Last year, DJ Techtools made a trip out into the Nevada desert to the Further Future festival to interview artists who are innovating and breaking new ground. In this interview, producer and live performer Daedelus shares his insights into the current state of electronic music, and how his own perspective on it continues to change and evolve.
Ableton's put out a brand new Live pack, Beat Tools, that's designed to help producers quickly craft ideas and make beats with the included loops, and kits. Instead of just a sound pack, it's a full Live project with processing, effects chains, and Macros set up for intuitive control. Watch a demo of how the Beat Tools pack can be used to put together a complete beat in this article.
Remember how Shawn Wasabi's Midi Fighter 64 got stolen in April of 2016? Well, at long last, we were able to make him a replacement to keep rocking out on. Watch the awesome live controllerism routine inside.
For a while, there were a flurry of major DJ manufacturers who seemed certain that mobile DJ solutions would be focused around tablets. But we never saw anyone design a tablet explicitly for DJing – until now. Keep reading to learn how Z-JAY hopes to bring a bespoke solution to highly portable tablet DJ setups.
No date? No problem! Native Instruments released the free Maschine 2.6 update this Valentine’s Day, bringing tools to spark your creativity, make you more productive in the studio, and add flair to your live sessions while keeping it intuitive as usual. So what is all the fuzz about?
There’s been a small bump of news for DJ and production technology for NAMM 2017, but on the whole, the convention felt a bit lackluster compared to years past. Keep reading for an overview of what we saw that was new, and what booths were missing at the show.
NAMM 2017 starts tomorrow, and Gemini DJ are introducing two new products to their line up. They're getting into standalone again, with a four-deck all-in-one, the SDJ-4000. They've also got their own take on an APC, called the MAS-1. Keep reading for the details!
This week, Pioneer DJ launched a new firmware update for their professional-grade CDJ-2000NXS2 multimedia player. This new update, version 1.6, stabilizes and adds several new features to the player. Keep reading for details.