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Engine Prime and OS 1.6: a deep dive into the new update

Denon DJ dropped the much-anticipated update to their Engine Prime track management suite and Engine OS earlier last month. Filled with a host of new features and improvements, this could be a must-have for many DJs. With its release, we decided to test it out for ourselves. Is it worth updating? After some extended time, […] The post Engine Prime...

Technics’ new “affordable” SL-100C turntable has no pitch fader….

Welcome back to the “what the heck happened to that company?” department. This time, Technics has really outdone themselves – adding a new model of SL turntable called the SL-100C. They’re promoting it as “low cost” and affordable, but the reality is, this new Technics turntable is expected to cost, at retail: £799 / €899/ […] The post Technics’ new...

Vinyl Synthesis: play + sequence records as synths with Ableton Live 11

John Type, a DJ and producer based out of Italy + long-time turntablist and electronic musician, has discovered a unique way to play and sequence a vinyl record as a synthesizer using the new features available in Ableton Live 11 in his latest YouTube video. In a new video, his setup uses vinyl records that […] The post Vinyl Synthesis: play + sequence...

Outdoor DJ Gear: How Ean Golden throws an outdoor dance party

What makes an outdoor DJ gig possible for an everyday DJ without a massive budget, a crew, or a great relationship with the local permitting officials? Today, DJTT founder Ean Golden is back with a fresh new video sharing his insights from throwing a socially-distanced dance party in Santa Barbara, California. As is often the […] The post Outdoor DJ...

Thanks to Tribe XR and Pioneer DJ, you can play the CDJ-3000s + DJM-900NXS2 in VR

Pioneer DJ has partnered with virtual reality company Tribe XR to make some of their latest gear available to use on Tribe XR’s VR platform. The flagship CDJ-3000s and DJM-900NXS2 mixer from Pioneer DJ are both now usable from a user’s virtual reality headset where you have the Tribe XR app installed. The best part? […] The post Thanks to Tribe XR...

Rethinking touring post-pandemic: touring DJs Juliet Fox, Kyle Geiger, Sebastian Mullaert, Unders, and Marbs reflect

Why should the touring DJ world be fundamentally reconsidered going forward? We asked tastemakers from the industry including Juliet Fox, Kyle Geiger, Sebastian Mullaert, Unders, and Marbs The post Rethinking touring post-pandemic: touring DJs Juliet Fox, Kyle Geiger, Sebastian Mullaert, Unders, and Marbs reflect appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Pioneer DJ’s new VM Series speakers: built with at-home musicians in mind

Pioneer DJ has released the latest additions to its active monitor speaker line: the VM Series. Built with musicians who are spending more time playing and producing at home in mind, three new products have made their way down the pipeline: the VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80. The VM Series offers a smooth and sleek look […] The post Pioneer DJ’s new VM Series...

Twitch works to smooth over creator/copyright relationship with new features

The frustration many creators have shown with Twitch – the streaming platform giant that became a powerful tool for musicians stuck at home during the pandemic – is no secret. The battle between creators looking to share music with the online world and the copyright that has caused endless hurdles along the way has been a massive […] The post Twitch...

Review: Ableton Live 11 – the uber-DAW returns, but do you need it?

The time has finally come – Ableton Live 11 is here. A major update to Ableton Live rarely makes its way around, so we’ll dive into every big addition – including comping, tempo following, MPE support, new instruments, effects, Live Packs, and much more. But with that comes a few questions. How well does the new version […] The post Review: Ableton...

How I Play (at home): Møme

In this edition of our How I Play at home series, we’re welcoming Møme to the fold. He’s a French DJ who’s made quite an impact in the music world over the years – you may be familiar with his popular releases like Aloha and his first album, Panorama. Møme also recently put out his latest […] The post How I Play (at home): Møme appeared first on DJ...

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