More than just a name, the title associated with your DJ or producer performances can set the tone, create ideas about your style or the experience of hearing you perform, and help fans remember you down the line. Today we’re taking another look at how names work and fail within our industry, as well as what patterns and science you can use help make yours a success.
Ever spent weeks preparing for a big gig, only to arrive at the venue and realize that you’ve forgotten a necessary adapter, cable, or worse. As DJs, there are millions of things that can go wrong when leaving the comforts of our home studios to play out. In today’s feature, we share our favorite tips for packing your DJ bag so you can be sure not to forget anything important, get to the gig in one piece, and set up quickly and easily.
Push is a new controller from Ableton that features a high-performance 64-button grid, backlit LED screen, and a plethora of function buttons dedicated for total control over Ableton. Although at quick glance Push might look a bit like a Novation Launchpad on steroids, it’s actually much more. Read and watch Mad Zach’s full review inside:
NAMM 2013 was relatively lacking in a plethora of new/innovative DJ products compared to previous years – with the big companies like Pioneer, Serato and Native Instruments launching products outside of the tradeshow cycle. We decided to use some of our extra time at NAMM to explore some of the new and old hardware offerings in the production world. Inside, learn what synths Mad Zach found that could be of use for starting your next epic floorfiller.
Livid Instruments first teased us last week with a photo of part of their BASE controller, and today we got a complete overview of it in the basement of the NAMM convention hall. Click through to watch our video overview of the brand new unit!
MIDI mappers know: the more intuitive functionality you can pack into a single knob, the more fun it can be to perform live. The issue often one of inspiration – what could a single knob do that plays well? Today, Mad Zach has put together a great tutorial on mapping a single knob to switch drumracks on the fly, glitch out productions with beat repeat, and filter a track with advanced effects using Bento’s Mapulator device.
Last week Mad Zach showed off how to build remix routines in Maschine, but with our Traktor users in mind, he made this new tutorial for a different style of remixing. Watch and learn how to use the Loop Recorder as the main tool to build quick and powerful Remix Deck Sets. Check out the video inside, and grab a free download of the Remix Set! Continue reading How To Make Remix Deck Sets With Traktor’s Loop Recorder
A few weeks ago we challenged our readers to roll up their sleeves and tear up their studios with a combination remix/live performance contest using a sound pack from Mad Zach. The deadline has come and gone, so it’s time for us to announce the winners of this contest and give out some great prizes to the top entries – check out some great videos and remixes by our own DJTT community inside!