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Pioneer DJ’s new VM Series speakers: built with at-home musicians in mind

Pioneer DJ has released the latest additions to its active monitor speaker line: the VM Series. Built with musicians who are spending more time playing and producing at home in mind, three new products have made their way down the pipeline: the VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80. The VM Series offers a smooth and sleek look […]

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Twitch works to smooth over creator/copyright relationship with new features

The frustration many creators have shown with Twitch – the streaming platform giant that became a powerful tool for musicians stuck at home during the pandemic – is no secret. The battle between creators looking to share music with the online world and the copyright that has caused endless hurdles along the way has been a massive […]

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Review: Ableton Live 11 – the uber-DAW returns, but do you need it?

The time has finally come – Ableton Live 11 is here. A major update to Ableton Live rarely makes its way around, so we’ll dive into every big addition – including comping, tempo following, MPE support, new instruments, effects, Live Packs, and much more. But with that comes a few questions. How well does the new version […]

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How I Play (at home): Møme

In this edition of our How I Play at home series, we’re welcoming Møme to the fold. He’s a French DJ who’s made quite an impact in the music world over the years – you may be familiar with his popular releases like Aloha and his first album, Panorama. Møme also recently put out his latest […]

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Pioneer DJ DJM-S7 Review: the true successor to the DJM-S9?

Par : DJ Soo

Pioneer DJ has been synonymous with the CDJ and club market for over a decade. Their range of CDJs and 900NXS mixers are the de-facto installs in many clubs and festival booths worldwide. However, their 2-channel scratch offerings haven’t had the same market dominance over the years. Of all their attempts, the DJM-S9 was arguably […]

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Rekordbox releases Android version of mobile app

Android users, we’ve got good news. Pioneer DJ announced today that rekordbox’s mobile app has now been extended from solely-iOS users, opening the doors to an array of smartphone users with the rekordbox for Android app. Version 3.0 of the rekordbox app allows Android users to prep music, listen to new tracks for their set, […]

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Native Instruments, iZotope team up to focus on building a seamless creator experience

Native Instruments and iZotope are making moves in the world of music – and they’re doing so together. Sparked by their communal aspirations to create seamless creative experiences, the two companies have joined forces to create a new technology group that looks to accelerate this goal together. The group is backed by both EMH Partners […]

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Denon DJ’s SC6000, SC6000M PRIME get Serato DJ integration, full RGB waveforms

The capabilities of Denon DJ’s SC6000 and SC6000M Prime hardware continue to grow. As of this week, both players are now integrated with Serato DJ Pro. Jay Cunningham, Denon DJ’s Brand Marketing Manager, explains: “Our forward-thinking Media Players, powered by Engine OS, have always been at the forefront of innovation for some time now. “Adding […]

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Beatport DJ, new web-based app, streamlines workflow for crate digging, set curation, & track prep

Many DJs are well aware of the workflow pain point that comes with finding and prepping new tunes – crate digging, track-buying, transferring-to-your-performance-software, then loading to your USB process. It’s not a simple one, and it can be time-consuming. Well, Beatport has recognized this – and today, they’ve released a potential solution: Beatport DJ. Beatport DJ […]

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Virtual DJ, djay Pro AI now compatible with Rane ONE

Great news for djay PRO AI and Virtual DJ users – starting today, you can now use both programs with a Rane ONE controller (psst – thinking about trying out the ONE? Read our review here). Both softwares are now plug-and-play compatible with the device. On the djay PRO AI front, this means you’ll be able […]

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Engine OS’ v1.6 update: streaming from Dropbox + Beatsource LINK, flexible beat grids & more

Denon DJ‘s flagship software, Engine DJ, is back with a new software upgrade that opens the door to an array of new features. Engine OS v1.6 allows users to access music they’ve stored in their personal cloud directly on Denon DJ hardware with Dropbox and Beatsource LINK integrations, plus flexible beat grids, track previews, and […]

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Licensed DJ edits come to Beatsource LINK

Par : Dan White

One of the best parts of being a member of a DJ record pool is access to amazing tools that make life as a DJ easier. DJ edits have long been a staple way for a pool to provide value to their customers. Sometimes a pool will add intros, outros, acapellas, instrumentals, censored versions, upbeat […]

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Goodbye, Emergency Loop. A CDJ-3000 update finally added full track caching.

Par : Dan White

When I first got my hands on the CDJ-3000s last year for a full review, one thing was clear: there were a lot of features that could be implemented, but weren’t for some reason. One of the big ones was linked track caching. Unplug the USB drive accidentally? Your track should already be in the […]

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Review: DDJ-FLX6 – a feature-packed, midrange controller for $599

Par : DJ Glitch

Pioneer DJ surprised us all with the release of the new DDJ-FLX6, a $599 Serato/Rekordbox dual compatible DJ controller. The FLX6 feels like a cross between the DDJ-1000 and DDJ-400, offering four channels and full-sized jog wheels by forsaking build quality and connectivity options. Filling the midrange gap I’ve always felt that the controller market […]

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Frank Wiedemann talks Circle of Live, creative processes, “playing free”, & more

Par : Angel Bali

Frank Wiedemann, a German musician and label owner of the iconic Innervisions and Bigamo Musik, is best known as one half of Âme and is also a member of electronic music acts A Critical Mass, Schwarzmann, and Howling. We sat down with him to hear about a number of exciting projects he has stirring – […]

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Most of Native Instruments’ shares have sold. What could it mean for Traktor?

