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Dj Craze- Performance and Interview

Hot on the tails of the much talked about Rafik performances comes another NI sponsored Controllerist/Turntablism video. This time its with DJ Craze sporting 2 turntables and an X1 controller. While we are all wary of marketing videos, both of these are excellent routines that should inspire all the young digital djs out there to buckle down and practice like mad. Check out the video and some one on one time with Craze after the break.


Dj TechTools got a few exclusive questions with the 5 time DMC champ on his experiences with controllers.

Dj TT Is it inevitable that controllers and turntables will continue to come together?

Yeah, I think it’s inevitable. There’s not much more you can do with just a mixer and two 1200’s. I think the more important question is are turntables even gonna be around in the future …. yikes!!!

What do you think of controllerism and the emerging style of beat juggling through buttons?

I haven’t really seen anybody but Shiftee and Rafik do routines like that. I think it’s amazing, it’s opening a new level in turntablism that needs to be explored more. All I know is that it’s getting me excited in making new routines again.
In this video your controlling cue points using the X1 but I see you reaching a lot for the buttons. Can controllers ergonomically work into the turntablist enviroment?

In this routine I’m triggering samples a lot. Yeah i think there’s room for more toys in the turntablist work zone. I can’t wait to see a Traktor mixer where they have all the stuff on the controller on the mixer

Many djs watch technical performances and think “thats cool but I cant work it into a set?”  How are you able to integrate performance and mixing smoothly through the night?

Well back in the day is was easier to perform a set and do some routines, nowadays the club atmosphere is more energetic and less spectator …. people think watching routines kills the party atmosphere. I don’t really do that many routines cause of this attitude. But I do know things are changing again ….. I think people wanna see a proper show when it comes to djing again. The fistpumps and wings are cool but djs are gonna have to take it to the next level soon.
Could you ever see yourself moving away from the turntable if the right musical interface was created?

I will ALWAYS use turntables …. when turntables die off … so will I…… and gladly.

Further Reading:

  • This is still one of my favorite showcase routines. Craze made this one extra hot. – http://www.djemir.com

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  • i really wish turtables stay around for ever im only 15 but when im looking at alot of these new things like the new traktor s4 system with all the looping but theres no real turntables i have lots of records but i really want to know what turntable and mixer he has i know hes using the traktor pro 2 and a X1 drum looping system but im talking about the two golden turntables and the middle mixer and i need a mixer in middle with an ipod dock but i want the turntables some one answer my question plz message me a Austin.Bickers@yahoo.com ty

  • See the funny thing is is that people think this is something new, A DJ tweaking knobs and adjusting sliders and using effects to DJ.
    This shit has been around since the late 80S. The only thing new is that it is all software driven which makes it easier to use and set up not to mention less expensive. I saw a demonstration at Exodus Records(LA) in the late 80’s where the guy was using foot pedals and a 2 second sampler, Echo,and flanger pedals. He did a real time remix of Planet Rock. Blew me Away! It looked so complicated at the time that most Djs couldn’t comprehend it let alone afford the gear. Most Djs were busy learning the newest scratch technique and buying $3.99 twelve inch records with instrumentals(also getting Jerry curls). If this is the future of Djing We really haven’t come too far…..It does not matter which Software you use just “Rock the shit out of it” Make the party happen!

  • dj anthony lovell

    I’m a TT man and will always be one. But I do like the fact that I can trigger samples and cue points without touching my MAC. I think it’s a great product, can’t wait to pick one up. This is going to add alittle more HOTTNESS to my sets.

  • i agree with “Virtual U.” and add that IMO this is not music …
    the concept of a dj who is a master scratcher belongs to the u.s … a dj will never have a show like a guitar player or drummer,,,the crowd should focus on dancing and not worshiping the guy on stage,,there are no hero’s in the dance world…
    IMO a dj should be a passionate dancer & music presenter – not a “technique show off-er”…the whole dance scene evolved in the underground’s of europe to eliminate this commercial phenomena.
    no offense ehh……
    greeting from the land of fake profits,,
    israel

  • Virtual U.

