Most DJs these days manage their music collections in iTunes, good old-fashioned folders, or even DJ software. According to Beatport, up to 90% of DJs that manage a music library use iTunes, and based on most feedback, no one really loves it. While iTunes was a decent music manager in the past, it's now a bloated media center that is less and less useful for DJs. Fortunately, the new version of Beatport Pro fixes that with a dedicated music manager for DJs and producers.
Harmonic mixing has become an integral part of a lot of digital DJs arsenals, reflected by the presence of key detection algorithms in a variety of softwares. We last stood just three entrants against each other in a harmonic showdown in 2012, but this year we've got 12 different algorithms competing in our key detection comparison. How does Traktor Pro fare versus Traktor DJ? Is Rekordbox reliable? Is the new Mixed In Key worth an upgrade?
Mixing tracks together, we’ve done it, we know it, we’ve even become good at it. When you reach this point in your DJing career you may recognize how hard it can be to define a signature sound with your sets, an element that lets your music stand out from the rest of the pack. This […]
In a quick bit of industry financial news, two major stories that are of significant interest to the DJ sphere have come across the DJTT editorial desk in the last few days. First up, SFX Entertainment just finished filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a $175 million public IPO offering. The company […]
Just reported a few minutes ago on the New York Times, one of the music moguls in the DJ industry, Beatport, has been sold to SFX Entertainment – a media company that has been ramping up over the last year to build an EDM-centric empire. Details as to what exactly might change about the music […]
This morning the popular music-identifying service Shazam announced a partnership with electronic music distributor Beatport to add a massive collection of dance music tracks to the service’s repertoire. If you’ve never used Shazam before, the concept is simple – hold your phone up during any song and let it sample the track, send the sample off to […]
In a new video from Native Instruments, we got a first look at new complete song packages in the form of purchasable Remix Decks. The idea is a no-brainer: partner with artists and get all of the elements of their new track sliced out into a fun, easily playable Remix Set. NI’s website puts it succulently: “These […]
When we first broke the news of Beatport’s mixtape marketplace that they launched back in June, one of the biggest pieces of feedback from our community and others was that it was a bit ridiclious that every track on a mix would have to be purchased on Beatport in order to be a valid mixtape. […]