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DJ Techtools’ Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale 2019

Par Dan White — 27 novembre 2019 à 09:01

Looking for a great Black Friday deal on DJ gear or production hardware? You’ve come to the right place. At DJTT, we alway try to deliver a great holiday sale, and this year is no exception. Spend your money smartly with us, a small business run by real DJs who give back to the DJ […]

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Is virtual reality the future of DJing?

Par Dan Cole — 21 novembre 2019 à 04:52
Is DJing in VR the future of DJing?

The next era of DJ technology is being built, one that exists in a new, interactive online world. But what impact will VR DJing really have, and how it will affect the way in which we interact with DJ culture?

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When Things Go Wrong: How to Recover from Your Worst DJ Fails

Par Amanda Gerstle — 18 novembre 2019 à 21:24
Recovering from DJ fails

It’s comforting to think that with the right amount of preparation you can avoid making mistakes in front of other people when DJing. But there’s a cold undeniable truth — you can’t. It’s going to happen, it’s just something people don’t like talking about. It takes bravery to admit this truth, which is what made […]

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Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ: Two Decks Standalone, Two Other Channels As Inputs

Par Dan White — 12 novembre 2019 à 09:44
Pioneer DJ's XDJ-XZ

We’ve been staring down the barrel of a new Pioneer DJ piece of gear for the last few weeks. Today we finally are getting to see the XDJ-XZ, a brand new standalone and controller hybrid unit. The big surprise: instead of being 4 decks standalone, this unit runs as two decks standalone, and two as […]

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DJ Fundamentals: How Phrasing Can Make or Break a DJ Mix

Par Ean Golden — 11 novembre 2019 à 21:47

For new DJs, phrasing is a challenging concept to grasp. Even for practiced musicians, the idea of layering songs on top of one another isn’t the easiest to explain, so in today’s video, Ean breaks it down. Learn how to count phrases, and how to practically apply them in different genres for creative results. In […]

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Spleeter: Signal Separation Tool Trained on Deezer’s Library is Pretty Impressive

Par Dan White — 8 novembre 2019 à 08:10

We’re written about signal separation before – it’s the process of taking a finished work (a track, for instance) and separating up into its parts (stems). We’ve seen a number of academic and commercial attempts at advancing music signal separation forward, but most of them take a fair amount of tweaking, additional processing, or have […]

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Confirmed: An XDJ-XZ All-In-One Will Soon Be Announced

Par Dan White — 5 novembre 2019 à 00:06

It’s rare that Pioneer DJ gear gets confirmed before it is announced, but a tip from friend of DJTT Teo Tormo today shows that an XDJ-XZ will be released by Pioneer DJ. Keep reading for what we know so far. Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ Confirmed The confirmation has come from two places – from Pioneer DJ’s […]

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DJ Fundamentals: Using Reverb To Make A DJ Mix Sing

Par Ean Golden — 4 novembre 2019 à 09:12

Ean returns with yet another video in his series on YouTube that’s focused on the fundamentals of DJ effects. This time, he’s focused in on reverb effects, and how – if used properly – they can make magic happen in your DJ mixes. Watch the video below to learn how reverb works in DJ software, […]

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Serato DJ Pro Advanced Control Added To Denon DJ’s Prime 4, SC5000Ms

Par Dan White — 30 octobre 2019 à 21:06

What happens when two companies truly work together to build better experiences for DJs? Denon DJ and Serato seems to have done that with a new update for their entire Prime standalone line. The update adds Serato DJ Pro controller mode support to the Prime 4 and SC5000M. Serato DJ Pro “Controller Mode” On Prime […]

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A Midi Fighter 64 Rigged Into An MPC Live, Plus Whitney Houston

Par Dan White — 30 octobre 2019 à 08:44

What happens when you combine three great things? In today’s featured routine video, Carl Rag is back with an amazing new live remix performance. He’s taking on Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”, and chopping it up on the Akai MPC Live, with a Midi Fighter 64 in tow as well. Watch the routine below: […]

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Review: Hercules’ $199 DJControl Inpulse 300

Par Ean Golden — 28 octobre 2019 à 20:41

We rarely look all the way to the budget-minded controllers when thinking about DJing, but sometimes it’s important to think about the tools that new DJs have. In today’s sponsored review, DJTT founder Ean Golden takes a close look at the Hercules DJ Control Inpulse 300. DJControl Inpulse 300 The DJControl Inpulse 300 is a […]

