One of the best things a DJ can do to understand a track, the structure of a song, and how different parts work together is by deconstruction. Then through re-creating the track, you come out the other side with a better understanding of the music and, maybe, an awesome routine. DJ Pipes is a DJ from Tel Aviv and in this routine he uses turntable, a Maschine MK2, and a Kontrol Z2 to remake an Israeli Rasta track. Watch his routine and read inside to see how it was done.
Any producer or DJ knows that once your set-up grows into multiple devices there also comes the task of finding a way to connect everything into a computer. There are multiple audio interfaces out there and USB hubs to test but there are many factors to consider. (Latency, Sound Quality, Pre-amps, ect.) Novation announced today a new audio interface, the Audiohub 2x4, which is a combined audio interface and USB hub with Focusrite sound quality. Read more inside about how this soundcard could be a solution for producers and DJs.
Every set comes with the notion that the DJ can easily mix tracks that are in the same genre and BPM range, however, it is always refreshing to see a DJ, like Madis, who can blend tracks with drastically different genres, and BPMs into an impressive mix. Madis brings more than just electronic sub-genres to his mix which features the Red Hot Chili Peppers along side many other gems. Watch the impressive mash-up video below, and check out our quick interview with Madis about how he managed to pull off his mix with different genres and techniques using Pioneer's DDJ-SZ.
Launchpad master Nev slices up elements of tracks and plays them out live with wild visuals.
DJ Angelo's routine on the RP-8000s with integrated MIDI controls
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.
Continuing our series of highlighting great digital DJ routines with one on Pioneer’s DDJ-SX controller. The DDJ-SX has been out for over a year now, but it seems like the performance videos just keep coming – here’s one out of the DJSounds camp that shows the controller in use by the UK’s DJ Blakey. Note the […]
A lot of our readers have been asking about the status of the DJTT soundpacks and newsletters – and we’ve got great news. Not only will we resume sending out super-regular soundpacks to subscribers on our newsletter, but we’ve also got Rick Fresco (perhaps better known as Riccardo Betti, winner of the DJTT MF3D contest […]