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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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RipX DeepRemix: split stereo files, create and remix stems with this AI software

Audio software manufacturer Hit’n’Mix has released a new source separation, sampling, and song creation program: RipX: DeepRemix. The new software sits at a price reachable for all levels of musicians: £79 inc VAT for UK, €85 inc VAT for EU, and $99 for North America & rest of the world. DeepRemix uses AI isolation algorithms […]

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Returning to IRL DJ gigs? Here’s 7 ways to quell stage anxiety without alcohol.

As the world gets back on track, there’s finally what looks to be a bright future for nightlife around the globe. And as our favorite clubs, bars, and festivals prepare to open their doors once again, that means artists will be back to playing on real stages, in real life – no more Twitch streaming or […]

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Meet SEEDJ: a digital acceleration platform, academy for DJs to grow professionally

Announced earlier this month, a new web platform for DJs looking to grow in their career & skillset has emerged: SEEDJ. Self-described as “the first digital accelerator for techno, house, and tech-house DJs and producers”, it’s a one-stop platform that was created to bring “the services necessary for professional growth as a DJ/Producer” together under […]

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Numark Party Mix $129 / $179 controllers – entry-level digs with streaming libraries, built-in speaker

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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Traktor Pro 3.5 beta: now with Beatport LINK streaming…

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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Watch: Rheyne’s modular synth jam with MIDI Fighter 3D, Hexinverter Mutant Brain

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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Mixed In Key 10: improved key detection, cue point exporting, & a UI update

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 2021 Summer Edition: export individual track stems to your USB & more

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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Vinyl Synthesis: play + sequence records as synths with Ableton Live 11

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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Thanks to Tribe XR and Pioneer DJ, you can play the CDJ-3000s + DJM-900NXS2 in VR

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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Pioneer DJ’s new VM Series speakers: built with at-home musicians in mind

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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Twitch works to smooth over creator/copyright relationship with new features

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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How I Play (at home): Møme

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 […]

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Rekordbox releases Android version of mobile app

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, […]

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Native Instruments, iZotope team up to focus on building a seamless creator experience

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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Denon DJ’s SC6000, SC6000M PRIME get Serato DJ integration, full RGB waveforms

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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Beatport DJ, new web-based app, streamlines workflow for crate digging, set curation, & track prep

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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Virtual DJ, djay Pro AI now compatible with Rane ONE

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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