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Meet Endlesss, the iOS app for collaborative music making

Par Vicky — 2 avril 2020 à 23:00
Endlesss Tim Exile app

Tim Exile, longtime producer, performer, synth designer, and all-around musical aficionado, has finally released his much-awaited Endlesss app. And honestly, he couldn’t have timed it any better (though we’re sure he’s probably thinking the same thing). Endlesss is a new program that allows you to make music in real time with friends around the globe, […]

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Livestreaming DJ Sets in 2020: A Complete How-To Guide

Par Dan White — 25 mars 2020 à 01:31
Live Streaming DJ Sets in 2020

In the last two weeks, the world has seen a massive increase in the amount of DJ sets streamed to the internet. With clubs across the world shuttering their doors and artists staying home, many have taken to sharing their own creative expressions via livestream. Before you dive into streaming DJ sets, make sure you […]

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Embracing Lockdown: How DJs + producers are protecting their mental well-being

Par Matty Adams — 26 mars 2020 à 22:33
Embracing Lockdown

Everyone in the dance music community has felt the impact of social isolation and a global shutdown. In today’s article, guest contributor Matty Adams has talked to nine DJs around the world about how they’re prioritizing their mental health and adjusting to our new reality. The current world isn’t easy for dance music Staring down […]

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DJs Unemployed by Coronavirus: Now What?

Par Matthew Takata — 22 mars 2020 à 23:50
Unemployed by Coronavirus

One of the biggest events in the past 50 years is unfolding right now: COVID-19 is putting millions of lives at risk, shutting down the global economy, and bringing the live event industry to a grinding halt. This is probably the most devastating event to take place in the lives of most career DJs. What’s […]

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4 simple things DJs and producers can do to thrive in isolation

Par Ean Golden — 19 mars 2020 à 19:08

For the last 6 months, I’ve been living a life that in many ways mimics the challenging scenario many of us face now. Through that time, and in the last 20 years of working as a independent artist, I’ve developed a simple set of disciplines that have allowed me to thrive in the world when […]

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Tutorials and free tools for quarantined producers to beat the studio blues

Par Dan Cole — 18 mars 2020 à 19:14
free studio tools for quarantined producers

We highlight the best free downloads and deals available for music producers under quarantine.

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Coronavirus Fears Rattle The Dance Music Industry In 2020

Par Dan White — 7 mars 2020 à 00:34
Coronavirus fears hit the dance music community

We’ve seen dramatic cancellations of big festivals – first Ultra, Tomorrowland Winter, and just today, SXSW has been called off. The reality is that these festivals and similar scale events have become what drives a lot of the dance music industry forward – and a fear of public gatherings could have huge impacts on DJs, […]

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Pioneer DJ Just Got Sold To Noritsu, A Photo Printer Manufacturer

Par Dan White — 3 mars 2020 à 02:25

Remember how last year, Pioneer DJ looked like it was getting ready for a sale? They even rebranded the company that owns Pioneer DJ and Pioneer Pro Audio into “AlphaTheta”. Now, the massive investment firm KKR (who bought most of Pioneer DJ from Pioneer Electronics in 2015) is selling ownership of the company to Noritsu, […]

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Behringer’s Fake New Product Is An Attack On Good Journalism

Par Dan White — 2 mars 2020 à 22:00
behringer cork sniffer

What happens when a music technology company decides to act childishly in response to an article they don’t like? In the case of Behringer, a satirical product announcement video has been making the rounds this morning. The device shown, the “Kirn Corksniffer” (did a teenage boy come up with this idea?) directly attempts to admonish […]

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QBert on the Photon Fader, his studio gear, and his favorite decade of drums to sample

Par Alex Amaro — 28 février 2020 à 09:02
qbert-photon-fader-header

What makes a legendary artist in the DJ community? Often it’s having a lasting impact – and QBert continues to do that. In today’s interview from DJTT guest contributor Alex Amaro, Q talks about his most recent projects, his studio gear, and more. Read on. Who is QBert? QBert is part of a select few […]

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How I Play: Satori

Par Ean Golden — 25 février 2020 à 18:39

When a producer makes the move from DJ to live performer, interesting things happen. In today’s new How I Play video, we’re sharing a behind-the-booth, onstage interview with Satori. In the video, Satori shares a ton of insight into how he’s able to manipulate his performance in real time, reacting to the crowd and the […]

