Numark is back with two new entry-level controllers – the Party Mix II and Party Mix Live. With them comes a number of features that open doors for amateur DJs to sharpen their chops, expand their skills, and play tunes easily without the need for a full music library or, even… speakers. The features The […]
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In spite of all the optimism oozing from our social media feeds whenever a new lineup is announced, the world continues to navigate life with great caution. With more than 125 million cases and over 2.7 million deaths, the novel coronavirus has been circling its way around the globe for more than a year now […]
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Harold Heath has just published his book ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’ in which he details the ups and downs of low-level DJing life. Here Harold considers some of the many technical problems DJs encounter, and how to deal with them. Any good DJ will tell you that the […]
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Beatport, Beatsource, and Native Instruments have teamed up to bring a Beatport LINK integration to TRAKTOR’s PRO 3 software – and through it, the ability to use LINK software on TRAKTOR’s line of controllers. TRAKTOR PRO users can now utilize both Beatport and Beatsource LINK in a Public Beta mode, with an official launch coming in […]
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We’re back at it with awesome routines from artists who’ve found unique ways to use our MIDI Fighter gear. Rheyne, an artist known for his live looping, modular synth work, and audiovisual experiments, recently jammed out with a Hexinverter Mutant Brain controlled by a MIDI Fighter 3D. The Mutant Brain was used as a MIDI […]
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With fifteen years of key detection software under its belt, Mixed In Key has become a household name for many artists. Its latest iteration, Mixed In Key 10, celebrates 15 years of the software – and introduces a number of new features that DJs and producers can utilize in their creative endeavors. Major ones worth noting: […]
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VirtualDJ‘s new 2021 Summer Edition of its flagship software has arrived – and with it, a few major features that will make DJing quite interesting for its users. For starters: VirtualDJ PRO now enables you to export separated track stems onto your USB. The big one: track stem exporting As a refresher: last summer, VirtualDJ released […]
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InMusic is never one to keep things too close to the vest. Over the years, we have seen so many different leaks about their various products (many of them from Rane). We often seem to find out about their upcoming releases long before they’re “officially” announced. Whether this is by design or a lack of […]
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Denon DJ dropped the much-anticipated update to their Engine Prime track management suite and Engine OS earlier last month. Filled with a host of new features and improvements, this could be a must-have for many DJs. With its release, we decided to test it out for ourselves. Is it worth updating? After some extended time, […]
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Welcome back to the “what the heck happened to that company?” department. This time, Technics has really outdone themselves – adding a new model of SL turntable called the SL-100C. They’re promoting it as “low cost” and affordable, but the reality is, this new Technics turntable is expected to cost, at retail: £799 / €899/ […]
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John Type, a DJ and producer based out of Italy + long-time turntablist and electronic musician, has discovered a unique way to play and sequence a vinyl record as a synthesizer using the new features available in Ableton Live 11 in his latest YouTube video. In a new video, his setup uses vinyl records that […]
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What makes an outdoor DJ gig possible for an everyday DJ without a massive budget, a crew, or a great relationship with the local permitting officials? Today, DJTT founder Ean Golden is back with a fresh new video sharing his insights from throwing a socially-distanced dance party in Santa Barbara, California. As is often the […]
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Pioneer DJ has partnered with virtual reality company Tribe XR to make some of their latest gear available to use on Tribe XR’s VR platform. The flagship CDJ-3000s and DJM-900NXS2 mixer from Pioneer DJ are both now usable from a user’s virtual reality headset where you have the Tribe XR app installed. The best part? […]
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Why should the touring DJ world be fundamentally reconsidered going forward? We asked tastemakers from the industry including Juliet Fox, Kyle Geiger, Sebastian Mullaert, Unders, and Marbs
Pioneer DJ has released the latest additions to its active monitor speaker line: the VM Series. Built with musicians who are spending more time playing and producing at home in mind, three new products have made their way down the pipeline: the VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80. The VM Series offers a smooth and sleek look […]
