Tech tools and hardware

  • When you're playing a set and selecting from tunes that aren't designed with DJs in mind, mixing can be challenging. In today's article, guest contributor Aden Russel shares four common DJ mixing techniques that can be used to tackle these more challenging tracks.

    The post Mixing Songs That Don’t Have a ‘DJ Intro’: 4 Common Techniques appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 12/09/2017 - 9:35am
  • Native Instruments today announces the next generation in Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware. Starting today, the Maschine MK3 and the Komplete Kontrol MK2 (S49 and S61) become available for pre-order. The new generation of units are products of re-engineering and all-new industrial designs that boast of a more creative, intuitive workflow. Read on as we breakdown NI's double-punch announcement and what to expect from the new hardware.

    The post Native Instruments’ Maschine MK3 and Komplete Kontrol MK2 S49 / S61 appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
  • Just announced a few moments ago are two brand new products from Pioneer DJ. The DDJ-SR2 is a much-needed updated two channel controller, while the DJM-S3 is an entry-level DJM battle/DVS mixer. Both are designed very specifically with Serato DJ users in mind, which will be welcome news for many users who might be wondering if Pioneer DJ is only focusing on Rekordbox. Keep reading for the details.

    The post Pioneer DJ Launch DDJ-SR2 Controller + DJM-S3 Mixer appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 07/09/2017 - 8:00pm
  • José Cabello is back with a new addition to his Téchnica Futura series. Today, José is sharing with us a routine that explores the relationship between Traktor and Maschine. In his routine, he is using a Traktor Kontrol D2 and a Midi Fighter Twister to combine Midi Mode and Pad Link to create an advance polyphonic routine. Read on to see how José is able to achieve this effect using an advanced mapping technique.

    The post Routine: Polyphonic Kontrol (Traktor + Maschine) with José Cabello appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 07/09/2017 - 6:09am
  • Residents and other DJs that play regular gigs frequently fall in to the trap of playing similar sets week after week. There are people who notice.

    The post The Regulars Notice: How to Avoid Playing the Same DJ Set Every Week appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 04/09/2017 - 8:45pm
  • People should never be defined by their disabilities. All people have dreams, hopes, and aspirations which define their character and personality. Regardless of any diagnosis, everyone can dream big and with a tremendous amount of hard-work and dedication, they can achieve their dreams. Masatane Muto was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2013 at the age of 27. Having just started DJing shortly before his diagnosis, Masatane refused to let his illness deter him from pursuing his new passion.

    The post Pursuing Limitless Expression: Masatane Muto’s Vision to DJ with ALS appeared first on DJ TechTools.

    Post date: 01/09/2017 - 8:59am
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