Have you ever bought a song with a vocal you just didn’t like that wasn’t in the preview, or played a special gig where you had to waste money on tracks you knew you were only going to play once? Do you subscribe to services like Spotify that stream music for you with a monthly fee and wished you could play those tracks in your favorite DJ software? These are the problems that Pulselocker hopes to solve – read on for our exclusive first look at the service.
To many, MIDI mapping in Traktor is a dark world full of confusion and endless frustration. In this complex world, it seems like only the truly worthy are able to unlock the mysteries of TSI files and use Traktor to its full potential. The reason for all of this heartache boils down to primarily one thing: Traktor’s ridiculously small and unyielding mapping window (the Controller Manager). There you’ll find no use of the arrow keys, no hot keys, and no cut and paste functionality; in other words, none of the things that the modern computer user has come to take for granted nowadays.
However, one brave soul has taken the torch for the righteous and sought to do something about this problem. Enter Extreme Mapping, a new Mac-only app that promises to make the long and extenuating mapping sessions a thing of the past.
Beatport may be one of the leading music download sites on the internet. However, their flash based website is a source of contention amongst many of its users. The developers at Cancel Monday though have taken a step towards making your Beatport music shopping experience a pleasure. Beatler is a desktop application that interfaces directly with Beatport, letting you circumvent the website for everything but the final purchase. Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of its features.
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.
In today’s video Chris, A.K.A. PhotoJojo, takes us through the process of fixing a VCI-100 jog wheel that spins unevenly or wobbles. This technique can also apply to fixing VCI-300 jog wheels, which have the same mechanical structure and similar issues. Be sure to also check out our writer’s last video log, where he demonstrates how to get your faders sliding silky smooth again.
A pretty common question I see on the DJ TechTools forum is about channel faders that are acting up, jumping around and not responding like they should. The normal answer is to clean and lubricate your cross-faders – that will usually fix the problem. However, when my cross-faders started to act up, I couldn’t find any good info on what exactly needed to be done. So as I was doing my maintenance, I shot some video and did a little walkthrough to make it a little easier for people who might be having the same problem. As a bonus, while I was inside the VCI I went ahead and lubricated my jog wheels as one of them felt like it was grinding a little when I spun it.