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 […]
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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We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]
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With Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox 6 music management and DJ performance software, you can keep your prep your music files from multiple devices, sync changes seamlessly in the cloud, and hook up your set’s tracks from an iPhone to CDJs to perform. But is all that really worth the subscription price? Contributing writer Markkus Rovito tests […]
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As a DJ, Denney’s career over the last few years has seen him play all over the world – including Elrow in various countries and Ibiza’s notorious DC10. He plays a mix of 4/4 electronic music across the house and techno spectrum, and draws on 23 years of DJing experience. Who Is Denney? He’s a talented […]
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In what feels like a capricious nosedive into the darkness, descending, our world during COVID-19 can sometimes feel on-edge. From resisting that urge to rub your eyes with unwashed hands to standing a safe two metres away from your best mate, the presence of the invisible enemy looms considerably large. Feeling vulnerable, the frequent sights […]
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French DJ, producer, musician and label owner Folamour – real name: Bruno Boumendil – is an artist currently on the rise. His euphoric sets of jazz-tinged and global-flavoured house and disco range from deep underground cuts to, as witnessed recently during his Boiler Room debut at FLY Open Air, the biggest pop record if he feels the […]
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With an upbringing attending iconic clubs like the Paradise Garage and the Loft, David Morales has had a long history with the music world. We had the opportunity to sit down with this legend to talk shop, learn about his crate digging habits, talk about his DJ style and more. Who is David Morales? This […]
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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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As our technology continues to advance and we are get lighter, stronger cameras, cameramen get in on the action. Here are the most insane camera moves pulled ...
Tim Exile, longtime producer, performer, synth designer, and all-around musical aficionado, has finally released his much-awaited Endlesss app. And honestly, he couldn’t have timed it any better (though we’re sure he’s probably thinking the same thing). Endlesss is a new program that allows you to make music in real time with friends around the globe, […]
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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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For the last 6 months, I’ve been living a life that in many ways mimics the challenging scenario many of us face now. Through that time, and in the last 20 years of working as a independent artist, I’ve developed a simple set of disciplines that have allowed me to thrive in the world when […]
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We highlight the best free downloads and deals available for music producers under quarantine.
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What makes a legendary artist in the DJ community? Often it’s having a lasting impact – and QBert continues to do that. In today’s interview from DJTT guest contributor Alex Amaro, Q talks about his most recent projects, his studio gear, and more. Read on. Who is QBert? QBert is part of a select few […]
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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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Does your DJ mixer or controller not have split cue? Do you want to mix entirely inside of your headphones? It can be a challenge to be headphones-only and not have a split cue functionality, but in today’s article, DJ Soo shares a DIY trick for making your own using a small external mixer. DJing […]
You've heard of green screens and their cousin, the blue screen. But what's difference? Compare blue screen vs green screen to decide which one you need.
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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Plan accordingly, know the usual problems, and be ready to adjust on the fly: A guide to handling two people at once for sit-down video interviews.
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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Dutch angles, if used discreetly, add an aura of dread, as well as a sense that the world has gone askew. Let's take a look at how ...
In this writeup, we'll take a look at the slow motion dexterity of DaVinci Resolve 16 — as well as its proficiency and economic potential.
Today’s article is inspired by some questions around audio reactive visuals/effects in Resolume. Hi , so i VJ mostly on psytrance partys , and i find it difficult to use sound input for example in Resolume 5 as it just can’t distinct the beat or melodys in this style of music , it’s just too […]
Resolume 6 Beta was released last week and it added an amazing feature, Ableton Link. This feature makes it really easy to VJs to quickly sync to DJs and use BPM synced visual effects. If you work with DJs you’re going to love this. Today I’m going to explain what Ableton Link is, how it works, […]
One of the biggest challenges for VJs is organizing their VJ loops. Which files are encoded properly? How long are these clips? What’s the resolution? Unlike DJs, VJs don’t really have any software like iTunes that’s designed for organizing their media. This usually leaves VJs to organize their content using boring old folders, lame. Today […]
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There are a lot of threads from new VJs asking about the best way to get started VJing. While some of the advice may be useful, it can quickly become an overwhelming avalanche of information. What’s Projection Mapping?? Midi vs. OSC?? Is there a standard when it comes to VJing?? Instead of giving you more things to learn, I’m […]
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Should VJs Use Beeple Clips? “No Beeple. Unless it’s a clip he released this week or you can really hide it. Everybody’s using those clips and have used them forever.” There are some interesting comments whenever Beeple is brought up for VJ Loops. Go on forums and you’ll notice lots of VJs start out by […]