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Happy Birthday… To The Forums!

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The birth of great things often go unnoticed until many years later when those great things are held responsible for changing history.  March 31st, 2008 was the birth of one such great thing that has, from the start, changed the digital DJ community forever. That great thing is the DJ TechTools forum, which celebrated it’s third birthday on Thursday.  Today the forum hosts over 35,000 members that are constantly breaking important DJ news and helping other members get more out of their journey through DJing.  To commemorate this special day, we are looking back at the past and the people that helped make the forum what it is today.

Going through the post archives we can find several threads with the 3/31/2008 as their birth date with the very first post being a poll created by Ean asking what software people were using so they could better focus what kind of tutorials they should have on the blog.

This serves as a testament to the fact that the blog was developed to further the digital DJ community and that the forum was a tremendously beneficial side effect to that.  To celebrate the special day I did some quick interviews with a few of the original members turned moderators. Bellow you’ll find a little bit of who they are, their history and some interesting facts about the forum.

BentoSan

BentoSan was the 9th person to sign up on the forum and only a month later was asked to chip in with moderator duties. He’s been taking a much needed break lately and due to the quick deadline of this story I wasn’t able to get his answers back in time. I have however gone through the forum in my best stalker mode and collected some interesting information.

One of Bento’s first post was a poll asking what people preferred to be called as digital DJ’s.

Even though he’s a producer at heart, like many of the other original members, Bento found the forum by searching for information on the VCI-100s.  Inspired by Ean’s controllerism and armed with a new appreciation for digital mixing he started to develop his own style.  Bento wrote several articles on Smart Mixing which have helped many Ableton and Traktor DJs alike over the years.

http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/04/04/smart-mixing-traktor-with-ableton/
http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/06/01/smart-mixing-setup-for-ableton/
http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/06/05/smart-mixing-explained/

Some time in 2008 Bento became the very first employee of Dj TechTools (we now have about 10), responsible for growing and maintaining the forum which he helped build.

You can check out Bento’s 2009 Drum & Bass mix which has already passed 6,000 downloads here.
http://soundcloud.com/bentosan/

Midifidler

Michael Mitchell aka Midifidler found the forum searching for information on the VCI. He was the 6th member of the forum, joining on the first day along with Bentosan.  One of his first posts was a poll asking if people wanted an inexpensive cable to do the VCI-100 firmware upgrade. This became the first internally developed product that DJTT offered for sale and helped thousands of people add incredible functionality to their VCI-100’s. This collaborative medium of ideas born in a community forum, then realized on the blog and sold in the store would become the template for how Dj TechTool’s unique business continues to grow today.

Pre DJTT set up

  • Behringer BCR2000, but soon added a VCI.
  • Midi Fighter (More on that below).

Current setup

  • After using Serato and a pair of dicers for about a year Midifidler’s back on Traktor 2.
  • Midi Fighter (More on that below).

Four days after joining the forum Michael started a thread called custom controllers where he showed off a box shaped creation he made after being inspired by Ean’s arcade modded VCI-100. Some of you may recognize the controller as the first Midi Fighter.

The first time Michael met Ean was after an unplanned trip with Bento to the Kharma Kandara resort where Ean invited the two on a little vacation with the DJTT mix competition winner, Beeson.  It was on that trip that the 2 DJs decided to bring the Midi Fighter to life in a commercial project as a DIY kit . With limited resources and a shoe string budget,  Michael, Ean and Robin (below) developed the product from scratch with absolutely no funding and a whole lot of passion. Today the Midi Fighter is a major part of Dj TechTools culture and provides the funding that we re-invest into new ideas being hatched up right now!

In January, Michael moved to San Francisco from New Zealand to work full time for DJTT (5th employee?), an opportunity he says that has “allowed him to combine his passion for engineering and design, with his love of DJing and music. “ The fact that he gets to work with a great team who all share the same interests is just icing on the cake.

Fatlimey

Fatlimey AKA Robin Green was the 48th person to sign up in the forum, but has been a major contributor ever since. One of his first posts goes into details about things like multiplexers, bits, breadboards and a whole slew of other things that are frankly way over my head. You can read one such post here. Years later he’s still banging on about how simple it is to use the 4051 multiplexer as can be seen in this thread.

Pre DJTT setup

  • Started Digital DJ’ing 10 years before Traktor came out with Carrotsoft’s Virtual Turntables (VTT)
  • X-Session Pro which he still highly recommends for beginners.

Current setup

  • Bought one of the second runs of the VCI-100 SE which he recently saw converted to an arcade mod with the 1.4 firmware
  • Also works on the many incarnations of the Midi Fighter they have in the office.

Robin says he knew from the early days of using the VTT software that digital DJing was the beginning of a new style of music manipulation and bugged industry contacts for an introduction to Ean. It was around the time of that meeting he says he  got roped into making the software for the Midi Fighter.

