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What if you took a MIDI-sending hardware sequencer and used to re-trigger cue points in time with your DJ set? Today’s post is from Italian competitive DJ John Type, and he’s sharing how cue point sequencing works in his sets. John’s calling it turntablism combined with controllerism – or “controltablism”.
There was a high-profile article published in The Economist recently about DJing. The central theme: it's getting easier to DJ, and as a result, the art form might be dying. We're not convinced that DJing is on its last gasp, so in today's article, DJTT contributor Steven Maude analyzes and refutes some of the claims made.
From last-minute bookings to loud hecklers, stand-up comedians have a unique set of challenges that should feel familiar to almost every working DJ. Guest contributor Jon Paul Hill has put together a great collection of the parallels between the two professions - keep reading find out what you can learn from the careers of comedians.
Mixvibes recently released their DJ software, Cross DJ 3.0 , that can be used across multiple platforms and now DJs can remix sounds live with Mixvibes' latest creation, Remixlive. The tool was first teased a week after NAMM 2016 and nearly two months later we finally have the official release of the app.
This week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there was some unique news for the DJing world - an Austin-based team of virtual reality experts and local DJ/producer Grimecraft have teamed up to launch the first VR DJ setups with a system called TheWave. Learn how this VR tech could bring DJ sets to audiences around the world - and watch a sample of a VR DJ set inside.
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:
Graeme Sinden has been making waves in clubs around the world since 2008 and recently he caught up with Serato to talk about his current productions. Sinden has a unique way of blending DJ elements into the way he produces and the routine video below shows how the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 can evolve from a 2-deck controller into a sound design tool to create a his brand new track "Hands".