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How Well Do Those Spinning Platters Work? A Comprehensive SC5000M Review

Par DJ Soo — 25 octobre 2019 à 03:05
SC5000M Review

TL;DR – It’s the SC5000 with a spinning platter. Need more than that? Here’s an extensive review of the motorized jogwheel member of the Prime ecosystem. Since DJTT’s Dan White already wrote a comprehensive review of the original SC5000, this won’t be a full review of the unit. Rather it’s primarily a look at how […]

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Routine: SOUNTEC’s “Psycho Saiyaan” on Midi Fighter 3Ds

Par Dan White — 25 octobre 2019 à 01:54

We have long enjoyed SOUNTEC’s high-powered remixes on various pad and button controllers. This week he put out a brand new routine that’s a powerful remix of a Bollywood song, and is even including the project file for aspiring finger drummers to try themselves. Here’s the link for the project file download This two-handed routine […]

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DJ Fundamentals: Using Delay Effects

Par Ean Golden — 23 octobre 2019 à 20:58

Ean’s back with the first video in his new series back on YouTube. In this video, he goes over some of the fundamentals behind using Delay. If you’ve ever wondered all of the ways in which delay works, what each parameter of it does in DJ software, and how to effectively deploy it in a […]

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DJ Gear Predictions: Pioneer DJ Could Release a XDJ-RZ + XDJ-RB in 2020

Par Dan White — 23 octobre 2019 à 07:13

Just two months left in this decade, and one thing is clear in our industry: Pioneer DJ has absolutely dominated DJ gear sales. It begs some speculation: what will the company release in the coming year to keep competitors at bay? For today’s article, we speculate on two pieces of standalone, all-in-one hardware that we […]

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Traktor Kontrol S3: The Middle Child For The MK3 Traktor Generation

Par Dan White — 16 octobre 2019 à 15:54

As we reported on last week, the Traktor Kontrol S3 is here. Today we can confirm the official announcement of the DJ controller. Native Instruments has sent over their confirmation and initial specs and photos, which seems to place the controller comfortably between the Kontrol S2 MK3 and Kontrol S4 MK3. Ean’s First Thoughts Want […]

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Kontrol S3 Spotted In Traktor Pro 3.3 Public Beta

Par Dan White — 11 octobre 2019 à 04:20
Traktor S3 - Photoshop mockup, not a real image

Remember how the Native Instruments team promised there would be new Traktor hardware before the end of the year? There’s a chance that the first hints of that are coming true, with a new preferences menu appearing in the public beta release of Traktor Pro 3.3 reading “Traktor S3”: Sadly in the actual menu itself, […]

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Update To Catalina? Here’s How To Manually Export Your Music.app As XML

Par Dan White — 10 octobre 2019 à 22:10
Manual Music XML export in macOS Catalina

Yes, here’s another article in the thread of many about the release of macOS Catalina. We decided instead of only revising the previous article, more people might see this manual fix for the loss-of-connection between DJ software and the iTunes replacement, Music. Avid DJ music library management expert MixMasterG (the guy behind the many of […]

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Read this before updating your DJ computer to Catalina! Wait For Serato/Traktor/Rekordbox Updates.

Par Dan White — 8 octobre 2019 à 06:27
Don't update to Catalina yet.

If you’re an early adopter, a DJ, and use a Mac, take note: iTunes is officially done in macOS Catalina, out today. The software is replaced with a music-only app, called simply Music (we’ll call it Music.app occasionally for clarity). One of the biggest issues is that this breaks a lot of DJ apps’ integrations […]

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Beatsource (Beatport for Open Format DJs) Officially Launches Into Beta

Par Dan White — 2 octobre 2019 à 21:29

We covered the rebirth of Beatsource earlier this year, and now the music store has launched into beta. Beatsource is designed specifically for open format DJs who regularly play hip hop, top 40/pop, latin, dancehall and other similar genres. Beatsource: A Three Stage Launch What’s launched this week is is the first of three stages […]

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DDJ-XP2: Pioneer DJ’s New Controller Unlocks Powerful Rekordbox and Serato DJ Functionality

Par Dan White — 1 octobre 2019 à 08:58

Say hello to the DDJ-XP2 – this is a new accessory controller designed for use in either the Rekordbox/CDJ ecosystem or alongside Serato DJ Pro. The controller not only maintains the original functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but also adds a ton of new exclusive features in each of the softwares it works with. Keep reading […]

