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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pioneer blasted “you’re on mute” on a studio monitor – and sent it to space

Wondering what Pioneer Pro Audio has been up to during the pandemic, when sales of their high-end speaker install systems have likely slumped due to venues and festivals being sidelined for a year? Turns out, they’ve put some of their energy into an incredibly cathartic mission to space for everyone who’s spent a year in Zoom meetings. […]

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Rekordbox’s new Professional plan: unlimited cloud storage for your library

rekordbox is now offering unlimited cloud storage for artists with the launch of its new Professional plan. Platform users who subscribe to the plan will be able to save their library across multiple devices, as well as manage all of their tracks and metadata in the cloud. For artists who want the safety net of […]

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DJ edits get a licensing deal: Beatsource’s new deal with Sony, UMG, Warner adds 100k edited tracks to LINK

Beatsource has taken quite the leap forward today in the world of music licensing and accessibility for artists. The company is partnering with Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and multiple independent labels to allow Beatsource LINK to share adapted versions of popular songs with its subscribers, opening the door to a library […]

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Rane releases an A-Trak Signature Edition of the Seventy battle mixer

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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Ableton’s Live 11 Lite is here, and it’s free for Live Lite users

Ableton has released Live 11 Lite today, and it’s available for free to all Live Lite owners. The upgrade offers an array of new features and updates to to the DAW to round out quite the capabilities it offers for music producers. Some of the key features included in the upgrade: Support for MIDI Polyphonic […]

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Interview: Stimming on his new album, pigeons, & straying from functionality

Hamburg-based electronic music producer Stimming has made quite the impact over the years with his uniquely intriguing take on house music and mesmerizing live performances. We got to know a bit about his production process back in 2015 (check out his How I Play), and he has undoubtedly continued to evolve his sound to push […]

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Beatport’s iOS app is here, & with it a company rebrand

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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