The Traktor Kontrol S8 and S5 are two powerful Traktor DJ controllers with screens. But their power is limited by what information is shown on the screen – and for some, the default display wasn’t good enough. Check out a project by some enterprising DJs to hack the screens on these controllers with advanced layouts.
We've been treated to a lot of previews of the new version of Serato DJ via Roland's DJ-808 announcement and Ableton's Link news. But the software finally is rolling out to the public today, and has a host of new features. Read on for the full details.
When DJing, one of the worst things you can hear is sudden, unexpected silence. Audio dropouts with digital DJ gear happen all too easily. In today's article, guest contributor Tenova shares a guide of common solutions to problems that cause most audio dropouts for DJs.
About a year ago, Apple released OS X 10.11, El Capitan - and DJs around the world either experienced or heard about the many issues that plagued digital DJ software. Driver issues, controllers failing, audio output stuttering - even now, many DJs and producers have held off on updating. This week Apple releases macOS Sierra, 10.12. Read on to learn what the state of DJ software is with this new release.
Compared to cue points, looping, and effects, beat jump is one of the more rarely discussed DJ software features. It’s underutilized by a majority of DJs, mainly because many DJs don’t know how to utilize it effectively. Beat jump is a powerful tool not only during performance, but it can speed up preparation time as well.
Ableton launched Link, a technology for syncing tempos between softwares, last year. Since then, many iOS apps have jumped on the bandwagon - but major desktop apps have lagged behind. Today, Ableton is announcing that Serato DJ, Propellerhead Reason, and Cycling 74's Max are all integrating Ableton Link.
Ever wish you could access the secret tools Ableton product testers use? Well, that’s not actually impossible – it only requires a simple text file called “Options.txt”. Invest just 5 minutes now to save tons of time later.
Mad Zach is back with another new video from his studio. This one takes a closer look at the brand new slicing features in the upcoming Ableton Live 9.7. Being able to quickly chop up a sample based on transients unlocks some powerful new creative possibilities! Get inspired by today's video.