Vinyl sales are up. They're one of the few forms of physical media that's seen gains in the last five years. But is it just a fad in the music consumer market, or is it also the case in the DJ industry? We take a closer look at a fascinating trend in DJ technology in today's article.
For years there was really no other option: DJs played on hardware exclusively. Turntables dominated the scene, with a few DJs using CD players. In the early 2000s, computer and music technology combined forces and there was a DJ software revolution that, in many ways, DJTT helped to grow. DJs around the world were switching from vinyl to the laptop, which promised a new platform of creative control. Lately, that trend seems to have reversed. Are DJs moving back towards hardware like CDJs, turntables, and standalone laptop-free solutions - or is it just a phase?
We've seen time and again in the music industry how streaming services are taking over - but in the DJ world, owning your own music has stayed the norm. Today Ean takes a closer look at how Algoriddim's djay Pro could be changing that, reviewing the app and its integration with Spotify.
With Apple’s WWDC coming to an end a lot of new gear is coming out, and it follows that some of it applies to the DJ world. One of the companies we feature pretty regularly on the blog is Algoriddim, the folks behind djay Pro (Mac) and djay 2 (mobile). Here’s some of the new features forthcoming in djay Pro: Force […]
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Pioneer has sneakily debuted a brand new media player for DJs - the XDJ-1000 - that takes the CD out of the CDJ. Instead, it's purely designed for Rekordbox, USB drive, and HID control purposes - finally bringing to the masses a relatively affordable solution for digital playback in a professional CDJ-style design.
By and large, the DJ gear that someone chooses doesn't effect how "good" or "real" of a DJ they are. But for DJs that play hundreds of shows in a year, the gear makes a big difference to consistently and comfortably being able to perform. Today we've put together a collection of the gear inside of some of the world's favorite DJs and live producers - read on.
Pioneer's CDJs are some of the most prevalent pieces of DJ hardware found in current DJ booths, and mixing harmonically has become a critical element of crafting a great set for many DJs. Today, Chris Brackley goes through a few of the best ways to mix in key on Pioneer's CDJ units - including a little-known trick on newer CDJs where they'll use a stoplight system to let you know if an upcoming track is compatible with the playing one. Watch the full thing and read more in today's article.