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Pioneer DJ releases white XDJ-XZ-W, but more products to come…

Par : Dan White — 19 mai 2022 à 23:40

It might be no surprise anytime Pioneer DJ teases a sequence of new releases that the first thing is usually a new color way of an existing product. This time, it’s the XDJ-XZ, which is getting a white version, the XDJ-XZ-W. The new white colored version of the XDJ-XZ will cost $2,499, and we’ve already […]

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Engine DJ’s latest 2.2 release: bug fixes, new features like Active Loops, Virtual DJ Computer Mode, Metronome + more

Par : Rachel Black — 28 avril 2022 à 08:59

Engine DJ has released a new edition of their flagship software, version 2.2 – and with it an array of new features and bug fixes for both OS and desktop. New features & fixes: Active Loops, FX Time Division + more On the hardware/OS feature front, check out the latest additions: Active Loops – you can […]

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Serato DJ Pro now supports Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX3 with latest update

Par : Rachel Black — 19 avril 2022 à 10:38

Serato released its most recent update to its DJ software, Serato DJ Pro 2.5.11, earlier this month – and with it, a big door that opened for DJs interested in using Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX3 – the 2-channel, all-in-one piece of DJ hardware – with it. The XDJ-RX3 will now unlock Serato DJ Pro for free when […]

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Chrome Caps: We’re making Gold Chroma Caps, here’s how to be the first to get them.

Par : Dan White — 24 mars 2022 à 20:15

Chrome Caps - a new version of Chroma Caps that have a reflective metallic appearance coating on the outside to give them an incredible shine and to make your DJ gear really stand out.

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Audiophile sound systems, Mancuso, & building a DJ career: DJ Colleen Murphy

Par : Harold Heath — 22 février 2022 à 09:02

Colleen Murphy is a broadcaster, producer and DJ. She’s most recently remixed A Certain Ratio, Mildlife and Róisín Murphy and has just released her Cosmodelica remix of Lady Blackbird’s ‘Lost And Looking’. We thought it would be a good opportunity to talk to her about her DJ career, working with the legendary David Mancuso and […]

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Mobile Streaming: the best sound cards for broadcasting on the go

Par : DJ Soo — 15 février 2022 à 08:59

Well, here we are – closing in on year two of this global pandemic. Are you as over it as we are? Looking back at 2020, one of the defining movements of DJing was the overwhelming adoption of live streaming. With most of the world entering one form of lockdown or another, DJs flocked to […]

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Ableton Live 11.1: native support for Apple Silicon, new Max for Live tools

Par : Rachel Black — 2 février 2022 à 02:11

The latest update to Ableton Live launched today, version 11.1 – a free download for Ableton users that, most importantly, adds native support for Apple computers that run on the M1 Silicon chip. If you’re working off one of the M1 Macs that were released in 2020 or 2021 (you can see a full list […]

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Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-REV1: a battle-style scratch controller for Serato DJ Lite

Par : Rachel Black — 15 janvier 2022 à 02:36

In addition to yesterday’s launch of the DDJ-REV7 from Pioneer DJ, they simultaneously shared a new two-channel controller that comes with a Serato DJ Lite integration: the DDJ-REV1. At a price point of $259 USD – catering to those with smaller budgets – it offers two PLX turntables and a DJM-S series mixer. It’s been developed […]

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Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-REV7: is this finally the Pioneer DJ revolution we wanted?

Par : DJ Soo — 13 janvier 2022 à 09:01

Well, this one came out of left field… Spinning platter controllers and players made an unexpected comeback in the last few years. While the Numark NS7 had enjoyed three different iterations, it was always a niche product and was never widely adopted. Fast forward several years and we saw a spinning platter renaissance thanks to […]

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TMA-2 Studio Wireless+: Why we liked AIAIAI’s low-latency headphones and added them to our store.

Par : Dan White — 10 janvier 2022 à 20:33

Finally: wireless, low-latency, reliable headphones for producers. We liked these so much we're selling them in the DJTT store.