    See the funny thing is is that people think this is something new, A DJ tweaking knobs and adjusting sliders and using effects to DJ.
    This shit has been around since the late 80S. The only thing new is that it is all software driven which makes it easier to use and set up not to mention less expensive. I saw a demonstration at Exodus Records(LA) in the late 80’s where the guy was using foot pedals and a 2 second sampler, Echo,and flanger pedals. He did a real time remix of Planet Rock. Blew me Away! It looked so complicated at the time that most Djs couldn’t comprehend it let alone afford the gear. Most Djs were busy learning the newest scratch technique and buying $3.99 twelve inch records with instrumentals(also getting Jerry curls). If this is the future of Djing We really haven’t come too far…..It does not matter which Software you use just “Rock the shit out of it” Make the party happen!

  • Karlos Santos

    [quote comment=”30689″]
    Is it your job to vehemently defend each of these types of posts? Cos you are doing a bang up job…[/quote]

    No dude it isnt my job. Its my opinion, that the post misrepresents DJTTs and as a fellow member thats something i expect you to care about.

    Even the guys in the Serato forum are asking “where are our product videos”. Those guys are falling over themselves about the Craze video. They are still discussing it way after the discussion stopped at NI forums.
    Someone could have made a sick video using SSL and the Denon DN-HC1000S but they havent.
    Im sure that when the Bridge eventually sees the light of day there will be DJs churning all kinds of crazy-ass videos out and ill enjoy reading about them on DJTTs not complaining that they arent Traktor videos.

  • SoulTrooper

    Loving those golden turntables

  • [quote comment=”30681″]
    If someone made a Serato video then Ean would post it up. But as it stands it seems that no-one can be bothered. DJTTs don’t make these videos.

    So in the meantime are DJTTs not to post anything until someone makes an SSL video.[/quote]

    Karlos is right- we have posted Serato videos in the past and will post them again if provided the right material. Just send us some rad ones of people using controllers and they will get posted. This is not about the platform- its about who is pushing the boundaries of djing.

  • theradness

    [quote comment=”30681″][quote comment=”30506″]see what I’m talking about. If the last pro traktor video would have been followed by a pro serato vid then I would back off and say you guys are not just one sided.

    …[/quote]
    OMG what part of this don’t you understand.

    If someone made a Serato video then Ean would post it up. But as it stands it seems that no-one can be bothered. DJTTs don’t make these videos.

    So in the meantime are DJTTs not to post anything until someone makes an SSL video. Get real.
    Instead of complaining about these awesome, inspiring videos why don’t you make one yourself.
    Your arguement is flawed and frankly childish.[/quote]

    Is it your job to vehemently defend each of these types of posts? Cos you are doing a bang up job…

  • Karlos Santos

    [quote comment=”30506″]see what I’m talking about. If the last pro traktor video would have been followed by a pro serato vid then I would back off and say you guys are not just one sided.

    …[/quote]
    OMG what part of this don’t you understand.

    If someone made a Serato video then Ean would post it up. But as it stands it seems that no-one can be bothered. DJTTs don’t make these videos.

    So in the meantime are DJTTs not to post anything until someone makes an SSL video. Get real.
    Instead of complaining about these awesome, inspiring videos why don’t you make one yourself.
    Your arguement is flawed and frankly childish.

  • ArcLyte

    “I think people wanna see a proper show when it comes to djing again. The fistpumps and wings are cool but djs are gonna have to take it to the next level soon.”

    Yep. This will be what separates the wheat from the chaff.

  • Muzikizum

    My R E S P E C T to THE man!

  • Quenepas

    OMFG!!

    Thanks a billion Ean for this great interview!! This is one of my top favorite DJ’s of all time and every time I have seen him live he never fails to amaze me and get the crowd near human combustion. Shit dope!!

    Well yeah I have seen this guy here in Puerto Rico like 5 times and it gets PACKED! Like first get a LARGE drink and then go to check out his performance.

    This week we will have Rabbit in the moon and next week Steve Aoki!! Ready to destroy sneakers!! Hey Ean, you should come to Puerto Rico!! We have a couple venues right on the beach and some other BIG ONES in the heart of a mountain. Good vibes, great people and great atmosphere. Much to love!

