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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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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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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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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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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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? Let’s think back to NAMM 2019 when the answer to the same question was: absolutely nothing. There […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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No, the Pioneer DJ name isn’t disappearing from CDJs and mixers, but the company that makes Pioneer DJ gear is changing their name to AlphaTheta. Some strange news from Japan: Pioneer DJ Corporation is changing their name to “AlphaTheta Corporation”. Here what they wrote in the official release: Pioneer DJ Corporation has changed its company […]
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What prep tool can every DJ do on their tracks before they play them? Cue points! They’re a powerful tool for both planned mixes and on-the-fly routines. In this DJ Fundamentals video, Ean shares the cue points that he thinks every DJ should be setting on tracks. Watch and enjoy! Critical Cue Points to Set […]
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Some of the best tools are bespoke – custom-designed for specific uses. In today’s article, we look at Roland’s latest DJ controller, the DJ-707M, which aims to fill as many needs as possible for mobile DJs. Is it a solid choice, and how well do the mobile DJ-focused features work? DJTT contributor DJ Soo investigates […]
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As a music producer, there are few parts of your process more crucial than your mixdown phase. No matter what genre you’re in, properly balancing each element in your original productions can mean the difference between a club killing track and a dancefloor flop. We were highly intrigued to hear about a plugin that claims […]
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if you’d like to add Bluetooth audio compatibility to your existing setup, Kali Audio has a low-cost dedicated module for you: the MV-BT. This review examines the unit’s audio quality, performance, and value.
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Richie Hawtin’s new DJ app brings you into the mix and gives you control. But does it matter?
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Ean is back with another episode of DJ Fundamentals – this time looking specifically at DJ music library organization. Tagging tracks is a great way to make finding great matches easy in the moment of a set. In this episode, Ean shares his tagging techniques. Instead of making hundreds of playlists for each mixing situation, […]
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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]
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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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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