Let's face the music, folks: DJs love being the center of attention. Throughout the course of the night they are always looking for ways to remind people: "Hey, I'm not an over-paid iPod!" Mainly though, we love any kind of positive reaction from the crowd - the ultimate form of DJ crack. Many of these techniques are tired, overdone, and simply put, "easy pops". Here are five of the worst offenders, and their more creative alternatives.
Mad Zach just wrapped up a brief US tour and was kind enough to record a quick How I Play interview from behind the booth at his gig in Oakland, explaining how he uses his Midi Fighter Spectras, Twister, and Moogerfooger to perform a dynamic set. Watch the quick interview inside as well as a complete video of his hour-long set later that night.
Rheyne, known on YouTube for his jam sessions with iPad production apps, hardware synths, and MIDI controllers, has put out his 100th live jam. In celebration, it's a full hour-long performance, featuring all kinds of gear in his setup. Watch the full video below, and check out our quick interview with Rheyne about this jam, his gear, and the process behind his performances below.
Is there a perfect mixer for under $300? Back in April, we reached out to our readers to help us identify a selection of mixers around that price point which would be most interesting to review as a group. Today, we present the results of that test. We've gathered mixers from Allen & Heath, Pioneer, DJ-Tech, and Behringer—all of which can be found in stores for around $300 or less—to help you make that choice perfect budget-mixer choice.
Big changes are afoot here at DJ TechTools and because this is a community website, everyone needs to be involved in that process. We are considering everything from new gear to review, to expanding our reviews and tutorials and even a full site redesign, so don't miss this opportunity to get your opinion in. We are so serious about including your feedback - that we're even giving away $15 store credit to everyone who completes the survey!
Launched last year, One DJ has been a slow builder in the DJ software world that attempts to combine live decks and timeline editing into one (read our full review here). They’ve recently put out a brand new routine video of the software in use in a live performance setting, with DMC/IDA champion DJ Rasp […]
As the technological landscape of dance-music production continues to evolve, producers are faced with a conundrum: With a plethora of production platforms, hardware/software bundles, plugins, and modular pieces of software, what is the best way to sequence drums? Today we talk with producers about which methods they prefer.
The new versions of Mixvibes’ Cross DJ for iOS, Mac/PC, and Android are rolling out right now – and they’ve got a surprising new feature that no other software has quite implemented: complete Soundcloud library integration. In the browser section is a new “Soundcloud” menu, allowing you to log in to your Soundcloud account and […]