Ever since Pioneer properly got into the controller game back in 2011 with the DDJ-S1/T1, DJs around the world have been waiting for the company to bring the standalone experience of two CDJs and a mixer to the controller world. After a first pass with the XDJ-R1, Pioneer's new XDJ-RX appears to be a true merger of CDJ and controller experiences.
DJ TechTools is searching for our next tutorial star to showcase on the blog and youtube. With over 25 million views on YouTube alone, our channel has launched several careers including Mad Zach and Ean Golden and Chris Brackley. We are looking for the next wave of talent that deserves to be featured and has great things to share with the global DJ community. Learn how to be considered in this exciting post.
Every thursday we’ll be bringing back a helpful article from the DJTT archive. The article will be updated where necessary if any information is outdated. Whether you're just learning how to DJ or you've been DJing for years, this is a timeless article that will teach the importance of trusting the mixer levels. Originally posted by Ean Golden on May 16, 2010.
Serato has just launched a new minor update to the Serato DJ software (version 1.7.3) that adds official HID support for the new Pioneer XDJ-1000, the new media player that's ditched the CD drives. The new update means the entire XDJ unit "pre-mapped to Serato DJ when using HID mode, allowing you to use the XDJ-1000 to control many of Serato DJ’s features such as, Library Navigation, Looping, Slip Mode, Cue Points, Quantize, Sync and much more."
It's mid-way through January, meaning that NAMM is right around the corner. NAMM is one of the largest conventions in the musical instrument industry and is packed with gear announcements for DJs and producers. Lots of companies make product announcements and unveil their best working prototypes of things to come - so it's time to get excited! In this article, we look at some gear that we know will be at NAMM 2015 and also make some predictions on what surprises we might see.
We've been a continual fan of Netherlands-based live performance artist Binkbeats, who crafts incredible songs out of digital and traditional instruments. His performances gained hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and in a new video shot at the Le Guess Who festival last November, we get to see a new set up that features the Midi Fighter Twister as the central hub of control for effects, volume, and more.
It is not everyday that we come across a routine with a blend of analog and digital gear. Today, we want to share Zachary Hollback's Pound for Pound routine that uses six different pieces of analog gear to create a grooving track live. When someone creates music with analog gear, it is comparable to a drummer drumming or a guitar player playing a riff. Analog gear comes with a sense of being and with the little quirks of live modulation, the sense of human touch can be heard which makes a track sound more textured and layered. Read more about the gear below and watch the routine.
Amazingly, in just 15 years, we have gone from toting around a crate of 50 records that weighed 60 pounds to carrying five thousands songs on a small stick of gum that weighs a few ounces. Since many DJ's entire set is carried on modern flash drives, is there a difference between them? Which ones are the best for high quality music storage? In today's article, we are going to run down the different types of flash drives on the market and which one's should be considered for Pioneer CDJ's.