Unfortunately, you don't just wake up inspired and ready to make or mix music - it can genuinely take some work to get excited. For a fun Friday article, we decided to spotlight a few uniquely interesting Instagram accounts that we DJTT readers will love.
Today we’re launching a brand new set of Mad Zach Sound Packs, Volume 5 of his popular finger drumming series. This set of 15 packs is more refined and feature-filled than ever before, including play-along video lessons, a free computer keyboard player, and Ableton, Maschine, and Kontakt compatibility. Watch Zach demo the new packs in the video!
Finger drummer and producer Coby Ashpis was the champion of DJTT's Holiday Finger Drumming Contest in December, taking our provided soundpack and ratcheting it up to lightspeed. Last week he came by the DJTT studio to share a brand new finger drumming routine as well as some of his finger drumming techniquies and secrets in a ten minute tutorial video.
From last-minute bookings to loud hecklers, stand-up comedians have a unique set of challenges that should feel familiar to almost every working DJ. Guest contributor Jon Paul Hill has put together a great collection of the parallels between the two professions - keep reading find out what you can learn from the careers of comedians.
It's rare that a duo comes along in the dance music world and does something completely rebellious and unique - but after a recent Mr Bill and KJ Sawka interview we were inspired and excited. See how live drumming, Ableton manipulation, and finger drumming all are combined in their behind-the-booth video inside this article.
Pioneer DJ has put out the Rekordbox DJ software, brought it up to speed in features, and now they're ready to go after the market in a huge way: with entry-level controllers that include the software for free. Meet the Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, Pioneer DJ's low-cost controllers designed specifically for their own DJ software.
It's been a while since we've taken a look at audio-reactive accessories and projects for DJs! For a fun Friday article, we thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the cutting-edge projects that are gaining traction and might bring innovative audio-reactive DJ lighting to the masses. Read on for more:
Last week we spotted a unique DIY project on the web where an enterprising DJ had taken old Pioneer CDJ-800s and using an Arduino board, converted them to be full-fledged MIDI jog wheel controllers for Traktor. We love the idea of taking old DJ equipment and turning it into useful modern tools, so we reached out to the man behind the project, Lee Smith. In today's article, he shares how he made this advanced project happen - read on.