Rekordbox DJ got released late last year with a slew of features – but one of the most requested features for Pioneer DJ was to add mapping support to the software so that any controller could be MIDI mapped. With the Rekordbox 4.0.6 update, MIDI mapping has arrived – read on to learn more.
Arturia has been championing the merging of the old and new school MIDI world, perhaps best demonstrated so far on their Beatstep Pro. Today at NAMM 2016, they're announcing the KeyStep, a portable USB MIDI keyboard that has a built-in polyphonic sequencer, CV/GATE connections, MIDI I/O, and more. Keep reading for the details.
News keeps pouring this time of the year (NAMM 2016 starts tomorrow) and Reloop isn't holding back. Earlier today they announced the new Reloop MIXTOUR which gives you full control over two channels along with a built-in audio interface, making it ready to rock on Android, iOS, OS X and Windows. While similar in design to the Traktor Kontrol Z1 and Akai AMX this new device has a few tricks under its sleeve to make it truly shine.
When it comes to DJ software the most under-utilized piece of hardware is the track pad which is often only used to select and drop tracks onto decks. The folks at Algoriddim recently announced a new update to their budget friendly DJ software, djay Pro, that introduces multi-touch control which is the first of its kind to leverage the OSX Multi-Touch and Force Touch capabilities. They've also expanded to more Pioneer products with an extensive list of supported hardware. Read more below and watch a video demonstrating the new updates.
This article is a bit off the typical path for DJ Techtools, but we promise that Adobe Lightroom MIDI control is an interesting concept for anyone who has loads of DJ gear. See how it's possible with Knobroom, an app that takes advantage of Adobe's API in Lightroom.
Ill Gates has long been an advocate of DJ and producer humor, and this time he's gone full mastermind, creating a parody trailer promoting his new duo act, Unsung Heroes. That's him and KJ Sawka ("the human drum machine"), and in this video they square off in a humorous battle-prep-montage that looks like a cross between Rocky and the trailer for 2014's Whiplash.
Akai is has been a friend of producers and finger drummers since the release of their Music Production Centers (MPCs) in the eighties. Fast forward a couple of decades and the company gives the world a new, USB MIDI controller that changed the way artists perform. The MPD gave performers like Justice and The Glitch Mob a new way to […]
Apps are moving to the cloud – and we’ve seen a surge of powerful production tools that have cropped up around the web. These online tools are finally gaining some legitimacy and versatility with the latest Google Chrome update which adds MIDI support through the browser. This update will allow anyone with MIDI controller, from a MPC […]