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Traktor Pro 3.3.0 is coming with XDJ-1000MK2 support, Kontrol S2/S3 get MIDI mode

Par Dan White — 19 février 2020 à 00:44
Traktor Pro 3.3 Public Beta adds XDJ-1000MK2 support

In Native Instruments’ “Traktor Pro Public Beta Test” forum, there’s been a fair amount of activity since early January. The news is that Traktor Pro 3.3 is coming out in the near future, and a number of new features and bug fixes are included – including XDJ-1000MK2 support. At the same time, two controllers finally […]

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DJTT Loves You: 10% Off + exclusive swag in our store this week only

Par Dan White — 14 février 2020 à 18:59
DJTT Loves You

We started a tradition a few years ago at DJTT where each February, we’d do something cool in our store. This year, we’re offering a 10% off discount for a few days, and exclusive 2020 swag packs with every single order. Keep reading for the details. DJTT <3s You: Limited Edition Swag + Coupon This […]

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Kontrol S1: DJDoubleYou sawed a deck off a Kontrol S4 to make a new DIY controller

Par Dan White — 10 février 2020 à 08:41

We’ve heard it for years: when will Native Instruments make a single deck DJ controller? What if they made a single-jogwheel device? In a new DIY project, DJTT forum user DJDoubleYou has chopped off a single deck of a Kontrol S4 and build a functioning “Kontrol S1” concept controller. Keep reading for the details so […]

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XDJ-XZ will get full Virtual DJ 2020 support (including On-Device Waveforms)

Par Dan White — 5 février 2020 à 20:51
XDJ-XZ with Virtual DJ 2020

The XDJ-XZ, Pioneer DJ’s most recent all-in-one release, has created mixed emotions for a lot of DJs. It’s got those full-sized platters, jog displays, and four channel mixer – but it’s lacking more than two standalone channels (two channels are for external inputs – which includes Rekordbox DJ on a computer). Today the news is […]

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Nightmares In Clubland: Spryte’s Worst DJ Gig Ever

Par Matthew Takata — 31 janvier 2020 à 21:54

Every DJ loves to talk about their very best nights behind the decks…but what about when things horribly wrong? We regularly get a veteran club DJs to talk about their dreaded “worst night ever” on the job. This month, we caught up with LA’s very own DJ Spryte. Many open format DJs can scratch acceptably, […]

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Is rekordbox 6 on the way? First signs of a “new service system” from Pioneer DJ

Par Dan White — 30 janvier 2020 à 08:08
Rekordbox 6

From the “obscure messages in change logs” department, Pioneer DJ has announced today that there’s a new version of Rekordbox DJ coming soon. As a part of the announcement, they’re suggesting to potential purchasers of the performance software to wait until the new release comes out. What Pioneer DJ said: Fire up rekordbox 5 today […]

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How to make a DIY Split Cue in (almost) any mixer

Par DJ Soo — 29 janvier 2020 à 21:34
DIY split cue for mixers that don't ahve it

Does your DJ mixer or controller not have split cue? Do you want to mix entirely inside of your headphones? It can be a challenge to be headphones-only and not have a split cue functionality, but in today’s article, DJ Soo shares a DIY trick for making your own using a small external mixer. DJing […]

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TDJ ONE: a ridiculous tape-player mod of a CDJ

Par Dan White — 24 janvier 2020 à 01:08

We’ve seen some amazing mods of CDJs in the past, but this one takes the cake: a pair of CDJs modified into tape players. This might not be the CDJ-3000, but in the absence of Pioneer DJ announcing any new gear besides a 6-channel mixer, we’ll have to keep ourselves entertained with this. TDJ One […]

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What the Big Five Personality Traits can tell you about what kind of DJ you are

Par Matthew Takata — 22 janvier 2020 à 20:37
DJ personality types

What type of DJ you are might highly relate to your personality. Learn the five personality traits and what they have to do with your DJ life

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Phase to get rid of the need for audio cables in forthcoming update for Serato users

Par Dan White — 17 janvier 2020 à 18:35
Phase Serato wireless demo at MWM NAMM 2002