  • Grizu

    Offtopic, but I can’t totally agree.
    Over here in Germany we had a lot of DJs using their own custom made records allready in the 1990ies. There was a time, when allmost every DJ of a HipHop crew had material for a routine or some favorit samples on the B-side of their regular releases between 1993 and 1997.
    A lot of battle-tools and scratch records where made with a routine and showcase in mind from day one. For me it was only a sideeffect to sell a few copies to turn back the money for production and pressing.
    I’m not a big fan of Le Jad at all, but the way it is today is also because of DVS. With Finalscratch and now Serato, Traktor, Torq,… it’s easy to create something in the lab and play it on turntables. Somehow, like I allready said these days, a few turntablists are still scared of the additional use of midicontrollers, software and computers in their showcases or battle routines. That’s maybe the only reason why they still bring their dubplates.

  • @Grizu, great skills by Unkut but it’s not a patch on Dj Netics 2006 routine who was the first dmc champ to team up with producer Le jad. In a way all these guys who are using the skill of Le jed to make there battle routine records are not using %100 real vinyl. With the aid Le jad dj’s Rafik, Netic and now Unkut would of spent hour’s and hours producing and organizing there battle set’s in a DAW, and then have specially made vinyl pressed. So sure Unkut is still using awesome physical skill, but the routine has spent hours and hours on a computer to get it to where it is now. With that digital fact in mind, he doesn’t have to change records over and over like old school dmc sets. In fact dj Craze was the first champ to just use his own specially made battle records for his winning sets, which actually raised some controversy amongst so called purists.
    +++
    Point I’m trying to make is, yes there is certainly more of a physical presence with turntablism, but it’s important to know how much of a role computers, production and dvs(dvs for trial and error) has had for some of the best battle sets in the last few years.
    ++++++
    All these Dmc winning sets below were produced in the digital world and went thru testing on dvs.
    Netic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhg-GRMeWQw
    Rafik http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DEpAvtP_DA
    Fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGZBekkTobc&

  • Anonymous

    idiots fist pump…

  • Grizu

    @Regend: If you miss classic skillz check out my homie DJ Unkut in his latest video. He’s killing all of them with regular vinyl 😉
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgUUxHvfhSE
    This could have been last year’s DMC worldchampionship winning routine for sure!!!

  • Craze is dope. What’s nice is Craze still has that DMC style showmanship…that’s one of his weapons for winning battles. He’s embraced the new tools and is pushing tablism again top show newbies what real skills are all about. My only beef is that there was a time when ALL OF THIS could be done with vinyl and vinyl only. Of course the multiple cue points thing and the stuttering is unique but there were a lot of needle dropping DJ’s out there that simulated the same effect. Maybe not to the same intricacy, nevertheless the concept existed pre effects. To me, tables are just a controller.

  • DJ Divine Justice

    Love his ” I’m the shit ” face at the end.

  • r2d2

    Techs with Technology

    The

    Best combo kills all !!!!!!!!

    IMFGHO!!!!

  • love these routines!

  • @ cornonthecob

    @cornonthecob:
    troll much? Mau5 is a great DJ. They are different styles. Craze is a FIVE time DMC champ. Thats right 5(3 individual, 2 team)! Im not saying mau5 is bad but how many has he won? There are not many better DJ’s out there than craze IMO. He may not play your style of music but damn, you can’t deny he is great.

  • Mudo

    Buttons, scratch, sync, warp, video, next level?… I think there is something out there doing all these “tooltablism” things but I couldn’t remember HER name at this time…

    Any pink clue?

  • Cabdoctor

    [quote comment=”30506″]see what I’m talking about. If the last pro traktor video would have been followed by a pro serato vid then I would back off and say you guys are not just one sided. That being said you are only promoting the product that makes you guys money. this makes it hard to take seriously the way in which you run your website.

    Was talking to some of the ableton folks and they were not to shocked to see the way the site is heading in these changing times. Since they know you guys, they understand that you are just promoting the software that will sell your controllers.

    please in the future try to be fair and balanced otherwise just recognize that this is a traktor site and run with it.

    this is a great website and have learned alot from a few of the articles but this is a shameless display for traktor on the heals of the bridge being released. You know that you will have to focus on the bridge once it’s released.

