In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “The Wave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, we look at what it’s actually like to DJ in VR with The Wave, using Samsung’s HTC Vive technology, and pose the question: “Will we all become virtual reality DJs?”
Dedicated fans have carefully been watching for every chance to see the new Richie Hawtin / Andy Rigby-Jones mixer collaboration, but finally the 100% analog PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer has been publicly announced. Watch DJ Techtools' world-exclusive explanation and demo video with Richie himself after the jump, as well as a Boiler Room live stream today.
Beatport has been up for sale since February of this year, and finally the hearings that will determine the buyer take place later this week. Twelve years after the digital-download store was firmly established, the online platform for electronic music is about to find out what the future holds - read on for some background knowledge on the company and the sale process.
In his first article on the history of the turntable, DJTT contributor Akhil Kalepu took us through the phonograph’s early history, from its origin in the late 19th century and well into the mid-20th century. These technological innovations laid foundation to the concept of DJing and would be further developed following World War II - learn how DJing rose out of radio in this historical piece.
It's rare that a duo comes along in the dance music world and does something completely rebellious and unique - but after a recent Mr Bill and KJ Sawka interview we were inspired and excited. See how live drumming, Ableton manipulation, and finger drumming all are combined in their behind-the-booth video inside this article.
Pioneer DJ has put out the Rekordbox DJ software, brought it up to speed in features, and now they're ready to go after the market in a huge way: with entry-level controllers that include the software for free. Meet the Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, Pioneer DJ's low-cost controllers designed specifically for their own DJ software.
We witnessed on Twitter last week a member of the DJTT family, Shawn Wasabi, get robbed of his entire setup out of the trunk of a parked car. His one-of-a-kind Midi Fighter 64 was stolen, and to make matters worse for Shawn, his laptop and backup hard drive also got nabbed. But there's a lesson here for everyone: it's never to early to start thinking about how you can prevent this type of total loss situation and keep your DJ gear safe.
It's been a while since we've taken a look at audio-reactive accessories and projects for DJs! For a fun Friday article, we thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the cutting-edge projects that are gaining traction and might bring innovative audio-reactive DJ lighting to the masses. Read on for more: