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Archived Since:June 18, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Combining A TR-8 + Ableton’s Crush/Delay For “Live” Drumming Effects

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today we're releasing two more videos from Ean's series on using the Roland AIRA TR-8 alongside Ableton Live in a live performance setup. The first video focuses on using delay on hi-hats for a fresh live drumming feel, while the second shows how just a bit of bit crushing can make rides sound really cool. Show More Summary

Portable DJ Booth Solutions For Mobile Gigs

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Recently, Ean played a gig at a unique venue without a proper DJ booth and came back to the office the next day wondering what good options existed for DJs who need to set up their gear in a presentable way. We've done a bit of research...Show More Summary

Apple GarageBand Review: iOS 2.1 with Live Loops & Remix FX

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This seemingly major update adds the performance-oriented Live Loops view with tempo-synced Remix FX to the GarageBand for iOS music workstation app. Is this a vital new companion to DJs and live performers or more a watered down version...Show More Summary

Rekordbox DVS In New 4.1 Edition of Rekordbox DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The brand new version of Rekordbox DJ, version 4.1, is being released today – and the big feature add is the DVS pack that we originally heard about back when the software was first announced. Keep reading to learn more about the new update and Rekordbox DVS. Show More Summary

Pan-Pot Interview: Recording Shakers In The Studio

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’re excited to present yet another video in our studio production series from Riverside Studios in Berlin. This time, production duo Pan-Pot show off a few clever techniques for recording handheld shakers and mixing them in a track,...Show More Summary

The Future Of DJing: VR DJ Sets With TheWave

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there was some unique news for the DJing world - an Austin-based team of virtual reality experts and local DJ/producer Grimecraft have teamed up to launch the first VR DJ setups with a system called TheWave. Show More Summary

Apple Music To Stream DJ Mixes, Unofficial Remixes, Mashups

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Just announced today at South By Southwest Interactive, there's news big news for DJs and producers alike: the Apple Music streaming platform will soon allow remixes, mashups, and mixes to be added to the platform. For DJs and producers,...Show More Summary

DJ Music Store Price Comparison (2016 Edition)

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There are only a handful of online DJ music stores out there – but still enough that it’s not always clear where DJs can look the best deals. We decided to take on the challenge for you, crunching the numbers to find out what the average...Show More Summary

Denon Engine 1.5 Launched: What New?

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ gear manufacturers usually create controllers that are optimized for separate DJ software companies such as Traktor or Serato. Denon is taking a different approach with the release of their latest controller the MCX8000. When we first...Show More Summary

Pay To Play: NYC DJs Forced To Sell Tickets To Keep Their DJ Slots?

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Most musicians and DJs have heard of (and know to avoid) pay-to-play schemes, where a promotional company offers small-time DJs "exposure" and an opening set at a club or festival in return for a fee. But based on a tip we've gottenShow More Summary

Digital Record Pools: ZipDJ Review

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Record pools continue to be one of the most popular ways for working DJs to get their music – and today we’re taking a closer look at one in particular, zipDJ. This site is one of the more diverse and exciting pools online for DJs – but how does it fair in real-world everyday use? […] The post Digital Record Pools: ZipDJ Review appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Pioneer Controller Users: Don’t Update To OS X 10.11.4

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

How is this still a thing? We're already four versions into OS X 10.11, released in September of 2015, and there are still major issues for DJs, software, and hardware with every new update. This time it's Pioneer DJ warning users of...Show More Summary

Converting Old CDJ-800s Into Traktor MIDI Controllers

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Last week we spotted a unique DIY project on the web where an enterprising DJ had taken old Pioneer CDJ-800s and using an Arduino board, converted them to be full-fledged MIDI jog wheel controllers for Traktor. We love the idea of taking...Show More Summary

Why The New Technics SL-1200G/GAE Turntable Costs $4,000

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

January's revelation that the new Technics SL-12000G and GAE models (coming later this year) would have a price tag of $4,000 was met with serious alarm from DJs around the world. Now new information has been released in an interview...Show More Summary

BPM Tool For The Mac Status Bar

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

In the DJTT inbox today was a new DJ-oriented tool released on GitHub, BPM. It's a really simple tool that lives in the status bar for OS X users that allows you to quickly find the BPM of a song just by tapping. It's a simple Tap BPM tool, but it's awesome. Read more and download below. The post BPM Tool For The Mac Status Bar appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Adding Expressive Delay To A Roland TR-8 In Ableton

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We've got a brand new video in Ean's ongoing series about turing the Roland AIRA TR-8 into a super-charged performance and production tool by connecting it to Ableton Live. In part two, Ean shows off how a little bit of clever delay can dramatically change the sounds you're playing. Show More Summary

Ean Golden Stems Mix + Walkthrough Video

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

To celebrate this week’s announcement of Traktor Pro 2.10.1 – which included the ability to map and view Stems – Ean has put together a dynamic 15 minute mix using Stems, two Kontrol X1s, a Kontrol F1, a Midi Fighter Twister, and a guitar player. Show More Summary

Serato DJ 1.9 Beta With Pulselocker Support: Open To The Public

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

The new version of Serato DJ has been getting teased since late last year, with the news of streaming service Pulselocker being fully integrated. Now the Serato DJ 1.9 Beta has gone public, which means that anyone can download it and get started right streaming tracks into Serato right away. Show More Summary

The Early History Of The Turntable / Phonograph: La Voix du Passé

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

This article is another great historical piece from guest contributor Akhil Kalepu, and this time he’s chosen to tackle the history of the turntable. Read on to hear about how it all started out with recorded sound, phonautographs, and cylinders of sound in the 1800s, and how the technology progressed from there. Show More Summary

Traktor Stem View: Everyone Can Now See + Map Stems

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

We’re excited post the news that Native Instruments has shared with us this morning, a new update to Traktor that allows anyone to see the full Stems files being played without special hardware. Keep reading to see the new Traktor Stem...Show More Summary

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