    So get you licks in now….[/quote]

    Ok this more of an open letter than anything. I fail to see what the big deal is that DJTT use Traktor prominently. And here’s a few reasons why.

    First, lets take a look at another aspect of DJing, that of “turntablism.” It’s mind boggling how many different variations manufactures can produce of the simple 2 channel battle mixer. And it’s amazing how different they sound, operate, and feel. It’s equally amazing how many different turntables are available. Everything from classic Technic 1200s to high torque Numark TTXs. Now why bring this up? Easy, although working with different equipment, a DJ on a Vestax setup can easily replicate what someone is doing on a Numark system or Rane or Rodec or whatever. The reason for this is that, although they have different features and even different flavors of those features within a brand, they all basically operate the same. The all have the same core features, two channel faders, a crossfader, a platter and a tone arm. This allows people to adapt techniques and emulate on their own system. A fader is a fader, and platter is a platter. And it’s because of this that we simply don’t hear complaints such as Qbert only uses vestax mixers in his how-to videos so I can’t copy that scratch on my Rane. People just adapt do what people are best at…..Adapting

    Now lets bring that down to the 21st century and DVS’ such as Serato, Traktor, MixVibes, DJDecks, etc. Granted DVS’ are infinitely more complex than a simple two turntables and a mixer. But with that point being acknowledged, imagine a DVS. What does it look like? Left deck. Right Deck. Mixer section. Effects, loop, cue points browser. It doesn’t matter the brand. Almost every system we use as Digital DJs has the same basic core. That’s why we can jump from system to system and within a few minutes adapt and at the very least make two songs play the same speed. These core functions are what you’ll find compose 99% of the videos on this site. Every system has echo, loop, or cue points. So that means that those skill sets, techniques and routines taught on DJTT are easily translatable from Traktor to all other DVS, albeit with a little work. Yes, we as DJs have to put in little bit of mental leg work seeing which controls we need to use on our system of choice. But it is doable, as proven by the numerous non-Traktor using DJTT members, myself included. But isn’t that what being a good DJ is about, the leg work. It’s what makes us better than an Ipod Shuffle. Our ability to search for days for that perfect “banger.” Or the willingness to spend countless hours practicing and honing our craft. The diet of cold cereal for months just to be able to afford that new piece of equipment. So then why complain that we have to scratch our heads for a half hour to switch a concept over from Traktor to Serato. If we do complain. If we do need everything spelled out and served on a silver platter, are we any better than those that just mash the sync button?

  • [quote comment=”30542″]man mau5 is wayyyyyy DIFFERENT than this guy! laf[/quote]

    Fixed that for you. Try the veal. Remember to tip the bartender.

  • DJ R3 Bonaire

    WOW ,Dual 24Krt golden 1200’s, straight down from King’s TuT tomb, a pair like that will never rust. Great Demo and interview. Such a shame why some one has to change the subject and creates a negatieve impulse. But DJTT is really a usefull site in all ways. I had problems with my NI sound card, and sorry to say but NI has not the best support in the world. Bento help me out and took my problem serious and it was solved after a few up and down mailing. What did it cost me…0$ free service, how much did i spend at DJTT store,$29.99 VCI overlay and $24.99 firmware tool. If DJTT was in for selling their VCI’s they wouldn’t sell the products that i bought and give EAN’s TSI for Free. It must be the Love for the technology.
    EAN can we get a 24Krt overlay for the VCI100, looks so cool, o yeah make a 24Krt overlay for the SL3 so people can’t complain.
    Thanks DJTT,

  • cornonthecob

    man mau5 is wayyyyyy better than this guy! laf

  • Superb work on the interview and disclosure about the source, this is the kind of quality that I think makes this site clearly journalism and of great character. Gotta quote some others, that was a dope performance and the flair for it was greatness. Good head on his shoulders it seems.

