DJ Techtools' earliest products (VCI-100 Arcade, Midi Fighter) were based on the idea of taking traditional DJ control surfaces and improving their playability. With today's article, Kyle Mohr shares a DIY project that does exactly that for DJs who want to incorporate guitar FX pedals into their setup. Instead of high-tension foot switches, mod FX pedals with arcade buttons! Watch the complete tutorial inside.
We love featuring DIY DJ technology projects on the blog, and today's features is a whopper. An intrepid YouTube user has rewired a set of Technics SL-1200 turntables and added a built-embedded system to play a library of tracks using control vinyl, without an external DVS system like Serato or Traktor. Keep reading to learn more.
Last week we spotted a unique DIY project on the web where an enterprising DJ had taken old Pioneer CDJ-800s and using an Arduino board, converted them to be full-fledged MIDI jog wheel controllers for Traktor. We love the idea of taking old DJ equipment and turning it into useful modern tools, so we reached out to the man behind the project, Lee Smith. In today's article, he shares how he made this advanced project happen - read on.
Short on cash, got lots of time, and want/need a new piece of DJ gear custom to your needs? It’s time to go DIY! For about $100 you can build your own MIDI controller. Watch the full how to video from guest contributor Kyle Mohr and read the full construction guide inside.
My Macbook is a pretty powerful DJ laptop, but even that powerhouse has started taking a dump over the past 6 months. The problem is caused by 2 main culprits. First, more tracks every week means the 250 GB hard drive is always maxed out. Last, the system drive (HDD) is dragging its sorry butt and taking forever to process data. The good news is that a close friend offered a clever way to solve both of those problems with one simple upgrade that costs anywhere from $250-$600.
For most DJs, upgrading to the latest controller takes time and money that they don’t have – so today we’re sharing a DJTT reader’s low-tech solution for adding colored buttons to a Traktor Kontrol X1 MK1. Read on to learn how to do it yourself and customize this controller for a fraction of the cost […]
Today we’ve got a video from one of the DJTT community’s superstar mappers, Ghztomash, showing off how the new Traktor 2.6.2 update allows for some very advanced mappings. Syncing up his DIY controller with a hardcoded sequencer in the firmware, he’s managed to create a Remix Deck workflow that could be very appealing to artists like […]
This morning on our internet radar was DJ Blaze’s overview of his most recent DIY project – installing Traktor audio soundcards into traditional DJ mixers. It’s a great idea, especially if you happen to have an older mixer and soundcard both lying around that could be put to good use. The way he’s done the mod, […]