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Dj Equipment

DDJ-S1 and DDJ-T1: the full scoop

Jumping on the momentum that yesterday's leak produced, the full details and official announcements have come from the Pioneer, Serato Audio, and Traktor camps. Our complete lack of factual information has been remedied: the Pioneer DDJ-T1…

USB 3.0- Ready For DJs?

With the onslaught of new controllers, there remains an old friend common to just about all of them, the USB connection.  And just as our DJ equipment keeps evolving and improving, the folks behind the USB protocol are ever pushing to keep…

Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

You get to the club with plenty of time, carefully set up all your equipment and, with just five minutes before start time, realize the worst: the laptop's power supply is at home. In this nightmare scenario (which is more common than you…

MIDI Enabled DJ Mixers

The DJ console has come a long way since Francis Grasso plied his trade with the first stereo mixers.  Today DJs have digital, analog, MIDI, and hybrid mixers. While analog, digital and MIDI are married among the available controls, great…

MacBook USB Port Inequality

An audio issue is every DJ's worst nightmare, after all audio is our art!  For digital DJs, there are two sets of audio to worry about: analogue and digital, with USB being the most popular means for our digital hook-up.  For MacBook and…

Save your Laptop

***News flash**** Laptops are not designed for use in dj booths. There are many things that can go wrong with your laptop and chances are if you dj for long enough then almost all of them will. Here is a short list of some of my personal…

Scrolling Vinyl View Finder Thingy

25 years of spinning discs should be enough for most people but many still think all aspects of djing should be done from a turntable. While we respectfully disagree, these smart folks from the university of Ulm have created a software…