With the recent news of the Numark NV controller launching with built-in screens, many DJs were left wondering why Numark was the first manufacturer to innovate in the market. Perhaps that's the power of InMusic (Numark's parent company) in full effect. Today we're speculating on what the other major manufacturers might be brewing up in their labs - and what their DJ controllers might look like if they added LCD screens.
We first launched Maps.djtechtools.com in July of 2012, hoping to create a highly useful resource full of MIDI mappings for anyone who owns a controller. One of the most exciting side-effects of the site has been the onslaught of community-designed mappings created that might otherwise not have ben possible. Users are borrowing concepts, refining ideas, and repurposing controllers for incredible new uses. Today we're highlighting some of the most popular and most interesting mappings that use DJ controllers in a unique or unintended way.
A routine from Mad Zach incorporating all of the performance gear in his studio: a Native Instruments Kontrol S4, two Midi Fighter 3Ds, a Maschine, and an Ableton Push.
In the three years since the original Kontrol S4 dropped, Native Instruments added Remix Decks, Flux Mode, and the Traktor DJ app to the Traktor lexicon. The Kontrol S4 MK2 and S2 MK2 refresh the series to keep up with the software’s progression. Is all that growth worth a shrinkage to your bank account? Judge these beautiful […]
Though it came out almost a year ago, many digital DJs may not have noticed the Flux Mode feature available in Traktor Pro 2.6 and up. Flux Mode kind of works like an advanced Looper, allowing you to do all sorts of crazy tricks like jumping around hotcues or adding glitchy effects without accidentally backtracking […]
As the holiday insanity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approach, we’re excited to announce that once again DJ Techtools has a killer line up of amazing deals for you. We’ve cooked up a tasty selection of DJ gear that you won’t see anywhere else, so take a look inside to find our what’s […]
When we opened this interview opportunity to our readers two weeks ago, we wanted to give you all a chance to ask the hard questions that were relevant and pressing, and we’re proud to call it a success. With help from Native Instruments, we were able to ask a bunch of your questions – and Tim, […]
Video: Cutting on a Traktor S4 isn't easy- check out DJ Zo and EOM rocking out on a rooftop in downtown LA.