Native Instruments has announced the newest controller in their all-in-one DJ lineup: the Kontrol S5. This all-in-one DJ interface eliminates the jogs wheels from the Kontrol S4's layout and adds in with the future looking screens of the S8. More compact and affordable than the S8, it will give DJs the screens they want at a more realistic price. Get all the details on the new Kontrol S5 inside.
Short on cash, got lots of time, and want/need a new piece of DJ gear custom to your needs? It’s time to go DIY! For about $100 you can build your own MIDI controller. Watch the full how to video from guest contributor Kyle Mohr and read the full construction guide inside.
With Apple’s WWDC coming to an end a lot of new gear is coming out, and it follows that some of it applies to the DJ world. One of the companies we feature pretty regularly on the blog is Algoriddim, the folks behind djay Pro (Mac) and djay 2 (mobile). Here’s some of the new features forthcoming in djay Pro: Force […]
Algoriddim recently published their latest Mac OSX version of djay software, which is one of the first desktop applications to integrate Spotify into the DJ environment on the desktop. The company has been working more behind the scenes and now is announcing a new development with Pioneer. The djay 2 and djay free app for Android now supports advanced performance features including low latency, multi-channel audio output and full support for Pioneer's DDJ-WeGO3. Read more below how Algoriddim is giving Android users the chance to start DJing with their device.
Touch devices for DJs and producers continue to pop up and the market of touch apps is growing even faster. Touch apps are a great way for artists to create unique controller units using a touch device they already have however, many of these apps either use WiFi or require a camera kit to connect […]
There's something in the air around the Naonext Crystall Ball MIDI controller: your hands, coaxing any parameter you assign to its five infrared sensors. The accompanying 24-button pad grid either assigns parameters to the sensors or works like traditional pads. With 24 banks of 5 control sets each, there are thousands of programmable controls to give your airborne hands plenty more to do than just pump up a crowd. Let's see how it performs with software like Traktor and Ableton Live.
We are proud and happy to announce that our first community-sourced project and DJ TechTools' newest product, The Midi Fighter Twister, is now available for preorder. The first run of Twisters are sailing towards San Francisco right now and will be shipping in 2 weeks or less. To mark the occasion we shot a detailed look at the most discussed feature, the Traktor Sequencer, and some very lovely photos to showcase the Twister's final look.
If you think watching electronic music live is boring, you've clearly never watched Daedelus go crazy with his Monome. Born Alfred Darlington, the Los Angeles-based producer is the Van Halen of the Monome controllerism scene. In today's interview, we talked with him about his favorite gear, the state of electronic music, and his work with MIT engineers that will change musical performances forever.