Electronic music is a curious medium, in that it does not require you know any traditional instruments but instead to be a generalist in everything. Tools like sequencers and drum machines have allowed creative individuals to express themselves using their ears alone to create music, without requiring years of training in a particular form of […]
Imagine this scenario: You walk into a club, swiping your phone at the door to check-in and update the promoters on your listening tastes. After a few drinks – an amazing new song comes on and the crowd rushes to the floor – sensors pick up the shift in energy and a similar track is […]
Gemini unveiled their new controller today, and by the looks of it, they’ve got their eye on CDJ enthusiasts. The G4V, a DDJ-style all-in-one controller that features 4 deck mixing options, touch sensitive 14-bit jogwheels, and balanced XLR and RCA booth outputs. Gemini seems to have taken a cue from other controllers like the new […]
From the DJTT interview vault, we’ve got an interview with the Russian-German producer behind last year’s album “Clarity”, Zedd. We used our time with him to talk about how he approaches song writing and production – watch the full thing inside!
As Serato’s DJ software programs gained FLAC support on Monday, we decided it’s time to write an article that discusses the best options of the variety of formats that digital audio files come in. Many DJs don’t notice a big difference in file type and bitrate until they’re blasting the track on a high-end club […]
The Mau5 recently stirred up a shit storm by calling out himself and his fellow superstar performers for doing little more than “pressing play” on stage. Just a few days before the controversial article in Rolling Stone magazine, I asked “Where are the real EDM rockstars?” in my own op-ed here on DJ TechTools. The […]
There was a time when DJs performed using turntables, a two channel mixer, a pair of headphones and a box of records. DJs lived and died by two things; their ability to mix and their choice of records. Over the years many of our original players took the needle off the record and walked away to […]
Several months ago we wrote about getting gigs in hard times and a reader commented: “I am worried because when the US gets sick the rest of the world gets a cold.” Well, it looks like the world has certainly caught the flu so what will that mean for the coming years and new developments […]