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Review: Pioneer DJ’s new Rekordbox 6 – is it worth subscribing?

Par : Markkus Rovito — 2 juillet 2020 à 20:21

With Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox 6 music management and DJ performance software, you can keep your prep your music files from multiple devices, sync changes seamlessly in the cloud, and hook up your set’s tracks from an iPhone to CDJs to perform. But is all that really worth the subscription price? Contributing writer Markkus Rovito tests […]

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A shift in livestreaming copyrights is coming: Anjunadeep clears 500+ tracks on Twitch

Par : Rachel Black — 30 juin 2020 à 21:15

It’s no secret that the battle between artists livestreaming during quarantine and the copyright laws embedded into streaming platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube has been ongoing – and growing – as the year of online streams has progressed. In early June, Twitch served a series of copyright takedown notices for old videos posted by streamers, putting […]

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Denney on how to best use FX and staying true to your tracks

Par : Harold Heath — 25 juin 2020 à 20:10

As a DJ, Denney’s career over the last few years has seen him play all over the world – including Elrow in various countries and Ibiza’s notorious DC10. He plays a mix of 4/4 electronic music across the house and techno spectrum, and draws on 23 years of DJing experience. Who Is Denney? He’s a talented […]

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Sampling in Lockdown: 3 producers dive into field recordings in this miniseries

Par : Matty Adams — 24 juin 2020 à 16:15

In what feels like a capricious nosedive into the darkness, descending, our world during COVID-19 can sometimes feel on-edge. From resisting that urge to rub your eyes with unwashed hands to standing a safe two metres away from your best mate, the presence of the invisible enemy looms considerably large. Feeling vulnerable, the frequent sights […]

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15 Livestreams Worth Watching This Quarantine

Par : Rachel Black — 19 juin 2020 à 09:21

The era of quarantine livestreaming is alive and well. Wondering what you’ve missed? What streams and streamers have stood out? Here’s a (non-comprehensive) sampling. As the dearth of in-person shows has dragged on, online streams have gotten more entertaining and come with higher-production. We crowdsourced the DJTT community and picked a few of our favorites, […]

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Virtual DJ 2021 released, adds dynamic stems / signal separation mixing

Par : Dan White — 18 juin 2020 à 20:41
Virtual DJ 2021 with Stems Mixing

Who would have thought two different DJ softwares would release the ability to isolate parts of a track on the fly on the exact same day? Today, Atomix Productions has released Virtual DJ 2021, with a signal separation functionality that allows DJs to “de-mix” finished tracks into the individual components. They join Algoriddim, who announced […]

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djay Pro AI: A new update to Algoriddim’s app allows DJs to filter out drums, harmonies, and vocals

Par : Dan White — 18 juin 2020 à 20:05
NeuralMix on djay Pro = signal separation EQ

Signal separation has been the dream for years: the ability to take a finished track and split it down to the individual stems dynamically, on the fly. Today, Algoriddim has announced djay Pro AI – their new Neural Mix™ technology that allows DJs to isolate beats, instrumentals, and vocals in real time. Neural Mix™ AI […]

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Future DJ Gear Concepts: Denon DJ SC4000

Par : DJ Glitch — 17 juin 2020 à 08:57

Next in our Future DJ Gear series comes a takes on Denon’s potential next piece: a more affordable version of the SC6000. Denon DJ’s new SC6000 players are the new favorites of many professional DJs such as Laidback Luke, combining innovative new technology with superb professional build quality. The SC6000 outperforms the expensive, industry-standard Pioneer […]

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Folamour shares his tips on tempo switching, EQs, and bettering your DJ chops

Par : Harold Heath — 4 juin 2020 à 20:00

French DJ, producer, musician and label owner Folamour – real name: Bruno Boumendil – is an artist currently on the rise. His euphoric sets of jazz-tinged and global-flavoured house and disco range from deep underground cuts to, as witnessed recently during his Boiler Room debut at FLY Open Air, the biggest pop record if he feels the […]

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SUAT: behind the DJ who walks for miles carrying and mixing on an XDJ-RX

Par : Dan Cole — 10 juin 2020 à 09:01

Take your livestream outside, on the move with the UK’s top-trending artist. When the UK introduced lockdown measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19, it immediately brought an end to the country’s nightlife and entertainment industry. It also forced people to limit the amount of time they could spend outdoors. For most DJs and musicians, […]

