Akai is has been a friend of producers and finger drummers since the release of their Music Production Centers (MPCs) in the eighties. Fast forward a couple of decades and the company gives the world a new, USB MIDI controller that changed the way artists perform. The MPD gave performers like Justice and The Glitch Mob a new way to […]
Richie Hawtin proudly presents for 2015 CNTRL: Individuality & Creativity In Technology-Based Music, a college campus tour. Beginning April 15 in Boston, MA at Berklee College of Music, this innovative and immersive experience will touch down at colleges and hot spots in eight major college markets across North America before finishing up in Los Angeles April 2 at UCLA and The Palladium. Dj TechTools fans in those markets should get quite a treat with free daytime lectures and masterclasses.
Before the release of Serato DJ 1.7, DVS (digital vinyl system) options were limited. The only way to use turntables or CDJs with Serato was to have either a Rane soundcard mixer, the Pioneer DJM 900SRT, or the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. These options were all pretty expensive. With the release of 1.7, Serato has expanded their […]
Back in January at NAMM 2014 Gemini announced the release of the Slate 4 controller which would be introduced as a the company's latest affordable 4-deck controller. Until today, it was announced that the controller would come pre-mapped for Virtual DJ as the devices native software.
Big changes are afoot here at DJ TechTools and because this is a community website, everyone needs to be involved in that process. We are considering everything from new gear to review, to expanding our reviews and tutorials and even a full site redesign, so don't miss this opportunity to get your opinion in. We are so serious about including your feedback - that we're even giving away $15 store credit to everyone who completes the survey!
A number of readers have written in asking how in the “Stage Principle” tutorial the VU meters of each deck show up on the Kontrol X1 – so today we’ve got a tutorial explaining how anyone with any MIDI controller can map VU meters in Traktor! Watch the full tutorial after the jump and get mapping.
Last week we looked at ten ways to get into digital DJ software for less than $100. Let’s take it to the next logical step and add some cost effective hardware controls to the software and really get into DJing on the computer. Today Ean and Chris will go through the best options for purchasing […]
Every year leading up to Winter NAMM, DJ equipment companies large and small get into a publicity war to make sure that their new controller/software/mixer is the most hyped and anticipated product of the show. This year, the hype machine is starting super early. We got an exclusive look at one of the most vague […]