One of the frustrating things about using timecode systems is that they require an official soundcard that works with your DJ software of choice. If you want to use an alternative piece of hardware, you're out of luck. Today we're sharing a tutorial found on YouTube from "DJChadG" on how to get a mixer (in this case the DB2 or DB4) working with Traktor Scratch Pro.
The advent of digital DJ controllers and the limitless possibilities of turntablism are often at ends with each other as a result of controller hardware that makes old vinyl-style scratching unnecessarily difficult. But what about DJs looking to get into the controller market who also want to maintain the ability to scratch professionally? Is it […]
Unless you’re deep into the DMC scene, it’s not that common to see in-depth analysis of other DJ’s performances, tricks, and routines – but today our friends over at DubSpot have done just that. Except instead of someone else analyzing a routine, DJ Shiftee is looking at his own routine on the Kontrol Z2 mixer […]
After DJ Craze’s routine, we knew that Shiftee would be itching to take a stab at a routine on the Kontrol Z2 – and it’s finally here. With a brand new gold-topped Maschine MkII to match his golden Technics 1200s, Shiftee most certainly will account for a fair amount of holiday gear lust for DJs […]
The last time we did a comparison between the two juggernauts of the DVS world feels like a lifetime ago. Considering that each side is sporting both new hardware and new software, it seems apt for us to revisit the debate and update the situation.
The DVS and controller worlds have been largely separated until now. The analogue mixer is almost always the center of attention for turntablists with controllers occasionally showing up on the side of the turntables. Native Instruments dares to ask why and suggests you give their controller a try by offering a free Traktor Scratch upgrade for every […]
The Novation Dicer has been a huge hit with Serato djs by finally providing them with cue points and loops in a very ergonomic location- right on the turntable. With its plug and play functionality, direct mapping to Serato, and $99 price it’s easy to see why a lot of Serato guys are picking them […]
DJ Rob Ticho Chances are high you have probably tried out both Ableton Live and Traktor only to discover that each program has different strengths and weaknesses. While I primarily use Traktor for DJing, there are aspects of Ableton, such as playing midi instruments live, which I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my sets. In […]