performance weaknesses of CDJs. In today's review,...Show More Summary

Augmenting Ableton: 5 Creative Tips With External Devices

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the most fun ways to use a DAW is to add outboard devices - synths, MIDI controllers, and more. Today's article is a guest post from Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Burnett sharing a few clever ways to use out-of-the-box devices alongside Live. Show More Summary

Replacing MP3: Is A New Format Likely For DJs + Listeners?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Any DJ with a sizable collection of music on their hard drive knows that the MP3 is far from dead, despite a rash of clickbait articles in recent weeks. In today's article, contributor Steven Maude assesses what it would take take for a new file format to replace MP3. Show More Summary

Build Your Next Traktor MIDI Controller In Google Chrome

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Want to make your own custom MIDI controller for DJing, production, or visuals, but don't have the money or time to make a DIY controller? In this article, we spotlight a project that DJTT friends Traxus Interactive have been working...Show More Summary

Denon DJ SC5000 Prime: Unboxing, FAQ, and Units In Store

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's exciting when a serious new competitor comes onto the market, and this week, it's Denon DJ's turn to enter the fray. Their new SC5000 Prime players (and potential CDJ challengers) are finally launching this week. We're working on...Show More Summary

How I Play: Octave One Shows Off Their Live Techno Setup

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In today's video, we take a closer look at the impressive live rig used by notorious techno savants and live performers, Octave One. The duo is famous for their live shows, which they've perfected for over 20 years. Watch the full interview...Show More Summary

Hidden Gems: Unique DJ Stores around the US

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The old days of spending Saturdays in a brick and mortar shop looking to buy records and gear are fading memories. However, these small shops are still around in cities across the United States. From San Francisco to New York, we tracked down some of the unique stores for DJs and producers. Show More Summary

Midi Fighter 64 Update: They’re Close!

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It’s been over two years since DJ TechTools first built a rough prototype of a giant 64-button Midi Fighter for Shawn Wasabi. His "Marble Soda" performance video went viral, and thousands signed a petition asking us to make them available for sale. Show More Summary

DJs Beware: Dubspot Ripping Off Students, Not Paying Teachers?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

One of the long-standing online DJ and production schools, Dubspot, is being accused by former students of never providing classes, but taking potential students' money nonetheless. As reported first on Thump, students are claiming that the school swindled them out of their money. Show More Summary

Routine: Stem Stories with José Cabello

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It has been two years since the Stems were introduced to Traktor and since then we have seen the format slowly grow with more and more producers releasing Stem tracks as well as DJs making their own. These Stems serve as powerful tools...Show More Summary

DJ Conversion Utility 1.3: Converts Traktor + Rekordbox Playlists To iTunes

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In a new update to the DJ Conversion Utility (first featured last month on the blog) comes a powerful new feature: converting playlists and collections out of DJ software and into iTunes. This type of forward-and-back conversion hasShow More Summary

Trainspotting A DJ’s Tracks: Is It Lazy or Legit?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The moral acceptability of trainspotting (figuring out what a DJ is playing) is a longstanding debate in the DJ community. But in recent years, new tools and communities have changed how the process works - and one DJ, Jackmaster, took issue with it last week in a heartfelt opinion. Show More Summary

Ableton Launches “Learning Music” – Production Education Web App

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Ableton has just launched a new online app geared towards teaching people the fundamental music theory behind production. The goal is clear – they want to help everyone learn the basics of making music. The new site, Learning Music,Show More Summary

How To Hack Rekordbox DJ To Use Any Controller’s Jogwheels

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Early in the development of Rekordbox DJ, Pioneer added MIDI mapping (in the 4.0.6 update). Almost every function in the software was MIDI mappable, except for jogwheel control, which was kept exclusively for Pioneer's own DDJ controllers. Show More Summary

Tracklib: A Music Store That Will Promote Sampling?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Sampling fundamentally altered the course of music production when it started being used in the 1970s/80s. The biggest changes since then are how easy it is to turn a sample into a song, but conversely how hard it has become to be allowed to use those samples. Show More Summary

DJ Track Trade: What Was Hot In April 2017?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Inspired by a conversation with Ean last week, today we’re kicking off our first-ever DJ Track Trade. The goal: once a month, for the DJTT community to share what new tracks, edits, remixes, and releases worked especially well on dance floors. Show More Summary

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