Happy holidays, DJ Techtools readers, friends, and family! In the holiday spirit, we've chosen the winners for our finger drumming contest. We had over 50 different entrants from all over the world, all different skill levels, and using a ton of different pieces of gear - so it was really difficult to choose just a few winners. Keep reading to watch our top choices!
With the winter holidays upon us and the end of the year closing out, we thought it would be fun to do a finger drumming contest with a holiday-themed soundpack. Click through to download the free soundpack from Apoth, watch exhibition performances from the Soundpack4Soundpack crew, and get the details on entering the competition.
Last November DJ TechTools challenged members of the community with the Midi Fighter Twist-Off Contest. Whoever could produce the best video routine showcasing the Midi Fighter Twister would be the recipient of $500 in store credit and would have their video featured on the DJTT Blog and social media networks. We received several entries and have finally chosen a winner. Read on to find out who the Twist-Off champion is.
LANDR is a new online service that offers to master your music files in just moments. Whether you use it on finished stereo productions, individual song tracks, samples or full DJ sets, the LANDR algorithms master WAV or MP3 files. But is that really possible, or is it too good to be true? We test the service and invite a professional mastering engineer to pit his results against the automated LANDR results. Hear the results and enter an Ellen Allien remix contest for a chance to win a free year of LANDR and other huge prizes.
We've decided to issue a challenge to our community who happen to have a Midi Fighter Twister - a routine video contest specifically for our encoder-laden controller. If you can craft a clever, unique, or exciting routine featuring the Twister, you could be chosen to win $500 store credit and the notoriety that comes with being featured on the DJTT blog and social media networks.
Today's article comes from two ideas in the DJ TechTools article idea pool. First, how would you turn a play button into a "turntable stop effect" on non-turntable controllers? Related to that idea, we are excited to launch a "One-Button Mapping" contest in which everyone is invited to submit their best ideas for modular macro mappings. These are highly functional mappings that layer many useful functions onto one button so you can add them to your existing controllers for a little extra performance action.
With the recent news of the Numark NV controller launching with built-in screens, many DJs were left wondering why Numark was the first manufacturer to innovate in the market. Perhaps that's the power of InMusic (Numark's parent company) in full effect. Today we're speculating on what the other major manufacturers might be brewing up in their labs - and what their DJ controllers might look like if they added LCD screens.
After a week of making our interns sit in a dimly-lit office and pour over hundreds of videos responses, we’re proud to say we have found the five who will be the competitors for the Wax to Tracks contest. Read on the see who we chose – and more importantly, how everyone can play along […]