Last year, DJ Techtools made a trip out into the Nevada desert to the Further Future festival to interview artists who are innovating and breaking new ground. In this interview, producer and live performer Daedelus shares his insights into the current state of electronic music, and how his own perspective on it continues to change and evolve.
Ableton's put out a brand new Live pack, Beat Tools, that's designed to help producers quickly craft ideas and make beats with the included loops, and kits. Instead of just a sound pack, it's a full Live project with processing, effects chains, and Macros set up for intuitive control. Watch a demo of how the Beat Tools pack can be used to put together a complete beat in this article.
The SP-6 was instantly a favorite feature to DJs around the world when it was added to Scratch Live over half a decade ago. In first few years after Serato DJ became Serato’s only supported DJ software, the SP-6 went largely unchanged. Learn about the many features of the Serato Sampler, which many DJs aren’t even aware of, in this article.
Remember how Shawn Wasabi's Midi Fighter 64 got stolen in April of 2016? Well, at long last, we were able to make him a replacement to keep rocking out on. Watch the awesome live controllerism routine inside.
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For a while, there were a flurry of major DJ manufacturers who seemed certain that mobile DJ solutions would be focused around tablets. But we never saw anyone design a tablet explicitly for DJing – until now. Keep reading to learn how Z-JAY hopes to bring a bespoke solution to highly portable tablet DJ setups. Product: Z-JAY […]
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No date? No problem! Native Instruments released the free Maschine 2.6 update this Valentine’s Day, bringing tools to spark your creativity, make you more productive in the studio, and add flair to your live sessions while keeping it intuitive as usual. So what is all the fuzz about? Maschine 2.6 Software Update Maschine keeps getting better and […]
In a rare video with Ean, he answers a question that we get almost daily here at DJTT: what's the best all-in-one Traktor controller? There isn't one answer, but in this video Ean shares his experiences from DJing with each of these controllers in real life situations. After the jump, watch him compare and contrast the Kontrol S2, S4, S5, and S8.
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"I can't use Beatport's website anymore, I use Crates," a fellow San Francisco DJ remarked to me earlier this week as we discussed finding new music. Flying under the radar of most DJs, the Crates website is built on the the Beatport API, uses your data and favorites, but makes it easier to shop for tracks. Read on for our review and some comments from the team behind the website.