We've got a bit of a surprise update from Serato, who just last week announced that the 1.8 version of their software would include key detection, user hardware remapping, and an update to Pitch 'n Time DJ to allow key shifting/syncing. The Serato DJ 1.8 beta has just gone public, meaning that you can sign up for and download the current beta right now.
Want to know what it takes to make a top-tier DJ routine at the DMC World Championships? It seems like Vekked has had it figured out, having completely dominated the Online division of the DMC this year and then going on to win the entire title. Watch the winning routine below, just released on the official DMC World YouTube channel.
We speculated that Pioneer would release a new media player in their XDJ line soon. But instead of an XDJ-2000, the DJ manufacturer is going the opposite direction and making a lower-cost digital player for the masses, the XDJ-700. See the full announcement and features inside, as well as how it sizes up alongside other similar players
The Komplete Kontrol-S keyboards have been on the market for a while now, but excitingly Native Instruments has continued to build up a software-side system that supports the line and makes it even more powerful. With a new update to the Komplete Kontrol software, producers can use their own VST instruments and developers can build native versions of their instruments with a new format. Plus, there's a new 88-key version of the keyboard!
Recently we've seen a big move to app-based education, using games and intelligent processes to rapidly refine skills and knowledge on a certain subject. Sam Gribben, former CEO of Serato, has taken this concept, applied it to learning how to finger drum, and today is announcing a brand-new software called Melodics.
A really incredible track is playing, and you've never heard it before. In an era of instant-gratification music selection, DJs and their audiences all want to be "in the know" about new, exciting tracks. How do you find out what track is playing without being rude? We explore in today's article on trainspotting - the common nickname for peeking at the playing track in the DJ booth.
Native Instruments and Numark have led the the pack on building out great-looking color displays on DJ controllers, but now Akai has introduced a touchscreen production MPC that allows manipulation of the on-screen sample chopping with just your fingertips. Read on for all of the details
We've had a chance to jump into the studio with the brand new Rekordbox 4.0 DJ software and explore how it works - and importantly, what the most exciting features are that set it apart from Traktor and Serato. Check out the full video inside of Ean demonstrating the software using the upcoming Pioneer DDJ-RZ controller.