About a year ago we first saw a prototype of an incredibly unique bit of turntablism kit that removes the turntable altogether: the SliderKut. First imagined and championed by 2012 DMC Online World Champion DJ Fong Fong, the SliderKut is "linear timecode" - signal sent to a DVS system via a straight line control surface instead of a round vinyl record. Keep reading for details, and to find out how the Kickstarter hopes to turn a one-off prototype into a ready-for-purchase, portable, DJ scratch tool.
It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out of there iOS device. Inklen introduced the Tonetable app in 2011 which is a DVS control device for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. DVS control for iOS is really cool but the folks at Stagecraft took the app to the next level by creating a compatible VST. Read more below about how Tonetable now can be used to create scratch effects in any VST compatible DAW and what Scratch Track brings for producers.
Looking at major clubs and festivals around the world, the setup most often found in the DJ booth or on stage are Pioneer CDJ 2000s and a Pioneer DJM 900. This is paradise for Rekordbox DJs, they show up, plug in their USB sticks and they're good to go. Imagine being a Traktor DJ and having the ability to show up at a club and get the same setup convenience. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show you how by using the CDJ 2000s in HID mode with Traktor. No more soundcards or timecode CDs, just USB cables.
Virtual DJ holds an unfair reputation as being an intro level piece of software that serves as a great starting point for many younger DJs. Virtual DJ has been around for a long time and even though their software isn’t as high-visiblity as Traktor or Serato, the Atomix Productions team has put in the resources to develop what […]
Many DJs own turntables or CDJs but don’t have the cash to start building out a full setup for control vinyl right away – so how can you test the waters of a DVS system without breaking the bank? Today we’re sharing a tip from DJTT reader ssamkange on how he built his own DVS setup […]
Serato has dropped the promised 1.5 update to Serato DJ this morning, complete with the very first support for timecode via the two currently supported mixers, the Rane Sixty-Four and Pioneer DJM-900SRT. Considering that they’re both quite expensive, it might be a while before you see a DJ in the wild using Serato DJ with […]
Native Instruments released a new incremental update to Traktor Pro early this morning, wrapping in a number of small bug fixes and features into an update that largely focuses on adding Kontrol S2/S4 MK2 integration in time for the controllers’ release date next Monday. The major improvements address auto-gain interface issues, track analysis stability, and […]
Just announced today, the merging of Serato’s DJ softwares has begun – bringing DVS support to Serato DJ with the launch of a new version of the program, 1.5. The announcement comes in tandem with three new pieces of gear: the Rane Sixty-Four mixer, a Pioneer DJM-900 SRT Serato DJ Edition, and the Pioneer DDJ-SP1 […]