There’s been a small bump of news for DJ and production technology for NAMM 2017, but on the whole, the convention felt a bit lackluster compared to years past. Keep reading for an overview of what we saw that was new, and what booths were missing at the show.
We've just received a very short press release from Rane Corportation - the company behind famous DJ mixers like the TTM57 and the MP2015 - that discloses a sale of the company to InMusic, the same company that has snatched up numerous DJ companies in the past, like Denon DJ, Numark, and Akai. Keep reading for the details.
Last time we were talking about Vekked's DJing skills was when he won the DMC World DJ Championships in October. He has since been back to talk to DJTT about buying turntables in 2016, but now he is back with a golden set that continues to show DJs what it takes to make a world championship routine.
There's tons of reasons to need to change out a DJ mixer during a set or club night - but that doesn't mean you have to turn off the music and unplug everything. In today's Throwback Thursday video from Ean, he shows how a simple stereo cable swap out allows DJs to keep some of the music going while changing DJ mixers. Watch how it works inside:
One of the oldest tricks in the DJ world is to use any and all of the controls on a DJ mixer to gate or transform one of the playing decks. There's plenty of ways to do it - so in today's Throwback Thursday DJ technique, Ean explains how and why you might want to swipe the input selector in time with the beat. Watch inside:
We're so close to the weekend which means it's time for our second Throwback Thursday tutorial hosted by Ean Golden. Last week Ean showed you how to pitch ride on turntables to match the BPM of two records. Today Ean will show you how to create a beat repeat effect using 2 records. No software effects or mixer effects required, all you need is two copies of the same record.
Since NAMM 2015, Rane has been teasing the TTM57 MKII which will fight to replace its predecessor as the next go to mixer for turntablists. Skratch Bastid is the focus of Serato’s latest routine video which shows him cutting up NXWXRK by Nadus and using the mixer’s effects to build a rhythmic remix of the song. As […]
Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks at the travel gear of Brainfeeder artist William Benjamin Bensussen, better known as The Gaslamp Killer. As an alternative hip hop DJ and producer, Gaslamp Killer helped found "Low End Theory", an experimental hip hop and electronic music club night held every week at The Airliner in LA. One of the most unique pieces in his setup isn't exactly DJ gear, it's an Apple Airport Express. Find out why it's crucial for his sets.