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.
In the last few years, we've seen a renewed interest from manufacturers in making their own version of one of the most iconic pieces of DJ gear, the turntable. Numark's new TT250USB is Numark's new turntable, and just like the Pioneer PLX-1000 table, it's designed to look very similar to the classic Technics SL-1200. Read on for photos and details.
Pioneer came out with the DDJ-SB last January to give new beginner DJs a controller for Serato DJ Intro and now Pioneer is cracking open a slightly lower price point with the newly updated DDJ-SB2. The new DDJ-SB2 starts out with a MSRP of $285, and boasts all the features of the DDJ-SB with newly added four deck controls, a quantized […]
We've been waiting quite a while for the Stem Decks to get their official release in Traktor, but as of yesterday the wait is over. Of course to be able to use the Stem Decks requires a Kontrol S8/D2/F1 for native control, so we've built a first round mapping for the versatile Midi Fighter Twister (currently 20% in the DJTT store) to allow complete control of Stems volume, FX routing and levels, and Filters.
Pioneer has released a second new promo teaser video less than one week after another for their upcoming Rekordbox DJ software - this one focused on a piece of hardware. There's way too much out-of-focus teasing going on in this video (show us the product already), but we've done our best to break down what the controller/mixer holds in store.
With controllerism, DJs have adopted a mindset of constantly redesigning their setups to be lighter and more compact. Some DJs can get by on only a USB drive but others prefer the versatility of a controller. Bags and cases can make carrying a larger controller easier, it isn't always the most convenient option. Livid Instruments is aiming to help DJs and producers looking for compact setups with their new Kickstarter for their next innovation, Minim.
Inspiration can strike anywhere. Sometimes the commute to work can be the birthplace of a new melody or a late night of watching TV can create the need to jam out. Guitarists have the luxury of being able to play anywhere with their instrument, but what about the keyboardists? Keyboards are traditionally cumbersome units that probably will require an external power source and they take longer to setup than just pulling the keyboard from a case. Yamaha is a pioneer of electronic keyboards and synthesizers who wants to bring portability back to the keys with their new reface series.
Akai is has been a friend of producers and finger drummers since the release of their Music Production Centers (MPCs) in the eighties. Fast forward a couple of decades and the company gives the world a new, USB MIDI controller that changed the way artists perform. The MPD gave performers like Justice and The Glitch Mob a new way to […]