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Five must-read books for making your own DIY production + DJ gear

Par : Sarah Lindmark — 7 janvier 2022 à 08:59
5 DIY project books for DJs and producers

You can make your own DJ and production gear. Tinkering in the DIY space isn't that hard. Here's 5 books to get you started.

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Stimming’s new portable, analog mastering studio: The Instant Mastering Chain

Par : Rachel Black — 6 janvier 2022 à 08:59

If the perfect piece of gear for your live set doesn’t exist, well – why not build it? Or, at least, that’s what Stimming has done with his first piece of production hardware. Meet the Instant Mastering Chain. Created as a partnership with DOCtron, the device is a fully analog audio processor chain that weighs […]

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The Beatport Plan: a $10/mo subscription to DJ from your browser with full track playback

Par : Rachel Black — 24 décembre 2021 à 08:59

Beatport has launched a new subscription offering that will allow users to more fully utilize their browser-based DJ web app – a $9.99/month tier called The Beatport Plan. 10 bucks a month – not a bad price to pay to be able to explore Beatport’s library in its entirety without the frustration of short samples. The Beatport […]

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Guess who’s back? Ecler to return with a new mixer in 2022

Par : Dan White — 3 décembre 2021 à 09:21

Ecler, a Spanish pro audio company with a long history of making DJ mixers, has been out of the DJ products game for the last decade. But today a new video cropped up – a highlight reel of their historical reputation, if you will – that announces their big news: Ecler’s DJ division will return […]

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New CDJ-3000 firmware update: play tracks directly from your cloud library

Par : Rachel Black — 1 décembre 2021 à 00:48

The latest firmware update was released today for Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000s – version 2.0 – with a new rekordbox feature introduced that allows artists to play music directly from their location saved in the cloud. The ability, titled rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, connects the dots between music in your library and music on your CDJs without the need […]

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Jessy Lanza: “If you love the track you’re playing, you can convince the crowd to love it too.”

Par : Harold Heath — 29 novembre 2021 à 08:59

The latest installment in the prestigious DJ-Kicks series is from DJ, musician and vocalist Jessy Lanza. She’s an artist influenced by a wide range of music including soul, funk, footwork, garage and R&B and her DJ-Kicks mix, a mix she describes as “in pursuit of the bleary 4 am feeling” deftly bestrides a number of […]

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Our 2021 Black Friday / Cyber Monday DJ gear sale is live (including 99¢ Chroma Caps)

Par : Dan White — 24 novembre 2021 à 02:15

Our annual Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale for DJs is up, with discounted DJTT products and many more deals to get.

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SoundSwitch’s Control One: a lighting controller + DMX interface built for DJs

Par : Rachel Black — 24 novembre 2021 à 00:52

If you’re a DJ interested in controlling the lighting for your performances too, this may peak your interest. SoundSwitch has released a new controller, the Control One, that gives artists the ability to manage light fixture color, movement, intensity, automated light shows, FX, and more. It’s compatible with a number of popular software platforms, DAWs, […]

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A 2021 Gift Guide For DJs

Par : Dan White — 20 novembre 2021 à 00:01
2021 Gift Guide for DJs

Ahead of the intense holiday season that is sure to be a bit stranger than usual due to shipping and supply chain insanity, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit an old favorite: the holiday gift guide for DJs. As in the past, we’ve taken a closer look at not only the […]

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Beatport LINK Pro now lets you download 1,000 offline tracks

Par : Rachel Black — 15 novembre 2021 à 08:59

The latest update to Beatport LINK‘s Pro subscription – which runs at $30 USD per month – comes with a new feature that may be the appeal it needs to draw more users to the service. The Offline Locker storage feature, which previously allowed its subscribers to download 50 tracks for offline play, has increased its […]

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Future DJ Gear Concepts: Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-SV6

Par : DJ Glitch — 11 novembre 2021 à 02:48

The recently released Rane One controller has become a resounding success, combining motorized platters and battle-style mixer into controller form. Pioneer DJ has nothing that can compete with the Rane One as of the time of writing. This concept, dubbed the DDJ-SV6, aims to imagine what Pioneer DJ’s answer to the Rane One could look […]

