Every thursday we’ll be bringing back a helpful article from the DJTT archive. The article will be updated where necessary if any information is outdated. Whether you're just learning how to DJ or you've been DJing for years, this is a timeless article that will teach the importance of trusting the mixer levels. Originally posted by Ean Golden on May 16, 2010.
It's mid-way through January, meaning that NAMM is right around the corner. NAMM is one of the largest conventions in the musical instrument industry and is packed with gear announcements for DJs and producers. Lots of companies make product announcements and unveil their best working prototypes of things to come - so it's time to get excited! In this article, we look at some gear that we know will be at NAMM 2015 and also make some predictions on what surprises we might see.
Mixed In Key has announced version 7.0 of their famous key detection software. This time they've added a powerful new feature for Traktor and Serato, automatic cue points. Placing cue points in tracks can be a time consuming process. DJ's have to load all their tracks individually, find suitable spots, then mark each cue point. With the latest update from Mixed in Key, the software will analyze tracks, detect the BPM/Key as usual, and it will set 8 cue points inside of the tracks.
Amazingly, in just 15 years, we have gone from toting around a crate of 50 records that weighed 60 pounds to carrying five thousands songs on a small stick of gum that weighs a few ounces. Since many DJ's entire set is carried on modern flash drives, is there a difference between them? Which ones are the best for high quality music storage? In today's article, we are going to run down the different types of flash drives on the market and which one's should be considered for Pioneer CDJ's.
EDM’s resurgence has fueled ticket sales for name brand festivals like Ultra and EDC, but there is still a thirst for a more interactive experience beyond the standard music and light show. Inspired by rave culture and the DIY ethos of Burning Man, a number of “Immersion Festivals” popping up around the world that are embracing a sense of community an participation. Here are five of our favorite.
Like the tale of how a couple fell in love, a DJ's background story is always sentimental and interesting to hear. Today we're reaching out to younger DJs to show them a way they can begin DJing, practicing their skills, and even making a little bit of money. I became interested in DJing around ten years old, scoring my first MIDI controller and speakers a few years later. This allowed me to start my own mobile DJ business in high school - and in today's article, I'll share what I learned.
January is here - which means companies are slowly rolling out their initial new products debuting at the currently-underway Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, or the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim later this month. The winner of "first new DJ product of 2015" appears to be - surprisingly - Casio. The company had released a co-branded Spin controller with Vestax last year, and now is launching two wild-design controllers for DJs and producers that happen to both look like everyone's favorite Kessel Run dominating starship.
Today we’re going to talk about a feature in Traktor that you may not be aware of, "snapshot" (this has nothing to do with selfies). In the latest version it is somewhat hidden. We're going to show you where to find it, how it works, and how it can speed up your fx workflow in your DJ sets. If you find yourself relying on a few common effects and settings then you’ll want to keep reading.