To give everybody an idea about what kind of hands our precious Midi Fighter  is in, a quick glimpse at Robin’s resumé reveals design work at Sony on the PlayStation 3, a brief stint at Google, credits in four movies from Dreamworks and future work with the guys behind the Xbox Kinect. Even with all that Robin says “Coding the Midi Fighter has been just about the most intense programming job I have ever done, because there’s no precedent. Nobody’s done the things we’ll be showing in the near future so we’ve had a few mis-starts as we try and invent the future in real time.”

When asked if he had anything to add Robin said “READ THE FAQ. Read it. Live it. Don’t bother me with it. :-)”

Although Robin claims to be doomed to be an eternal bedroom hero you can hear some of his moldering mixes at http://www.soundcloud.com/fatlimey

Tekki

Leslie Brohm AKA Leslie Jones AKA Tekki was the 61st person to join the forum and found DJTT like so many others did, when a friend was having a problem with his VCI-100. His first post can be found here http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19 Where he asked for advise on what controller to get. He was finally brought on board as a mod after the rapid growth of the site facilitated the need to help Bento and the other mods out.

Pre DJTT setup

  • Behringer BCR2000
  • Audio 4
  • Midi Fighter prototype (received shortly after joining the forum)

Current setup

  • Traktor Kontrol S4
  • Same prototype Midi Fighter

It’s worth pointing out here that Les has been a long proponent of the BCR2000. He loves the controller, but recognizes the superiority of the one to one integration with the Traktor software and the S4. The combination of the S4 and a Midi Fighter is a great way to supplement the software/controller combination.

As far as life without DJTT Les says it would be a lot less adventurous. He’s had the opportunity to see a few things in advance of the crowd. Things like forum additions and some advance controllers. Plus he was able to spin at the first Midi Fight club held at Tresor in Berlin. A place he had wanted to check out for over 10 years and being able to actually play there was a dream come true that would not have happened if not for DJTT.

Les’ final bit of advise is something he’s fond of saying on the forums often “Think of what you want to do, make a (mental) sketch of it, compare this to what is already available and follow up.” Oh and if you’ve seen the picture of Corporation wearing nothing but a paper bag and his VCI while sitting in his studio please don’t post it again. Some things are better off being lost on the internet.

You can find more about Tekki at  http://journal.ome-les.com

DvlsAdvct

Jared AKA DvlsAdvct was the 42nd person to join the forum. He stumbled on the site via http://www.skratchworx.com after toying with digital vinyl systems but deciding he was tired of lugging all that gear around to various dive bars and questionable venues. Soon after he was on a VCI and Traktor.

Pre DJTT setup

  • Turntables and CD’s

Current setup

  • VCI-100
  • First gen Midi Fighter
  • Launchpad with Abelton plus testing a bunch of different controllers to see what works for him.

One of Jared’s first posts was a question on how to jury rig Traktor 3.4 to make his VCI-100 a four deck controller. Something he soon found was not possible. Not letting that discourage him he focused all his attention to spreading the gospel of the beatgrid. After seeing how adept Jared was at this it was decided that he would be equally adept at deleting spam so he was asked to become a moderator.

When asked what his life would be like without DJTT Jared said “I’d probably have spent a LOT less money on digital equipment and I would have wasted FAR less of my life in Bome’s. Oh dear lord, the hours I spent coding in Hex. On the other end of things, I wouldn’t have met people who have become good friends.”  One of the things that appeals to Jared about the forum are the regulars that can just shoot the bull without taking everything so seriously.

In closing, Jared said “I’ve learned a LOT here. I mean a LOT. I’ve learned more about DJing as a theory and a practice from some of the people here than from most other people in my entire life. There is so much knowledge and positivity here that I can’t stress how important it can be. The blog is great, but these forums are filled with some geniuses I can only hope to aspire to be like.”

JesC

Jesse Orozco AKA JesC was the 324th person to join the forum just a few months after it’s creation. Jesse found the forum on the Native Instruments site seeing Ean talk about the VCI-100 mods he was doing.

Pre DJTT setup

  • Toshiba
  • WinXPX-Session Pro
  • Echo Indigo

Current setup

  • Pioneer DJM-700
  • CDJ-800
  • Serato Scratch Live
  • SL-3
  • Dicers
  • Macbook Pro 13″
  • Jesse still has #5 of 100 of the original run of VCI-100SE’s

Jesse’s first post was asking about using an Edirol MD-P1 with MD4 and how he was tired of using the keyboard. Tekki gave him his first reply and of course, recommended a BCR2000.  Jesse commented on how he was a total noob, but  the forum was full of people who knew a ton about MIDI and how everybody was so helpful.

After experiencing some major worldwide growth in the froums it was decided that some more US help was needed in the mod duties to better spread the spam deletion to different time zones across the world.

One of the things that was echoed by everyone I talked to was community, community, community and Jesse was no different. There’s a certain bit of camaraderie, along with a little ribbing, amongst the regulars. For example Jesse’s favorite post was when Jay who is member number 26285 justifiably told Chilly who is member number 93 to RTFM. To sum it up  Jesse’s a big fan of what some call the place where nice DJs hang out.

