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Blog Post Archive

Technical vs Producer vs Club DJ Careers: Which One Is Right For You?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last week’s article on the lifespan of a DJ hopefully inspired some of you to consider that DJing can offer some compelling career opportunities. Just like any career, outcomes can vary wildly depending on your specialty and prowess....Show More Summary

Epsilon QUAD-MIX: A Novice Controller Offering a Creative Environment

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ controllers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors along with different price tags that are backed by different companies. Epsilon is a lesser known brand to DJTT but today we got word of their colored release of their QUAD-MIX controller, which is now available in white. Show More Summary

Pioneer DJ Divison Is Up For Sale

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today Reuters reported, and Pioneer confirmed they are “considering” all options, including selling their highly successful dj division. People familiar with the transaction indicated such a deal could be worth 570 million dollars according to the Reuters report. Pioneer is certainly at the top of their game with some of the most popular dj gear in […]

Pioneer’s New HDJ-C70 Headphones: Memory Foam, Interchangeable Parts & Sound Isolation

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

No matter what music you mix or what you mix on, headphones are a necessity for any DJ. Pioneer has always been one of the go to DJ brands when one is looking for quality in sound and production. Today, Pioneer has announced the HDJ-C70 headphones as part of their line-up of DJ headphones. Read more about the HDJ-C70’s look, feel, and construction inside.

Routine: Dwells, 13-year-old 2014 DMC NYC Regional Champion

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The Disco Mix Club (DMC) has been hosting DJ competitions since 1986 and this competition has brought many talented DJs into the limelight. Earlier this year DMC held their 2014 NYC Regionals competition where Dwells, a 13 year old scratch DJ, took 1st place and wowed the crowd with his level of skill at such a young age.

Pioneer DDJ-WeGo3: A Controller for the Budding DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer has today announced the launch of their latest controller, the DDJ-WeGO3. This entry-level controller is an update from the previous WeGO versions that includes a complete makeover and offers more features to the budding DJ. Read more inside about the DDJ-WeGO3 and all Pioneer has to offer in this new controller. Features: Software Versatility, […]

Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards: Exclusive First Look Video

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Teased last week, Native Instruments has released a brand new line up of hardware for their Komplete Suite, the S-Series. These keyboards are designed to be an integrated solution for production, opening up a large amount of control similar to how the Maschine hardware works alongside its software companion. Show More Summary

Reloop Neon: Dedicated Effects Management for Serato DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Controllers that compliment DJ software have usually been on the Traktor side of DJing for the past couple of years. However, with the latest developments with Serato DJ, more and more controllers are now coming to forward to take advantage of all the features that Serato DJ has to offer. Show More Summary

Serato DJ 1.7 Released with Flip and Other Features

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Serato DJ comes out with another strong release today that provides new functionality like Flip, along with some older loved features missing from Scratch Live such as AM mode (hide your tracks) and Chronological cues. A new MidiMap panel also promises to provide deeper control over the software for those who may wish to dive […]

Video: Native Instruments Komplete Teases New Production Controller

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The team behind NI's Komplete family of instruments and sounds has just released a brand new video teaser hinting at something new that's coming - and it's not a new piece of software, but rather physical hardware. Watch the video below and then join us in the comments for some free speculation on what type of controller this might be.

Tactile Screen Technology Will Morph To Your Touch

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Apple has reportedly been granted a very intriguing patent that suggests an exciting new world of touch technology that could permanently cement the iOS line in the music control market. The flexibility of touch screens has made them...Show More Summary

Midi Fighter Routine: ill.Gates vs Mad Zach + Sabayon

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There's no doubt that our Midi Fighter arcade button controllers have been a huge win with the finger drumming community, with a rapid response rate and ability to withstand extreme abuse. This routine video matches up ill.Gates with Mad Zach and his brother Sabayon for a communal controller soundpack jam - in a fuzzy room, of course.

The Life Cycle of a Career DJ: From 1 to 25 years

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

While dance music certainly has taken on a whole new life these last few years with the explosion of EDM and its attendant festival culture, DJing as we know it (the style of mixing two beat-oriented records together for a seamless dancing...Show More Summary

How To Read A MIDI Mapping File

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Have you ever looked at a MIDI controller mapping and thought "what is is this foreign language?" Many people don't even attempt to edit and customize mappings because they don't understand how the files work. In today's article, we give you the basics of understanding a mapping so you'll be able can read the file and understand what it does with ease.

Soundcloud Premium: Ad-Revenue for Content Creators

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

As any producer may know, getting paid for making music can be a really difficult feat to accomplish. YouTube seemed to hit the nail on the head when it comes to online videos with their advertising program however, vloggers aren’t the only ones who can start making money through ads now. Show More Summary

Mixcloud Introduces Pro Accounts: Advanced Mix Analytics

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mixcloud announced that they are adding to their platform for DJs by offering Pro and Premium subscription accounts for both listeners and content uploaders. Read below about Mixcloud’s Pro and Premium accounts with advanced analytics, comment control, and more.

Quick Tip: Harmonic Mixing on Pioneer CDJs

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer's CDJs are some of the most prevalent pieces of DJ hardware found in current DJ booths, and mixing harmonically has become a critical element of crafting a great set for many DJs. Today, Chris Brackley goes through a few of the...Show More Summary

First Look At The Numark NV Controller With Onboard Serato DJ Displays

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We were lucky enough to see one of the first production units of the upcoming Numark NV at the 2014 DJ Expo in Atlantic City last week. So far, it seems like the NV's onboard screens are a powerful addition that enables the DJ using them to completely ignore their laptop.

Traktor DJ 1.5 Update: 3 Mode Superslicer Effect

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Native Instruments has released a new update to the iOS-only Traktor DJ app, version 1.5, with the most prominent new feature being a brand new performance mode, SuperSlicer, that combines a number of different effects into one.

The Dreaded DJ Bio: Six Tips to Make A Good One

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

So you just got booked to play a new club night starting up in your town. You're on top of your game in preparation for this gig: the playlists are sorted, you synced the back-up USB sticks, hell you even knocked together a couple re-edits to test out. Then the inevitable happens: the promoter hits you up with a dreaded request: "Can you send me your bio ASAP?"

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