Some exciting news popped up on the Native Instruments Traktor forum over the weekend. Traktor Pro 2.8 is in final testing and will likely be released sometime next week to coincide with the launch of the Kontrol D2, but there's more. Traktor Pro 2.8 adds support for the Pioneer CDJ-900 Nexus, XDJ-1000, and for the first time ever, a Rane mixer, the MP2015, will be Traktor Scratch certified. Keep reading for full details.
Producers know very well that feeling when one hears a song and thinks, “I could make a killer remix!” After downloading the stems and before they can begin working on a killer remix, they have to spend a significant amount of time un-warping tracks, leveling out the mix, etc. By the end of the preparation journey, much of that […]
Vinyl is no longer being a relic for older DJs and audio historians. The platform is making a comeback with artists accompanying digital and CD releases with a limited run of vinyl records. For bigger labels, it is easy to fund the process of pressing a record to vinyl but the task is isn't that easy for independent artists that are looking to put their music onto the retro medium. Qrates is a service that will be launching on April 24th that will make vinyl pressing possible for smaller artists without any money being invested beforehand.
When it comes to promoting and networking the first thing most DJs immediately jump to is social media, "get a Facebook page and create an event," or "get a Soundcloud account and send out your mixes". While social media has it's place in promotion, DJs are missing out on a platform that has more users than Facebook and Twitter combined, plus more engaged users. Is this a brand new platform that just launched? Is it Facegramsnap? it's email. Today, David King, founder of Receiver, is going to share how to collect fans emails and why it's superior to social media for reach and engagement.
When you combine the number of new music projects that are being created daily with the fact that SoundCloud has over 12 hours of audio being uploaded to it every minute, getting your music in front of your existing fans is getting harder than ever. ToneDen’s free music sharing app aims to solve this problem by letting you instantly send your SoundCloud tracks to fans who follow you on their service.
Ever since their first release, Algoriddim has been working hard to improve djay and djay Pro to meet the needs of the digital DJ. In a new update coming to both the mobile and Mac applications, users will have access to plug-and-play CDJ integration, an Apple Watch app that goes beyond notifications (iPhone only), and a one of a kind video DJing space. Algoriddim has worked hard since we last heard from them and DJTT has all the insider information below.
Native Instruments made three exciting Komplete announcements at Musikmesse. As of May 2015, all Komplete Keyboards will include “Komplete Select” - a premium collection of 10 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects. The Komplete Kontrol software is getting an exciting update with new workflow enhancements. Lastly Native Instruments is focusing on integration, Komplete Kontrol will gain VST support alongside the "Native Kontrol Standard" which will open up deep integration with third party plug ins. Keep reading for more details.
One of the single best ways to develop your skills as a DJ and advance to the next level is through consistent gigs in front of a specific crowd. A local residency is one of the most reliable ways to get that experience. In today's article we talk with a number of resident DJs from around the world, along with providing some recommendations on how to land that coveted spot.