    And on a side note, I do like the use of the “-ism”s for the future; I am not a DJ per se, but I am now devoted to controllerism and Ableton is my conduit. This site contributes a lot of wisdom – and professional respect and goals – to the community, no doubt. It also reminds me of one of the sayings in the high performance car culture…”Porsche races on Sunday to sell on Monday, Ferrari sells on Monday to go racing on Sunday.” To me, DJTechTools is in the latter category.

    …lastly, it’s easy to criticize, harder to contribute and put your own work out there. I can’t wait to work up a usable article to submit, and if it passes quality control, I guarantee that the principles will be cross platform…a closed mind is a bad thing these days, and eventhough DJ Craze says he’s committed to decks, the man is forward looking indeed. Cheers y’all.

  • Ma$tor Gee

    shiftee’s tracktor routine is the truth

  • midifidler

    Dope!

    Sure it is sponsored by NI, but any DJ with experience in both pieces of software knows that it is possible to do that with either TS or SSL – what you cant buy is the mad skills – which is what this site strives to help people learn, whatever software or hardware they choose to use.

    Joker is the tits!

  • LoveRocket

    “the club atmosphere is more energetic and less spectator …. people think watching routines kills the party atmosphere. ”
    WTF is he talking about? Tiesto, DeadmauFIVE, DJ Watch Me !!!, etc. It’s all about BS now. Where is the music that drive a dancefloor ? It’s been replaced by the “VIP”. The roots are in the dancefloor. That tree is dying.

    P.S. “The fistpumps and wings are cool” No they are not and WTF are wings ?

  • bedroom DeeJay

    “I will ALWAYS use turntables …. when turntables die off … so will I…… and gladly.”

    “The fistpumps and wings are cool but djs are gonna have to take it to the next level soon.”

    This man needs an award. Controllerism is dope, Turntableism is dope. The style you need to be good at cue point juggling is derived from hip hop and turtablism IMO. listen to Pretty Lights, their style is so dope… evlove or die is on to something with his name. CDJ’s and A&H xone:4d’s are tight. but an oxygen 8 , 2 turn tables and an x1 has class.

    In conclusion the mixture of skratching and cue point juggling.. into a masterpiece of sound over dub infused bass lines and hypnotic melodies is a beautiful thing.

  • [quote comment=”30517″] if you love Vinyl, do it with Vinyl, if you can do it w/ a ketchup bottle and 5 grapefruits…Just do it![/quote]
    Can someone help me with this? Traktor can see the ketchup bottle fine but I’m having trouble mapping the grapefruits; maybe there’s a problem with my tsi file? 😉

  • Grizu

    Still don’t know what’s so special about using samples, cuepoints and effects. With Torq I did this since day one. There should also be some at least 3 years old DJ Revolution videos where he showed stuff like this. Also this Masta Hanksta guy did a lot of videos.
    Somehow it looks like the Seratofanboys are still scared to trigger cuepoints and stuff. I definitly don’t want to go back to 2 turntables and a mixer anymore. Digital Vinyl Systems plus midicontrollers are so much fun and even with only two decks it’s an easy way to create some special sets in the clubs.
    No matter what tools I use guys like Ean, Moldover, Shadow, … are allways inspiring me. And I like all the articles on this site here. Even if there are a lot of tipps & tricks for Traktor it allways helped me to think about it and find a way to do similar stuff with my turntables, Torq and midicontrollers.

  • as mentioned it’s great to see an interview follow the vid so quickly! Some time’s i think its wrong to have name’s like controllerism & turntablism. I’m a scratch dj/turntablist at heart but I also love digital dj’n/controllerism, in a traditional sense a good dj is musically creative and there kit is used as standard playback dj device’s with basic dj controls. Turntablism to me means trying to use your equipment as instruments, where you will have to apply an amount of physical skill. Where as controllerism a lot skill is in the creative for sight that goes in to intuitive mappings, unique fx/loop use and of course the physical skill required to smash out a good cue point juggle.
    It all boils down to the same thing, taking our cdj’s,turntable’s,mixer’s,controllers,software or what ever and using as them as instruments.
    +++++
    Considering most of us are here for the same thing, (good read/better our self as dj’s.) It’s a massive shame a minority wants to spit there dummy out and have a douche hissy fit over something so futile.
    @still skeptic, or whatever silly little alias you wanna go by, get over it man, DjTT started as Traktor community site and has evolved in to so much more since, considering the high task they set them selfs of, 3 new articles a week I’m sure they’d be more than happy to promote/post about any digital medium as and when material surface’s, it would obviously make sense for them too. if anything to atleast stop you from tossing all your toys out the pram!

