Founded by longstanding DJ + producer Richie Hawtin and Andy Rigby-Jones, PLAYdifferently has stood as an intriguing brand within the music industry for years, known for its belief that a DJ’s tools should be “as creative and as unique as the artists who use them.” They first released their flagship MODEL 1 – a 6-channel […]
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Denon DJ has released a new firmware update for their X1800 PRIME and X1850 PRIME mixers, offering a number of fixes and improvements and one major new feature that just made livestreaming easier: Broadcast mode. Broadcast mode allows the main output mix to stream over USB audio channels 1 & 2, which is a requirement […]
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Pioneer DJ has announced their latest mixer, and it’s looking like the much-anticipated, proper follow-up to the DJM-S9. Meet the DJM-S7, a 2-channel battle mixer that sits at $1,399 USD. A long time coming The DJM-S11 seemed more like a direct shot at the Rane Seventy-Two rather than an update to the DJM-S9. Many DJs […]
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About ten years ago, what I call the “controller revolution” happened to the DJ world. While clubs and festivals were still dominated by turntables/DVS/CDJs, all-in-one controllers caught the DJ world by storm. Functional and affordable, controllers really tore down some barriers and made DJing much more accessible than before. At that point, most of the […]
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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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There’s no doubt that 2020 was been one hell of a year. With a pandemic completely shutting down nightlife and wrecking the music industry as we know it, 2020 took quite an unexpected turn that left many DJs, producers, and music lovers scratching their heads a bit. But not all was lost this year –– a […]
Native Instruments‘ Maschine range is a series of “beatmakers” – production hubs designed for sketching and fleshing out tracks in a simplified workflow. Until now, all Maschine units required a laptop to function, serving as highly in-depth MIDI controllers for the Maschine software. However, that finally changes with the MASCHINE+: a standalone version of the […]
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As 2020 comes to an end, we’ve got a new more How I Play with an awesome artist for you. This time around, we heard from Washington D.C.-based DJ and producer Enamour. With releases on Desert Hearts Black, Lane 8’s This Never Happened & more, he’s known for his deep, melodic house and techno sounds. […]
The newest update of Serato DJ Pro features a big win for those of you with a newer Rane battle mixer. If you’ve got a Rane Seventy, Seventy-Two, or Seventy-Two MKII, you’ll now be able to access Serato’s Scratch Bank feature (as first introduced on the Pioneer DJ DJM-S11). Getting there is simple, too. Quickly […]
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In this review, DJ Soo takes on the long-awaited update in Pioneer DJ’s battle mixer arsenal. The DJM-S11 was released in the last month, five years after the DJM-29. How does it hold up? Keep reading for the very in-depth review. TL;DR: wow. First, a quick history of how we got to the S11 In […]
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Need to power up your home DJ and/or production studio? A good set of studio monitors is critical for hearing your mixes accurately, and you can attain a high-quality, booming system for around $200-300 per monitor. Whether you’re still hunkered down trying to make a go of live-streaming your DJ sets or you’re doubling down […]
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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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Back again with a new addition to their growing lines of controllers, Pioneer DJ announced their latest product today: the DDJ-FLX6. It’s a 4-channel controller that comes with a swath of new features, designed with the intention of allowing artists to perform intuitively with their own flow. Perform with rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro Perhaps […]
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Earlier this week, we speculated what Pioneer’s DJM-S11 could potentially look like, ahead of the assumed October 15 launch date that Pioneer has been teasing on their socials. Today, we find out how much of our original predictions are true. DJM-S11 Announced today, Pioneer DJ’s new DJM-S11 is a two-channel, four-deck battle mixer that links […]
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In our latest Future DJ Gear series piece, we’re taking a look at the potential new battle mixer from Pioneer DJ: the DJM-S11. Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S9 is a much-beloved mixer amongst scratch DJs. However, arguably even more loved was the late DJM-909, which featured a touch screen and much deeper control. The DJM-S9, which “replaced” […]
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The explosion of music culture in the past few decades has occurred due to a rapidly changing society, as well as the hyper-fast development of technology. DJing was born in this technological and cultural revolution and has been quickly evolving ever since. Over the years, there have been a few pieces of gear that have […]
With large gatherings limited or banned in some places, many bars and clubs shut down, and apprehension around returning to indoor venues – where viral spread risk is greater – many DJs are trying a make-do solution for outdoor gigs and gatherings. They’ve turned to setting up outdoors in an attempt to recapture some of that magic […]
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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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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 […]
Standalone Maschine+ unit just announced - no computer needed.
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Pioneer DJ has teased a brand new CDJ media player on their Instagram account. Here's our close up analysis.
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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 […]
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 […]
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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Next in our Future DJ Gear series comes a takes on Denon’s potential next piece: a more affordable version of the SC6000. Denon DJ’s new SC6000 players are the new favorites of many professional DJs such as Laidback Luke, combining innovative new technology with superb professional build quality. The SC6000 outperforms the expensive, industry-standard Pioneer […]
Back in 2017, the team over at alter.audio shared the prototype of their first standalone audio slicer and resequencer, the Timetosser. A few years later, they’re back and raising funds for the finally-revised, updated version of the product that they’re launching via Kickstarter. How does it work? The Timetosser is a machine built for artists […]
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Last month, Numark released two new Serato controllers into the Mixtrack family – the Numark Mixtrack Pro FX and the Platinum FX. The new budget-minded DJ controllers have some exciting new features added and some taken away from the previous models. DJTT contributor Freddie Fiers takes a dive into both products with her thoughts. The new generation […]
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Numark is making quarantine for DJs a bit more exciting today, launching two brand-new Serato DJ controllers: the Mixtrack Platinum FX and Mixtrack Pro FX. Built to appeal to both beginner and advanced DJs alike, these controllers sit an affordable price point for anyone looking to learn, or as an upgrade for advanced DJs using Serato […]
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The UK-based mixer-maker and audiophile favorite MasterSounds has a small piece of joy to brighten up DJs’ days. They’ve released the third generation of their Radius 2 and Radius 4 mixers, and have adjusted their price points to cater to artists with a lower spending budget (especially now). These mixers are homegrown, too—MasterSounds mixers are […]
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We started a tradition a few years ago at DJTT where each February, we’d do something cool in our store. This year, we’re offering a 10% off discount for a few days, and exclusive 2020 swag packs with every single order. Keep reading for the details. DJTT <3s You: Limited Edition Swag + Coupon This […]
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