For the past year we have been experimenting with various Midi Fighter configurations in our search to find the perfect controllerist instrument. After much exploration, I settled on four popular layouts that combine function, strength, and playability into one powerful surface. The resulting Midi Fighter Pro’s are available now in our brand new web store. Continue reading […]
Improvisation. For the DJ the knack of feeling a crowd and adjusting the music intuitively is one of the few things that elevates him above the status of an iTunes playlist. So while we still remain ahead of the machines in this respect at least, I wondered, is there anything to be learned from the improvisational musician? As the boundaries between DJ and musician become ever more blurred (turntablists, controllers, etc), can we find any parallels in the way they approach a performance?
Several videos have popped up on the internet this week that each explore an interesting concept for using a standard turntable as a wireless controller. One creative gent from Stanford managed to use iPod Touches as controllers, while another inventive DJ has built a wireless turntable head-shell. Each video is a decent proof of concept, […]
DMC is an institution. Since its inception, the DMC world DJ championships has been a turntable focused competition – but that’s finally all changing. DMC recognises that DJing isn’t just about turntables anymore, and Sally McLintock, DMC’s World Events Manager, tells us that when it comes to allowing controllers into the championships, “it’s up to […]
The MC6000 is Denon’s flagship 4-channel MIDI controller and mixer hybrid that allows full control of your DJ software while allowing line input and phono sources to pass through for a seamless, all-in-one unit. With a full 4 channels of mixing power, some might wonder if it is a worthy challenger to the s4. We […]
Several emails have landed in my inbox lately asking for ways to use four decks inside Traktor effectively. The obvious use-case is playing four songs simutaniously, but as you will quickly discover, that rarely sounds good. Usually the extra decks are better when employed for specific tasks like ready to go one shot samples. In […]
The first round of “DJ” apps, made a lot of people rightfully question their place in the clubs. Sure enough though, with more refined iOS features and a new breed of sophisticated music app’s emerging, we are starting to see iPads comfortably show up in clubs. In the video above, touchable shows three amazing use cases for […]
Latency is, put as simply as possible, the delay between something happening and it becoming apparent that it has happened. In the audio world, it’s the time difference between you pressing a button and the sound that button makes becoming audible, and it’s measured in milliseconds (ms). It stands to reason that the more latency […]