You can find out more about Jesse at www.facebook.com/djjesc, www.twitter.com/djjesc, http://dj-jesc.blogspot.com and http://sera.to/~DJ_JesC

Quick forum facts

As of 9:00 am central US time on MArch 31st, 2011 there were:
  • 24,971 threads
  • 251,109 posts
  • 35,439 members
  • 58 people joined the first day

The first 10 people to join were

  1. Ean
  2. Deleted (Ean’s 2nd Profile)
  3. Philll
  4. The Duelist
  5. Travis
  6. Midifidler
  7. 4nT1
  8. rBobz28
  9. Bentosan
  10. Gekko

Forum milestones


Birth of the Midi Fighter
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?p=401#post401
First for sale thread?
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7300
First forum post.
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2
VCI-100 SE’s sold out
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33
The search for the patent attorney
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=708
Explanation of the Fader FX theory
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2276
The first interactive webcast
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11186
1.4 firmware
http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17022

A NOTE FROM EAN

From day one it was clear that a vibrant forum was going to be important to this site’s success. It was also clear that there was no way I could manage the blog AND the forum so I turned that responsibility over to the people on this page. My instructions were simple. “Make sure it feels like the best record store ever. The one where everyone is welcome, the staff is helpful and there are no haters.” Bento and the rest of the guys did an amazing job of turning my vision into a culture that continues today. Without their help and contributions, the digital DJ world WOULD be a very different place. Congrats guys on three solid years, and here is to three even better ones!

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  • http://www.ledpanellight.net/ LEDstrips

    Thanks for this great post and it is really a great project an awesome present.

  • http://www.imigyled.com/product/she/ LEDspotlights

    A new year now and happy birthday again!

  • Foreverhex

    Man those were the days. I can’t believe its been that long. Shout out to all my old DJTT crew.

  • http://twitter.com/vhoff Vinicius Hoffmann

    Hey folks! I’m here too!
    I’m the first Brazilian on the forums and I’m proud to still be here :D
    Everytime I talk with a fellow DJ I mention the DJTT Blog and Forum.
    I’m a DJ because of you guys :)

  • http://twitter.com/vhoff Vinicius Hoffmann

    Hey folks! I’m here too!
    I’m the first Brazilian on the forums and I’m proud to still be here :D
    Everytime I talk with a fellow DJ I mention the DJTT Blog and Forum.
    I’m a DJ because of you guys :)

  • http://twitter.com/vhoff Vinicius Hoffmann

    Hey folks! I’m here too!
    I’m the first Brazilian on the forums and I’m proud to still be here :D
    Everytime I talk with a fellow DJ I mention the DJTT Blog and Forum.
    I’m a DJ because of you guys :)

  • http://twitter.com/vhoff Vinicius Hoffmann

    Hey folks! I’m here too!
    I’m the first Brazilian on the forums and I’m proud to still be here :D
    Everytime I talk with a fellow DJ I mention the DJTT Blog and Forum.
    I’m a DJ because of you guys :)

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    Erm.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    Erm.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    Erm.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    Erm.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    “the place where nice DJs hang out.”
    Hey Photojojo… thats my line from my Facebook… I want a credit hahaha

    Its true though DJTT – The Place Where Nice DJ’s Hang Out.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    “the place where nice DJs hang out.”
    Hey Photojojo… thats my line from my Facebook… I want a credit hahaha

    Its true though DJTT – The Place Where Nice DJ’s Hang Out.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    “the place where nice DJs hang out.”
    Hey Photojojo… thats my line from my Facebook… I want a credit hahaha

    Its true though DJTT – The Place Where Nice DJ’s Hang Out.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    “the place where nice DJs hang out.”
    Hey Photojojo… thats my line from my Facebook… I want a credit hahaha

    Its true though DJTT – The Place Where Nice DJ’s Hang Out.

  • daveq

    hard to believe 3 years has gone by so quickly! happy birthday DJTT, looking forward to seeing many more!

  • daveq

    hard to believe 3 years has gone by so quickly! happy birthday DJTT, looking forward to seeing many more!

  • daveq

    hard to believe 3 years has gone by so quickly! happy birthday DJTT, looking forward to seeing many more!

  • daveq

    hard to believe 3 years has gone by so quickly! happy birthday DJTT, looking forward to seeing many more!

  • Garygary1

    I <3 DJTT (not a bad t-shirt idea)

  • Garygary1

    I <3 DJTT (not a bad t-shirt idea)

  • Garygary1

    I <3 DJTT (not a bad t-shirt idea)

  • Garygary1

    I <3 DJTT (not a bad t-shirt idea)

  • MuzikMonkee

    Happy Birthday DJTT!

  • Anonymous

    It is posts, such as these, that strengthen and enhance the global unity that resonates throughout.

    Happy Birthday to DJTechTools and the entire DJTT Crew

  • Anonymous

    It is posts, such as these, that strengthen and enhance the global unity that resonates throughout.

    Happy Birthday to DJTechTools and the entire DJTT Crew

  • Anonymous

    It is posts, such as these, that strengthen and enhance the global unity that resonates throughout.

    Happy Birthday to DJTechTools and the entire DJTT Crew

  • Anonymous

    It is posts, such as these, that strengthen and enhance the global unity that resonates throughout.

