Tech tools and hardware

  • It used to be that setting up mobile DJ gear meant placing a 15" tall rack on top of a folding table - the perfect height to play from. But in a modern era of DJ controllers and thinner setups, ergonomics can be a challenge. In today's article, DJTT mobile DJ maven Angel shares his advice on raising up tables to get the ideal workstation, without blowing up your wallet.

    The post Raising Up Mobile DJ Tables (On A Budget) appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 24/03/2018 - 8:53am
  • This week, online music store Beatport put out a jubilant announcement via press release. The big news? They're adding a new genre to the store, Melodic House & Techno. But what feels like it should be a futuristic online store still feels like shopping in a CD superstore. In this piece, we talk about how genres should really be tags - and why DJs could benefit from music classification becoming crowd-driven. What do you think?

    The post Beatport Adds A New Genre; Shouldn’t Music All Be Crowd-Tagged? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 21/03/2018 - 9:32pm
  • It's easy to forget about music that you already own. Sometimes that best track to add to your playlists might be something that's been just out of your thoughts, or never got added to a playlist, or just hasn't been played anytime recently. In today's article, we look at a few great ways to discover (or rediscover) great tracks that already live in your DJ collection.

    The post Forgotten Tracks: Go Crate Digging In Your Own Collection appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 19/03/2018 - 8:21pm
  • Remember KUVO, the service from Pioneer DJ that has tried to bring real-time reporting of tracks played in DJ sets to clubs around the world? This week, Pioneer DJ is relaunching the service in a new 3.0 update. The goal is to go beyond DJ sets and be a social network designed for everyone in club culture: DJs, clubbers, venues, and more. Keep reading to learn what's new in this update.

    The post Hands On With KUVO 3.0: Pioneer DJ’s Social Network for Dance Music appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 15/03/2018 - 8:53am
  • Auto mixing in Spotify

    We've all heard automated end-of-song crossfading in iTunes and Spotfiy - and many casual music listeners expect this behavior when playing tunes at home. But in a new development, Spotify is now trying dynamic auto-mixing technology in playlists. Keep reading to learn more about this new auto-DJ feature and why DJs should be excited - and nervous.

    The post Spotify Now Auto-Mixing Tracks In Playlists, Gets Phrasing Right (Usually) appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 12/03/2018 - 8:40pm
  • As part of a training program with the newly launched Toolroom Academy, DJTT contributor Tenova shares five pieces of production knowledge he picked up during his time spent in studio with D. Ramirez and Mark Knight.

    The post 5 Production Lessons From Toolroom Records’ D. Ramirez + Mark Knight appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 09/03/2018 - 11:46am
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