When it comes to promoting and networking the first thing most DJs immediately jump to is social media, "get a Facebook page and create an event," or "get a Soundcloud account and send out your mixes". While social media has it's place in promotion, DJs are missing out on a platform that has more users than Facebook and Twitter combined, plus more engaged users. Is this a brand new platform that just launched? Is it Facegramsnap? it's email. Today, David King, founder of Receiver, is going to share how to collect fans emails and why it's superior to social media for reach and engagement.
Last year Serato introduced Serato Flip, an incredible feature that lets DJs record cue point automation to easily create and recall edits on the fly. For DJs that are new to production, Flip is an easy way to start creating edits that doesn't require a DAW. DJ TechTools reached out to the good guys at Serato to see if they could show some cool ways to use Serato Flip. Watch Kutcorners showcase 7 ways to use Serato Flip using the Pioneer DDJ SX2.
Our friend Shawn Wasabi is back on the Midi Fighter performance train, this time with an epic three minute performance that mashes up samples and sounds from over 150 different songs. What makes this performance special the use of a custom-made Midi Fighter 64 that we built exclusively for Shawn at his request. Click in to learn more about the controller and performance.
Serato DJ or Traktor Pro 2? It's a common question that comes up a lot in the DJ community. Both programs have several unique features that sets them apart such a video mixing with Serato DJ or Traktor's deep midi mapping capabilities. What about FX? Today we're going to take an indepth look at the similarities and differences of the FX and FX units in Traktor Pro 2 and Serato DJ.
One of the single best ways to develop your skills as a DJ and advance to the next level is through consistent gigs in front of a specific crowd. A local residency is one of the most reliable ways to get that experience. In today's article we talk with a number of resident DJs from around the world, along with providing some recommendations on how to land that coveted spot.
Tomorrow afternoon I will set out with Richie Hawtin and a talented cast of electronic music experts on the second edition of CNTRL. Each day the group will speak at universities across the nation in a quest to inspire new and old producers to believe that they too, can find their own unique voice in music. Today, I sat down with Richie to talk about CNTRL and learned some interesting things along the way.
Pioneer CDJs are the industry standard found in DJ booths and on festival stages around the world. Although they're industry standard we noticed that there aren't many great tutorials out there showing how to get more out of the CDJs. So DJ TechTools reached out to a couple CDJ pros, DJ Ravine and Cotts who have over X number of views to share some cool tricks that DJs can use the next time they find themselves performing with CDJs. Keep reading for some easy scratching tips and cool ways to use slip mode on the CDJs.
Two decades after the original Summer of Love, Britain exploded into two seasons of euphoria, capturing the minds of British youth to the sound of acid house. Emulating the free spirit and hedonism of the 60s, the summers of 88 and 89 helped define the zeitgeist of that era in rave culture.