    Happy Birthday to DJTechTools and the entire DJTT Crew

  • http://profiles.google.com/dj.villanus st. villanus

    I’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, have read about every page’s worth of info, and the forum has been in my blind-spot the whole time. Ean’s articles in my old subscription to Remix and the content of the blog have given me the info I’ve needed for the past years. I feel like a douche for just taking and not giving back to this awesome community. Let me join in the fun: forum registration complete.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dj.villanus st. villanus

    I’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, have read about every page’s worth of info, and the forum has been in my blind-spot the whole time. Ean’s articles in my old subscription to Remix and the content of the blog have given me the info I’ve needed for the past years. I feel like a douche for just taking and not giving back to this awesome community. Let me join in the fun: forum registration complete.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dj.villanus st. villanus

    I’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, have read about every page’s worth of info, and the forum has been in my blind-spot the whole time. Ean’s articles in my old subscription to Remix and the content of the blog have given me the info I’ve needed for the past years. I feel like a douche for just taking and not giving back to this awesome community. Let me join in the fun: forum registration complete.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dj.villanus st. villanus

    I’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, have read about every page’s worth of info, and the forum has been in my blind-spot the whole time. Ean’s articles in my old subscription to Remix and the content of the blog have given me the info I’ve needed for the past years. I feel like a douche for just taking and not giving back to this awesome community. Let me join in the fun: forum registration complete.

  • Extraclassic

    Got to agree what a great forum DJTechtools has created.

    For me it’s all about the Controllers, Mods and Gear Reviews section.
    So many people blow me away with there ideas and inventions,
    Always pushing the boundaries and so helpful at the same time.

    Just makes me want to keep coming back.

    Long live DJTechtools

  • Extraclassic

    Got to agree what a great forum DJTechtools has created.

    For me it’s all about the Controllers, Mods and Gear Reviews section.
    So many people blow me away with there ideas and inventions,
    Always pushing the boundaries and so helpful at the same time.

    Just makes me want to keep coming back.

    Long live DJTechtools

  • Extraclassic

    Got to agree what a great forum DJTechtools has created.

    For me it’s all about the Controllers, Mods and Gear Reviews section.
    So many people blow me away with there ideas and inventions,
    Always pushing the boundaries and so helpful at the same time.

    Just makes me want to keep coming back.

    Long live DJTechtools

  • Extraclassic

    Got to agree what a great forum DJTechtools has created.

    For me it’s all about the Controllers, Mods and Gear Reviews section.
    So many people blow me away with there ideas and inventions,
    Always pushing the boundaries and so helpful at the same time.

    Just makes me want to keep coming back.

    Long live DJTechtools

  • proben

    Gotta love JesC’s blog. It works!

  • proben

    Gotta love JesC’s blog. It works!

  • proben

    Gotta love JesC’s blog. It works!

  • proben

    Gotta love JesC’s blog. It works!

    • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

      its fixed…LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

      its fixed…LOL!

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        JesC has friends in low places :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        JesC has friends in low places :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        JesC has friends in low places :)

    • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

      its fixed…LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

      its fixed…LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/SamBenDavid SamBenDavid aka DJew

    By far the best DJ website on the web. Well done with everything so far Ean

  • http://twitter.com/SamBenDavid SamBenDavid aka DJew

    By far the best DJ website on the web. Well done with everything so far Ean

  • http://twitter.com/SamBenDavid SamBenDavid aka DJew

    By far the best DJ website on the web. Well done with everything so far Ean

  • http://twitter.com/SamBenDavid SamBenDavid aka DJew

    By far the best DJ website on the web. Well done with everything so far Ean

  • http://djgirish.com DJ Girish

    Happy Birth DJTT

  • http://djgirish.com DJ Girish

    Happy Birth DJTT

  • http://djgirish.com DJ Girish

    Happy Birth DJTT

  • http://djgirish.com DJ Girish

    Happy Birth DJTT

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunhohan Eliot Han

    happy life anniversary DJTT .. you guys have shown me so much … keep it coming!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunhohan Eliot Han

    happy life anniversary DJTT .. you guys have shown me so much … keep it coming!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunhohan Eliot Han

    happy life anniversary DJTT .. you guys have shown me so much … keep it coming!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunhohan Eliot Han

    happy life anniversary DJTT .. you guys have shown me so much … keep it coming!!!

  • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

    Sweet! To another 3 years to DJTT’s!

    • Guest

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Guest

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Guest

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Guest

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Leslie Jones

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Leslie Jones

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Leslie Jones

      Just three, Jes? ;)

    • Leslie Jones

      Just three, Jes? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

    Sweet! To another 3 years to DJTT’s!

  • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

    Sweet! To another 3 years to DJTT’s!

  • http://twitter.com/DJJesC DJ JesC

    Sweet! To another 3 years to DJTT’s!

  • Anonymous

    Great work guys!! Thanks for the inspiration…
    Peace JDT!

  • Anonymous

    Great work guys!! Thanks for the inspiration…
    Peace JDT!

