Many of you use Ableton Live to DJ because of its flexibility, but conversely many of you have tried it and been turned off by its limitations in some aspects. Max For Live promises to turn the Live experience into a near infinitely expandable tool, delivering the faculties to do more or less anything you […]
In today’s article we’ve pulled an old relic out from the archives, polished it off, and realized- hey this is still pretty good! Take a trip down memory lane as we explore several excellent options for DIY stands from yesterday and some new ones from today!
The managers at AVID’s R&D department must have been bouncing off the walls with joy when they were set with the monstrous task of competing with the boys at Serato and Native Instruments. A lot of time and effort seems to have been spent creating Torq 2.0; packed full of effects, live editing options and connectivity […]
As you may know, Dj TechTools.com has been built on a very simple premise. Provide mappings, ideas and valuable content for free and then sell great hardware to support the development of new articles. In my quest to improve that service, we recently re-designed our web store to make it easier to navigate and more […]
For the past year we have been experimenting with various Midi Fighter configurations in our search to find the perfect controllerist instrument. After much exploration, I settled on four popular layouts that combine function, strength, and playability into one powerful surface. The resulting Midi Fighter Pro’s are available now in our brand new web store. Continue reading […]
Improvisation. For the DJ the knack of feeling a crowd and adjusting the music intuitively is one of the few things that elevates him above the status of an iTunes playlist. So while we still remain ahead of the machines in this respect at least, I wondered, is there anything to be learned from the improvisational musician? As the boundaries between DJ and musician become ever more blurred (turntablists, controllers, etc), can we find any parallels in the way they approach a performance?
Several videos have popped up on the internet this week that each explore an interesting concept for using a standard turntable as a wireless controller. One creative gent from Stanford managed to use iPod Touches as controllers, while another inventive DJ has built a wireless turntable head-shell. Each video is a decent proof of concept, […]