Launchpad master Nev slices up elements of tracks and plays them out live with wild visuals.
No DJ ever really makes it anymore without producing tracks, and getting into that game can be daunting, but Native Instruments’ Maschine Studio expertly combines a powerful, straightforward beat- and music-creation software with a top-notch controller. Whether you want it as a stand-alone system or expansion tool, Maschine Studio has something to offer to your musical goals.
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to reflect back on a great year of articles and a growing DJ TechTools community. It was a slower year in general for new DJ gear as compared to the early phases of the controller craze, but we had no shortage of interesting subjects to write about. Grab your time machine and check out what you might have missed or forgotten.
Digital DJs and producers should start making a list and checking it twice. 2014 is almost here, and with it quickly comes the NAMM convention and a whole slew of new software and hardware. We’ve put together a wish list of gear and features that we’d like to see next year – read our thoughts […]
DJ Angelo's routine on the RP-8000s with integrated MIDI controls
The Mixed In Key crew released the brand new 6.0 version of their key detection software for DJs over the weekend, bringing with it a set of updates that will make key detection more accurate for digital DJs. In the press release we got for 6.0, MIK boasted to be “600%” more detailed in the […]
Mad Zach rocking two Midi Fighter Spectras, serious finger drumming dexterity!
OK, you’ve figured out basic two track mixing, started blending four decks, and even thrown in a little beat juggling for good measure. What’s next in the pantheon of creative DJ mixing? How about advanced harmonic transitions? DJs talk all the time about taking people on a “journey”, but to really create a musical story […]