  • Anonymous

    Great work guys!! Thanks for the inspiration…
    Peace JDT!

  • Anonymous

    Great work guys!! Thanks for the inspiration…
    Peace JDT!

  • Anonymous

    We reserve the right, on occasion, to try and sell you beautiful and useful items.

  • Anonymous

    We reserve the right, on occasion, to try and sell you beautiful and useful items.

  • Anonymous

    We reserve the right, on occasion, to try and sell you beautiful and useful items.

  • DJRemco

    No Karlos :O!?

    Love the forums & site :D! Ean really inspired me to go DJ’ing, even tough my mixing style is very different!

  • DJRemco

    No Karlos :O!?

    Love the forums & site :D! Ean really inspired me to go DJ’ing, even tough my mixing style is very different!

  • DJRemco

    No Karlos :O!?

    Love the forums & site :D! Ean really inspired me to go DJ’ing, even tough my mixing style is very different!

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

      double post

      • Anonymous

        I like that its about the original guys and the way it all started. They have contributed a enormous amount of time and effort. They are the reason we joined. Im sure our time will come ;-)

      • Anonymous

        I like that its about the original guys and the way it all started. They have contributed a enormous amount of time and effort. They are the reason we joined. Im sure our time will come ;-)

      • Anonymous

        I like that its about the original guys and the way it all started. They have contributed a enormous amount of time and effort. They are the reason we joined. Im sure our time will come ;-)

      • Anonymous

        I like that its about the original guys and the way it all started. They have contributed a enormous amount of time and effort. They are the reason we joined. Im sure our time will come ;-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

      double post

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

      Yeah I wanted to include the new mods, but the story was really more about the beginnings of the forum and Karlos, Jester and myself really didn’t fit into that. I did discuss it with them and they agreed.

      • Anonymous

        No worries Karlos, Jester and Photojojo….DJTT is a wild, raging animal and you’re all wearing bacon underwear :)

      • Anonymous

        No worries Karlos, Jester and Photojojo….DJTT is a wild, raging animal and you’re all wearing bacon underwear :)

      • Anonymous

        No worries Karlos, Jester and Photojojo….DJTT is a wild, raging animal and you’re all wearing bacon underwear :)

      • Anonymous

        No worries Karlos, Jester and Photojojo….DJTT is a wild, raging animal and you’re all wearing bacon underwear :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

      Yeah I wanted to include the new mods, but the story was really more about the beginnings of the forum and Karlos, Jester and myself really didn’t fit into that. I did discuss it with them and they agreed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

      Yeah I wanted to include the new mods, but the story was really more about the beginnings of the forum and Karlos, Jester and myself really didn’t fit into that. I did discuss it with them and they agreed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661226832 Chris L Combe

    w00t 7th person to register as 4nT1.. love this site and the forum.. keep up the awesome work guys, I tell all my dj mates to check it out!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661226832 Chris L Combe

    w00t 7th person to register as 4nT1.. love this site and the forum.. keep up the awesome work guys, I tell all my dj mates to check it out!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661226832 Chris L Combe

    w00t 7th person to register as 4nT1.. love this site and the forum.. keep up the awesome work guys, I tell all my dj mates to check it out!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661226832 Chris L Combe

    w00t 7th person to register as 4nT1.. love this site and the forum.. keep up the awesome work guys, I tell all my dj mates to check it out!!

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Another reason why this website rocks and is my favorite

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Another reason why this website rocks and is my favorite

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Another reason why this website rocks and is my favorite

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Another reason why this website rocks and is my favorite

  • fr@nz

    I was totally against controllers before I stumbled upon this site. You know those guys who look at you funny and give you a hard time when you show up with a controller to a gig…well that was me. I still love turntables but I now use a traktor s4 and switched from Serato to Traktor. What I’ve learned on this site has truely reinvigorated my love djing. I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but I have to admit this site totally changed the way I DJ and has improved it as well. Being in the DJ seen I’ve noticed DJ’s don’t like to share too much info and don’t really take the inititative to help each other out due to the overall competative nature of the scene…which is fine. You guys share all your tips, knowledge, etc…that really impact and improve a DJ’s delivery and for that I, along with many other people I’m sure, have to give it up to you guys. This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.

  • fr@nz

    I was totally against controllers before I stumbled upon this site. You know those guys who look at you funny and give you a hard time when you show up with a controller to a gig…well that was me. I still love turntables but I now use a traktor s4 and switched from Serato to Traktor. What I’ve learned on this site has truely reinvigorated my love djing. I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but I have to admit this site totally changed the way I DJ and has improved it as well. Being in the DJ seen I’ve noticed DJ’s don’t like to share too much info and don’t really take the inititative to help each other out due to the overall competative nature of the scene…which is fine. You guys share all your tips, knowledge, etc…that really impact and improve a DJ’s delivery and for that I, along with many other people I’m sure, have to give it up to you guys. This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.

