With the pace of technology today it is amazing to see that DJs still rock vinyl and turntables while most DJs just carry around a flash drive for their gigs. Pioneer announced on Thursday morning the release of a brand new 2-channel mixer built for Serato DJ and a new cartridge, the PC-X10, that ensures skip resistance and high output when accompanied by the PLX-1000. With all that, the company will also be releasing limited edition gold plated gear. Read more below about the DJM-S9, PC-X10, and gold Pioneer models.
DJ Ravine and Cotts are back with part 2 of their CDJ tips and tricks video. This time the focus is on Rekordbox. Pioneer continues to improve their music management software and there are lots of features that can be enabled to enhance your CDJ workflow. Keep reading to learn more about the rekordbox tips and tricks that Ravine and Cotts have to share.
Pioneer CDJs are the industry standard found in DJ booths and on festival stages around the world. Although they're industry standard we noticed that there aren't many great tutorials out there showing how to get more out of the CDJs. So DJ TechTools reached out to a couple CDJ pros, DJ Ravine and Cotts who have over X number of views to share some cool tricks that DJs can use the next time they find themselves performing with CDJs. Keep reading for some easy scratching tips and cool ways to use slip mode on the CDJs.
Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Gregor Tresher. Gregor Tresher began his career as a DJ in Frankfurt in the early ’90s; today, he can be found playing in venues around the world, from Berlin to Tokyo, Sydney to Los Angeles. Gregor previously performed with Ableton Live and the Akai APC40 but […]
Earlier this week we looked at how Traktor DJs can have a plug and play setup with Pioneer CDJs in HID mode. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show Serato DJ and Scratch Live DJs how they can use CDJs in HID mode. The control is quite similar between Traktor and Serato but there are some notable differences in the models that are supported and the hardware required.
Over the last few years, the 'CDJ that doesn't play CDs' has taken on almost mythical status in the DJ world, spoken of in hushed tones by those claiming to be in-the-know, and those who claimed to know somebody else who was. What is perhaps surprising, though, is that the first CD-less player is not a top-end replacement for the CDJ 2000 Nexus, but in fact a replacement for the more budget-minded CDJ-850. An interesting move on Pioneer's part – but has it paid off?
According to a brand new Native Instruments video released today, the widely respected techno/house DJ Carl Cox is now touring with the Kontrol s8 at the center of his rig. He uses the Kontrol S8 as a central mixer and remix deck control station along side two Pioneer CDJ-2000's. Watch the video after the break to learn why the switch up.
About a year ago Pioneer announced a new social media network for DJs called Kuvo which links clubs, DJs, and audiences together. The system has been implemented around the world in many countries where clubs, DJs, and audiences alike have been connecting and sharing music with one another through their online social network. As of October 15th, Pioneer re-launched the Kuvo platform which makes us wonder what has changed and why Pioneer really wants the world to know Kuvo exists. Read more inside about the re-launch of Kuvo and how the network aims to revolutionize everyone’s club experience...again.