Continuing a trend of quality of life improvements for DJs in their software, Native Instruments released Traktor Pro 3.4 today. There’s a lot of focus on the browser in this release, the biggest of which we’ve covered previously (secondary column sorting, Smartlists / Smart Playlists) in Public Beta articles. Today marks the full release of […]
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Pioneer DJ’s preparation and performance DJ software just got a new incremental update, Rekordbox 6.1.1. There’s a feature addition that everyone saw coming (TIDAL streaming library support) and a second feature that we didn’t anticipate: an Edit Mode for creating your own edits of tracks. Keep reading for the details. Rekordbox 6.1.1’s Edit Mode Edit […]
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Quarantine, coronavirus, lockdown, and the great 2020 gig apocalypse has been hard for DJs and live performers. But the one gasp of solace has been the extraordinary creativity that has been poured into live streaming DJ sets over the last few months. On October 1st, Facebook will potentially heavily impact the DJ streaming set landscape […]
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In the history of DJing, the DJ has always played a critical role – not just as a musical selector, but also as the room conductor and vibe controller. They’re filling the room with music, but they also have ability, at any time, to make it stop or change. In a year where in-person high-activity enclosed […]
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When the industry golaith Pioneer DJ dropped their massive news (a new CDJ-3000 teaser) yesterday, it stood to reason that Denon DJ would want to hint at a new product coming out, too. Meet the new screenless Prime player/controller – teased this morning on Instagram. Laidback Luke – one of the biggest artist evangelists of […]
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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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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 […]
We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]
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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Who would have thought two different DJ softwares would release the ability to isolate parts of a track on the fly on the exact same day? Today, Atomix Productions has released Virtual DJ 2021, with a signal separation functionality that allows DJs to “de-mix” finished tracks into the individual components. They join Algoriddim, who announced […]
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Signal separation has been the dream for years: the ability to take a finished track and split it down to the individual stems dynamically, on the fly. Today, Algoriddim has announced djay Pro AI – their new Neural Mix™ technology that allows DJs to isolate beats, instrumentals, and vocals in real time. Neural Mix™ AI […]
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Bandcamp has been responding to the devastating global economic circumstances in a great way: waiving their fees for all artists once a month. It happens on the first Friday of every month, but this week, there’s a huge pressing social issue on many minds: Black Lives Matter. Make no mistake: DJ culture and dance music […]
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This week, InMusic announced that they’re buying Stanton and bringing it into their brand family. It’s an interesting decision to purchase Stanton (previously owned by Gibson) right now, especially consdiering how many other DJ brands InMusic already has. In this article, I’ll speculate about a few possible things that could come of this aquisition Over […]
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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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Right now there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world – with lots of people within our industry struggling to figure out what they’re going to do next. So when Bandcamp announced their fee-free Fridays were happening again, we decided to lean in and help our own community be supported in something great: making music. […]
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Bandcamp is waiving their fees, so we're going to spotlight and promote you, our community members.
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As we predicted earlier this year, a new Rekordbox version has been released. Rekordbox 6 has a new functionality, Cloud Library Sync, which allows the ability to upload tracks and playlists to Dropbox and sync them across multiple devices. Cloud Library Sync: Tracks, playlists, and track metadata are able to be synced across four different […]
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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We’ve seen dramatic cancellations of big festivals – first Ultra, Tomorrowland Winter, and just today, SXSW has been called off. The reality is that these festivals and similar scale events have become what drives a lot of the dance music industry forward – and a fear of public gatherings could have huge impacts on DJs, […]
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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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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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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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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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We’ve heard it for years: when will Native Instruments make a single deck DJ controller? What if they made a single-jogwheel device? In a new DIY project, DJTT forum user DJDoubleYou has chopped off a single deck of a Kontrol S4 and build a functioning “Kontrol S1” concept controller. Keep reading for the details so […]
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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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From the “obscure messages in change logs” department, Pioneer DJ has announced today that there’s a new version of Rekordbox DJ coming soon. As a part of the announcement, they’re suggesting to potential purchasers of the performance software to wait until the new release comes out. What Pioneer DJ said: Fire up rekordbox 5 today […]
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We’ve seen some amazing mods of CDJs in the past, but this one takes the cake: a pair of CDJs modified into tape players. This might not be the CDJ-3000, but in the absence of Pioneer DJ announcing any new gear besides a 6-channel mixer, we’ll have to keep ourselves entertained with this. TDJ One […]
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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