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Filed Under:Music / Dance & DJ
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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Casio XW-DJ1 + XW-PD1: Millennium Falcon DJ Controllers

January is here - which means companies are slowly rolling out their initial new products debuting at the currently-underway Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, or the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim later this month. The winner of "first new DJ product of 2015" appears to be - surprisingly - Casio. Show More Summary

FX Snapshot: The Traktor Feature You’ve Never Heard Of

Today we’re going to talk about a feature in Traktor that you may not be aware of, "snapshot" (this has nothing to do with selfies). In the latest version it is somewhat hidden. We're going to show you where to find it, how it works, and how it can speed up your fx workflow in your DJ sets. Show More Summary

Kontrol S8 Bags, Back-Packs, Cases – Community Design Project!

It's been a few months since the Kontrol S8 came out, and with a lot of them now floating around many owners noticed - there are not many good carrying options! With the S8 being considerably larger than your average controller, it does not fit in any common back-packs and will require it's own special protection. Show More Summary

New Years Eve 2015 Count-Downs, Playlists, Tips and Tricks

New Year's eve can be a blessing and a curse for dj's. Endless gig opportunities thanks to the fact that nearly everyone on the planet is at a party, but very high expectations from drunkards that expect it to be the best party of the year. Whether you are playing a ballroom, bedroom or a friends living room here are some useful tools that will help you come prepared.

Review: Crane Stand Elite

Crane Hardware have made quite a name for themselves in the DJ industry with their previous laptop stands; the Pro, and Plus. Offering vast amounts of adjustability, along with lightweight but sturdy construction, they've appeared in booths all over the world. Show More Summary

The Top 15 DJ Stories Of 2014

2014 was a notable year for the DJ world with a lot of big stories that broke here on DJ TechTools. We have assembled the most important ones based on the number of Facebook shares, comments and general industry impact. Enjoy and share with your friends!

Traktor Tutorial: Rapid Fire Track Preparation

If you are using Traktor to dj, then today's tutorial is a must-read for everyone. Great track preparation with accurate beat-grids and load markers is crucial, but also time consuming. To save you time, Ean Golden has shared a powerful system for blowing through songs in just a few seconds using a custom keyboard mapping he designed using some crazy macro functions.

Vestax Update: Rebuilding The Brand + Company in 2015

We wrote earlier this week about the official declaration of bankruptcy that Vestax is going through in Japan, but now there's reason to believe that the brand won't fizzle out or even get sold. The US distributor for Vestax, Mixware, sent over a new update, presumably from the Vestax team in Japan.

Review: Pioneer XDJ-1000

Over the last few years, the 'CDJ that doesn't play CDs' has taken on almost mythical status in the DJ world, spoken of in hushed tones by those claiming to be in-the-know, and those who claimed to know somebody else who was. What is...Show More Summary

7 Free Maschine Expansions With Every Studio / Maschine / Mikro

Tis' the season and Native Instruments has announced a special holiday deal. For a limited time only (until Dec 31st), buy Maschine MK2, Maschine Studio, or Maschine Mikro MK2 and get seven Maschine Expansions free – tailor-made production kits for contemporary and vintage sounds, worth almost $350!

djay Pro: Advanced DJ Software + Spotify Intergration

Algoriddim is a household name when it comes to DJ applications. Their djay app for iOS and Android has been downloaded millions of times by users all across the globe who were looking for a way to get their feet wet in DJing. djay is also the name of Algoriddim's Mac dedicated software that has recently been given a total over-haul and redesign. Show More Summary

Beatport Will Relaunch As Free Streaming Service in 2015

It's been nearly two years with SFX Entertainment at the helm of Beatport, which in the last year alone has seen the launch of Beatport Pro (the desktop organization system + media player) and identically-named Beatport Pro (the newShow More Summary

Holiday Gift Guide for DJs + Producers: 2014 Edition

The tail end of December is rapidly approaching, meaning that it's time to be looking for any last minute holiday presents for your DJ friends, producer compatriots, or just as wishlist ideas for your family and friends. This guide is an awesome starting place - read on and share your own ideas with us as well!

Routine: 35-Minute Mix On New Pioneer XDJ-1000s

Watch a 35 minute house mix on the upcoming XDJ-1000 media players from Pioneer.

Creative Effect Tips for the DJM Mixers – White Noise

Dj's around the world use the DJM-900 mixer without taking advantage of it's powerful on-board effects. In today's article, Ean Golden shows us how to use creative crossfader routing and additional effects layered on white noise to generate a very playable tone useful for almost any style of djing.

Cross DJ 2.0 for iOS: Redesigned DJ Solution

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mixvibes has recently announced the release of Cross DJ 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad which comes with a new aesthetic and more features for the User. iOS devices are popping up left and right but with Cross DJ, there is a little more than just two audio players and volume control. Show More Summary

Carl Cox Playing Live with Kontrol S8

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

According to a brand new NI video released today, the widely respected techno/house DJ Carl Cox is now touring with the control s8 at the center of his rig. He uses the control S8 as a central mixer and remix deck control station along side two CDJ-2000's. Watch the video after the break to learn why the switch up.

Watch A Shure M44-7 Cartridge Drop At 500 Frames Per Second

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Watch this infamous turntable cartridge get dropped at 500 FPS!

Vextax Officially Bankrupt; Who Could Buy The Brand?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We read the signs of a dying Vestax Corporation a few months ago in an article - and now it has been officially confirmed in Japanese media. The Tokyo-based hardware manufacturer of DJ gear has declared bankruptcy.

Bridging The Gap: Interview with DJ Enferno

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

As DJ technology continues to evolve, the division between controller DJs and turntable DJs seems to be getting bigger. Both styles of DJing have their advantages and ultimately try to achieve the same result. Even A-Trak commented on this subject saying DJing is about taking risks and not just what you use at the club.

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