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The frustration many creators have shown with Twitch – the streaming platform giant that became a powerful tool for musicians stuck at home during the pandemic – is no secret. The battle between creators looking to share music with the online world and the copyright that has caused endless hurdles along the way has been a massive […]
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The time has finally come – Ableton Live 11 is here. A major update to Ableton Live rarely makes its way around, so we’ll dive into every big addition – including comping, tempo following, MPE support, new instruments, effects, Live Packs, and much more. But with that comes a few questions. How well does the new version […]
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In this edition of our How I Play at home series, we’re welcoming Møme to the fold. He’s a French DJ who’s made quite an impact in the music world over the years – you may be familiar with his popular releases like Aloha and his first album, Panorama. Møme also recently put out his latest […]
Pioneer DJ has been synonymous with the CDJ and club market for over a decade. Their range of CDJs and 900NXS mixers are the de-facto installs in many clubs and festival booths worldwide. However, their 2-channel scratch offerings haven’t had the same market dominance over the years. Of all their attempts, the DJM-S9 was arguably […]
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Android users, we’ve got good news. Pioneer DJ announced today that rekordbox’s mobile app has now been extended from solely-iOS users, opening the doors to an array of smartphone users with the rekordbox for Android app. Version 3.0 of the rekordbox app allows Android users to prep music, listen to new tracks for their set, […]
Native Instruments and iZotope are making moves in the world of music – and they’re doing so together. Sparked by their communal aspirations to create seamless creative experiences, the two companies have joined forces to create a new technology group that looks to accelerate this goal together. The group is backed by both EMH Partners […]
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The capabilities of Denon DJ’s SC6000 and SC6000M Prime hardware continue to grow. As of this week, both players are now integrated with Serato DJ Pro. Jay Cunningham, Denon DJ’s Brand Marketing Manager, explains: “Our forward-thinking Media Players, powered by Engine OS, have always been at the forefront of innovation for some time now. “Adding […]
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Many DJs are well aware of the workflow pain point that comes with finding and prepping new tunes – crate digging, track-buying, transferring-to-your-performance-software, then loading to your USB process. It’s not a simple one, and it can be time-consuming. Well, Beatport has recognized this – and today, they’ve released a potential solution: Beatport DJ. Beatport DJ […]
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Great news for djay PRO AI and Virtual DJ users – starting today, you can now use both programs with a Rane ONE controller (psst – thinking about trying out the ONE? Read our review here). Both softwares are now plug-and-play compatible with the device. On the djay PRO AI front, this means you’ll be able […]
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Denon DJ‘s flagship software, Engine DJ, is back with a new software upgrade that opens the door to an array of new features. Engine OS v1.6 allows users to access music they’ve stored in their personal cloud directly on Denon DJ hardware with Dropbox and Beatsource LINK integrations, plus flexible beat grids, track previews, and […]
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One of the best parts of being a member of a DJ record pool is access to amazing tools that make life as a DJ easier. DJ edits have long been a staple way for a pool to provide value to their customers. Sometimes a pool will add intros, outros, acapellas, instrumentals, censored versions, upbeat […]
When I first got my hands on the CDJ-3000s last year for a full review, one thing was clear: there were a lot of features that could be implemented, but weren’t for some reason. One of the big ones was linked track caching. Unplug the USB drive accidentally? Your track should already be in the […]
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Pioneer DJ surprised us all with the release of the new DDJ-FLX6, a $599 Serato/Rekordbox dual compatible DJ controller. The FLX6 feels like a cross between the DDJ-1000 and DDJ-400, offering four channels and full-sized jog wheels by forsaking build quality and connectivity options. Filling the midrange gap I’ve always felt that the controller market […]
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Frank Wiedemann, a German musician and label owner of the iconic Innervisions and Bigamo Musik, is best known as one half of Âme and is also a member of electronic music acts A Critical Mass, Schwarzmann, and Howling. We sat down with him to hear about a number of exciting projects he has stirring – […]
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In a new turn of events this year, a massive portion of Native Instruments’ shares have been sold to the Francisco Partners investing firm. It’s been no secret that NI’s higher-ups have been debating reducing their ownerships, ever since Traktor was almost sold to Allen and Heath last year. This news might sound alarming, it’s […]
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