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In our quest to smoothly integrate laptops and controllers on stage we regularly bump up against ergonomic obstacles. It should feel totally natural and easy to use your digital gear live, but too often they sit awkwardly and at uncomfortable angles. In my regular practice and performance sessions, I have found that by angling my gear (both […]
Continuing with our pre-BPM launch coverage, we’re following the announcement of Pioneer’s entry into entry-level: the DDJ-ERGO-V. It’s yet another all-in-one two deck controller with a built in soundcard, and has a feature set that caters to, you guessed it, the beginner DJ. We’ve got the full details after the jump.
In a move that expands their software line up to three levels and squarely targets the Traktor LE market, Serato has released “DJ Intro” – a two deck software mirrored after Itch/Scratch that is designed to ship with OEM controllers like the VCI-100MK2, Numark Mix Track and several others. Loaded with the the basic essentials, this entry-level […]
As you may know, Dj TechTools.com has been built on a very simple premise. Provide mappings, ideas and valuable content for free and then sell great hardware to support the development of new articles. In my quest to improve that service, we recently re-designed our web store to make it easier to navigate and more […]
For the past year we have been experimenting with various Midi Fighter configurations in our search to find the perfect controllerist instrument. After much exploration, I settled on four popular layouts that combine function, strength, and playability into one powerful surface. The resulting Midi Fighter Pro’s are available now in our brand new web store. Continue reading […]
Pioneer is the club standard with both their CDJs and DJM mixers. A ‘proper’ club is likely to have a DJM800, or at least a 600 if they’re not the updating type, sandwiched between a pair of CDJ900/1000/2000s. The 800 had so much going for it that many tried and failed to even get a […]
We have the scoop on the new DJM-T1 mixer from Pioneer fresh off the floor at Musik Messe. This appears to be Pioneer’s equivalent to the popular Rane TTM-57SL, a 2 channel mixer with integrated support for Traktor Scratch and controls over loops, effects and cue points. Pioneer has listed the price at close to […]