On the new PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer designed by Richie Hawtin, there's a unique approach to the actual mixing section. Instead of a 'traditional' 3-band EQ, there are two filters and a "parametric EQ". But for many DJs, the only way they'll be able to try this style of mixing is by shelling out over $3,000 on the mixer - so DJ Soo has created an Ableton device that allows anyone to try out a very similar workflow. Keep reading for a free download!
Finger drummer and producer Coby Ashpis was the champion of DJTT's Holiday Finger Drumming Contest in December, taking our provided soundpack and ratcheting it up to lightspeed. Last week he came by the DJTT studio to share a brand new finger drumming routine as well as some of his finger drumming techniquies and secrets in a ten minute tutorial video.
In a dramatic twist to the Beatport auction process, the sale has been temporarily called off and the company is shutting down almost every project they run that isn't the music store. Keep reading for details:
From last-minute bookings to loud hecklers, stand-up comedians have a unique set of challenges that should feel familiar to almost every working DJ. Guest contributor Jon Paul Hill has put together a great collection of the parallels between the two professions - keep reading find out what you can learn from the careers of comedians.
There's a major emphasis live streaming video online right now, and as a result, social media posts that contain live video get more natural exposure. This is a big opportunity for DJs to reach more a wider audience, so in today's article, learn how quickly stream DJ sets on Facebook Live, Periscope, and more with great-sounding DJ audio.
In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “TheWave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, we look at what it’s actually like to DJ in VR with TheWave, using the HTC Vive, and pose the question: “Will we all become virtual reality DJs?”
Dedicated fans have carefully been watching for every chance to see the new Richie Hawtin / Andy Rigby-Jones mixer collaboration, but finally the 100% analog PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer has been publicly announced. Watch DJ Techtools' world-exclusive explanation and demo video with Richie himself after the jump, as well as a Boiler Room live stream today.
Beatport has been up for sale since February of this year, and finally the hearings that will determine the buyer take place later this week. Twelve years after the digital-download store was firmly established, the online platform for electronic music is about to find out what the future holds - read on for some background knowledge on the company and the sale process.