One of the frustrating things about using timecode systems is that they require an official soundcard that works with your DJ software of choice. If you want to use an alternative piece of hardware, you're out of luck. Today we're sharing a tutorial found on YouTube from "DJChadG" on how to get a mixer (in this case the DB2 or DB4) working with Traktor Scratch Pro.
One of our own DJTT fans and forum members Diego Leroux has built an awesome new controllerism solution for drummers who are tired of sitting down at the back of the band for the entire show. Diego shares in the video his frustrations with being a part of a band that was very mobile, wishing to instead […]
Today’s article takes inspiration from the classic Instant Gratification Midi Fighter mapping. We’re going to show you how you can create your own one button FX build-ups. To get started, all you need is a MIDI controller and an available button to map the FX to.
Having the ability to control powerful effects during crucial moments in a set - and in Ableton, setting up instrument racks of unique effects is useful both during a show and in the studio. In today's video tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer Lenny Kiser shares his technique for a crafting pitch build effect - perfect for modulating vocals or building up to a drop.
Last night Daft Punk had good occasion to celebrate at the 2014 Grammy Awards – taking home five Grammys: album of the year, best dance/electronica album, best engineered album, record of the year, and best pop duo/group performance. They also made their second-ever televised performance, joined by Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell Wiliams for […]
Four hard-working DJ TechTools staff members and three volunteer reporters took on the sights, sounds, and smells of NAMM 2014 in the hopes of finding the most interesting and inspiring products of 2014. If you have any use for amazing DJ effects, deluxe DJ controllers, game-changing drum programming software or a next-level DAW, you’ll want to read and watch our findings now.
We got an on-the-ground, inside look at the new Pioneer DDJ-SZ ultra 4-deck controller for Serato DJ at NAMM 2014. This comprehensive beast gives you the size and feel of a DJM mixer/two CDJ combination without all the cost. It has exclusive onboard effects, amazing performance pad modes, and a unique 2-port USB connection that lets you mix from two computers at once or swap out DJs without stopping the music. Get the inside scoop with video right here.
Welcome back old friend, and my, how you’ve changed. One of M-Audio‘s most iconic controllers, the Trigger Finger, breathes new life today at the 2014 NAMM press preview as the fully redesigned Trigger Finger Pro. It looks to be one of the early favorites for new products at NAMM spanning the DJing and music production […]