Back in January at NAMM 2014 Gemini announced the release of the Slate 4 controller which would be introduced as a the company's latest affordable 4-deck controller. Until today, it was announced that the controller would come pre-mapped for Virtual DJ as the devices native software.
Some potentially sad news reached our inbox this morning as a Japanese reader tipped us off that Vestax Corporation has apparently "ceased operations as of August 31st" (according to a Japanese news source). While unconfirmed, this doesn't come as a big surprise. Vestax has been noticeably missing from action over the past few years. Lacking any new products at NAMM 2014, the trusted manufacturer was also completely absent from the recent BPM tradeshow in the UK leading many to wonder if a demise was near.
Mixvibes announced the 3.3 update which adds better support for 64-bit systems and an improved system for track selection. Read more about the update and what it means for the DJ/VJ.
Serato was not the only one to update their software this week. Native Instruments quietly rolled out the latest update to the Traktor DJ app which appears to be a major improvement over the previous version. Read more inside about how NI incorporated Audiobus, external file management, and a lot more into the Traktor DJ 1.6 update.
Let's drag out the white circle-shaped elephant in the corner. The nightlife industry is in large part designed to at the very least, enhance, and at worst, facilitate the consumption of mind-altering substances. Everything from alcohol, drugs, lights or otherwise is on the menu nightly. As DJs, it's almost guaranteed that you will come in contact with this fact at some point. So the question is (as the infamous D.A.R.E. shirts posited) - should you just "say no"?
Serato DJ is making major developments with their software and as of October 8th, Serato DJ 1.7.1 is out of beta and ready to download. If you have been following the developments of Serato DJ, you will know that the latest release includes Serato Flip, multiple effect commands, and extended support over a wide range […]
A great technique for all Ableton finger drummers to learn is how to quickly divide a loop or sample up into parts and lay them out on a playable drum rack. This slicing can be done in time with the tempo of the sample, or it can even be done based on warp markers that […]
If you follow either DJ Shiftee or DJ Enferno on Twitter or Instagram, you are well aware of the "fued" brewing between the two DJs. DJ Enferno was claiming that "Scratching is cool but turntable only routines are relatively easy" which led to the birth of a battle staged for 11AM EST this morning to settle the beef. In reality, the fight was all staged to build up anticipation for a collaboration project between the two DJs called E.A.S.Y. This project is tailored to bring a new perspective to change how people perceive live DJing and performance. Watch the video below and read more about the paradigm shift that E.A.S.Y. is trying to make.