Vinyl sales are up. They're one of the few forms of physical media that's seen gains in the last five years. But is it just a fad in the music consumer market, or is it also the case in the DJ industry? We take a closer look at a fascinating trend in DJ technology in today's article.
Not every DJ has a lighting designer and visuals team, but that doesn't mean that unique lighting effects have to be out of reach. With the new SoundSwitch hardware/software package, DJs will be able to write lighting scripts for songs in their library - it's like a DAW for lighting. When a track is played back with Serato DJ, the associated lighting cues and effects are played back automatically in time with the tracks in the mix.
There's been a buzz in the international DJ community as the winner of a major Thre3style event was discovered to have faked his set. For all the production that goes into Red Bull's DJ competition, we're amazed that a few basic concepts haven't been implemented that would instantly allow judges, fans, and fellow competitors to detect fake DJ routines.
The first images of the new Xone:PX5 mixer from Allen & Heath have appeared online after the company held an exclusive event at Kantine am Berghain in Berlin, Germany. So far it looks like the natural successor to the Xone:92, with built in digital FX, send/returns, and a built-in soundcard. Keep reading for images and details.
Ten years ago, nearly every touring producer or DJ was mixing track-to-track, with Serato Scratch Live or Traktor Scratch. But times have changed, and now unique live shows are incredibly more common. There are many options for live performance using modern dance music technology, so for a fun Friday article we're highlighting 9 videos of particularly inspiring or unique live shows.
We've just received a very short press release from Rane Corportation - the company behind famous DJ mixers like the TTM57 and the MP2015 - that discloses a sale of the company to InMusic, the same company that has snatched up numerous DJ companies in the past, like Denon DJ, Numark, and Akai. Keep reading for the details.
In this second part of a series on the actual electrical concepts behind DJ gear and audio, we explore how the actual circuits work to give you control over volume, filters, EQ, and more. Get ready to get a little bit nerdy, and hopefully you'll come away from this article knowing a bit more about what the knobs and faders on your mixer actually do!
First spotted by DJTT reader Laserbeam on the DJ Techtools forums, Allen & Heath are teasing the release of a brand new piece of gear, the Xone:PX5. We know very little about this new piece of gear so far, but keep reading for some clues and speculation.