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  • As summer crossfades into fall, we wanted take a moment to think about the history of this site and the very early stories that got it all started. Take a moment to step into the ten-years-ago wayback machine and celebrate a decade of DJ Techtools!

    The post Happy Birthday! Ten Years Of DJTT + How It All Began appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 04/10/2017 - 6:26pm
  • There's no right way or wrong way to put on a silent disco. I’ve done them at festivals, clubs, bars, school gyms, cruise ships, fashion shows, and even in an elevator. However, there are some key ingredients that will increase a silent disco's probability of success.

    The post How To Throw A Silent Disco: A Promoter’s Guide appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 02/10/2017 - 11:53pm
  • It's all too easy to make "perfect-sounding" dance music. In today's article, we take a look at a few ways to add imperfect, human-sounding organic character to tracks when producing in Ableton Live.

    The post 6 Ways For Dance Music Producers To Humanize Their Tracks appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 29/09/2017 - 6:39pm
  • There's always a chance of disaster at a DJ gig. Drinks can find their way into the DJ booth, power outages are always a possibility - but another scenario that many DJs overlook is the dead controller scenario. There are many ways a controller can short out or stop working completely. What if it happens at a gig? How does a DJ comeback from a completely dead gear? Today's article shares precautionary measures to take to prepare for this unfortunate scenario.

    The post Dead DJ Controller: Surviving A Complete Gear Failure At A Gig appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 28/09/2017 - 8:53am
  • A brand new update for macOS is out today, High Sierra. With the new version are a host of new improvements to the operating system across the board. But as usual, DJs and producers should hesitate! We've collected the latest details on problems and compatibility with Serato DJ, Rekordbox, Traktor, and others in today's article.

    The post MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Is Here: Can DJs + Producers Update Yet? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 25/09/2017 - 9:03pm
  • Shawn Wasabi rose from YouTube videos to being a household name in the live mashup/controllerism scene. His bubbly routines have inspired countless budding musicians to get into finger drumming. But some DJs who aren't into that scene may ask: why should we care? We think every jog wheel-pushing, record-spinning, and fader-sliding DJ can learn a lot from Shawn.

    The post 5 Things Every DJ Can Learn From Shawn Wasabi’s Success appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 23/09/2017 - 8:56am
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