For Black Friday, many companies put on a super-sized holiday sale - many of which are some of the best prices that DJs and producers will see all year. This is especially true in the software and digital instrument world. We've rounded up some of the best deals out there for dance music tools, software, and technology in this article, read on to get to the deals.
Want to indicate the moment that a beat kicks in or even modify a song to skip straight past the intro? This is easy in the digital DJ world - but what about when you're mixing on turntables? Today Ean shows a classic DJ technique - using stickers to mark and modify your vinyl records. Watch how it works in this throwback tutorial:
Since NAMM 2015, Rane has been teasing the TTM57 MKII which will fight to replace its predecessor as the next go to mixer for turntablists. Skratch Bastid is the focus of Serato’s latest routine video which shows him cutting up NXWXRK by Nadus and using the mixer’s effects to build a rhythmic remix of the song. As […]
DJing is usually an independent act. An independent DJ and their decks run the club but not in the world of team DJ competitions. DMC hosts the DJ Team Championship every year and in 2014 9'O Clock stole the trophy. The team is composed of three DJs who each have a mixer and a turntable to cut up tracks during their routine. The DJs aren't mixing back to back but they reach musical connection as they all scratch at the same time. Watch their winning routine below.
To follow up the recent guide to digital crates we thought it would be a good idea to provide a quick tutorial piece on how to format and use a flash drive for DJing with rekordbox. If you are not familiar with the software, rekordbox is Pioneer's track prepping software that is designed for DJs to prep tracks to be used with the CDJs. Rekordbox is a powerful tool for any DJ using CDJs and this article will be a base point for DJs looking to get their digital crate organized.
It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out of there iOS device. Inklen introduced the Tonetable app in 2011 which is a DVS control device for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. DVS control for iOS is really cool but the folks at Stagecraft took the app to the next level by creating a compatible VST. Read more below about how Tonetable now can be used to create scratch effects in any VST compatible DAW and what Scratch Track brings for producers.
Since the industry has shifted from traditional beatmatching to an ensemble of MIDI controllers and synced devices, the art of mixing by ear seems to be a thing of the past and thats not ok. In this article, Markos Polydorou will explain some of the benefits of learning how to DJ the traditional way.
Serato DJ has been in development since the announcement of the Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta. The popular DVS software has shown some muscle with added features in recent updates and today Serato announced the full, stable release of their software, Serato DJ 1.7.2. Within this update, users will find Yosemite support, extended MIDI capabilities, sticker lock, and more that give Serato DJ new bragging rights. Read more inside about what users can find within Serato DJ 1.7.2.