Pioneer has sneakily debuted a brand new media player for DJs - the XDJ-1000 - that takes the CD out of the CDJ. Instead, it's purely designed for Rekordbox, USB drive, and HID control purposes - finally bringing to the masses a relatively affordable solution for digital playback in a professional CDJ-style design.
We've decided to issue a challenge to our community who happen to have a Midi Fighter Twister - a routine video contest specifically for our encoder-laden controller. If you can craft a clever, unique, or exciting routine featuring the Twister, you could be chosen to win $500 store credit and the notoriety that comes with being featured on the DJTT blog and social media networks.
We're always excited to see a new video from live performance wizard Rheyne, who has made a name for himself on YouTube for posting regular "Live Jams" that are incredible on-the-fly production spectacles. We're spotlighting this one because he's brought the Midi Fighter Twister into the equation, using it alongside Sugar Byte's Turnado effects palette.
It's been a while since Mad Zach's last volume of soundpacks - so we're excited to announce that today the brand new Volume 4 is available in the DJTT store.
We're big fans of Mark Redito, better known as Spazzkid, his awesome productions and his regular live remixes that he posts up on YouTube. Today he's put out a brand new video of a unique experiment - using a variety of people, animals, food, and objects as MIDI triggers for his performance. The system behind this everyday object controllerism is called Makey Makey, which allows you to attach alligator clips to any conductive object and turns it into a MIDI trigger.
With the Kontrol S8 controller set to be arriving in less than one week, Native Instruments has released a brand new update to Traktor Pro, bringing it to version 2.7.
The current generation of YouTube controllerism is heavily focused on dynamic full-song routines, usually coupled with great LED visuals on the controllers themselves. Multi-instrumentalist Tim Murray has been putting out routines this year that follow in the footsteps of Shawn Wasabi, Nev, and many others – and his latest video is a performance on the Midi Fighter […]
By and large, the DJ gear that someone chooses doesn't effect how "good" or "real" of a DJ they are. But for DJs that play hundreds of shows in a year, the gear makes a big difference to consistently and comfortably being able to perform. Today we've put together a collection of the gear inside of some of the world's favorite DJs and live producers - read on.