Tech tools and hardware

  • Ableton has a whole new update planned for early 2018: Live 10. A new synth, seriously refined workflow improvements, new effects, Push updates, and more. Read our full rundown now.

    The post Ableton Live 10 Announced: What’s New? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 03/11/2017 - 1:04am
  • Brand new Gold and Silver editions of the highly-coveted Midi Fighter 64 controller are now available. We're giving one away as well - enter for free.

    The post Decorate Your Studio With Midi Fighter 64 Gold + Silver appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 02/11/2017 - 8:00am
  • We connected with seven DJ club night promoters on the West Coast to ask for their input on throwing a dance party.

    The post Throwing DJ Parties: Advice From Seven Successful Party Promoters appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 31/10/2017 - 2:04am
  • While the DJ community continues to watch Native Instruments with a simplistic "when will we see Traktor Pro 4?" lens, the Berlin-based company has been busy raising cash. They've received a massive investment of $59,000,000 from EMH, a private equity firm. Keep reading for the details. 

    The post Native Instruments Just Got A $59 Million Investment: What Next? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 26/10/2017 - 11:29pm
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning already permeate many aspects of your everyday life. Now they're creeping into music production, performance, and DJing, and making the formerly impossible possible. We grilled the experts on what machine learning can and will do to change the game of computer music, whether you should welcome it as a liberator or fear it as a usurper of your job behind the decks. Spoiler alert: You're going to want a better laptop.

    The post How Machine Learning Will Affect DJing + Music Production appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 26/10/2017 - 7:31am
  • Today, we're releasing an Ableton performance workflow walk through with finger drummer and producer Mr. Bill. He's got a bunch of unique techniques in his Live sessions that any live performer will find inspiring. In this video, he shares three specific techniques: slicing up clips for finger drumming on the fly, scratching samples, and a few unique ways of applying rapid-fire effects. 

    The post Mr. Bill: Beat Mashing + Scratching With Ableton, Midi Fighters appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 24/10/2017 - 7:30am
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