Our own Chris Brackley (aka Mojaxx) has a Kontrol S8 right now for an upcoming review of the flagship Traktor controller. Over the last few months we've seen loads of people ask all kinds of questions about how reasonable it is to use the S8 in a real mix, how the jogwheel-free layout really works, etc - and Chris has set out to demo exactly that in this new mix.
Our annual weeklong sale is back and bigger than ever! Avoid the lines at Guitar Center and the other megastores by supporting your favorite DJ community this holiday season. The entire store is getting a giant discount between 15-50% , so take advantage of it while supplies last.
Maschine has announced a brand new update to their software that adds to Maschine. The update, which came out in Service Center today, improves the functionality of the software through changes to scales and chords, the arpeggiator, and key board integration. Read more below about the new features of Maschine 2.2. Improved Production Tools The basis […]
DJs have not only entered the mainstream but have become an integral part of the modern rock band. In the following article we explore: How is DJ gear and EDM culture changing the traditional band? Is this new alliance between DJs and rock bands a welcomed change or simply a fleeting fad? How have modern rock bands, such as Incubus or Maroon 5, already incorporated Traktor and Ableton into their setup?
We recently hosted another open house in our San Francisco pop-up store, featuring tutorial sessions, the new Kontrol S8 hardware and a smoking performance from DJ Teeko, who expertly combines turntablism, controllers, and analog synths! Fortunately the cameras were rolling so we captured the best moments along with an improv Q&A session that covers his musical tools.
In a recent interview with RedBull Music, Baauer divulged that the "Harlem Shake" was attached to his name and made people an association of a style specific to him. Read more inside about Baauer's new album technique and how he captured natural sounds from the world around us.
There is a significant part of the DJ world in which vinyl will never die. From turntablists, to reggae jocks spinning 45s, to techno DJs like Sven Väth, the lure of black plastic is inescapable for many. So here we find ourselves, in 2014, with Pioneer, a company long associated with pushing the digital revolution, releasing a traditional analogue turntable. But is it a suitable replacement for the venerable Technics SL-1200? We tested one to find out.
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.