This year, a classic US festival focused on the creative side of electronic music will once again fill the streets of Detroit with a wide variety of musical flavors. Many of these artists are selected because they play their music in very original and creative ways, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight a few of them and the equipment they use on stage.
Pioneer DJ have finally released the Rolls Royce of a DJ setup they had teased earlier in the year to a curious crowd at NAMM 2016. While most eyes were fixed on the five large screens attached to the top, few were asking the questions about the use of the other new features included in and around each device. Guest contributor Dan D-Squared shares some insight on what Pioneer DJ was thinking behind this over-the-top design of a product line.
Making Traktor MIDI mappings in Traktor Pro has historically been a huge pain for anyone who wants to make mappings that are at all complex. MIDI mapping on Mac got easier with the Xtreme Mapping app, and now a DJTT forum member has developed a Windows solution, cmdr. Learn how this app helps make managing MIDI mapping development much easier in this first review.
Earlier this year at NAMM 2016, we saw the first public prototype of Pioneer DJ's new festival-ready professional DJ system - what they're calling the TOUR1 line. Today, Pioneer is officially making it clear that these aren't just prototypes: meet the CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1, set to hit the market in August. Keep reading for details.
For performing and producing musical artists, being interesting and unique compared to others feels like an important consideration. In today's editorial, Fame House's Hisham Dahud challenges every DJ, producer, and musician to stand out from the crowd by building a unique artist identity and presenting it to the world - not by comparing yourself and competing with other creators.
Unfortunately, you don't just wake up inspired and ready to make or mix music - it can genuinely take some work to get excited. For a fun Friday article, we decided to spotlight a few uniquely interesting Instagram accounts that we DJTT readers will love.
In 2014, we did a roundup of wearable bass augmentation devices - which included the then-new SubPac M1. Late last year, the company upgraded the line to the SubPac M2, a more advanced take on the mobile bass backpack. Read on for a quick hands-on review from guest contributor Stu G.
Today we’re launching a brand new set of Mad Zach Sound Packs, Volume 5 of his popular finger drumming series. This set of 15 packs is more refined and feature-filled than ever before, including play-along video lessons, a free computer keyboard player, and Ableton, Maschine, and Kontakt compatibility. Watch Zach demo the new packs in the video!