Pioneer's CDJs are some of the most prevalent pieces of DJ hardware found in current DJ booths, and mixing harmonically has become a critical element of crafting a great set for many DJs. Today, Chris Brackley goes through a few of the best ways to mix in key on Pioneer's CDJ units - including a little-known trick on newer CDJs where they'll use a stoplight system to let you know if an upcoming track is compatible with the playing one. Watch the full thing and read more in today's article.
Pioneer quietly suspended new registrations of their rapidly-aging Rekordbox software a few weeks ago, and today they're launching the new version, Rekordbox 3.0. With completely rebuilt interface and functionality that serious working DJs should expect from a preparation software, this release is a big deal for CDJ users around the world. Watch the introduction video and read more about the new features inside.
After doing an admirable job playing catch-up last year, Mixvibes Cross 3 gives the others something to catch-up to: a well-appointed video DJing feature set with plenty of flexible mixing options, effects, recording and video sampling slots. If you’ve considered adding video to your DJ sets, you owe it to yourself to read all that Cross 3 can do.
Harmonic mixing has become an integral part of a lot of digital DJs arsenals, reflected by the presence of key detection algorithms in a variety of softwares. We last stood just three entrants against each other in a harmonic showdown in 2012, but this year we've got 12 different algorithms competing in our key detection comparison. How does Traktor Pro fare versus Traktor DJ? Is Rekordbox reliable? Is the new Mixed In Key worth an upgrade?
A new firmware update to Pioneer’s XDJ-Aero controller brings the ability to wirelessly control some of the standalone DJ setup’s features using the iOS or Android Rekordbox application. XDJ-Aero users have always been able to load tracks remotely off of their smartphone or tablet via a wireless connection, but the new update means that basic […]
The team at Mixvibes has a lot to celebrate today after launching what has potential to be the most successful DJ application on the Android platform. For many developers, building a DJing application that would work on the massive range of Android devices posed a major challenge – but Mixvibes took on challenge and is […]
Pioneer is soft launching a new product – dubbed KUVO – a new web service that takes the behavior of Richie Hawtin’s Twitter DJ and incorporates it into an actual club setup with the addition of one small box. KUVO pushes DJ and track information from the booth onto the internet, making checking in on […]
At the tail end of last week, Mixvibes announced that their desktop version of Cross DJ now has complete synchronization into Pioneer’s Rekordbox software – which to many comes as no surprise considering that Pioneer’s software is actually coded and produced by the Mixvibes team. With the software, DJs using Cross DJ can push all […]