The lifecycle of a piece of DJ equipment often ends due to an upgrade to a new piece of gear - meaning lots of working-condition stuff sits around waiting for a new home. Today we’ve got tips on how to get more money when you sell used DJ gear on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, etc.
When it comes to DJ software the most under-utilized piece of hardware is the track pad which is often only used to select and drop tracks onto decks. The folks at Algoriddim recently announced a new update to their budget friendly DJ software, djay Pro, that introduces multi-touch control which is the first of its kind to leverage the OSX Multi-Touch and Force Touch capabilities. They've also expanded to more Pioneer products with an extensive list of supported hardware. Read more below and watch a video demonstrating the new updates.
We've continued to cringe nearly weekly at new stories of Soundcloud's demise as an ad-free place to safely host DJ content. For the sake of their content, we've heard from many who DJs are moving their mixes to Mixcloud. We asked the Mixcloud team to share exactly how best to prep a DJ mix for their platform, as well a few other bonus tips in today's article.
We've decided to start a Throwback Thursday-themed tutorial hosted by Ean Golden, where he teaches an old school DJ technique that every DJ should know. For the next few weeks we'll have a brand new video on each Thursday - and to kick it off, Ean is sharing the classic technique of pitch riding to match the BPM of two records. Master this technique to make your mixes sound incredibly pro, without the sound of major pitch shifting during a mix!
Short on cash, got lots of time, and want/need a new piece of DJ gear custom to your needs? It’s time to go DIY! For about $100 you can build your own MIDI controller. Watch the full how to video from guest contributor Kyle Mohr and read the full construction guide inside.
We regularly get questions from DJs and producers about the best places to find acapellas for mixing into your set or building into a remix. Spotted this morning on Reddit’s r/DJs is a brand new site that seems to be aiming directly at the dance music market, Voclr.it. Voclr.it: EDM Acapellas Overload It’s pretty easy to […]
Native Instruments has released a beta version of the Stem Creator Tool, allowing producers and DJs to craft and create their own Stems for playback in Traktor’s Stem Decks. Read on to get the download and learn how the process works. Download Stems Creator Tool Jumping right in – the download is available now here for […]
Graeme Sinden has been making waves in clubs around the world since 2008 and recently he caught up with Serato to talk about his current productions. Sinden has a unique way of blending DJ elements into the way he produces and the routine video below shows how the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 can evolve from a 2-deck controller into a sound design tool to create a his brand new track "Hands".