In an upcoming firmware update to the Phase wireless scratch system, DJs will no longer have to use audio cables to send signal into their DJ software. Instead, only a single USB data cabe is needed to send a control from the Phase receiver box into Serato DJ Pro. Goodbye RCA Cables? When you’re already […]

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DJM-V10: Pioneer DJ’s new 6-channel mixer looks like it was designed by a techno DJ

Par Dan White — 16 janvier 2020 à 09:01
DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ

A new DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ has 6 channels, master isolators, four band EQ, per-channel compression knobs and sends for each channel. You could be forgiven for thinking that we’re listing features on an Allen & Heath DJ mixer. The new unit is expected to be present today at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, so […]

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MPC One: Standalone, $699, and what the MPC Touch should have been?

Par Dan White — 15 janvier 2020 à 20:46
Akai MPC One

Has there ever been a totally standalone MPC that’s been priced under $1,000? The MPC Touch that was released five years ago seemed like it was going to be the winner – but it still required a computer. With this new MPC One, Akai hopes to create a no-computer-needed piece of hardware that wins over […]

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The Rane Seventy: a new battle mixer designed to directly compete with the DJM-S9

Par Dan White — 14 janvier 2020 à 23:13

InMusic is on a roll with product releases this NAMM. Rane DJ is the next brand inside of the company to roll something out: the Rane Seventy mixer.  Look, we know the spec sheet already leaked over the weekend and everyone knew this release was coming. What we didn’t know was that Rane teamed up […]

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Denon DJ’s new Prime Go all-in-one standalone has a 4+ hour battery in it

Par Dan White — 13 janvier 2020 à 15:59
Denon DJ's Prime Go

This morning Denon DJ have introduced two new pieces of hardware – the Prime 2 and Prime Go. While the Prime 2 is a pretty easy-to-understand piece of gear (think a two channel Prime 4), the Prime Go is a more advanced piece of hardware that deserves a much closer look. Keep reading for all […]

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What will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020 – a new CDJ, or a new turntable?

Par Dan White — 11 janvier 2020 à 03:48
What's Pioneer DJ going to announce at NAMM 2020?

We’ve seen the beginnings of NAMM 2020 DJ gear news this week. In our email inboxes and around the web we’ve seen a lot of people asking the same question: what will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020? Editor’s NAMM update: our speculation below hasn’t come true. Instead, they released the DJM-V10 mixer – read […]

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What is MIDI 2.0, and why does it matter?

Par Dan Cole — 10 janvier 2020 à 18:38
MIDI 2.0 makes a first appearance

With Roland’s new 88-key controller announced this week, a lot of attention has been directed its compatibility with MIDI 2.0. This makes it the first company to have developed such functionality. For gear buyers, it might seem confusing – so today DJTT contributor Dan Cole tackles the future of MIDI. What is MIDI 2.0, and […]

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Denon DJ’s X1850 Mixer: an aesthetic refresh and that’s about it

Par Dan White — 9 janvier 2020 à 16:30
Denon DJ X1850 mixer NAMM 2020

We’re happy that Denon DJ is updating their Prime series players to add a few more features and a new look. At the same time, they’re also updating their flagship mixer, now the X1850 Prime. There’s very little different versus the X1800 Prime, as we’ll cover in this article. X1850 DJ Mixer Gear: X1850 Prime […]

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SC6000 + SC6000M Prime: Denon DJ Just Announced An Even Better Prime Player

Par Dan White — 9 janvier 2020 à 15:59

Two new media players from Denon DJ take the best things about the Prime series media players and make them even better. Meet the SC6000 Prime and SC6000M Prime, two new units that have been just announced by Denon DJ moments ago. As we noted yesterday, it’s NAMM season. NAMM 2020 officially kicks off next […]

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DJ2GO2 Touch: Numark Updates Portable DJ Controller With Capacitive Jog Wheels

Par Dan White — 8 janvier 2020 à 20:59
DJ2Go2 Touch - Numark's New Update

In the lead up to NAMM 2020 (which starts next week), we’re going to be covering a lot of new gear that’s set to hit the DJ market. Here’s the first one: Numark’s DJ2GO2 Touch, which is an incremental update of Numark’s hyper-portable pocket DJ controller. It’s largely the same as the last iteration, but […]

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