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  • Ikea and Teenage Engineering DJ equipment

    If you've been watching carefully, Swedish audio technology company Teenage Engineering has been involved in huge partnerships in the last two years. This week a major one was announced: they're teaming up with internationally renowned furnishings company IKEA to create DJ equipment. So what does IKEA DJ gear look like? Keep reading.

    The post IKEA + Teenage Engineering Teaming Up To Make DJ Gear appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 08/03/2018 - 11:55am
  • MCX8000 Engine Prime Firmware Support

    Since Denon DJ's SC5000 players were released, there's been one group of early adopters who have felt a bit passed over: owners of the MCX8000 all-in-one controllers. The MCX8000 was "new" Denon's first entry into a new generation of Engine-powered products when it was released in 2016. This week, Denon DJ is at last announcing a public beta test of a new firmware for the MCX8000, bringing it into the Prime generation. Read on for more details.

    The post Denon DJ’s MCX8000 Finally Getting Engine Prime Support appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 07/03/2018 - 8:38pm
  • What happens when a company listens to customer feedback to build a new version of their product? The Roland AIRA TR-8S could be exactly that. In the a just-announced update to Roland's flagship drum machine come a number of powerful features, including the ability to upload your own stereo samples from an SD card and output audio along 8 separate channels.

    The post Roland TR-8S: Sample Import and 8-channel Output appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 06/03/2018 - 8:13am
  • What Can DJs Learn From Getting On The Dancefloor

    Never trust a DJ who doesn't dance, right? In today's article, DJTT contributor Steven Maude shares insight on how DJing and dancing are so closely related - and why every DJ would be smart to think about learning a dance routine or taking up swing lessons. 

    The post Why DJs Should Get On The Dancefloor appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 05/03/2018 - 9:10pm
  • DDJ-SB3

    Despite predictions against a continued Pioneer DJ and Serato DJ partnership, the two companies are rolling out a third edition of the most popular controller they've ever made: the DDJ-SB3. The new update to this entry-level controller line brings a layout redesign, and a few new features including a Pad Scratch mode designed in collaboration with Jazzy Jeff. Keep reading for more on the DDJ-SB3.

    The post DDJ-SB3: Pioneer DJ, Jazzy Jeff, and Serato’s New Budget Controller appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 01/03/2018 - 9:00pm
  • You might already command a small army of knobs, pads, and faders on your DJ setup. However, there are many other inspiring controller options for the modern DJ. For a guest article, the author of PUSH TURN MOVE, Kim Bjørn, suggests looking beyond the usual suspects to add that extra dimension to your performances.

    The post Beyond Pad Controllers: 6 Non-Traditional Interfaces for DJs appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 01/03/2018 - 1:19pm
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