When it comes to DJ software the most under-utilized piece of hardware is the track pad which is often only used to select and drop tracks onto decks. The folks at Algoriddim recently announced a new update to their budget friendly DJ software, djay Pro, that introduces multi-touch control which is the first of its kind to leverage the OSX Multi-Touch and Force Touch capabilities. They've also expanded to more Pioneer products with an extensive list of supported hardware. Read more below and watch a video demonstrating the new updates.
We regularly get questions from DJs and producers about the best places to find acapellas for mixing into your set or building into a remix. Spotted this morning on Reddit’s r/DJs is a brand new site that seems to be aiming directly at the dance music market, Voclr.it. Voclr.it: EDM Acapellas Overload It’s pretty easy to […]
Native Instruments has released a beta version of the Stem Creator Tool, allowing producers and DJs to craft and create their own Stems for playback in Traktor’s Stem Decks. Read on to get the download and learn how the process works. Download Stems Creator Tool Jumping right in – the download is available now here for […]
Graeme Sinden has been making waves in clubs around the world since 2008 and recently he caught up with Serato to talk about his current productions. Sinden has a unique way of blending DJ elements into the way he produces and the routine video below shows how the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 can evolve from a 2-deck controller into a sound design tool to create a his brand new track "Hands".
Earlier this month, we wrote about Pioneer's upcoming Rekordbox DJ software - but the truth is, we've probably already seen exactly what DJ software from Pioneer will look like. The XDJ-RX has a complete DJ software right inside of its 8-inch high-resolution screen, allowing browsing, loading, cues, loops, rolls, slip mode, FX, and more. In this article we break down how the XDJ-RX is poised to become the digital DJ hardware of the future - and what obstacles Pioneer still faces.
This article is a bit off the typical path for DJ Techtools, but we promise that Adobe Lightroom MIDI control is an interesting concept for anyone who has loads of DJ gear. See how it's possible with Knobroom, an app that takes advantage of Adobe's API in Lightroom.
We all enjoyed last month's DMC Online Finals routine from Vekked (which went on to win the Online division), and now he's back in the finals for the DMC Team Championship as one half of The Fresherthans (his partner-in-crime is DJ Brace). Watch the full thing below and enjoy some serious technical turntablism skills.
DJing and controllerism routines have the same issue that a lot of other digital media have online: getting heard amongst way too much noise. For a fun Friday article we thought it would be great to round up some of the most under-appreciated (low in views, high in talent) routines that we've seen on YouTube recently. Watch all our favorites in this article.