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

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

Par Dan White

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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Roland Launches DJ-707M, A $999 Hybrid Controller and Live Sound Audio Console

Par Dan White
Roland DJ-707M

What happens when a company decides they want to really pay attention to the demands of mobile DJs when releasing a product? Today, Roland is announcing their new DJ-707M, which is being touted as a four-channel Serato DJ Pro controller with features that you might find on live sound audio consoles and loudspeaker management systems. […]

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Has Sigma Just Joined The Pocket CineCamera Game?

Par Lewis McGregor

Sigma has announced a new mirrorless, full-frame, pocketable, and fully customizable fp camera for both stills and cinema.

Traktor Pro 3.2 Out Now: Watch Chris Liebing Demo Better Harmonic Mixing In Traktor

Par Dan White
Chris Liebing demos Traktor Pro 3.2

There’s a new version of Traktor Pro 3.2 that’s just been released this morning by Native Instruments. The update is focused primarily on adding features that improve harmonic mixing / key matching functionalities. The new features that help this include a new time-stretching algorithm, a new Key Lock and matching widget, and a new deck […]

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Numark Scratch: A $500 battle mixer with pads, FX paddles

Par Dan White

What happens when a budget-minded brand makes a return to their roots? That’s exactly what has happened with this new Numark Scratch mixer, announced today. The Scratch seems designed to check all of the expected turntablist workflows that come with fancier mixers (like the DJM-S9 or Rane Seventy Two) at a much lower price point […]

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iTunes discontinued in new macOS Catalina, less-bloated Apple Music app to replace it

Par Dan White
The End of iTunes, Apple Music takes over

Today at WWDC 2019 (Apple’s annual developer conference) we heard the first official news about a much-talked about development to music management: the end of iTunes. We wrote about this in April, and it’s true: in the upcoming macOS Catalina release, iTunes is no more. The OS will instead come with three apps that replace […]

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Traktor DJ 2 With Soundcloud, Retina Support Out Now For Windows, Mac, iPad

Par Dan White
Traktor DJ 2 released today

Traktor DJ 2 – a brand new beginner-focused version of Traktor launches today. It’s set to be the platform on which many future versions of Traktor will be built on top of – so even if you’re not interested in the software from the current feature set, it’s worth learning more about. In case you […]

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Ableton 10.1 Released: User Wavetables, Automation Shapes, Delay + Channel EQ

Par Dan White

Ableton Live 10.1 gets a full release today, with a substantial number of new features that producers can get excited about. The update is free, having gone through several months of public beta testing after being announced back in February Live 10.1’s New Features The new 10.1 update released today has a number of new […]

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SC5000 + Prime 4 are getting Beatport, Beatsource, Soundcloud, and Tidal Streaming

Par Dan White

Wondering when streaming music libraries will show up in standalone DJ hardware? Denon DJ announced their standalone Prime Series DJ hardware (SC5000, SC5000M, and Prime 4) will all have streaming services added to them in Summer 2019.

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NI to release a brand new Komplete Audio 6 MK2

Par Dan White

Digging well into their product vaults, Native Instruments has just announced that they’re releasing a new Komplete Audio 6 MK2 soundcard. This is a refresh of the original Komplete Audio 6 that they put out way back at the start of the decade in 2011. New generation NI design, with more I/O This Audio 6 […]

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Pioneer DJ Might Be Sold Again In 2019, But They’re Not “Exiting The DJ Business”

Par Dan White
Pioneer DJ could be getting sold again in 2019

Initial reports are coming out that Pioneer DJ is going to be sold off to to new buyers later this year. According to an article published on the Nikkei Asian Review, both Pioneer Corporation and KKR (an investment firm that owns the majority share of Pioneer DJ) are already in talks to sell off Pioneer […]

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TORAIZ SQUID: Pioneer DJ Is Making A Multitrack Sequencer For Live Instrument Setups

Par Dan White

At the center of most live electronic instrument setups is a sequencer. But unlike instruments, there’s a pretty limited range of options when it comes to versatile sequencers that allow quick and intuitive performance and creation. That’s exactly the area that Pioneer DJ seems to want to fill with their new release, the TORAIZ SQUID. […]

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DDJ-800: Pioneer DJ Just Announced A New Rekordbox DJ Controller

Par Dan White

After a number of false-start “leaks” around the web on Monday, the official announcement of Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-800 has gone live. The DDJ-800 is the latest in a series of Rekordbox DJ controllers that all are total refreshes of the line from the DDJ-S/R families (see our reviews of the DDJ-400 and DDJ-1000). DDJ-800 Controller: […]

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Spotify Acquires, Discontinues Serato, Traktor, Rekordbox DJ Softwares

Par Elisabeth Trebouta
Spotify Just Bought Rekordbox, Traktor, Serato

The new owners of the three very popular DJ softwares will discontinue all DJ software, and aims to replace all DJ sets with curated, automixed Spotify playlists by early 2020.

