One of the oldest tricks in the DJ world is to use any and all of the controls on a DJ mixer to gate or transform one of the playing decks. There's plenty of ways to do it - so in today's Throwback Thursday DJ technique, Ean explains how and why you might want to swipe the input selector in time with the beat. Watch inside:
In a DJ set, having predictable control over your mixer or controller's effects unit is critical. So when an effect like Spiral shows up on a mixer, it's often avoided because it's initially confusing and unpredicatable. In today's tutorial, learn how to make the most of Spiral's pitch delay effect found on Pioneer mixers and the XDJ-RX.
One of the challenges for Traktor and Serato DJs playing in a multi DJ lineup is seamlessly transitioning between laptops with only one soundcard or mixer. This isn’t an issue for DJs that use CDJs or Rekordbox since the other DJ can throw in a CD or their USB stick. Luckily Ean Golden has a simple trick that makes switching between DJs on 1 soundcard super easy using the Roll effect commonly found on club mixers like the Pioneer DJM 900.
Taking full advantage of the new A7 64-bit processor in the lastest iPads from Apple, Algoriddim has quickly launched two new versions of their well-made iOS apps for DJs and VJs, djay and vjay respectively. In djay, users now have access to a pitch detection and shifting engine, dubbed Harmonic Match, which analyzes the keys […]
There’s no doubt that the DJ industry has become more saturated in the last five years, with more aspiring DJs eager to share their passion for music discovery, mixing, and curation with dancefloors around the world. It’s all too easy to become stagnant with so many DJs everywhere, so today we take a look at […]
Guitarists have effects pedals; producers have instrument plug-ins. Where do DJs turn when they have a little expendable cash to satisfy a gear jones? Newly redesigned, the Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 place powerful DSP sounds and effects into your pocket or in the palm of your hand as you perform. They’re just […]
In a world of computers and controllers, Pioneer has stayed fast by their postion that dedicated hardware still has a major place in the DJ landscape. The RMX-1000 is no different, providing controllerism-style effects and remixing in a single dedicated FX unit that relies on excellent beat detection to keep it in time with any […]
We tend to focus a lot on Traktor in our controllerism articles because of its simpler and more flexible controller mapping capabilities, but there are a fair few hidden – or at least, subtly introduced – features that make controllerism in Scratch Live a lot of fun too. While many “Serato” djs may stick to […]