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Blog Profile / DJ TechTools

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

Blog Post Archive

Beatport Pro: Fresh UI, Improved Crate Digging, & Mobile Ready

Since the birth of the internet, crate digging has moved from physical music stores to online digital music marketplaces. Beatport has been around for 10 years and has become the most prominent store for DJs when it comes to finding tracks specifically for a set. While Beatport has proved to be a successful platform for […]

One Button MIDI Mapping Contest and Tutorial

Today we're announcing a new DJTT contest in response to a great idea by a few of our readers - to see what fantastic types of MIDI mappings we can build that only require a single button to use. Any one with any controller that hasShow More Summary

A Look Inside Matthew Dear’s Incredible Audion Stage Setup, Subverticul

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Matthew Dear’s Audion techno guise may be 10 years old now, but its latest incarnation—in a tricked-out, spherical performance pod called Subverticul—is a game-changer for how techno is presented in the live forum. We spoke with Dear...Show More Summary

Novation’s Audiohub 2×4: Dedicated Soundcard + USB Hub for Production and DJing

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Any producer or DJ knows that once your set-up grows into multiple devices there also comes the task of finding a way to connect everything into a computer. There are multiple audio interfaces out there and USB hubs to test but there are many factors to consider. Show More Summary

Routine: Eskei83?s World Championship Redbull Thre3style Routine

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ competitions are treasure troves of different styles and techniques being showcased; giving DJs from all over the world to prove their skills. Red Bull’s Thre3style competition came to an exciting close last Saturday where Germany DJ Eskei83 brought down the house with a routine full of scratching, live sampling, and creative track selections. Show More Summary

Numark NV Controller with Dual Screens- Full Review

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

It's often easy to scoff at the hyperbole that companies spout when presenting their new products. Writing this, during the latest Apple keynote, I'm currently being bombarded with lines like “the best phone ever made” and “revolutionary product”. Show More Summary

Routine: Izn’s Dirtybird Live Remix On Maschine

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today we're featuring a brand new live remix from longform controllerism specialist Izn. Izn has taken a whole set of tracks from the San Francisco-based Dirtybird crew and built out some fantastic finger drumming routines, also incorporating...Show More Summary

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

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