Pioneer DJ's hybrid sampler/sequencer, the TORAIZ SP-16 has been one of the most anticipated product launches of the year for DJs and producers. The TORAIZ marks the first time that Pioneer has built a standalone unit designed for live production/performance. DJTT contributor Stu G got an opportunity to check out the unit last week - watch his full overview in today's exclusive first look video.
2016 has brought a mass popularity to live streaming video on the web. In the DJ world, this has meant even more opportunities to play in front of a digital audience. However, many DJs have encountered resistance due to copyright issues. In this article, we take a closer look at how copyright law plays (or doesn’t […]
Being able to quickly find great tracks from a DJ library to mix into a set is a critical skill. To get good at it, DJs need to be intensely familiar with their music and have a sense of what the crowd wants. But it also helps to have a solid organizational system for your library, one that you can quickly reference and remember what a particular track sounds or feels like. In this article, DJTT contributor PDot shares a great process for tagging and coding DJ libraries super-efficiently. Check it out and share your own ideas in the comments!
Sampling from old records can be a great way to get inspiration from generations and times past. Vinyl is also a great source of analog tone to craft, mangle, and tune. In this quick tutorial, Mad Zach shares his techniques for building a unique soundpack out of a simple vinyl sample.
Liine, makers of the popular Lemur iOS app, recently released an update to their Skram app that greatly enhances it’s functionality and adds new ways to share your creations outside of the iOS platform. Best of all, for a limited time it’s free – read Tarekith’s review inside.
If there's one big new trend in the DJ world in 2016, it has been the rise of portablism. This is the art of cutting and scratching with portable turntables. The use of easily transportable gear means that portablists can perform almost anywhere they want, often leaving DJ booths and nightclubs for more exciting locations. See portablism in action and learn the tools of the trade in today's article.
The music production platform Ableton Live is continuing to evolve. With a new update set to launch later this year, the DAW will incorporate a number of powerful, commonly-requested features. Watch a performance video and learn how Ableton Live 9.7 will improve sample slicing, drum layouts, audio routing, and much more.
It feels like an eternity since Rekord Buddy 2.0 was first announced. The software that promised to sync metadata (cue points, beat grids, loops, ect.) between the top three current DJ platforms (Rekordbox, Serato, Traktor) has been eagerly anticipated for years. After a private beta earlier this year, Next Audio Labs has this week released a public beta version of Rekord Buddy 2.0 that anyone can download - assuming you're ready to buy.