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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Crossfader

    The crossfader is a control you see included on a lot of DJ mixers and controllers, but there are some DJs who don’t use it because they think it’s only used for cutting while scratching. Even if you don’t have any scratch or battle DJ aspirations, the crossfader is still a useful tool for getting … Continued The post 3 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Crossfader appeared... »

  • Friday Five: Why DJs Love The 909 Drum Machine

    In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from DJ Mag that explores the history, heritage and influence of the Roland TR-909 drum machine in dance music. We’ve also got pieces from Mixmag, Rolling Stone, and DIY Musician. Have a great weekend ahead! Why DJs Love The 909 Drum Machine – Jazzy Jeff, … Continued The post Friday Five: Why DJs Love The 909... »

  • Podcast #31: Luca Schreiner: On Remixing, Collaboration & Finding Your Sound

    German producer and DJ Luca Schreiner is an up and coming name to watch. Still only 24, he’s self-taught, with a keen eye for what works both on the radio and the dancefloor. From his breakout cover version of Everything But The Girl’s “Missing” (that got him signed to Ultra Music), to his remixes of … Continued The post Podcast #31: Luca Schreiner: On Remixing,... »

  • Pioneer DJ Releases HDJ-X5BT-N Gold Headphones

    Pioneer DJ just announced a new gold colourway for its HDJ-X5BT headphones. The HDJ-X5BT is similar to the HDJ-X5 entry-level DJ headphone, but with the addition of Bluetooth for wireless connectivity while listening on a smart device or laptop. It packs 40mm speaker drivers and a built-in rechargeable battery and a three-hour charge can get … Continued The post Pioneer DJ Releases... »

  • Hold Off On That Update: Our macOS 10.15 Catalina Compatibility Watchlist

    Apple is set to release its latest macOS 10.15 Catalina operating system in October 2019. It brings tighter security features for Mac laptop and desktop users, but be warned: your DJ gear and DJ software will not be compatible with it just yet, especially since it won’t work with 32-bit software. That means it’s highly … Continued The post Hold Off On That Update: Our macOS... »

  • Build Your Own Mini Synth With The Korg NTS-1 Kit

    Ever wanted to make your own synth? Now you can – Korg just announced the NTS-1, a DIY synth kit that you can easily assemble by hand. The components either snap or screw onto place, so no soldering skills are necessary. It’s got an onboard arpeggiator, a customisable oscillator with multiple waveforms and filters, a … Continued The post Build Your Own Mini Synth With The Korg NTS-1... »

  • You Can Now DJ From Beatport LINK With Rekordbox DJ

    Pioneer DJ just announced that it has officially launched a new update to Rekordbox. Now at version 5.6.1, the update includes the ability to connect to and stream from Beatport LINK, Beatport’s music streaming service. You get instant access to over six million tracks in the Beatport catalogue straight from Rekordbox DJ’s browser. You can … Continued The post You Can Now DJ... »

  • Roland Unveils MC-707 & MC-101 Grooveboxes

    Roland just unveiled two new hardware grooveboxes: the MC-707 and MC-101. Both are standalone music production devices that come with knobs, faders, pads, and tons of sounds coming from legendary Roland devices like the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, and the Juno 106 and SH-101 synths. They’ve got onboard effects like reverb, chorus and compressor. … Continued The post Roland... »

  • Friday Five: How To Tell Your DJ Story

    In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Flypaper that shows you how to come up with a compelling DJ backstory so you can stand out. We’ve also got pieces from DJ Mag, The Guardian, Resident Advisor and Forbes. Have a great weekend ahead! How To Tell Your DJ Story – Everyone … Continued The post Friday Five: How To Tell Your DJ Story appeared... »

  • Podcast #30: David Dunne: A Career In Radio & Club DJing… With A BIG Twist

    Received wisdom has it that a bunch of British DJs went to Ibiza in the late 80s and brought house music to the UK via London – something Manchester has always contested! In this episode, been-there-done-that Manchester radio and club DJ David Dunne talks about those amazing years from the perspective of the North of … Continued The post Podcast #30: David Dunne: A Career In Radio... »

  • Technics Launches EAH-DJ1200 Headphones

    Technics just announced the EAH-DJ1200, a new pair of on-ear headphones. Based on the long-running RP-DJ1200 headphones, the new EAH-DJ1200 features 40mm speaker drivers and swivelling ear cups that sit on top of your ear while still providing noise isolation. It comes with a detachable lead and folds into a compact shape for easy transport. … Continued The post Technics Launches... »

  • Scratching On DJ Controllers: 7 Myths Busted

    As many of you will unfortunately be only too aware, there’s a whole army of haters out there, continually bashing digital DJs and controllerists because they don’t use vinyl or didn’t “come from” vinyl. And nowhere is this more true than among a certain section of scratch DJs. The post Scratching On DJ Controllers: 7 Myths Busted appeared first on Digital DJ Tips. »