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Pro DJ Link Bridge: Connect NXS2 Hardware To Visual + Lighting

Par Dan White
Pioneer Pro DJ Link Bridge to VJ software, lighting

Pioneer DJ has licensed access to Pro DJ Link network information, allowing visual effects software and hardware to sync with high-end Pioneer DJ players

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Cross DJ 4: New Interface, Soundcloud Streaming, Effect Engine

Par Dan White

Mixvibes is announcing a brand new iteration of their DJ software, Cross DJ 4. It's available for preorder today, and has a few new features. Watch the video below and then keep reading for a feature overview.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1: Independent Pad Modes, Remapping for Accessory MIDI Controllers

Par Dan White
Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 released

If you use pad modes or external accessories with Serato DJ Pro - or you've got a RP-8000MK2 on the way - you'll want to know more about this update. 

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Windows Kontrol S4 MK2 + Maschine Studio Users Left Stranded By New OS Update

Par Dan White
New windows updates break Kontrol S4 MK2, Maschine Studio, Komplete Kontrol S-Series (MK1) keyboards

Have a big gig this weekend that you're performing at? If you're using a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, Maschine Sstudio, or a Komplete Kontrol S-Keyboard in your setup and running Windows machine, you might have a big issue on your hands if the latest update was installed. Keep reading for details. 

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Traktor Pro 3.1 Released: Parallel Waveform Layouts, S8 + D2 Overmapping

Par Dan White
Traktor Pro 3.1

A new update, Traktor Pro 3.1, is out - and it allows users to finally get those parallel waveforms they've been craving for years. Keep reading for all the details.

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Beatport LINK Is Almost Ready To Launch Streaming

Par Dan White

Remember how Beatport LINK is coming, and will bring a streaming library of Beatport's music into DJ software? There's a new update: development is nearly complete to integrate the Beatport LINK streaming library into DJ softwares.

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Beatsource is Back: DJcity + Beatport Will (re)Launch the Open Format DJ Music Store

Par Dan White
Beatsource relaunching in summer 2019, powered by DJcity and Beatport

Beatport has teamed up with a major record pool - DJcity - to launch a new generation of Beatsource, the hip-hop / open format DJ marketplace. The two companies are combining efforts to build out a comprehensive platform due to launch in Summer 2019. Keep reading for details.

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New Rekordbox 5.4.4 Beta Adds Track Analysis Sharing Between Users

Par Dan White
Rekordbox 5.4.4 Beta includes Track Analysis sharing

Pioneer DJ has released a brand new public beta version of Rekordbox 5.4.4 with a wild new feature: track analysis data sharing. This means users will be able use new tracks faster without wasting time and processing power analyzing tons of new tracks

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Ableton Live 10.1 Beta: User Wavetables, New EQ + Delay Devices, Automation Features

Par Dan White
Ableton Live 10.1 goes into beta

Ableton Live 10.1 has just gone into public beta - there's a load of new features, particularly focused around workflow improvements. These are the kind of things that make it easier to use Ableton day-to-day - get the full details in this article!

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KRK Launches Rokit G4 Line: An Update To The Classics

Par Dan White
KRK Rokit G4 at NAMM 2019

At NAMM 2019, KRK is launching a new generation of their Rokit studio monitors. This time they've got some powerful onboard options - including a graphic EQ display on the back of the speakers and a room tuning app.

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Qbert’s “No Laptop Needed” Invader DJ Mixer Reappears at NAMM 2019

Par Dan White
Qbert launching the Invader DJ mixer at NAMM 2019

Qbert and the Thud Rumble crew unveiled their brand new updated design for the Invader DJ mixer, which includes a built-in computer and interface.

The post Qbert’s “No Laptop Needed” Invader DJ Mixer Reappears at NAMM 2019 appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Traktor Pro 3.1 Coming With Parallel Waveforms; S4 MK3 Standalone Mixer Mode

Par Dan White

An update to Traktor Pro is coming in February and will have a dramatic new UI option: parallel waveforms. S4 MK3 users will also get some love in the form of standalone mixer functionality. Keep reading for details! 

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