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 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.
Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Nicole Moudaber. Carl Cox described Nicole Moudaber as the "the most underrated DJ". Her setup is heavily centered around Traktor and the Kontrol X1's with a big emphasis on looping, "By looping certain sections of the tracks, it allows me to have different sounds and more control to effect them." says Nicole. See what's in the rest of Nicole's bag.
AIAIAI, creators of the popular TMA-1 DJ and TMA-1 Studio headphones have just announced the TMA-2 Modular Headphone System, an incredible collection of modular parts that will give DJs and producers the ability to customize headphones to their specific needs. Headphones with replaceable components have been around for a while now, but the modular parts of the TMA-2 system are meant to change the experience of the headphones, not to swap out damaged parts. Keep reading for more details.