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Licensed DJ edits come to Beatsource LINK

Par : Dan White — 11 février 2021 à 23:49

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 — 11 février 2021 à 22:52

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

Par : Dan White — 8 janvier 2021 à 02:18

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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DJ Streaming Tips with DJ Kue

Par : Dan White — 10 décembre 2020 à 20:59

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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15 minute rapid tests: the light at the end of the tunnel for events?

Par : Dan White — 27 novembre 2020 à 00:30
Festivals with rapid testing

Imagine: you roll up to the festival gates for the first time in what feels like a lifetime. You’re ready to hand over your tickets, but first, medics come up to the car in protective equipment. Everyone in your car gets a quick nose swab, and the team clears your car to enter the festival […]

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DJM-V10-LF: a longer fader, no crossfader edition of the 6-channel Pioneer DJ mixer

Par : Dan White — 24 novembre 2020 à 10:42
DJM-V10-LF

Here’s a bit of a November surprise: Pioneer DJ is announcing yet another new product, following up the DDJ-FLX6. This time it’s the DJM-V10-LF, a long fader version of their flagship top-end V10 mixer. Pioneer DJ has handily provided a comparison graphic of the only difference between the two mixers: much longer faders – 60 […]

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Guitar Center in Chapter 11, PSSL out of business – but DJs should shop locally

Par : Dan White — 23 novembre 2020 à 23:13
Guitar Center underwater

Two large US-based music gear vendors – Guitar Center and PSSL – on the rocks after an incredibly challenging year for retail sales of professional music gear. The reality is that a lot of companies have suffered this year in our industry, and with incredibly small amounts of governmental assistance for individuals and small companies. […]

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Yes, you can now play DOOM on a XDJ-RX2

Par : Dan White — 23 novembre 2020 à 09:09
DOOM on XDJ-RX2

Well, this wasn’t exactly the type of hack that we thought someone might do to DJ gear, but we’re here for it. In a video uploaded to YouTube by a guy named Andy, or TheRasteri, you can see the original DOOM running directly on a Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 standalone. Pretty amazing: More Details The entire […]

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CDJ-3000 vs 2020: review + analysis of Pioneer DJ’s new player

Par : Dan White — 19 octobre 2020 à 22:00
CDJ-3000 a closer look

What improvements have been made on the CDJ-3000 vs CDJ-2000NXS2? Why is Pioneer DJ releasing a new CDJ now, and what's still missing on these $2,299 media players?

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Neural Mix stem separation control with Midi Fighter Twisters + djay

Par : Dan White — 14 octobre 2020 à 20:02
Neural Mix control with Midi Fighter Twister

For the last few weeks, we’ve been working on a project in collaboration with Algoriddim, who launched their own Neural Mix stem separation technology inside their iOS djay software back in August. The goal: to build the ultimate mapping to control the djay Pro AI for our Midi Fighter Twisters. The project is complete and […]

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Is this the DJM-S9 MK2? Pioneer DJ teases a sequel to their battle mixer

Par : Dan White — 25 septembre 2020 à 20:24
DJM-S9MK2

Pioneer DJ has just teased their new battle mixer on Instagram and Facebook – is it the DJM-S9 MK2? Or the DJM-S11? Here’s what we know so far: Pioneer DJ has released another teaser image of a DJ mixer. You can clearly see two line faders, a black VU meter section between them, two sets […]

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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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