  • Captain Caveman

    I can’t really fathom how some folks come on here and claim that this site only touts the greatness of Traktor. It seems that it covers the big two(Traktor and Serato) fairly comprehensively, as it should. I recall the Time-Stretching article which showed that Torq had the best of the three DVS, and Traktor had the worst. If this site was a Traktor hyping site, would they have even posted the article showing that Traktor had the worst time-stretching of the three? I think not. It’s more than annoying hearing all these rants and raves about what DVS is better than that DVS-they are tools that provide a means to an end-quality DJing. Different strokes for different folks. I use Torq ONLY btw. My 1 1/2 cents.

  • robbadobdob

    joker on tech tools, nice to know people from bristol getting world wide rep.
    out of interest any one else on here from bristol?

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment=”30495″]wonder what he can do with the ns7???[/quote]

    “I will ALWAYS use turntables …. when turntables die off … so will I…… and gladly.” -Dj Craze

    Don’t think that will happen buddy.. lol

  • Professorbx

    You know, the whole “Traktor VS. Serato” debate is one thing, but come on, DJTT promotes Serato and Ableton quite a lot, with plenty of informational articles! While you have more tutorials with Traktor, that is simply because there are more ways to map things for interesting performances. As soon as Serato adds the breadth of modifiers to its MIDI assign system, you know that Ean would be flooding the world with a stupid amount of high quality mappings.

    Ean makes money off his own controllers, yes, but he also provides the site for free and doesn’t get paid by NI to promote their stuff. In the case of the Traktor love, it is basically a case of Ean spending the most time with a piece of software and therefor having the most to say about it. You folks want to change that?!? There is a huge banner on the side that says “Write for us and get paid!!” You got something to say about other software? Ean is giving you the option to actually say it in official form instead of sitting here and whining about how Ean doesn’t talk about your favorite software enough.

  • n4Sphere

    well!

    i am also interessted in the process how dj craze makes his routines.

    [quote post=”6000″]This is a digital DJ’ing site. Serato is a great software but lacks some controllerism functions and doesnt push digital DJ’ing like other softwares.[/quote]

    this is in my opinion a true facts, and i see nothing, like “still skeptic” says:

    [quote post=”6000″]see what I’m talking about. If the last pro traktor video would have been followed by a pro serato vid then I would back off and say you guys are not just one sided. [/quote]

    this video is new and serato has no new videos so whats the prob?!?! As bentosan sad: create your own article and share it with the comunity, than we can comment your stuff 😉

  • @still skeptic –

    If you want to see different content why don’t you help us an write about your software of choice ? We welcome everyone of all different software solution to help contribute to the site. It just so happens Ean uses Trakor and knows it inside out, so he covers it a lot – you cant expect him to be as good with Traktor as every other single piece of software out there. Its going to take a community effort for the range of articles to be expanded and we welcome the help – hell we even pay people to help !

    I work for DJTT and i don’t even use Traktor anymore (except for occasionally to catch up on features so i can provide a good quality of technical support for the program/DJTT mappings)…. nor will you see any Traktor related material coming out my way probably ever again – instead you will be seeing M4l coverage instead, I got some patches already lined up 🙂

    DJTT is the sort of site that you can actually influence if you get involved. Complaints and accusations doesn’t change anything, you will find spending the energy on helping DJTT to make the change to cover other pieces of software equally is actually far more rewarding.

