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  • Button pusher extraordinaire, Shawn Wasabi, is back with a new style of performance video not to be missed. He even includes the audible click of the Midi Fighter 64's genuine Japanese arcade buttons in the video, making this video especially interesting for finger drummers.

    The post Video: Shawn Wasabi “OTTER POP” Midi Fighter 64 Routine appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 26/07/2017 - 7:32am
  • A DJ can use these DDJ controllers to prepare for using CDJs. Read on to learn how to get used to and practice using a CDJ setup at home using a DDJ-RX, DDJ-SX2, and similar.

    The post DDJ to CDJs: Practicing For CDJs With A Pioneer DJ Controller appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 24/07/2017 - 5:02pm
  • Love them or hate them, the online music platform Soundcloud has been a fundamental force in the development of modern DJ and production cultures. Today, contributor Steven Maude explores why and how a sudden implosion of the site would be so devastating.

    The post Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 22/07/2017 - 8:13am
  • What if Pioneer DJ's proprietary Pro Link data stream wasn't hidden, but instead accessible to any device connected to it? In today's article, guest contributor Jon Feldman takes a closer look at a new project that allows DJs to use the data passed between your CDJs to sync with an Ableton Link Clock or trigger MIDI/OSC messages. Keep reading to start cracking open Pro Link!

    The post Decoding Pioneer Pro Link: Connect CDJs To Ableton Link appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 20/07/2017 - 1:20pm
  • Ever been in a social setting with a number of DJs who all want to hang out, but everyone brought their USB drives / laptops / vinyl wanting to play a few tracks? A group back to back session is in order! Instead of simply handing over the headphones between every track, here are a few great ways to make tag team mixing in a social setting fun and fair. Have your own B2B games? Share in the comments!

    The post B2B Games To Play With Your DJ Friends appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 17/07/2017 - 8:26pm
  • To obsessive DJs, it's easy to look around the entire world and view it as a dance floor just waiting to happen. But when you don't have your decks in front of you, how is a DJ to practice? For a fun Friday article, we thought it would be amusing to round-up a few ways that DJs use ordinary objects to practice familiar-feeling techniques.

    The post Practice DJ Techniques With Everyday Objects appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 14/07/2017 - 2:34pm
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