  • fr@nz

    I was totally against controllers before I stumbled upon this site. You know those guys who look at you funny and give you a hard time when you show up with a controller to a gig…well that was me. I still love turntables but I now use a traktor s4 and switched from Serato to Traktor. What I’ve learned on this site has truely reinvigorated my love djing. I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but I have to admit this site totally changed the way I DJ and has improved it as well. Being in the DJ seen I’ve noticed DJ’s don’t like to share too much info and don’t really take the inititative to help each other out due to the overall competative nature of the scene…which is fine. You guys share all your tips, knowledge, etc…that really impact and improve a DJ’s delivery and for that I, along with many other people I’m sure, have to give it up to you guys. This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.

    • B3nz0n8

      “I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but….”

      …Give it time, my friend. The break-in period is beautiful :)

    • B3nz0n8

      “I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but….”

      …Give it time, my friend. The break-in period is beautiful :)

      • Anonymous

        “This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.”

        …aaaand there it is…. :)

      • Anonymous

        “This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.”

        …aaaand there it is…. :)

      • Anonymous

        “This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.”

        …aaaand there it is…. :)

      • Anonymous

        “This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.”

        …aaaand there it is…. :)

    • B3nz0n8

      “I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but….”

      …Give it time, my friend. The break-in period is beautiful :)

    • B3nz0n8

      “I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but….”

      …Give it time, my friend. The break-in period is beautiful :)

  • fr@nz

    I was totally against controllers before I stumbled upon this site. You know those guys who look at you funny and give you a hard time when you show up with a controller to a gig…well that was me. I still love turntables but I now use a traktor s4 and switched from Serato to Traktor. What I’ve learned on this site has truely reinvigorated my love djing. I’m not a djtechtool fanboy or anything but I have to admit this site totally changed the way I DJ and has improved it as well. Being in the DJ seen I’ve noticed DJ’s don’t like to share too much info and don’t really take the inititative to help each other out due to the overall competative nature of the scene…which is fine. You guys share all your tips, knowledge, etc…that really impact and improve a DJ’s delivery and for that I, along with many other people I’m sure, have to give it up to you guys. This is one of the illest DJ sites hands down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001980166282 Anthony Nicholson

    woooopp
    forum regulars represent!

    -theory28

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001980166282 Anthony Nicholson

    woooopp
    forum regulars represent!

    -theory28

    • http://profiles.google.com/darichard1 derek richard

      theory, if the forum was a bar, you would def be considered an alcoholic, but like a good alcoholic. Every time i show up (which isnt to often) your always sitting there helpful wisdom!

      Much appreciated,
      —Derek Richard (Dritch)

      o yah Happy birthday DJTT forums, the main reason i became a digital DJ!

    • http://profiles.google.com/darichard1 derek richard

      theory, if the forum was a bar, you would def be considered an alcoholic, but like a good alcoholic. Every time i show up (which isnt to often) your always sitting there helpful wisdom!

      Much appreciated,
      —Derek Richard (Dritch)

      o yah Happy birthday DJTT forums, the main reason i became a digital DJ!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001980166282 Anthony Nicholson

    woooopp
    forum regulars represent!

    -theory28

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001980166282 Anthony Nicholson

    woooopp
    forum regulars represent!

    -theory28

  • Quenepas

    I also definetly believe the forum here was very important in the development of the website and controllerism in general since it was of the first communities with this particular interest and for new and old DJ’s that before plunging serious cash in something relatively unknown they had the place to ask and get answers they need.

    It’s interesting to see that many people had never delved into this world of digital controllerism if it wasnt for the forums. Just like them, I can say the same and took the journey to learn, practice, practice, practice to finally being able to play for my friends and them loving it. That feeling was definetly worth getting into this venture and you were a big part of it helping me.

    Happy BDAY DJTT!!

  • Quenepas

    I also definetly believe the forum here was very important in the development of the website and controllerism in general since it was of the first communities with this particular interest and for new and old DJ’s that before plunging serious cash in something relatively unknown they had the place to ask and get answers they need.

    It’s interesting to see that many people had never delved into this world of digital controllerism if it wasnt for the forums. Just like them, I can say the same and took the journey to learn, practice, practice, practice to finally being able to play for my friends and them loving it. That feeling was definetly worth getting into this venture and you were a big part of it helping me.

    Happy BDAY DJTT!!

  • Quenepas

    I also definetly believe the forum here was very important in the development of the website and controllerism in general since it was of the first communities with this particular interest and for new and old DJ’s that before plunging serious cash in something relatively unknown they had the place to ask and get answers they need.

    It’s interesting to see that many people had never delved into this world of digital controllerism if it wasnt for the forums. Just like them, I can say the same and took the journey to learn, practice, practice, practice to finally being able to play for my friends and them loving it. That feeling was definetly worth getting into this venture and you were a big part of it helping me.

    Happy BDAY DJTT!!

  • Quenepas

    I also definetly believe the forum here was very important in the development of the website and controllerism in general since it was of the first communities with this particular interest and for new and old DJ’s that before plunging serious cash in something relatively unknown they had the place to ask and get answers they need.

    It’s interesting to see that many people had never delved into this world of digital controllerism if it wasnt for the forums. Just like them, I can say the same and took the journey to learn, practice, practice, practice to finally being able to play for my friends and them loving it. That feeling was definetly worth getting into this venture and you were a big part of it helping me.

