In 1983, Grand Master Flash was making history and paving the way for the future of turntablism. Grand Master Flash pioneered the way for DJs and innovated numerous techniques. Today we have an antique routine that doubles as a fun tutorial from the master himself. Grand Master Flash demonstrates what the whole world wants to know, “What is a break mix?” Break out your notebook and watch how to do a break mix below.
Beatport has been around for 10 years and has become the most prominent online music store for DJs. While the site has proved to be a successful platform, there was an apparent need for a site redesign and UI configuration. Beatport has announced today the released beta version of their new online music store, renamed Beatport […]
How do I transition from __ BPM to __ BPM, or from house music to hip hop? Today's tutorial shows how to use Ableton to create a premade track that gradually transitions from one BPM to any other. We can use this transition track in DJ sets to go from an original track to an uptempo remix or switch between different genres. Build your own and download an Ableton template inside!
Hot off the presses, a note of warning from Native Instruments advising users of Traktor DJ (and we would guess, iMaschine) to hold off on updating to iOS 7 on their iPhones and iPads. The new operating system, released to the public earlier today, apparently has caused a number of performance problems for audio applications. So […]
Thud Rumble, the team that brought the vinyl world the “Super Seal,” touted as one of the most celebrated and widely used scratch records available, has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new project, aptly dubbed the “Baby Super Seal.” The scratch disc, a 7″ 33 rpm replica of the original Super Seal record, […]
With Ibiza season now in full swing, Pioneer has unveiled its first-ever line of club audio systems designed in tandem with Gary Stewart Audio (GSA), the sound company responsible for notable club systems in venues like Zouk in Singapore and Vertigo in Costa Rica. Pioneer, the brand typically associated with its line of club hardware, […]
We’re constantly being asked by Serato DJs who have recently discovered Traktor and want to give it a shot about the best way to easily move their library across without having to start all over with cue points, BPM information, and so on. The good news is that moving your library to Traktor is relatively simple. Watch […]
Guitarists have effects pedals; producers have instrument plug-ins. Where do DJs turn when they have a little expendable cash to satisfy a gear jones? Newly redesigned, the Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 place powerful DSP sounds and effects into your pocket or in the palm of your hand as you perform. They’re just […]