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Pioneer DJ Just Got Sold To Noritsu, A Photo Printer Manufacturer

Par Dan White

Remember how last year, Pioneer DJ looked like it was getting ready for a sale? They even rebranded the company that owns Pioneer DJ and Pioneer Pro Audio into “AlphaTheta”. Now, the massive investment firm KKR (who bought most of Pioneer DJ from Pioneer Electronics in 2015) is selling ownership of the company to Noritsu, […]

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Behringer’s Fake New Product Is An Attack On Good Journalism

Par Dan White
behringer cork sniffer

What happens when a music technology company decides to act childishly in response to an article they don’t like? In the case of Behringer, a satirical product announcement video has been making the rounds this morning. The device shown, the “Kirn Corksniffer” (did a teenage boy come up with this idea?) directly attempts to admonish […]

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Traktor Pro 3.3.0 is coming with XDJ-1000MK2 support, Kontrol S2/S3 get MIDI mode

Par Dan White
Traktor Pro 3.3 Public Beta adds XDJ-1000MK2 support

In Native Instruments’ “Traktor Pro Public Beta Test” forum, there’s been a fair amount of activity since early January. The news is that Traktor Pro 3.3 is coming out in the near future, and a number of new features and bug fixes are included – including XDJ-1000MK2 support. At the same time, two controllers finally […]

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XDJ-XZ will get full Virtual DJ 2020 support (including On-Device Waveforms)

Par Dan White
XDJ-XZ with Virtual DJ 2020

The XDJ-XZ, Pioneer DJ’s most recent all-in-one release, has created mixed emotions for a lot of DJs. It’s got those full-sized platters, jog displays, and four channel mixer – but it’s lacking more than two standalone channels (two channels are for external inputs – which includes Rekordbox DJ on a computer). Today the news is […]

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Phase to get rid of the need for audio cables in forthcoming update for Serato users

Par Dan White
Phase Serato wireless demo at MWM NAMM 2002

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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Department of Justice To Remove Landmark Theater Restrictions

Par Chuck Crosswhite

Removing the Paramount Consent Decrees could change the cinema experience as we know it. Here's what the future may hold with the Decrees out of commission.

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

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

Par Dan White

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

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

Par Dan White

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

Par Dan White

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

Par Dan White
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

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

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

Par Dan White
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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