Record pools continue to be one of the most popular ways for working DJs to get their music – and today we’re taking a closer look at one in particular, zipDJ. This site is one of the more diverse and exciting pools online for DJs – but how does it fair in real-world everyday use? […]
Yes folks, this is a laptop review, rare for these parts indeed. Most DJs simply get the latest MacBook and call it a day - what's to review? Well, with Steve Jobs' once-renegade company looking more like Microsoft, and some producers preferring to run Windows machines, you might be looking beyond the glowing apple for processing power. The 14" Razer Blade caught my eye as a viable alternative for DJing and production, with solid specs and a black finish that is perfect for the stage and studio. As a long time Apple user locked into Ableton Live, what would life be like if I left the comfort of my silver cloud?
Last week, the team behind the largest free and open source DJ software Mixxx dropped a brand new version of their application, Mixxx 2.0. The new version adds a number of major new features that make it leaps and bounds better than when we last took a serious look at the program back in 2012 (see our review of version 1.10), including four decks, FX chaining, RGB waveforms, and harmonic mixing/key detection. Keep reading to learn what we think of the new version and how the features stack up against other, more costly DJ solutions.
Pioneer is set to start rolling out their brand new, two-channel DJM-S9 battle mixer to stores in the next few weeks. We decided to send our review unit over to two DJTT friends who know Pioneer DJ gear very well - DJs Cotts and Ravine - and have them take it for a spin and share their thoughts. Watch the full review inside:
Today marks the official in-store date for the new Kontrol S5 controller for Traktor, and we've already got a number of DJs who have picked one up in the DJTT store. Many of you had questions about the unit and how it works, so we've got a deep-dive review of the controller in today's article. Read on and chat with us about Native Instruments' latest DJ device!
Ever since Native Instruments released the Maschine Studio with large color displays, DJs have imagined a Traktor controller with full resolution displays. Last November DJs got their wish when Native Instruments released their first Traktor controller with fully integrated screens, the Traktor Kontrol S8. The controller has been out for a while, and our own Ryan Dejaegher has been putting it through the real world trials to see if it's worth the investment.
The original Akai APC40 is one of the rare breed of products in the computer music age to achieve iconic status. Launched in 2009, the APC40 (followed by its more compact sibling, the APC20) was, along with the Novation Launchpad, the first dedicated, plug-and-play Ableton Live controller to hit the mainstream market. Five years later, Akai are releasing a re-imagining of the original APC40, the Mk2. Will it be as widely adopted as its forebear? We spent some time with it to try to find out.
With the DDJ-SZ, Pioneer have clearly set out to produce the ultimate all-in-one DJ controller for Serato DJ. Have they succeeded? We put it to the test in our review, watch the full piece and read more details inside.