Last month we ran a "One Button Mapping" contest, in which everyone was invited to create special mappings that would be triggered by a single button. For example, a series of effects might be triggered in a cascading order with just one press. The results were fantastic, with a host of truly inspired entries that demonstrated the creative potential of personal mapping. Today we will show you some of the most interesting ideas, and announce the winner.
We first launched Maps.djtechtools.com in July of 2012, hoping to create a highly useful resource full of MIDI mappings for anyone who owns a controller. One of the most exciting side-effects of the site has been the onslaught of community-designed mappings created that might otherwise not have ben possible. Users are borrowing concepts, refining ideas, and repurposing controllers for incredible new uses. Today we're highlighting some of the most popular and most interesting mappings that use DJ controllers in a unique or unintended way.
Great performances come from artists with great control over their tools. Finding the right way to interact with your music is as important as the music itself – it’s an element of DJ style that can be as personal as you make it. If you can’t seem to find that perfect controller, or even if […]
Today, we’re proud to announce a brand new section of the DJ TechTools website, Maps. After years of trying to keep thousands of mappings organized on pages and forums, we decided to create a better way. That’s where Maps comes in – upload your own mappings, rate other mappings, create revisions of popular mappings, and most importantly, […]