The Phaser effect: like flanger, it's one of the more overwhelming effects in a DJ's arsenal, and rarely sounds good when applied with reckless abandon. For a fun Saturday post, we went through a number of old videos on YouTube and found this fun, simple tutorial from Pioneer on using Phaser in a unique way with a pair of (retro) CDJs. Watch and enjoy below.
Soundcloud revealed last week that they were preparing to launch a subscription membership service for their site that would be in place by the end of the year. Now, in advance of that service, users are starting to see advertising injected on their feeds, including short non-music advertising that disables playback and forces users to listen.
We're big fans of our northern neighbors here at DJ Techtools, and it looks like the folks over at Serato have noticed how big DJ culture has become in much of Canada. They've put out a brand new set of records, the first in their Control Vinyl Country Series, the Limited Edition Canada Control Vinyl.
We wrote a few weeks ago about how a recent iTunes update (that incorporated Apple Music) was causing all sorts of trouble - including mismatched songs, missing ID3 tags, wrong artwork, and a number of other incredibly infuriating issues for DJs. This afternoon in my mailbox was a tip to a solution to one of the biggest problems that happened to some with the 12.2.0 update- playlists being deleted.
The massive Belgium-based festival has always been know for attention to aesthetics, with elaborate themed stages that evolve over the course of the performances, so it's no surprise that those same attitudes have made it into the DJ booth. The festival recruited designer Jesse Dean - who does custom DJ gear work in Los Angeles - to build a set of CDJs and DJM-900 for the main stage that reflects the fantasy look of the festival.
Ill Gates has long been an advocate of DJ and producer humor, and this time he's gone full mastermind, creating a parody trailer promoting his new duo act, Unsung Heroes. That's him and KJ Sawka ("the human drum machine"), and in this video they square off in a humorous battle-prep-montage that looks like a cross between Rocky and the trailer for 2014's Whiplash.
DJs should always be hesitant to update to a new version of any software that they depend on, from system updates to new firmware. Today, we’ve learned that a brand new version of iTunes (12.2) has started causing major issues with all major DJ software. Why Is iTunes Changing? For a lot of DJs, iTunes […]
One of the most important aspects of producing is finding the right sample whether that be layering a kick or looking for a vocal shot to use as an instrument. Sample packs can be cheap or insanely expensive and a lot of the time a producer will only use handful of samples out of an entire pack that contains hundreds. Splice is looking to fix these problems with their new subscription service Splice Sounds.