Digital DJs have a drastically different landscape than they did ten years ago. Instead of highly specialized tools, there now a handful of options that all have a near-comparable feature set. But which one is being used by the most DJs? We try to find out in this article.
Straight out of New Zealand is a brand new Serato DJ public beta that brings DVS support for all the promised Scratch Live sound cards and devices that will unify the software under the Serato DJ name: Numark V7 Rane SL2 Rane SL3 Rane SL4 Rane Sixty-One Rane Sixty-Two Rane Sixty-Eight Pioneer CDJ-900 OSA support […]
It’s a blast from the past as well as a breath of fresh air, as Electrix returns with an impressively built, highly functional mid-sized controller intended mainly for Ableton Live or various DJ software. With its pressure-sensitive drum pads and 32-button grid, can it really do double duty as both your Ableton launcher and DJ […]
It’s Serato‘s turn to roll out a batch of new updates for their entire DJ software range (except for Intro), with the release of Scratch Live 2.4.3, ITCH 2.2.2, and Serato Video 1.1. For SSL and ITCH, there are just three major changes among a slew of minor bug fixes: • Support for Mac OS […]
Have you ever found yourself trying to switch between two DJs that are sharing the same USB mixer, sound card or DVS interface? It’s a common problem in live scenarios, and having a few handy tools up your sleeve can help make a hairy switch seamless. DJTT comes to the rescue with six of our own creative ways to […]
Digital DJing and controllerism has come a long way from simply “laptop DJing” (say it with contempt for full effect), but for most digital DJs the laptop remains the central part of their setup. While there’s usually a better workflow than hunching over your keyboard, there are instances where using your computer’s keyboard gets the […]
If you walk into a club there are usually two “control” devices available: CDJs and turntables. If you are using Serato Scratch or Traktor Scratch, then you have the choice of controlling the software with these two hardware controllers adapted into the digital age. You also have two ways of connecting the hardware with your […]
We tend to focus a lot on Traktor in our controllerism articles because of its simpler and more flexible controller mapping capabilities, but there are a fair few hidden – or at least, subtly introduced – features that make controllerism in Scratch Live a lot of fun too. While many “Serato” djs may stick to […]