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Could the DJ livestreaming renaissance be over?

Par : Rachel Black — 25 septembre 2020 à 00:05
DJ livestreaming

Hot take: the era of DJ livestreaming could be in decline. The “renaissance”, we’ll call it, that happened at the start of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place orders burned bright. In this editorial, I’ll talk through why that level of streaming from DJs might be in the past. COVID-19 closed the clubs, shuttered music venues, kept us from […]

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Traktor Pro 3.4 rolls out – serious love for the Browser

Par : Dan White — 23 septembre 2020 à 21:12

Continuing a trend of quality of life improvements for DJs in their software, Native Instruments released Traktor Pro 3.4 today. There’s a lot of focus on the browser in this release, the biggest of which we’ve covered previously (secondary column sorting, Smartlists / Smart Playlists) in Public Beta articles. Today marks the full release of […]

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Rekordbox 6.1.1 adds an “Edit Mode” and TIDAL support

Par : Dan White — 23 septembre 2020 à 09:27

Pioneer DJ’s preparation and performance DJ software just got a new incremental update, Rekordbox 6.1.1. There’s a feature addition that everyone saw coming (TIDAL streaming library support) and a second feature that we didn’t anticipate: an Edit Mode for creating your own edits of tracks. Keep reading for the details. Rekordbox 6.1.1’s Edit Mode Edit […]

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A closer look at Denon DJ’s SC6000 & SC6000M Prime

Par : Freddie Fiers — 15 septembre 2020 à 22:47
Denon DJ SC6000 review

In light of the recent release of the CDJ-3000, we thought it would be cool to get a DJ unfamiliar with the Prime ecosystem to take a closer look at the competition, specifically the Denon DJ SC6000s. New DJTT contributor Freddie Fiers dives into the gear in this new review, keep reading for her thoughts […]

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Will DJing back-to-back online finally be possible?

Par : Dan Cole — 14 septembre 2020 à 01:24
B2B DJ sets over the internet

Playing B2B DJ sets online has always seemed impossible. A new group is tackling the technical challenge of back-to-back DJing over the internet.

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This is Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000

Par : Rachel Black — 10 septembre 2020 à 08:46
Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 annoucement

After releasing a teaser of their new CDJ last week – Pioneer DJ has officially announced the CDJ-3000. Four years after the CDJ-2000NXS2 was released in early 2016, the media player has been highly anticipated by many DJs. Meet the CDJ-3000 Gear: CDJ-3000 Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ Price: $2,299 Preorders available in the DJTT store here New […]

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[Updated] DJs might soon have to say goodbye to Facebook Live

Par : Dan White — 9 septembre 2020 à 02:44
facebook live angry DJ

Quarantine, coronavirus, lockdown, and the great 2020 gig apocalypse has been hard for DJs and live performers. But the one gasp of solace has been the extraordinary creativity that has been poured into live streaming DJ sets over the last few months. On October 1st, Facebook will potentially heavily impact the DJ streaming set landscape […]

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Standalone Maschine+ announced: perform and produce without a computer

Par : Rachel Black — 8 septembre 2020 à 19:21

Standalone Maschine+ unit just announced - no computer needed.

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DJs: you need to say no to gigs if they’re not safe

Par : Dan White — 7 septembre 2020 à 10:03

In the history of DJing, the DJ has always played a critical role – not just as a musical selector, but also as the room conductor and vibe controller. They’re filling the room with music, but they also have ability, at any time, to make it stop or change. In a year where in-person high-activity enclosed […]

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Denon DJ just leaked their new screenless media player/controller – SC1000?

Par : Dan White — 4 septembre 2020 à 21:51

When the industry golaith Pioneer DJ dropped their massive news (a new CDJ-3000 teaser) yesterday, it stood to reason that Denon DJ would want to hint at a new product coming out, too. Meet the new screenless Prime player/controller – teased this morning on Instagram. Laidback Luke – one of the biggest artist evangelists of […]

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Pioneer DJ just teased the brand new CDJ-3000 and we analyzed every frame

Par : Dan White — 3 septembre 2020 à 12:06
Pioneer teasing a new CDJ 2020

Pioneer DJ has teased a brand new CDJ media player on their Instagram account. Here's our close up analysis.

