Continuing our theme of “making things that people keep asking us for” that we’ve taken on this year, the DJTT product team has launched USB-C-to-C Chroma Cables. Here’s a little bit about these cables and why we’re making them now. Not interested in the backstory and just want better USB-C cables? About these new Chroma […]
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We covered the teaser back in 2021 that Ecler – a long-standing pro audio brand that had largely abandoned their DJ product lineup – was returning. This month, the Barcelona-based company announced the WARM2 – a two-channel analog rotary mixer. It’s their first new DJ product in 13 years, so let’s take a closer look […]
Toolroom Academy has released their first audio plugin for producers today – a single-knob utility designed by Mark Knight and producer James F. Reynolds named INFINITE. The plugin, priced at 39.99 Euros with a currently-offered free trial for users, aims to offer a smooth process in which artists can utilize its 40 presets as a part […]
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Serato DJ Pro users, this one’s for you. Pioneer DJ has announced the latest addition to their mixer family: the new DJM-S5. Designed specifically for usage with the Serato DJ Pro software, it’s a bright red, two-channel, scratch-style design mixer priced at $839 USD. Scratch DJs may find familiarity in the layout, as it’s similar […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]
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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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Rane DJ is no stranger to DJ collaborations. Back in the 2000s, they released the Grand Master Flash edition of the Empath. In 2012, they released the Z-Trip edition of the Sixty-Two. Now, in 2021, Rane is collaborating with the legendary A-Trak to unleash the Seventy Signature A-Trak Edition. Released just last year, the Seventy […]
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Turntablists and A-Trak fans, this one’s for you. RANE and A-Trak announced their collaboration today: an A-Trak take on Rane’s beloved Seventy mixer. It’s a limited edition battle mixer titled – you guessed it – the Rane Seventy A-Trak Signature Edition. The mixer is built on the foundations of the Seventy, with a handful of enhancements made […]
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In our next Future DJ Gear series piece, we’ve aimed to conceptualize a standalone “turntable” version of the Denon DJ SC6000 player. Meet the SC6000M. In this edition of our Future Gear Concepts series, I aimed to conceptualize a standalone “turntable” version of the Denon DJ SC6000 player. Denon DJ’s SC6000 and its already existing […]
Editor’s Note – Over the years, we’ve seen a wide array of attempts to create DJ hardware intended to be the next “big thing”. There was, undoubtedly, much trial-and-error; many companies went for it, with a good idea in mind – and quite a few of them failed. But there are a handful that made an impact […]
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Amid the dumpster fire that was 2020, we somehow saw the release of more high-end gear in a single year than I can remember. Between the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10, Denon SC6000 gear finally hitting store shelves, the Rane Seventy, the Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000s, and the Rane Twelve MK2s, there was a glut of professional – […]
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Beatport is making the leap into the world of iOS with the release of their new mobile app for Beatport LINK users. It’s yet another step to grow the Beatport LINK ecosystem of DJ tools, with the intention of making an artist’s music searching, buying, prepping, and playing flow even easier. Now, with a Beatport […]
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