    Happy BDAY DJTT!!

  • Fleater

    Whoot toDJTT

  • Fleater

    Whoot toDJTT

  • Fleater

    Whoot toDJTT

  • Fleater

    Whoot toDJTT

  • Ivanthegreat

    DJTT is part of the reason I became a DJ. As a relativley new DJ, this website has allowed me to catch up on years of knowledge and advancements on digital djin and provided great tips. Happy Birthday DJTT!

  • Ivanthegreat

    DJTT is part of the reason I became a DJ. As a relativley new DJ, this website has allowed me to catch up on years of knowledge and advancements on digital djin and provided great tips. Happy Birthday DJTT!

  • Ivanthegreat

    DJTT is part of the reason I became a DJ. As a relativley new DJ, this website has allowed me to catch up on years of knowledge and advancements on digital djin and provided great tips. Happy Birthday DJTT!

  • Ivanthegreat

    DJTT is part of the reason I became a DJ. As a relativley new DJ, this website has allowed me to catch up on years of knowledge and advancements on digital djin and provided great tips. Happy Birthday DJTT!

  • Earl panda

    Loving the post! Loving the site! Nice to be part of it for three years now!

  • Earl panda

    Loving the post! Loving the site! Nice to be part of it for three years now!

  • Earl panda

    Loving the post! Loving the site! Nice to be part of it for three years now!

  • Earl panda

    Loving the post! Loving the site! Nice to be part of it for three years now!

  • Jester

    Great Article! Respect to the OG members, Happy birthday DJTT and many more to come.
    J

  • Jester

    Great Article! Respect to the OG members, Happy birthday DJTT and many more to come.
    J

  • http://twitter.com/HerbStrike HerbStrike

    been a member for a year and my knowledge of djing has come on leaps and bounds, i first found the site while searching for vci 100′s too but it was the first april fools post which kept me coming back for more. Great forum, Great members, Great products, keep up the good work guys, How much for the UK Franchise? ;)

  • Origthedj

    Happy birthday DTT! I’m grateful for all that goes on in this website. I’ve made it a habit to checking in with DTT every day to find more about my favorite thing to do…. Making digital music…. Thanks Ean and all of you’s guys that make this site.

  • Origthedj

    Happy birthday DTT! I’m grateful for all that goes on in this website. I’ve made it a habit to checking in with DTT every day to find more about my favorite thing to do…. Making digital music…. Thanks Ean and all of you’s guys that make this site.

  • Origthedj

    Happy birthday DTT! I’m grateful for all that goes on in this website. I’ve made it a habit to checking in with DTT every day to find more about my favorite thing to do…. Making digital music…. Thanks Ean and all of you’s guys that make this site.

  • BuckWilder

    New forum member, new VCI100 SE owner, stoked to be part of this!

  • BuckWilder

    New forum member, new VCI100 SE owner, stoked to be part of this!

  • BuckWilder

    New forum member, new VCI100 SE owner, stoked to be part of this!

  • BuckWilder

    New forum member, new VCI100 SE owner, stoked to be part of this!

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    I’m just proud to know these guys. In their small way they make the internet a better place. Period.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    I’m just proud to know these guys. In their small way they make the internet a better place. Period.

  • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

    I’m just proud to know these guys. In their small way they make the internet a better place. Period.

  • zeba

    Happy Birthday DjTechtools admins opz & otha techtools contributors

  • zeba

    Happy Birthday DjTechtools admins opz & otha techtools contributors

  • zeba

    Happy Birthday DjTechtools admins opz & otha techtools contributors

  • zeba

    Happy Birthday DjTechtools admins opz & otha techtools contributors

  • Paulalexsaltis

    What a nice feel-good article, credit where its due, its the only website I’m guaranteed to check daily, an adequate replacement for the dwindling record store cluture. Cheers for the challenge and taking Djing up a notch.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      nice one- glad to hear that. As a dj of 15 years, That is exactly what I was hoping for with Dj TT: Offer a replacement to the disappearing record store culture.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      nice one- glad to hear that. As a dj of 15 years, That is exactly what I was hoping for with Dj TT: Offer a replacement to the disappearing record store culture.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      nice one- glad to hear that. As a dj of 15 years, That is exactly what I was hoping for with Dj TT: Offer a replacement to the disappearing record store culture.

      • Paulalexsaltis

        Keep doing what your doing, pushing the boundaries and not settling for original factory settings! So glad I took the leap into controllerism, it would have been a nightmare without DJTT big up yourselves :D

      • Paulalexsaltis

        Keep doing what your doing, pushing the boundaries and not settling for original factory settings! So glad I took the leap into controllerism, it would have been a nightmare without DJTT big up yourselves :D

      • Paulalexsaltis

        Keep doing what your doing, pushing the boundaries and not settling for original factory settings! So glad I took the leap into controllerism, it would have been a nightmare without DJTT big up yourselves :D

      • Paulalexsaltis

        Keep doing what your doing, pushing the boundaries and not settling for original factory settings! So glad I took the leap into controllerism, it would have been a nightmare without DJTT big up yourselves :D

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      nice one- glad to hear that. As a dj of 15 years, That is exactly what I was hoping for with Dj TT: Offer a replacement to the disappearing record store culture.

