Pulselocker has been poised to become the top streaming library service for DJs since their original launch in 2012. With their new relaunch this year, they've expanded their collection and integrated the service right inside of Serato (with Rekordbox support on the way in an upcoming version). How does the streaming library service hold up in a real-world DJing environment? We take a closer look in this review of Pulselocker in Serato DJ 1.9.
This seemingly major update adds the performance-oriented Live Loops view with tempo-synced Remix FX to the GarageBand for iOS music workstation app. Is this a vital new companion to DJs and live performers or more a watered down version of Novation Launchpad for iOS or Ableton Live? We dissect the new features in this Garageband review.
There are only a handful of online DJ music stores out there - but still enough that it's not always clear where DJs can look the best deals. We decided to take on the challenge for you, crunching the numbers to find out what the average prices of 320 MP3s and WAV tracks are on Beatport, Wasabeat, TrackItDown, Juno Download, Traxsource, WhatPeoplePlay, and Bleep. Keep reading to find out what sites to shop around and what type of prices to expect when buying DJ music.
Record pools continue to be one of the most popular ways for working DJs to get their music – and today we’re taking a closer look at one in particular, zipDJ. This site is one of the more diverse and exciting pools online for DJs – but how does it fair in real-world everyday use? […]
In the DJTT inbox today was a new DJ-oriented tool released on GitHub, BPM. It's a really simple tool that lives in the status bar for OS X users that allows you to quickly find the BPM of a song just by tapping. It's a simple Tap BPM tool, but it's awesome. Read more and download below.
Yes folks, this is a laptop review, rare for these parts indeed. Most DJs simply get the latest MacBook and call it a day - what's to review? Well, with Steve Jobs' once-renegade company looking more like Microsoft, and some producers preferring to run Windows machines, you might be looking beyond the glowing apple for processing power. The 14" Razer Blade caught my eye as a viable alternative for DJing and production, with solid specs and a black finish that is perfect for the stage and studio. As a long time Apple user locked into Ableton Live, what would life be like if I left the comfort of my silver cloud?
With the appearance of many new DJ turntables on the market and a constant flow of used gear, it can be difficult to decide what set of decks are worth hunting down. We got 2015 DMC World Champion Vekked to share his thoughts on DJ turntables and to break down the current state of the market, both new and used. Keep reading for the juicy details.
There's a unspoken competition in the casual music app industry right now to see who can design the best party mode / basic auto DJ mode in their music software. We've seen Pacemaker and Spotify both recently make their entries, and now Serato has launched their own Serato Pyro app (available in the US as of Thursday morning). Could Serato Pyro be the winner? We take a quick look at the app in this article.