Soundcloud has been the YouTube for audio content for a number of years now - the giant that everyone in the DJ and producer worlds use to share and discover new music, mixes, remixes, mashups, etc. But in the last few years, Soundcloud's popularity has begun to cause headaches for content creators. Today we've rounded up a selection of alternatives for DJs and music producers looking to share their work with the world.
Spotted over on Reddit’s /r/DJs community, there’s a recent update to Mixyard, a tool for DJs and their fans that helps make using Soundcloud a little bit easier . The tool asks you to log into Soundcloud with your normal account, and then filters your stream into Mixes (anything over 14 minutes) and Tracks (anything […]
Pioneer is soft launching a new product – dubbed KUVO – a new web service that takes the behavior of Richie Hawtin’s Twitter DJ and incorporates it into an actual club setup with the addition of one small box. KUVO pushes DJ and track information from the booth onto the internet, making checking in on […]
Lots of DJs and producers want to be able to organize the same iTunes library on any computer, have Ableton Projects available on all computers, and Traktor collection synced across machines. The obvious answer is Dropbox – but it carries its own limitations in terms of cost and storage limits. In the search for an […]
Producers face enough challenges in the course of their creative journey, can’t someone at least solve the technical ones for us? Well slowly, many of today’s digital dilemmas are being solved by creative entrepreneurs with a little cash and a dash of Ruby on Rails. This morning, a promising new start-up enters into the melee […]
You discover a deep cut from your parents’ record collection and decide to get your digital scalpel out to remold the track for a DJ set. The new version is a hit, the audience rushes the booth asking for the name of the remixer. Congratulations – but are you ready to face the legal challenges […]
If you’ve ever had the urge to collaborate with a fellow musician but have run into the messy tangle of software compatibility, sharing services, and slow communication, a few upstart music tech developers in New York might just have the solution for you. Blend.io, currently in beta, is a website that enables real time collaboration […]
From the cool-tools-for-DJs department, the team behind the subscription streaming DJ service Pulselocker has completely redone their application, with a focus on making the experience more streamlined and simpler to use – no more awkward Mac-only native application that stores and syncs tracks. Instead the relaunched service is a standalone application (“Pulselocker Sync”) reminiscent of […]