Matthew Dear’s Audion techno guise may be 10 years old now, but its latest incarnation—in a tricked-out, spherical performance pod called Subverticul—is a game-changer for how techno is presented in the live forum. We spoke with Dear from inside his vessel at Montreal’s MUTEK Festival earlier this year to get a deeper glimpse into how he performs and how this new stage setup changes it all.
Wearable bass augmentation. Tactile bass experience devices. There’s a whole lot of names out there for this relatively new technology, but what it boils down to is the ability to experience music playback with club-like bass pressure—but without a set of huge speakers. Two new companies are bringing this tech to market right now, and it’s an exciting development in the DJ, production, and home-listening worlds, so today we’re going to show you what it is, how it works, and why it’s useful for DJs and producers.
The DJ turntable market has seen very little excitement in recent years. With the discontinued Technics SL-1200/1210 still lording over all other decks in people's consciousness, most manufacturers, with the honorable exceptions of Vestax and Numark, have stuck mostly to straight-up “Technics replacements.” With the RP-8000, however, Reloop has set foot in new territory altogether.
With Native Instruments' recent Maschine 2.1 software update, there's never been a better time for experienced Maschine-ists to work—or for curious newcomers to explore the Maschine world. There's some very cool new Drumsynth features, like the Grit Kick and Shaker Performer mode. Many workflow enhancements also help you make your music faster and smarter. Check out our videos to see what you need to know.
As we close out another great year at DJTT, it’s important to look back and remember how much we’ve grown this year, and some of the great content that we’ve featured this year. First up, artist interviews! Here are the top interviews with DJs from this last year, along with an Editorial Favorite. Click through […]
While on the CNTRL tour, Ean was able to shoot today’s video with German DJ and producer Loco Dice. From onstage at the soundcheck before this Illinois show, Ean chats with Loco about his setup and checks out how he melds live looping and external delays to create incredible builds. Watch the full video inside! […]
When the Kontrol Z2 mixer first was announced, it was clear that one of the areas that Native Instruments was trying to focus the appeal of the product was as a turntablist centerpiece. As predicted a number of our readers, the Traktor team brought in 5x DMC Champion DJ Craze for a routine on the […]
The other week we were lucky enough to have Australian tech house producer, live remixer, and Maschine aficionado Bass Kleph stop by the DJTT headquarters. In our interview with him, he shares some great tips for building live performances using his Maschine and breaks down a few of his more popular routines. Watch the full interview […]