In January at NAMM, Pioneer reps hinted at a huge announcement for the company later this year - and it looks like we might be there. Pioneer has just released a brand new teaser video that seems to indicate a new DJ software from the company based off of their Rekordbox platform. Watch the teaser and check out what we see so far in the software.
Soundcloud revealed last week that they were preparing to launch a subscription membership service for their site that would be in place by the end of the year. Now, in advance of that service, users are starting to see advertising injected on their feeds, including short non-music advertising that disables playback and forces users to listen.
This morning Native Instruments has released a brand new video showing the exact workflow of the Traktor Stem Decks on one of their Stems-compatible units, the Kontrol D2. Watch now to get a sense of the visual feedback, mixing style, and possibilities that the new file format might offer. Also, did you know that drum and bass is making a comeback?
Hamburg-based producer and live performer Stimming is a fantastic studio artist, but he goes above and beyond when playing gigs out on the road. With three powerful tools from Akai, Teenage Engineering, and Moog, he's able to craft a live show that allows him to build on his tracks and create something new in a fun way. Watch our exclusive behind-the-DJ-booth Stimming interview now.
We're big fans of our northern neighbors here at DJ Techtools, and it looks like the folks over at Serato have noticed how big DJ culture has become in much of Canada. They've put out a brand new set of records, the first in their Control Vinyl Country Series, the Limited Edition Canada Control Vinyl.
We wrote a few weeks ago about how a recent iTunes update (that incorporated Apple Music) was causing all sorts of trouble - including mismatched songs, missing ID3 tags, wrong artwork, and a number of other incredibly infuriating issues for DJs. This afternoon in my mailbox was a tip to a solution to one of the biggest problems that happened to some with the 12.2.0 update- playlists being deleted.
The massive Belgium-based festival has always been know for attention to aesthetics, with elaborate themed stages that evolve over the course of the performances, so it's no surprise that those same attitudes have made it into the DJ booth. The festival recruited designer Jesse Dean - who does custom DJ gear work in Los Angeles - to build a set of CDJs and DJM-900 for the main stage that reflects the fantasy look of the festival.
We've been hearing from a lot of DJTT readers who have seen some of Ean's AIRA performance videos on his Facebook page and been asking us about the gear and how/why someone would want to use it in a production or DJ setup. For a fun Friday article, we've rounded up five performances with Roland AIRA gear that stand out and show off some of the coolest possibilities. Read on to watch them all!