Trying out a new DJ software is never easy. There are many reasons to avoid it - but with Pioneer DJ's newcomer, Rekordbox DJ, it's not as difficult as you might expect. Almost any Serato DJ or Traktor Pro gear can be used with the software, without paying extra or hacking.
Ten years ago, nearly every touring producer or DJ was mixing track-to-track, with Serato Scratch Live or Traktor Scratch. But times have changed, and now unique live shows are incredibly more common. There are many options for live performance using modern dance music technology, so for a fun Friday article we're highlighting 9 videos of particularly inspiring or unique live shows.
We've just received a very short press release from Rane Corportation - the company behind famous DJ mixers like the TTM57 and the MP2015 - that discloses a sale of the company to InMusic, the same company that has snatched up numerous DJ companies in the past, like Denon DJ, Numark, and Akai. Keep reading for the details.
In this second part of a series on the actual electrical concepts behind DJ gear and audio, we explore how the actual circuits work to give you control over volume, filters, EQ, and more. Get ready to get a little bit nerdy, and hopefully you'll come away from this article knowing a bit more about what the knobs and faders on your mixer actually do!
In their usual fashion, Pioneer DJ has sent out a late night email for a surprise announcement of a new product, this time the DDJ-RZX. This new bit of DJ gear is designed specifically to work alongside a new Rekrodbox DJ video pack that allows mixing video in the DJ software - read on for details.
Last week, Serato released the Serato DJ 1.9.2 beta, filled with bug and stability fixes along with a few "not flashy" but very useful features. Today, guest contributor DJ PDot shares insight into which features make the beta a boon for power users of Serato.
First spotted by DJTT reader Laserbeam on the DJ Techtools forums, Allen & Heath are teasing the release of a brand new piece of gear, the Xone:PX5. We know very little about this new piece of gear so far, but keep reading for some clues and speculation.
At the end of April, the DJ Techtools team went to the Further Future festival in Nevada, with one goal: to talk to unique DJs, bands, and producers about artistic process. In the first video from this series, we talked with Mike Relm, highly-skilled turntablist, VJ, and current DJ for The Pharcyde. Watch to learn his views on DJ technology, playing with a live rap group, and keeping his DJing style unique.