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Pioneer DJ’s new XDJ-RX3 is here: bigger screen, features to browse faster, Beat FX bank + more

Par : Rachel Black — 9 novembre 2021 à 09:01

The latest edition of the XDJ-RX series from Pioneer DJ has arrived: the XDJ-RX3. It’s an all-in-one DJ system that offers a slew of both upgraded features from those of the RX2 and new capabilities brought over from Pioneer’s club-standard CDJ-3000s and DJM-900NXS2 mixer. The 2-channel piece of gear boasts a 10.1-inch touch screen, a […]

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Weird DJ Gear, part 3 – the Traktor controller edition.

Par : Omar Nachtraaf — 8 novembre 2021 à 08:59

As I’ve explored my extensive collection of DJ gear throughout this series thus far, I’m finding similarities that run through some of the gear. So rather than picking and choosing some of my favourites this time around, we’ll focus on a few pieces of equipment that share one particular theme. Today, we’re talking about Traktor […]

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Mixed In Key Live can analyze tracks from streaming platforms, DAWs, and any audio on your Mac

Par : Rachel Black — 6 novembre 2021 à 07:59

Mixed In Key has launched their newest piece of software, Mixed In Key Live – an iteration of its well-established program, Mixed In Key, that offers a new set of features to broaden an artist’s ability to detect key, scale, and BPM of more tracks than ever. Here’s a quick rundown of its new features. Sound […]

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Pioneer DJ’s DM-50D desktop monitors aim to be the all-in-one choice for production + DJing

Par : Rachel Black — 4 novembre 2021 à 05:11

There’s no doubt that one of the key elements in any at-home artist setup – whether it’s your production studio or your DJ booth – is the monitors. This can become a costly endeavor if you are both producing and DJing, as you likely have different pairs for your separate spaces. Pioneer DJ has decided to tackle […]

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Interview: Matthias Meyer – “When you find the perfect moment for both tracks, the records speak for themselves.”

Par : Harold Heath — 27 octobre 2021 à 08:59

DJ and producer Matthias Meyer started out playing on vinyl back in 1994 when he was only 14. He’s gradually built his career to the point where he’s now a globe-trotting DJ, regularly playing at venues like Tobacco Dock, Circus Liverpool, Fabrik Madrid, Rex Paris, Cityfox New York, and Stereo in Montreal, as well as […]

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Indie Artists: Here’s how to make your new release stand out

Par : Angel Bali — 26 octobre 2021 à 08:59

Releasing music is forever enchanting and brings about joy, excitement, and deep satisfaction. But it does come with price and efforts, often planned out a year in advance if not longer (for example, Frank Wiedemann as part of Howling took 5 years to work with his partner to make an album).  It goes without saying […]

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Numark’s new Mixstream Pro: a standalone controller with built-in WiFi, speakers, LINK access

Par : Rachel Black — 21 octobre 2021 à 08:09

Numark has launched a new standalone DJ controller this week that comes with an array of powerful features: the Mixstream Pro. With the goal of providing its own fresh take on DJing and a revamp of capabilities that can be placed into the hands of artists, it includes its own built-in WiFi system and the […]

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A love letter to Rosie, the first mixer made just for DJs

Par : Sarah Lindmark — 6 octobre 2021 à 01:09

There was a time, pre-1971, when all mixers were mono, and the thought of wearing headphones during a nightclub gig was laughable. Dance club DJing came into its own as an art form in the 1960s, but DJs back then were still stuck with mixers designed for radio broadcasting. Sound systems were custom installed at […]

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Engine DJ 2.0 arrives with wireless Ableton LINK, onboard lighting control, new UI + more

Par : Rachel Black — 5 octobre 2021 à 16:02

Engine DJ has released an update to their flagship software today, Engine DJ 2.0 – available for both desktop and OS. The new system brings a swath of new features that aim to streamline the user experience and strengthen any artist’s toolkit: a new interface with faster processing, a wireless Ableton Link capability, onboard lighting […]

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