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.
On newer models of Pioneer DJ's mixers, there's a powerful Gate Color FX that allows the DJ to remove part of the signal coming based on volume. See how the gate effect can be used for mixing two tracks together, and why additional functionality on the DJM-900NXS2 makes it even more dynamic than before in this new video.
Producing music is hard work - and even when it's a daily routine, it can be easy to forget important techniques and elements that make a song a real winner. Today we're rounding up a few lessons from a powerful discussion on Reddit, with some incredibly useful tips for avoiding overlooking key production techniques.
We've waited patiently for more information about the STP Vestax Phoenix mixer to be revealed after the first rough details that came out in mid-January. Now the first full images of the STP Vestax Phoenix has been revealed - keep reading to learn what to expect in this mixer born from the ashes of Vestax.
Remember when record stores were staffed, owned, and run by people who were first-and-foremost passionate about the music? What if later this month, the electronic music world went back to its roots, and a confederation of DJs, labels, and producers teamed up to buy back Beatport from the ashes of Robert Sillerman's SFX and run it as a community resource? Read on and imagine how this could happen - and what might change in Beatport's future.
A significant lull in the news coming out of Musikmesse 2016 has created space for highly acclaimed loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One to announce the details of their new collaboration with mixing desk designers Formula Sound: a high-end analog DJ Mixer. Learn more about the Funktion-One FF6.2 in this article.
Back in December 2014, a new automated mastering service, LANDR, launched - allowing producers to submit unmastered WAVs and MP3s to an online algorithm that quickly processes the track and produces a basic mastering of their song. Now the company has launched a new service, in partnership with Native Instruments and Serato, that masters full DJ sets. Read on for the details, a listen-for-yourself comparison, and a quick Q+A with the LANDR team.
As an electronic music producer, you need to constantly be testing your nearly-finished tracks in different sound environments. But unless you have regular DJ gigs at a nice club, how do you hear what your tracks sound like in an ideal situation, on a club sound system? Berlin-based CDR is a club night that solves that exact problem - and contributor Dan Cole explores the unique event in today's article.