Last week we posted an article on "Why new DJs Should Start on Vinyl". It was a huge hit and stirred up some controversy with DJs on both sides of the spectrum. One of the most common criticisms was the topic of cost. Is a vinyl DJ setup really that much more expensive then a digital one? Is it true that new DJs are limited to a laptop and a controller because vinyl is too prestigious or costly for them? Lets find out.
Want to buy physical media and still have a digital copy? Amazon feels your pain – having introduced their AutoRip service earlier this year to give free digital copies of songs and albums to anyone who buys a CD from them. Now they’re expanding AutoRip to vinyl purchases – making it a massive win for […]
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 […]
It’s become an annual tradition that DJ TechTools provides all of our readers with Tips and Tools for up coming New Years Eve gigs. This year we continue that tradition with another set of helpful tricks and tips that will help make your night go smoothly. Continue reading after the fold for Mp3 count downs, […]
Recently I played a gig in Southern California where a really nice fan came up and gave me a collection of his favorite sounds and samples for beat juggling. The sounds were great, but the only problem was that they were all single hits. With most dj software (except Ableton) you really need a collection […]
Even though many DJs have an insatiable desire for new music, the Internet is so awash with listening and downloading options that without direction, you could fritter away many hours of screening music without netting anything to use in your sets. While everyone has favorite recording artists, there are many online tools that will help […]
By: Kyle Rayner If my digital music collection were to suddenly manifest itself into some kind of physical media, I’m sure it would look something like this picture. A random mess of scattered songs, from different places and times, each being a small surprise every time they were played. Fortunately, these tracks will remain in […]
Apple made 2 big announcements today at the Mac world conference in San Francisco that mean good news for digital djs: The price of digital downloads will be lowered to as little as .69 cents All songs will be DRM free! If you started digital djing 5 years ago, iTunes was the only place to […]