    If you feel you got what it takes then head over here and signup for our writer program – http://www.djtechtools.com/about/want-to-write-for-techtools/

  • deco

    Russell477 – i’m not sure which mapping does this quick beatgriding – maybe it’s just wording from marketing. i don’t think the X1 unlocks any special file analysis feature that other tpro users wouldn’t have. not sure that there is anyway to beatgrid a whole folder of songs at once.

    these vids are showcasing the x1 just as much as tpro – i think serato have not made similar videos using the x1 or the denon HC1000S because they don’t unlock their fx. yeah DJTT has a traktor slant – but i don’t see as much negativity from VDJ, Torq or Mixvibe users.

    so enuf with the serato v traktor already! i used torq for a couple years and finding any articles/videos/3rd party controllers was next to impossible. there were a couple articles here at DJTT (which i greatly appreciated). now i use tpro for the flexibility, customization of mappings, support on forums and range of products. serato with ableton will offer a whole new world of options and features – and i hope that when it’s all available, someone of Craze or Rafik’s ability/skill/creativity will make a quick vid to blow us away with the possibilities just like Craze and Rafik have done.

  • russell477

    Great inspirational vid and interview…

    Always great to see DJ’s from Battle background incorporate new controller technology into a little routine…

    Can’t agree w/ dj professor ben enough, no one should get caught up on who uses what to rock a party, if you can do it with CD’s do it w/ CD’s, if you love Vinyl, do it with Vinyl, if you can do it w/ a ketchup bottle and 5 grapefruits…Just do it!

    I read on the Native Instruments website that there is an available mapping for the X1 that makes it super-easy and quick to beatgrid songs in Traktor, anyone tried this yet?…

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for being a bit out of line its just annoying as hell. Every blog post there are people complaining and its not hard to tell what from.
    What is up with all the serato haters on traktor. It’s nothing but pure jealousy. Shut up and enjoy the video and free website!!! If there comes a better software available for controllerism I highly doubt that DJTechtools would just focus on traktor. People in the forums half the time discover controllerism ideas and products that end up on this blog. So when MAX4Live and the Bridge and all these potential softwares come out DJ tech tools will surely embrace them as the people that follow this site have a great deal in what is presented.

    This is a digital DJ’ing site. Serato is a great software but lacks some controllerism functions and doesnt push digital DJ’ing like other softwares.

  • dubplatsa

    “I can’t wait to see a Traktor mixer where they have all the stuff on the controller on the mixer”
    Stole my words.

  • TyFurious

    Wow… Now I gotta work turntables into my setup because of this man.

  • NUJAK

    DJ Tech Tools is not a selling tool.

  • Patch

    [quotw=”Craze”]I will ALWAYS use turntables …. when turntables die off … so will I…… and gladly.[/quote]

    This made me cry…

  • ToS

    Ow wow. There have been many explanations why traktor is bette for controllerist than serato. If serato would create cool videos noone would ban your comment with a link to it. And we would like to see serato answer to that. (I know that this video does not show much features that separate traktor from serato)

  • still skeptic

    see what I’m talking about. If the last pro traktor video would have been followed by a pro serato vid then I would back off and say you guys are not just one sided. That being said you are only promoting the product that makes you guys money. this makes it hard to take seriously the way in which you run your website.

    Was talking to some of the ableton folks and they were not to shocked to see the way the site is heading in these changing times. Since they know you guys, they understand that you are just promoting the software that will sell your controllers.

    please in the future try to be fair and balanced otherwise just recognize that this is a traktor site and run with it.

    this is a great website and have learned alot from a few of the articles but this is a shameless display for traktor on the heals of the bridge being released. You know that you will have to focus on the bridge once it’s released.

    So get you licks in now….

  • Mudo

    Ean this is was I try to explain you when we were discussing about Touchscreens or virtual reality as a “future”.

    Complement? sure, substitute? maybe, future? Our responsability and choose.

    😉

  • Shane

    Thanks for the interview Ean!

  • Paco Loco

    Great to see DJ TT following up these great videos with interviews. Will we also get some analysis of exactly how he performed the routine like we did with the Rafik one? I hope so!

  • Taz

    Great now my already packed schedule just got worse.

  • ss714ss

    wonder what he can do with the ns7???

  • It is good to see someone who is totally committed to the turntable and also really excited about controllerism and taking the possibilities to the next level. There’s a lot of folks who see it as either/or; vinyl vs. controllers. I said this on another forum, it should be all about the music. These are tools, not tribes.