“Fare un cinema” Is an old Italian saying that literally translates to “make a movie”. Think of all your favorite movies. Why do you love them? Aside from all the big budgets and beautiful people, chances are you loved a movie simply because it was- a good story. In this article, we’re going to cover creative […]
You’re in the middle of a set and the CDJ breaks down or the laptop crashes, what do you do? Usually the backup we have is a premixed CD, an iPod or other mp3 player. But what if you had a backup device that would only cost you around $200, was totally self contained, fit […]
Recently I played a gig in Southern California where a really nice fan came up and gave me a collection of his favorite sounds and samples for beat juggling. The sounds were great, but the only problem was that they were all single hits. With most dj software (except Ableton) you really need a collection […]
Chances are high you may be looking at last minute gifts for your dj mates, or perhaps your girlfriend has no idea what to give you. Even better yet, I know we are ALL tired of lame stocking stuffers, so how about sending your mom some real gift ideas that won’t just sit in the […]
Have you ever plugged a USB MIDI device into your computer only to get that ugly red stop sign alert box screaming about the device drawing too much power? I have been up and down that road so many times I have the mapmakers asking me for directions! The good news is that there are […]
The two channel mixer market is absolutely overflowing – and that’s just the crop currently sitting on shop shelves. Delve further back through manufacturers’ portfolios and there’s a near endless line of discontinued yet still perfectly viable mixers going strong in-between innumerable decks. Even though many DJs are moving towards all in one digital setups, […]
Up until now, Serato had an exclusive 5 year run on the Rane hardware. If you wanted to use the SL3 box sitting in the club as a sound card, for example, that was not possible. Dj TechTools has learned that there are brand new ASIO and Core Audio drivers that allow any software to use […]
Let's level here - in some clubs, music policy just isn't important. Celebrity joints, commercial dives, captive markets... in these places, the music often just isn't high on the list of priorities for either the club owners or the audience.