Today's article comes from two ideas in the DJ TechTools article idea pool. First, how would you turn a play button into a "turntable stop effect" on non-turntable controllers? Related to that idea, we are excited to launch a "One-Button Mapping" contest in which everyone is invited to submit their best ideas for modular macro mappings. These are highly functional mappings that layer many useful functions onto one button so you can add them to your existing controllers for a little extra performance action.
With the recent news of the Numark NV controller launching with built-in screens, many DJs were left wondering why Numark was the first manufacturer to innovate in the market. Perhaps that's the power of InMusic (Numark's parent company) in full effect. Today we're speculating on what the other major manufacturers might be brewing up in their labs - and what their DJ controllers might look like if they added LCD screens.
After a week of making our interns sit in a dimly-lit office and pour over hundreds of videos responses, we’re proud to say we have found the five who will be the competitors for the Wax to Tracks contest. Read on the see who we chose – and more importantly, how everyone can play along […]
When looking at requests for articles and content on our site, we noticed a recurring theme: DJ’s out there are really interested in production, but many aren’t sure how to get started, or haven’t had the opportunity to really dive in. We want to fix this – so we’re announcing a competition that aims to […]
Whether you’re a DJ, producer, or something in between, one of the best ways to get better and get noticed is by entering competitions. Not only can you win a bunch of awesome DJ gear, but you often get the chance at a release on a notable label, or a new gig that could mean big […]
We’ve been studying your entries for the Midi Fighter X design competition all week, and with over 400 (!) entries from our community, we’ve had a very difficult time figuring out how to choose only 5. This contest was a massive success with the entire community sharing their visions of what a controller can be. It […]
Happy Friday! We’re excited to announce a brand new contest on DJ TechTools that features our Midi Fighter Spectra with the extremely popular wood top. We’re giving our readers (you!) a chance to customize a DJTT product, as not only will the winner get their own custom Spectra, but we’ll be making 25 more to […]
At TechTools HQ, we’re all wrapping up our final tasks for the year and getting ready to jet off around the country for a quick holiday vacation. We like to take this time every year to thank you all for your support. To wrap up all our hard work for the year, we’re not only […]