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A quick way to add stutter/cut FX in Ableton Live

Par : Dan White — 14 août 2020 à 00:38

Today we’re joined by a guest educator to DJTT, Stranjah – who’s hosting a live drum and bass/jungle production class starting next week. In this video, he shares a clever plugin that he uses for both production and live performance purposes. The plugin is called Shaperbox 2 (by Cableguys), and to some, it might feel […]

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Future DJ Gear Concepts: Traktor Kontrol S6

Par : DJ Glitch — 11 août 2020 à 14:10

Next up in our Future DJ Gear series is a Traktor a Kontrol S6 controller. The Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 is a fantastic controller that provided serious competition with other, similar-sized controllers such as Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-SX3 and Denon DJ’s MC7000. Its haptic feedback, magnetically-tensioned, motorized jog wheels were a fantastic new feature that provide […]

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It’s Official: NAMM 2021 is Cancelled.

Par : Dan White — 10 août 2020 à 21:04
NAMM 2021 Cancelled

We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]

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Review: Rane’s new Twelve MKII & Seventy-Two MKII

Par : DJ Soo — 6 août 2020 à 01:44

When DJ TechTools hit me up to do a review of the new Twelve MKIIs I was stoked, but not entirely surprised. Anybody following Rane and/or watching DJ Jazzy Jeff’s livestream knew this update was coming, thanks to Jeff sporting a pair of unreleased Twelve MKIIs on his livestream since April. But when I learned I would […]

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Rane releases MKII editions of Seventy-Two mixer, Twelve controller

Par : Rachel Black — 6 août 2020 à 16:00

Rane is making waves in 2020 with the announcement of two new gear releases today: refreshed versions of their iconic Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller. Both releases – deemed the Seventy-Two MKII and Twelve MKII respectively – expand on their previous iterations to explore more features available to DJs that have been long awaited. The Seventy-Two MKII […]

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A new beta of Traktor Pro 3.4 has Smart Playlists (Smartlists), finally.

Par : Dan White — 4 août 2020 à 22:49

One of the longest-asked for Traktor Pro features has been Smart Playlists. Now in a new beta released on the Native Instruments forums, smart playlists are here, dubbed “Smartlists”. Keep reading for details. In recent releases of Traktor Pro, we’ve seen attention finally start to be paid to Traktor’s library section in recent releases. Look […]

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Denon’s Engine OS releases v1.5 with Soundcloud Go+, Beatport Link

Par : Rachel Black — 3 août 2020 à 19:57

Engine DJ, Denon’s flagship DJ software, is opening up its music library capabilities with its newest update, Engine OS v1.5. The revision comes with a swath of new features, including a Quick Source Menu, a newly installed BPM detection algorithm, and – arguably the most significant update – the ability for artists to access two major streaming […]

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Clubbing in the COVID-19 era: How 5 Eastern European countries are reacting to coronavirus

Par : Matthew Takata — 27 juillet 2020 à 18:59

If there has been one event in the past 25 years that has been absolutely catastrophic to the nightlife industry, it’s COVID-19. With a death toll that is now well over 600,000, stringent travel restrictions, and even a few all-out lockdowns, it is easy to see why many local nightlife scenes have been totally decimated. […]

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How I Play (at home): Eelke Kleijn

Par : Rachel Black — 22 juillet 2020 à 22:11

We’re back with the next edition of our How I Play (at home) series, highlighting how artists are making the best of their live sets while stuck at home. This week we spoke with Eelke Kleijn, a Dutch producer and DJ who’s released on his own imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, along with well-known labels like […]

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Nightmares in Clubland: Alex Nepa’s Worst DJ Gig Ever

Par : Matthew Takata — 16 juillet 2020 à 21:11

DJTT author Matthew Takata sits down with veteran club DJs to ask them about their dreaded “worst night ever.” Often in life, our best lessons come from our biggest blunders, and also leave us with a few funny stories all the while. This month, he spoke with Alex Nepa, a mixed format DJ operating out […]

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These are the best AI platforms to help you make music

Par : Dan Cole — 15 juillet 2020 à 07:17
AI composition tools for producers

How AI is changing the way we make music – and the services that are out there to help. Right now, AI music services are all the rage, and rightly so. The technology, data, and demand is there. As a producer, if you can use online tools to help inspire or improve your productions, why […]

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6 ways DJs can get organized during lockdown (you’ll thank yourself later)

Par : Rachel Black — 9 juillet 2020 à 20:00

We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]

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How I Play (at home): SHADED gear walkthrough

Par : Rachel Black — 8 juillet 2020 à 16:02

With the pandemic lockdown leaving artists confined to their home spaces rather than their mainstay nightclubs and festivals, we’re exploring our traditional How I Play videos in a new light: the ways in which artists are performing live sets at home. This week, we sat down with LA-based DJ and Producer SHADED. With releases on […]

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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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