Last week, the team behind the largest free and open source DJ software Mixxx dropped a brand new version of their application, Mixxx 2.0. The new version adds a number of major new features that make it leaps and bounds better than when we last took a serious look at the program back in 2012 (see our review of version 1.10), including four decks, FX chaining, RGB waveforms, and harmonic mixing/key detection. Keep reading to learn what we think of the new version and how the features stack up against other, more costly DJ solutions.
Recently we've been soliciting community members to help us build amazing playable performance sound packs designed especially for the Midi Fighters. One of our favorite YouTube performers Tim Murray agreed to build a wild pack in Ableton Live that worked for the combination of a Twister and 3D together. Watch the resulting performance video he shot to show it off below, and read on to find out how to download the soundpack for free.
The time has finally come, Facebook's "Like to Download" feature is no longer available. If you're unfamiliar with the feature, it allowed page owners to offer free content such as music downloads in exchange for "likes". The announcement was originally made back in August and DJTT weighed in on why it's a good thing for artists. However if this is a feature you want to keep using, then ToneDen has a solution.
Producers and DJs using Ableton, today’s free plugin is from producer/live performer Bass Kleph, who is well known for his intense live remixes using Maschine controllers. His Easy Wash Out macro is designed to create instant builds that wash out the track, appropriate for use in a live performance setting or in the studio. Bass […]
A lot of our readers have been asking about the status of the DJTT soundpacks and newsletters – and we’ve got great news. Not only will we resume sending out super-regular soundpacks to subscribers on our newsletter, but we’ve also got Rick Fresco (perhaps better known as Riccardo Betti, winner of the DJTT MF3D contest […]
Native Instruments is playing Santa this year – bringing DJs and Producers free goodies, something that we’ll never say no to! For producers, they’re giving out Driver, “a screaming filter distortion effect” which can be used as a stand-alone plugin in any DAW or with Maschine. For DJs, the Traktor Remix Sets they’re giving out actually […]
Have you ever wanted to wail out a synth solo on top of a track or drop a dubstep baseline during a break? You could always cart along a keyboard and load up Ableton in your sets but that is not very practical for the average DJ. To solve that problem and add a layer of musicality in my sets, […]
Native Instruments has announced a free Traktor Scratch Pro upgrade to all users of the S4 who register their product within the next 30 days, and to give you a little taste of why this is a good idea, they got DJ Dummy, the talented scratch DJ who rocks the decks for Common on his […]