  • Coldfuzion

    DJ Tech Tools is the reason I am a DJ. It’s my DJing bible. This is by far one of the best communities i’ve ever seen flourish. I hope (and am sure) we can continue to celebrate DJTTs birth days for many decades to come!

  • Coldfuzion

    DJ Tech Tools is the reason I am a DJ. It’s my DJing bible. This is by far one of the best communities i’ve ever seen flourish. I hope (and am sure) we can continue to celebrate DJTTs birth days for many decades to come!

    • http://www.101services.com Info

      “DJTECHTOOLS IS THE REASON I AM A DJ. ITS MY DJING BIBLE”

      Amen to that

      If that was a T-Shirt, Id have one,

      just sayin..

    • http://www.101services.com Info

      “DJTECHTOOLS IS THE REASON I AM A DJ. ITS MY DJING BIBLE”

      Amen to that

      If that was a T-Shirt, Id have one,

      just sayin..

    • http://www.101services.com Info

      “DJTECHTOOLS IS THE REASON I AM A DJ. ITS MY DJING BIBLE”

      Amen to that

      If that was a T-Shirt, Id have one,

      just sayin..

    • http://www.101services.com Info

      “DJTECHTOOLS IS THE REASON I AM A DJ. ITS MY DJING BIBLE”

      Amen to that

      If that was a T-Shirt, Id have one,

      just sayin..

  • http://twitter.com/djmarcelektro Marco F

    I’m really glad that DJTT exists and if it weren’t for the guys mentioned above and the DJTT team I would not know half the things I know about Digital DJing!

  • http://twitter.com/djmarcelektro Marco F

    I’m really glad that DJTT exists and if it weren’t for the guys mentioned above and the DJTT team I would not know half the things I know about Digital DJing!

  • http://twitter.com/djmarcelektro Marco F

    I’m really glad that DJTT exists and if it weren’t for the guys mentioned above and the DJTT team I would not know half the things I know about Digital DJing!

  • Parkaust

    So glad to be part of this community. Everyone here is awesome and we all get along great. Good job Ean and the rest of the DJTT crew hope this site never dies. As a birthday present lets hear a supermix with all the main guys getting a part in it

  • Parkaust

    So glad to be part of this community. Everyone here is awesome and we all get along great. Good job Ean and the rest of the DJTT crew hope this site never dies. As a birthday present lets hear a supermix with all the main guys getting a part in it

  • Tenotch

    thanks

  • Tenotch

    thanks

  • Tenotch

    thanks

  • Tenotch

    thanks

  • Tenotch

    thanks

  • michel.be

    Salut à toutes et tous !
    Le bébé a bien grandi et pour ses trois ans, je me permets de lui souhaiter et joyeux anniversaire et féliciter son papa et ses oncles !!
    Bonnes continuations !
    Un grand merci de Belgique pour cette adresse !!

    michel.be

  • michel.be

    Salut à toutes et tous !
    Le bébé a bien grandi et pour ses trois ans, je me permets de lui souhaiter et joyeux anniversaire et féliciter son papa et ses oncles !!
    Bonnes continuations !
    Un grand merci de Belgique pour cette adresse !!

    michel.be

  • Taz

    Nevermind, didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Taz

    Nevermind, didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Taz

    Nevermind, didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Taz

    Nevermind, didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Taz

    Nevermind, didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Taz

    Just curious, how many people signed up the first day?

  • Taz

    Just curious, how many people signed up the first day?

  • Taz

    Just curious, how many people signed up the first day?

  • Taz

    Just curious, how many people signed up the first day?

  • Taz

    Just curious, how many people signed up the first day?

    • Taz

      Nevermind, I didn’t catch the clearly stated 58 on the first read.

  • Tyfurious

    Wish I would have joined earlier, but I’m so happy to be part of it now ^.^

  • Tyfurious

    Wish I would have joined earlier, but I’m so happy to be part of it now ^.^

  • Tyfurious

    Wish I would have joined earlier, but I’m so happy to be part of it now ^.^

  • Tyfurious

    Wish I would have joined earlier, but I’m so happy to be part of it now ^.^

  • Tyfurious

    Wish I would have joined earlier, but I’m so happy to be part of it now ^.^

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        Well there was the Qbert deal, but I agree!! A monthly Q&A session would be cool. Maybe a 24 hour live webcam pointed at the ping pong table? ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        Well there was the Qbert deal, but I agree!! A monthly Q&A session would be cool. Maybe a 24 hour live webcam pointed at the ping pong table? ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

        Well there was the Qbert deal, but I agree!! A monthly Q&A session would be cool. Maybe a 24 hour live webcam pointed at the ping pong table? ;)

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

    • Georgeo0

      O! and another interactive webcast should happen again…….. soon!

  • Georgeo0

    Awesome! happy to be part of such an awesome website and forum :)