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A love letter to Rosie, the first mixer made just for DJs

There was a time, pre-1971, when all mixers were mono, and the thought of wearing headphones during a nightclub gig was laughable. Dance club DJing came into its own as an art form in the 1960s, but DJs back then were still stuck with mixers designed for radio broadcasting. Sound systems were custom installed at […] The post A love letter to Rosie,...

Engine DJ 2.0 arrives with wireless Ableton LINK, onboard lighting control, new UI + more

Engine DJ has released an update to their flagship software today, Engine DJ 2.0 – available for both desktop and OS. The new system brings a swath of new features that aim to streamline the user experience and strengthen any artist’s toolkit: a new interface with faster processing, a wireless Ableton Link capability, onboard lighting […] The post...

DJ advice from Steve Bug: “Learn how to beat match, no matter what equipment you’re using”

Steve Bug has spent his life in dance music, beginning with discovering disco music via his parent’s record collection and then getting into electro and breakdancing in the early 80s. House music first caught his attention in the late 80s and he quickly decided to devote his life to 4/4 culture. Beginning as a DJ […] The post DJ advice from Steve Bug: “Learn...

Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000s become USB-HID compatible for Serato DJ Pro

The flagship CDJ-3000s from Pioneer DJ may have just become more appealing to Serato DJ Pro users, as they’ve announced that the gear is now compatible with the USB-HID control feature of the software. This means that Serato DJ Pro users can connect their PC or Mac to the CDJ-3000 and browse their entire Serato […] The post Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000s become...

Preparing for any DJ gig: 9 tips from the DJTT community

No matter what size, type, or genre of performing DJ you may be, let’s agree on one thing we have in common – some kind of pre-gig prep. So, we got curious – especially now that so many artists are returning to IRL shows and DJ booths for the first time post-lockdown. How long had it been […] The post Preparing for any DJ gig: 9 tips from the DJTT...

The DDJ-FLX6-W: a matte white version of the FLX6

Pioneer DJ is back with a new fresh look on a DJ controller: a matte white edition of their DDJ-FLX6. The 4-channel controller, titled the DDJ-FLX6-W, offers all the functions of the original FLX6 with a limited-run, standout color in case you’re looking to make a statement at your next DJ gig. Beyond the white […] The post The DDJ-FLX6-W: a matte...

Weird DJ gear, part 2: the underrated, the odd, and the ones that made history.

It seems that you may have enjoyed my last entry on the weird DJ gear out there, so I am back with a few more items that may have been forgotten through the eons of time. Today, we’ll explore four more items from my collection, created by brands I haven’t previously mentioned – and brands that […] The post Weird DJ gear, part 2: the underrated, the...

Beatsource + Mixcloud team up so you can record & share DJ sets online sans takedowns

It’s a well-known fact in the music industry that Mixcloud offers its own streaming platform, Mixcloud Live (first announced back in April 2020), that allows artists to legally livestream music and video without dealing with copyright take-downs. Just this week, Beatsource LINK announced a new partnership in conjunction with Mixcloud to utilize this...

25 years of Tidy: the Hard House evolution, and how it’s engaging the next generation

Outlandish with colour and hedonism, Hard House as a genre rose to prominence in 1998 as it enjoyed almost a decade of bliss under the bright lights of the dance music skyline. Despite not experiencing the popular heights of its glory years, the legacy of the genre is still being written today by such respected […] The post 25 years of Tidy: the Hard...

NAMM moves to June for 2022

For 2021, NAMM was cancelled - and now the news has come out that in 2022, NAMM will be pushed back even further to June. The post NAMM moves to June for 2022 appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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