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alter.audio launches Timetosser via Kickstarter, an on-the-fly resequencer

Par : Rachel Black — 8 juin 2020 à 21:13

Back in 2017, the team over at alter.audio shared the prototype of their first standalone audio slicer and resequencer, the Timetosser. A few years later, they’re back and raising funds for the finally-revised, updated version of the product that they’re launching via Kickstarter. How does it work? The Timetosser is a machine built for artists […]

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Review: Numark’s new Mixtrack Pro FX + Platinum FX controllers

Par : Freddie Fiers — 9 juin 2020 à 09:01

Last month, Numark released two new Serato controllers into the Mixtrack family – the Numark Mixtrack Pro FX and the Platinum FX. The new budget-minded DJ controllers have some exciting new features added and some taken away from the previous models. DJTT contributor Freddie Fiers takes a dive into both products with her thoughts. The new generation […]

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1,000+ Black Producers, Artists, and Labels to buy music from on Bandcamp today.

Par : Dan White — 5 juin 2020 à 08:55
500+ black artists to support on Bandcamp day

Bandcamp has been responding to the devastating global economic circumstances in a great way: waiving their fees for all artists once a month. It happens on the first Friday of every month, but this week, there’s a huge pressing social issue on many minds: Black Lives Matter. Make no mistake: DJ culture and dance music […]

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Rekordbox 6.0.1 detects where the vocals are in tracks, adds Auto Upload, Beatsource LINK support

Par : Rachel Black — 27 mai 2020 à 09:53
Vocal Detection in rekordbox 6.0.1

Shortly after the release of the long-anticipated Rekordbox 6, a new update has been released for Pioneer DJ’s industry-leading DJ software. The latest version, rekordbox 6.0.1, comes with three new offerings: support for Beatsource LINK, a playlist Auto Upload feature, and vocal position analysis / detection. Vocal Position Detection: This new, AI-driven feature does exactly […]

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InMusic acquired Stanton: here’s what the acquisition could mean for DJs

Par : Dan White — 22 mai 2020 à 20:45
Stanton acquired by InMusic

This week, InMusic announced that they’re buying Stanton and bringing it into their brand family. It’s an interesting decision to purchase Stanton (previously owned by Gibson) right now, especially consdiering how many other DJ brands InMusic already has. In this article, I’ll speculate about a few possible things that could come of this aquisition Over […]

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David Morales talks gear, crate digging, and his favorite rotary mixer

Par : Harold Heath — 10 mai 2020 à 02:06

With an upbringing attending iconic clubs like the Paradise Garage and the Loft, David Morales has had a long history with the music world. We had the opportunity to sit down with this legend to talk shop, learn about his crate digging habits, talk about his DJ style and more. Who is David Morales? This […]

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Future DJ Gear Concepts: Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000

Par : DJ Glitch — 19 mai 2020 à 02:38

Over the past few years, Pioneer DJ’s CDJ has slowly descended from being an innovative, powerful tool to an outdated piece of gear. CDJs continue to get heavy use in club settings, but we suspect that the lack of a new flagship player model since 2016’s CDJ-2000NXS2 could soon have an impact on the company’s […]

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Akai’s new MPC Live II: a standalone tool with built-in monitors

Par : Rachel Black — 14 mai 2020 à 09:40

Akai Professional is back with a new piece of gear: the launch of the MPC Live II. The latest member of the MPC family is the first of its kind to offer a unique, handy feature for producers everywhere: built-in stereo monitors. It also comes with a swath of features that includes standalone production capabilities, […]

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Apple releases major Logic Pro X update with Live Loops, Step Sequencer

Par : Rachel Black — 13 mai 2020 à 01:29

Apple’s Logic Pro X saw a huge update today – referred to as the “biggest update” to the production software since its launch in 2013, by Apple themselves – with its latest edition, 10.5. Some of the most notable additions to the software with this update: a new live loops feature, the Step Sequencer editor, […]

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Moog releases new synthesizer: The Subharmonicon

Par : Rachel Black — 12 mai 2020 à 22:59

Moog is back with the launch of their newest synthesizer: the Subharmonicon. It’s a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synth with a 6-tone sound engine and a multi-layered clock generator. The Subharmonicon was built, according to Moog, to “explore the world of subharmonics, polyrhythms, and the unique relationships they create.” The Moog team continued on to describe […]

