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Replacing MP3: Is A New Format Likely For DJs + Listeners?

Any DJ with a sizable collection of music on their hard drive knows that the MP3 is far from dead, despite a rash of clickbait articles in recent weeks. In today's article, contributor Steven Maude assesses what it would take take for a new file format to replace MP3. What would have to change? Is it even a vaguely realistic possibility considering what tools people are using to play music? Keep reading for an in-depth analysis.

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Build Your Next Traktor MIDI Controller In Google Chrome

Want to make your own custom MIDI controller for DJing, production, or visuals, but don't have the money or time to make a DIY controller? In this article, we spotlight a project that DJTT friends Traxus Interactive have been working on that allows multitouch control of Traktor in Google Chrome.

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Denon DJ SC5000 Prime: Unboxing, FAQ, and Units In Store

It's exciting when a serious new competitor comes onto the market, and this week, it's Denon DJ's turn to enter the fray. Their new SC5000 Prime players (and potential CDJ challengers) are finally launching this week. We're working on a full review over the next few days, but in the meantime, we've got answers to a few frequently asked questions and an unboxing video to share.

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How I Play: Octave One Shows Off Their Live Techno Setup

In today's video, we take a closer look at the impressive live rig used by notorious techno savants and live performers, Octave One. The duo is famous for their live shows, which they've perfected for over 20 years. Watch the full interview in today's How I Play feature, and get a sense of what it takes to run such a multi-faceted setup.

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Hidden Gems: Unique DJ Stores around the US

The old days of spending Saturdays in a brick and mortar shop looking to buy records and gear are fading memories. However, these small shops are still around in cities across the United States. From San Francisco to New York, we tracked down some of the unique stores for DJs and producers. Inside, these stores are one of a kind and the passion for buying records and gear from local enthusiasts is alive and well. No corporate chains allowed here.

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Midi Fighter 64 Update: They’re Close!

It’s been over two years since DJ TechTools first built a rough prototype of a giant 64-button Midi Fighter for Shawn Wasabi. His "Marble Soda" performance video went viral, and thousands signed a petition asking us to make them available for sale. It took a few random events, including one sad one - but thanks to everyone, they are finally being built. Here's an update on the project and when you can expect to see the controllers.

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DJs Beware: Dubspot Ripping Off Students, Not Paying Teachers?

One of the long-standing online DJ and production schools, Dubspot, is being accused by former students of never providing classes, but taking potential students' money nonetheless. As reported first on Thump, students are claiming that the school swindled them out of their money. Keep reading for insight from reviews, former teachers, and more.

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Routine: Stem Stories with José Cabello

It has been two years since the Stems were introduced to Traktor and since then we have seen the format slowly grow with more and more producers releasing Stem tracks as well as DJs making their own. These Stems serve as powerful tools to build dynamic DJ sets and today José Cabello is back with his latest Tecnica Futura video, Stems Stories.

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