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  • A State Of Traktor: New Hardware and Software Coming in 2018

    DJ TechTools Apr 24, 2018 | 20:38 pm

    A State Of Traktor: New Hardware and Software Coming in 2018 Digital DJs around the world fell in love with Traktor eight years ago. At the time, Traktor Pro was one of the most flexible platforms for DJ performance, control surface customization, quality FX, and a future-forward approach to development. The hard work that engineers at Native Instruments did in the development of Traktor Pro 2 and the Kontrol S4 (with help from a few visionary artists) laid the groundwork for the software to stay competitive even as development slowed in recent years.The post A State Of Traktor: New Hardware and Software Coming in 2018 appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • What is HD Vinyl + Should DJs Care?

    DJ TechTools Apr 23, 2018 | 22:54 pm

    What is HD Vinyl + Should DJs Care? As first reported on Pitchfork, an Austrian company called Rebeat got a $4.8 million investment to make "HD Vinyl" a reality. It could mean new vinyl pressings are louder, have higher audio fidelity, longer playing times, and might even be cheaper. Keep reading to learn what it could mean for the industry, consumers, and maybe even DJs. The post What is HD Vinyl + Should DJs Care? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Mixxx 2.1: Free DJ Software Gets A Major Update

    DJ TechTools Apr 20, 2018 | 07:41 am

    Mixxx 2.1: Free DJ Software Gets A Major Update Is there really such a thing as free DJ software? Yup, Mixxx is an amazing open-source cross-platform project that brings DJ software to the masses. No price limited feature set,no paid expansion packs: this is a true community project. Keep reading to learn what's new and why you should give the app a spin. The post Mixxx 2.1: Free DJ Software Gets A Major Update appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Traktor Pro 2.11.3 Public Beta: DJM Scratch Certification, Improved CDJ Waveforms, iTunes Info Sync

    DJ TechTools Apr 18, 2018 | 18:40 pm

    Traktor Pro 2.11.3 Public Beta: DJM Scratch Certification, Improved CDJ Waveforms, iTunes Info Sync A new version of Traktor Pro 2.11.3 is about to be released - but first, Native Instruments is sharing it via a public beta. The new update brings better DJM and CDJ integration, and a few other exciting features. The post Traktor Pro 2.11.3 Public Beta: DJM Scratch Certification, Improved CDJ Waveforms, iTunes Info Sync appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Common Mobile DJ Gigs + The Music That Works Best (A Starting Guide)

    DJ TechTools Apr 16, 2018 | 05:23 am

    Common Mobile DJ Gigs + The Music That Works Best (A Starting Guide) DJTT's mobile maven Angel Verde is back and in today's article he shares a simple guide to music for mobile DJ gigs. Wondering where to start with weddings, college parties, and beyond? Dive into this article for a starting point. The post Common Mobile DJ Gigs + The Music That Works Best (A Starting Guide) appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • DJ + Producers Roll Call: Win $10,000 In Gear Prizes!

    DJ TechTools Apr 13, 2018 | 01:26 am

    DJ + Producers Roll Call: Win $10,000 In Gear Prizes! Every few years at DJTT HQ, we make a concerted effort to learn more about the people who make up our reader community. It's important for us to learn more so we can craft bespoke content to what you're really doing. In today's article, take five minutes to quickly fill out our DJ + Producer Roll Call - and share it with your friends so that everyone gets a chance to be heard! Everyone who fills out the Roll Call has a solid chance to win one of 20+ prizes, valued at over $10,000 total.The post DJ + Producers Roll Call: Win $10,000 In Gear Prizes! appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Hacking Serato DJ’s MIDI Mapping: Jogwheels, Touchstrips, and Modifiers

    DJ TechTools Apr 11, 2018 | 09:53 am

    Hacking Serato DJ’s MIDI Mapping: Jogwheels, Touchstrips, and Modifiers From the early years of Scratch Live to the current Serato DJ Pro, Serato has been relatively secretive about the MIDI implementation of their software. Though the software allows the use of any MIDI device, many features are only available on certified controllers. You can't map your own jogwheels, functions like needle search / slicer are restricted, and there are no shift control layers or modifiers to create advanced mappings. In today's tutorial, DJTT contributor Teo Tormo shares secrets for writing custom MIDI mappings for Serato DJ - including jogwheels, modifiers, and more.The post Hacking Serato DJ’s MIDI Mapping: Jogwheels, Touchstrips, and Modifiers appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Tips From 5 Rising Artists On Avoiding The Starving Artist Lifestyle

    DJ TechTools Apr 9, 2018 | 06:54 am

    Tips From 5 Rising Artists On Avoiding The Starving Artist Lifestyle It can take years for an artist to properly find their sound and build momentum, and the “starving artist” lifestyle is all too commonly attributed to rising music producers. Today, DJTT contributor Tom Hricik sits down with 5 artists on the cusp of breaking through to ask them how they keep their lives in check while maintaining a busy artist career. The post Tips From 5 Rising Artists On Avoiding The Starving Artist Lifestyle appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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