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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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
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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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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DJ advice from Steve Bug: “Learn how to beat match, no matter what equipment you’re using”

Steve Bug has spent his life in dance music, beginning with discovering disco music via his parent’s record collection and then getting into electro and breakdancing in the early 80s. House music first caught his attention in the late 80s and he quickly decided to devote his life to 4/4 culture. Beginning as a DJ […]

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Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000s become USB-HID compatible for Serato DJ Pro

The flagship CDJ-3000s from Pioneer DJ may have just become more appealing to Serato DJ Pro users, as they’ve announced that the gear is now compatible with the USB-HID control feature of the software. This means that Serato DJ Pro users can connect their PC or Mac to the CDJ-3000 and browse their entire Serato […]

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Preparing for any DJ gig: 9 tips from the DJTT community

No matter what size, type, or genre of performing DJ you may be, let’s agree on one thing we have in common – some kind of pre-gig prep. So, we got curious – especially now that so many artists are returning to IRL shows and DJ booths for the first time post-lockdown. How long had it been […]

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The DDJ-FLX6-W: a matte white version of the FLX6

Pioneer DJ is back with a new fresh look on a DJ controller: a matte white edition of their DDJ-FLX6. The 4-channel controller, titled the DDJ-FLX6-W, offers all the functions of the original FLX6 with a limited-run, standout color in case you’re looking to make a statement at your next DJ gig. Beyond the white […]

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Weird DJ gear, part 2: the underrated, the odd, and the ones that made history.

It seems that you may have enjoyed my last entry on the weird DJ gear out there, so I am back with a few more items that may have been forgotten through the eons of time. Today, we’ll explore four more items from my collection, created by brands I haven’t previously mentioned – and brands that […]

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Beatsource + Mixcloud team up so you can record & share DJ sets online sans takedowns

It’s a well-known fact in the music industry that Mixcloud offers its own streaming platform, Mixcloud Live (first announced back in April 2020), that allows artists to legally livestream music and video without dealing with copyright take-downs. Just this week, Beatsource LINK announced a new partnership in conjunction with Mixcloud to utilize this capability – offering […]

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25 years of Tidy: the Hard House evolution, and how it’s engaging the next generation

Outlandish with colour and hedonism, Hard House as a genre rose to prominence in 1998 as it enjoyed almost a decade of bliss under the bright lights of the dance music skyline. Despite not experiencing the popular heights of its glory years, the legacy of the genre is still being written today by such respected […]

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