We've been tipped off by Native Instruments that they're prepping the announcement of a brand new piece of DJ gear at this years Winter Music Conference, already underway in Miami. Right now details are pretty vague - but it seems like Traktor enthusiasts Dubfire and MK will both be involved in the launch of the product somehow, perhaps even using it during a livestream set to take place Thursday March 26th
It's well documented that hearing damage is one of the most real dangers of DJing or even just exposing yourself to club-level sounds with regularity. Tinnitus seems inevitable for many DJs, even when armed with a set of great earplugs and following sage advice on limiting the extent of loud sound exposure.
Apple has unveiled a new set of Macbooks that are incredibly thin, come in three different metallic colors, but also only sport a single USB-C port that acts as a dual conduit for data and charging. Here's a few reasons why DJs eyeing a Mac should hold out for upgrades to the Macbook Pro line and avoid this flashy line of notebooks altogether
Spotted over on Dubfire's Facebook account was a shout out to a brand new concept for a vacation retreat for aspiring producers, called helloLIVE. The concept is fairly simple and impressive: book a session with helloLIVE and you get an all-inclusive (flights excluded) week of Ableton fundamental training, surfing lessons, and island living on Fuerteventura, a Spanish island off the coast of Morocco. Watch the introduction video below and then read our exclusive interview with one of the founders, Ableton Certified Trainer Cristiano Nicolini.
A common theme in recent years in the production world are producers who who want to not only make incredible music, but also strive to find a way to create their productions in real time, live performances. One of our favorites is Rheyne, who we've featured on the site many times before and who even wrote a fantastic roundup review of iOS production tools.
This year's NAMM was pretty exciting in the DJ world, with many of the big names in the industry making significant product announcements. We've covered a lot of the new gear over the last few days, so to round things up we're choosing our favorite finds to award with NAMMies - an old DJTT tradition honoring innovation at the NAMM Show.
Last year at NAMM, Roland was showing their then-secret AIRA lineup in a secret hotel suite - but this year their new gear is right out in the open. The MX-1 is part mixer, part soundcard, and part step sequence effector. After the jump, learn why this might be a critical new tool for DJs and producers alike.
We've heard a lot of intrigue about the Launchpad Pro, launched just this week at NAMM 2015 - if you missed all of the details, you can read about the controller's advanced functions in this article. We were lucky enough to have LA-based producer and educator Thavius Beck agree to do an on-the-fly routine on the Pro.