Being new to the DJ/Producer world often is confusing, with all the constantly changing available technology. How many kinds of entry level DJ controllers are there? What software do you use? Just choosing the right DJ software can be difficult - let alone a controller to go along it. Want to get started or know someone who does? Here's our list of solid beginner controllers to help you find you start your journey!
NAMM 2017 starts tomorrow, and Gemini DJ are introducing two new products to their line up. They're getting into standalone again, with a four-deck all-in-one, the SDJ-4000. They've also got their own take on an APC, called the MAS-1. Keep reading for the details!
Over the last week, more short teasers implying a collaborative product between Serato and Roland have surfaced. Now, as the date turns to 9/09 around the world, the two companies are set to give the public a first glimpse of a new product - the DJ-808. Learn about this new Serato DJ controller with a built-in step-sequencer in article.
2016 has brought a mass popularity to live streaming video on the web. In the DJ world, this has meant even more opportunities to play in front of a digital audience. However, many DJs have encountered resistance due to copyright issues. In this article, we take a closer look at how copyright law plays (or doesn’t […]
DJ gear manufacturers usually create controllers that are optimized for separate DJ software companies such as Traktor or Serato. Denon is taking a different approach with the release of their latest controller the MCX8000. When we first heard about the MCX8000 and Engine during NAMM 2016, Denon was really quiet about the software and how it would interact with the controller. Prior to current developments, Engine was Denon's music organizational tool, similar to Pioneer's Rekorbox. Later, Denon stated that the software would support all features of the MCX8000 besides the sampler and beat-gridding capabilities. Now, Denon is ready to elaborate on the Engine 1.5 software and what makes it more than just a playlist manager.
Five years ago on the DJTT blog we did a roundup of a then-emerging trend: DJs wearing point-of-view cameras while playing sets. Now that action cameras like the GoPro have become less of a specialist item and more ubiquitous, it's no surprise that we're seeing an increase in the number of DJ sets recorded from a DJ's point-of-view. Read on for some of our favorites in this fun Friday roundup.
For many DJs around the world, January 1st is a day of serious recovery. Even if you're not regularly playing gigs or even if you don't regularly drink while DJing, major celebrations like New Year's Eve are likely to be some of the more taxing events that you'll play. We've got a few tips from our readers and around the web for hungover DJs looking to start feeling better (and maybe even play another gig, as it's now the weekend!)
Software for DJs will usually is expensive, and many of the cheap/free options have license restrictions or lack-luster features. Mixxx 2.0 hopes to change all of that with, a new update that brings a slew of features to a truly free DJ software.