Par : DJ Glitch
What does the future of traktor hold with NI's ownership changing?

In a new turn of events this year, a massive portion of Native Instruments’ shares have been sold to the Francisco Partners investing firm. It’s been no secret that NI’s higher-ups have been debating reducing their ownerships, ever since Traktor was almost sold to Allen and Heath last year.  This news might sound alarming, it’s […]

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Prolink Tools pulls CDJ data to enhance DJ sets, share track info into live streams

Built by a DJ, for DJs, Prolink Tools is a free, open-source software that helps streamers display track info from external Pioneer DJ gear onto their computers. After spending years livestreaming and dealing with messages asking for track IDs from his sets, founder and creator Evan Pukhiser created the software to provide the data for […]

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PLAYdifferently releases MODEL 1.4 – a compact, 4-channel analogue mixer

Founded by longstanding DJ + producer Richie Hawtin and Andy Rigby-Jones, PLAYdifferently has stood as an intriguing brand within the music industry for years, known for its belief that a DJ’s tools should be “as creative and as unique as the artists who use them.” They first released their flagship MODEL 1 – a 6-channel […]

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Streaming made simple: Denon DJ’s new “Broadcast mode”

Denon DJ has released a new firmware update for their X1800 PRIME and X1850 PRIME mixers, offering a number of fixes and improvements and one major new feature that just made livestreaming easier: Broadcast mode. Broadcast mode allows the main output mix to stream over USB audio channels 1 & 2, which is a requirement […]

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Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S7: a 2-channel battle mixer with new “Loop Midi” feature

Par : DJ Soo

Pioneer DJ has announced their latest mixer, and it’s looking like the much-anticipated, proper follow-up to the DJM-S9. Meet the DJM-S7, a 2-channel battle mixer that sits at $1,399 USD. A long time coming The DJM-S11 seemed more like a direct shot at the Rane Seventy-Two rather than an update to the DJM-S9. Many DJs […]

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Rane ONE first look review: the Rane feeling in a all-in-one DJ controller

Par : DJ Soo

About ten years ago, what I call the “controller revolution” happened to the DJ world. While clubs and festivals were still dominated by turntables/DVS/CDJs, all-in-one controllers caught the DJ world by storm. Functional and affordable, controllers really tore down some barriers and made DJing much more accessible than before. At that point, most of the […]

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Rane One: First leaks of a new motorized platter Serato DJ controller

Par : Dan White

Guess what time of year it is? Even though NAMM 2021 is technically cancelled (yes, there’s a virtual replacement for it this year), early-to-mid January will still be full of gear news, leaks, and first looks. 2021 is no exception. In the last day, multiple leaks of the Rane One, a new DJ controller with […]

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Gear Roundup: Our Top Picks of 2020

There’s no doubt that 2020 was been one hell of a year. With a pandemic completely shutting down nightlife and wrecking the music industry as we know it, 2020 took quite an unexpected turn that left many DJs, producers, and music lovers scratching their heads a bit. But not all was lost this year –– a […]

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MASCHINE+ Review: Finally, a standalone Maschine, albeit with a $1,400 pricetag

Par : DJ Glitch

Native Instruments‘ Maschine range is a series of “beatmakers” – production hubs designed for sketching and fleshing out tracks in a simplified workflow. Until now, all Maschine units required a laptop to function, serving as highly in-depth MIDI controllers for the Maschine software. However, that finally changes with the MASCHINE+: a standalone version of the […]

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How I Play: Enamour

As 2020 comes to an end, we’ve got a new more How I Play with an awesome artist for you. This time around, we heard from Washington D.C.-based DJ and producer Enamour. With releases on Desert Hearts Black, Lane 8’s This Never Happened & more, he’s known for his deep, melodic house and techno sounds. […]

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How the pandemic has pushed producers’ (Scuba, Josh Butler, Avision, Robert Babicz, and Fabio Florido) creative boundaries

Every year has a couple of defining moments, but nobody could have ever predicted the magnitude of surprises that 2020 had in store. This year has produced countless paradigm-shifting developments, and the past nine months has brought the lives of people around the world to a grinding halt. From waves of swelling social change and […]

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DJ Streaming Tips with DJ Kue

Par : Dan White

Streaming DJ sets has become one of the most reliable ways to play “out” regularly as a DJ these days. But for many DJs, it can be hard to see how exactly to get started streaming, or what a really nice professional setup might consist of. In this new video with guest DJTT contributor DJ […]

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djay added Gesture Control – use your hands to control the mix!

Algoriddim’s djay Pro AI for iPad has released a new update with quite the twist: the ability to control the app with – you guessed it – hand gestures. Gesture Control, also referred to as “Air DJing”, is the first AI-powered hand tracking system built for DJs. It means that users can now mix and manipulate their […]

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Serato DJ Pro update adds Scratch Bank for Rane battle mixers

The newest update of Serato DJ Pro features a big win for those of you with a newer Rane battle mixer. If you’ve got a Rane Seventy, Seventy-Two, or Seventy-Two MKII, you’ll now be able to access Serato’s Scratch Bank feature (as first introduced on the Pioneer DJ DJM-S11). Getting there is simple, too. Quickly […]

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