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How Yotto Approaches DJ Gigs, Sets, and Mixing

Par Harold Heath — 27 septembre 2019 à 02:28
Yotto DJing

Finnish DJ and recording artist Yotto specialises in the clean, precise house music that exists in the space between deep and progressive. One of Anjuna’s breakout acts, his productions get plays from DJs including Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Annie Mac, and Jamie Jones and he has lent his remixing skills to artists like Gorillaz, Coldplay and […]

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Traktor Team Shares Update: Legacy Controllers on Traktor DJ 2, Catalina support for TP3, New hardware

Par Dan White — 25 septembre 2019 à 20:27
An update from the Traktor team in 2019

If you’re a Traktor DJ, or have been recently, it can be hard to read some of the more dire-sounding news recently from the Native Instruments HQ. But today, a message was posted by Friedemann Becker- one of the leads of the Traktor team – sharing more details around what’s underway. Keep reading for the […]

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Virtual DJ 2020 Launches With New UI, Beatport Link, an Event Scheduler, and more

Par Dan White — 24 septembre 2019 à 05:13
Virtual DJ 2020

This past weekend, Atomix launched a brand new version of their DJ software, Virtual DJ 2020. The biggest change in the new update is visual: the team has completely redesigned the DJ software’s interface with a more modern look. Keep reading to learn more about the other big updates, including Beatport Link streaming music, an […]

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Promoters + Clubs Paying Boiler Room Licensing Fees For “Non-Broadcast” Branded Parties

Par Anon — 18 septembre 2019 à 06:52
Boiler Room asking clubs to pay licensing fees?

What happens when you have a highly recognizable brand and you want to monetize it more? This article spotlights an instance of party branding that might have gone too far (we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments). There are new Boiler Room-branded parties, without any associated livestream broadcast, that local clubs and promoters […]

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Will “The End Of iTunes” Break DJ Software in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Par Dan White — 16 septembre 2019 à 08:13
Apple Music app replaces iTunes in Catalina

Since the macOS Catalina was announced in June, many DJs have expressed serious concern about potentially losing one of the most commonly used organizational tools: iTunes playlists. iTunes is set to disappear from macOS in 10.15 Catalina (due to be released next month) and will be released by a new app, simply called Music. In […]

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Rekordbox 5.6.1 adds Beatport LINK and Soundcloud Go+ streaming libraries

Par Dan White — 10 septembre 2019 à 08:59
Rekordbox adds Soundcloud Go+ and Beatport LINK streaming

Today’s streaming music library news comes from Pioneer DJ, who are announcing a new version of Rekordbox DJ 5.6.1 – which adds Beatport LINK and Soundcloud Go+ libraries to the app. The What happens when you completely remove limitations of how many tracks you own, and make it about the tracks you know/can find? That’s […]

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DDJ-400 Gets Algoriddim djay Support + DDJ-400-S Silver Edition

Par Dan White — 5 septembre 2019 à 08:59
Pioneer DJ's DDJ-400-S using Algoriddim djay Pro and Spotify

We recently touted the DDJ-200 as a great buy for beginner DJs because of the access to streaming libraries (making it a low investment way to start DJing), but now the DDJ-400 is getting similar functionality. Algoriddim’s popular djay iOS app will now support the DDJ-400. This is a simple compatibility update – essentially unlocking […]

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NI Confirms 20% Layoffs, Plans New “Unified Platform” for Digital Music Production, New Traktor Controller

Par Dan White — 4 septembre 2019 à 20:49
NI Statement on Layoffs, One Native, New Traktor Controller

You might have heard that Native Instruments just went through a massive, tumultuous layoff cycle last Thursday. While we’ve heard from a number of individuals who have been impacted by these cuts, we weren’t expecting to hear any official statement from Native Instruments – but they’ve sent along a statement to clarify the rumors. The […]

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Shakeups, Layoffs – What’s Happening At Native Instruments?

Par Dan White — 3 septembre 2019 à 23:27

What’s happening at Native Instruments? Over the last week, a number of sources have shared news of significant layoffs at Native Instruments. Specifically, according to sources close to the company, around 100 people were let go last Thursday – many of whom seemed to have been focused on hardware development. September 4th Update: NI have released […]

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