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Numark introduces new Serato controllers: Mixtrack Platinum FX & Pro FX

Par : Rachel Black — 12 mai 2020 à 15:59

Numark is making quarantine for DJs a bit more exciting today, launching two brand-new Serato DJ controllers: the Mixtrack Platinum FX and Mixtrack Pro FX. Built to appeal to both beginner and advanced DJs alike, these controllers sit an affordable price point for anyone looking to learn, or as an upgrade for advanced DJs using Serato […]

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Traktor DJ 2.4: Transport Control UI Improvements, Genre Sorting

Par : Dan White — 7 mai 2020 à 20:40
Traktor DJ 2.4 app update

If you haven’t looked at Traktor DJ, Native Instruments’ iOS app (it runs on Mac and PC too) recently, a new update and the concurrent global stay-home happening seems like the perfect time to do it. The update to Traktor DJ 2.4 has a bunch of features that look like they’re straight out of a […]

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A third generation of Radius 2 + 4 rotary mixers: New tech upgrades, lower price

Par : Rachel Black — 2 mai 2020 à 03:06

The UK-based mixer-maker and audiophile favorite MasterSounds has a small piece of joy to brighten up DJs’ days. They’ve released the third generation of their Radius 2 and Radius 4 mixers, and have adjusted their price points to cater to artists with a lower spending budget (especially now). These mixers are homegrown, too—MasterSounds mixers are […]

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80+ DJTT Artists You Should Support Today On Bandcamp

Par : Dan White — 1 mai 2020 à 20:31

Right now there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world – with lots of people within our industry struggling to figure out what they’re going to do next. So when Bandcamp announced their fee-free Fridays were happening again, we decided to lean in and help our own community be supported in something great: making music. […]

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Operation: Help DJTT Artists – submit your Bandcamp project and we’ll promote you.

Par : Dan White — 29 avril 2020 à 04:47
Operation: Support DJTT Artists

Bandcamp is waiving their fees, so we're going to spotlight and promote you, our community members.

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Facebook Now Lets You Charge Entry To Livestream Events

Par : Rachel Black — 28 avril 2020 à 20:59
Facebook will let event producers charge for virtual events

On Facebook, live streaming just got taken things a step further: with monetization. Many suspected monetizing virtual events was coming, and it seems to be rapidly arriving on the largest social network. Facebook has come forward with new updates to assert its dominance in this COVID-19 era of online entertainment and relationships. New Facebook Tools […]

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Mixcloud Launches A DJ Live Streaming Platform With Copyright Figured Out

Par : Rachel Black — 21 avril 2020 à 21:54
Streaming on Mixcloud Live

The live streaming scene might feel crowded, but this week Mixcloud has introduced their own endeavor. They’ve launched a streaming platform built specifically for DJs, Mixcloud Live—not only taking on streaming giants like Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube, but also creating much-needed relief for DJ streams that are continually flagged for copyright. The team at Mixcloud […]

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Streaming L(o)ive In The Time of COVID-19: What’s the future for DJ live streaming?

Par : Rachel Black — 17 avril 2020 à 23:57
Streaming DJ sets

Weeks have passed, and DJs the world over have settled into the reality of sheltering in place. As efforts to combat COVID-19 push on, the masses are staying at home. Clubs have shuttered their doors, bars and restaurants are no more, and non-essential businesses are closed. But in this primetime of social distancing, there has […]

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Rekordbox 6: Now With Cloud Library Syncing

Par : Dan White — 14 avril 2020 à 18:41

As we predicted earlier this year, a new Rekordbox version has been released. Rekordbox 6 has a new functionality, Cloud Library Sync, which allows the ability to upload tracks and playlists to Dropbox and sync them across multiple devices. Cloud Library Sync: Tracks, playlists, and track metadata are able to be synced across four different […]

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How DJs can stay happy and productive during a pandemic: Lessons from China

Par : Ian Louisell — 7 avril 2020 à 07:22
Quarantined DJ sign

In Shanghai, clubs closed abruptly in late January. Some have just started to reopen, with temperature and ID checks, masks, and capacity limits. Here's how DJs in China have coped with an extended shutdown.

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