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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Routine: 9?O Clock 3-Man Performance

DJing is usually an independent act. An independent DJ and their decks run the club but not in the world of team DJ competitions. DMC hosts the DJ Team Championship every year and in 2014 9'O Clock stole the trophy. The team is composed of three DJs who each have a mixer and a turntable to cut up tracks during their routine. Show More Summary

Tame The Beast: Take Control Of Your Digital Music Collection

Digital music collections are a gift and a curse. They allow DJs to carry and manage massive amounts of music that would be physically impossible with vinyl. Very rarely will a modern DJ have the thought “darn I left that track at home.” The curse is that this massive collection can quickly get out of hand. Show More Summary

Tinnitracks App Could Heal Hearing Damage and Tinnitus

It's well documented that hearing damage is one of the most real dangers of DJing or even just exposing yourself to club-level sounds with regularity. Tinnitus seems inevitable for many DJs, even when armed with a set of great earplugs and following sage advice on limiting the extent of loud sound exposure.

Music Production Tips From The Pro’s At Montreal’s Igloofest

Igloofest is a festival which happens every winter in Montreal, Quebec. The festival started in 2007 and has featured notable performers such as A-Trak, Rusko, and Nic Fanciulli. Landr put together a video recap of Igloofest 2015 and...Show More Summary

Breaking: Pioneer CDJ-900NXS and XDJ-1000 Support For Traktor Coming Soon

Native Instruments has just announced in an "unofficial" off the record Q&A on the NI forums that Traktor will add HID support in an upcoming update for the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS and the latest media player, the XDJ-1000. Along with more...Show More Summary

Artist Gear Setup: Mix Master Mike

Today we're excited to feature the travel setup for one of the founding members of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beastie Boys collaborator and tour DJ, the Serial Wax Killer himself, the one and only Mix Master Mike. Mix Master Mike has had a very successful career and continues to be at the top of his game, playing shows around the world. Show More Summary

Track Preparation with Digital Crates + rekordbox

To follow up the recent guide to digital crates we thought it would be a good idea to provide a quick tutorial piece on how to format and use a flash drive for DJing with rekordbox. If you are not familiar with the software, rekordbox is Pioneer's track prepping software that is designed for DJs to prep tracks to be used with the CDJs. Show More Summary

The Mixfader: A Bluetooth-Enabled Crossfader

While DJ apps continue to spill into the app stores there has been only a trickling of hardware devices for these DJ apps. Hardware built to be used with a phone or tablet is tricky as the computing power each one has however there are still companies, like DJIT, who look past the technical limitations. Show More Summary

Tonetable + Scratch Track: The Turntablist VST

It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out...Show More Summary

Why You Should be Creating and Downloading Soundpacks

Several years ago, our own Mad Zach kicked off the sound pack trend here on DJ TechTools, and it's been growing a steady following ever since. Sound packs are a plug and play modern DJ/producer tool that allows you to play great music with nothing but two hands and a 16 button grid. Show More Summary

Shaking off the Dust – Sampling Vinyl

Sampling goes beyond a digital music collection and the library of music production software. It’s easy to fall into the trap of working with the same giant sample library time and time again. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of records that have been long forgotten and that aren’t available digitally. Show More Summary

Artist Gear Setup: Jeremy Olander

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In our latest "Artist Gear Setup" series, we get a look at the essential travel gear for Swedish DJ and progressive house producer, Jeremy Olander. You won't find any alcohol or tequila in his bag. Rather Jeremy's travel essentials demonstrates how travelling DJs and producers can take better care of themselves while on the road. Show More Summary

Video Review: Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Rotary house mixers are a fabled tool from music's past beloved by house DJs around the globe. Along with vinyl, their popularity seemed to wain in recent years but the response to Rane's new MP2015 mixer suggests that perhaps people are ready for a throwback with some modern tools. This digital power-house packs a mean punch but comes with a hefty price tag - is it worth it?

Routine: E.A.S.Y. (Enferno + Shiftee) – “Pop Music”

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The super duo E.A.S.Y. is back with a live performance of their second single "Pop Music", which is available as a free download on Craze's Slow Roast Records label. When a track gets the thumbs up from a 5 time DMC Champion you know it's gonna be good.

Why You Won’t Be DJing With The New Macbook

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Apple has unveiled a new set of Macbooks that are incredibly thin, come in three different metallic colors, but also only sport a single USB-C port that acts as a dual conduit for data and charging. Here's a few reasons why DJs eyeing a Mac should hold out for upgrades to the Macbook Pro line and avoid this flashy line of notebooks altogether

DJs and Performers: Do You Know Your Noise?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Hearing loss in DJing is no laughing matter. The career of a DJ is filled with towered speakers, blown monitors, and over compensated headphones. If you don't take care of your ears when your out in the field you can be at risk of losing a vital body function that you need to DJ. That is why it always important to practice preservation techniques to save your hearing.

Why New DJs Should Start on Vinyl

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Since the industry has shifted from traditional beatmatching to an ensemble of MIDI controllers and synced devices, the art of mixing by ear seems to be a thing of the past and thats not ok. In this article, Markos Polydorou will explain some of the benefits of learning how to DJ the traditional way.

Using Pioneer CDJs in HID mode with Serato DJ/Scratch Live

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Earlier this week we looked at how Traktor DJs can have a plug and play setup with Pioneer CDJs in HID mode. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show Serato DJ and Scratch Live DJs how they can use CDJs in HID mode. The control is quite similar between Traktor and Serato but there are some notable differences in the models that are supported and the hardware required.

Attention DJTT Community: What Do You Want To Learn?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Every month the DJTT editorial team works hard to bring you helpful tutorials, the latest reviews, and interesting culture pieces. Our mission is to help you, so many ideas are pulled directly from the forums and uservoice section. Today...Show More Summary

Serato DJ 1.7.4 Beta Now Available

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Serato in the past year has continually developed the software to include a multitude of features from HID support with the XDJ-100os to Serato Flip. With the new beta version, 1.7.4, there is support for industry-standard mixers from Pioneer and Allen & Heath, along with a handful of new features. Club Kit License for Serato DJ Now Supported Serato […]

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