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  • Controlling the dancefloor: a guide on organizing playlists by energy

    DJ TechTools Nov 25, 2022 | 14:02 pm

    Whether you’re a seasoned DJ of many years or just getting into the craft, you’ve probably struggled with organizing playlists at some point in your career (I know I have). As someone who’s been DJing for over 10 years, I’ve tried countless methods of arranging my music library. Many folks will say that organizing by […] The post Controlling the dancefloor: a guide on organizing playlists by energy appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Is this a teaser of new Traktor hardware? Nope.

    DJ TechTools Nov 17, 2022 | 02:11 am

    I’ve received a handful of emails and spotted a discussion on Reddit today all about a “new Traktor hardware teaser”. The “teaser” popped up on a ton of DJ’s Facebook feeds because the official Traktor page updated their cover photo. Almost immediately the new cover photo started to get traction (it’s sitting at 597 reactions […] The post Is this a teaser of new Traktor hardware? Nope. appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • The DDJ-FLX6-GT from Pioneer DJ: 4 channels, Merge FX + Virtual DJ compatibility

    DJ TechTools Nov 15, 2022 | 08:59 am

    Pioneer DJ announced their latest controller today (just days after the release of their DDJ-FLX4): the new DDJ-FLX6-GT. It’s a 4-channel version of their original DDJ-FLX6 with additional upgrades and feature add-ons as well. Sitting at a pricetag of $649, the FLX6-GT takes on a matte grey coloring and most notably includes the introduction of […] The post The DDJ-FLX6-GT from Pioneer DJ: 4 channels, Merge FX + Virtual DJ compatibility appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-FLX4: a beginner’s controller with smart fading + effects

    DJ TechTools Nov 10, 2022 | 03:34 am

    In a move to appeal to those looking to learn how to mix, Pioneer DJ has announced the latest addition to its family of hardware: the DDJ-FLX4. The two-channel controller was built with the intention of “making it easy for people with no experience to start mixing”, according to AlphaTheta (Pioneer’s parent company) CEO/President Yoshinori […] The post Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-FLX4: a beginner’s controller with smart fading + effects appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Meet Howler, a 2-in-1 device that records + livestreams high-quality audio from any source

    DJ TechTools Nov 4, 2022 | 21:20 pm

    Amsterdam-based Howler Audio has launched a Kickstarter campaign running through November 24 for their new forthcoming product: a dual, two-in-one recording and streaming device that fits in the palm of your hand. The hardware, aptly named Howler, offers high-quality recording in WAV or MP3 formats as well as the ability to livestream through the device. […] The post Meet Howler, a 2-in-1 device that records + livestreams high-quality audio from any source appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S5: Pro-level features at a mid-level price

    DJ TechTools Nov 4, 2022 | 06:59 am

    In May 2022, Pioneer DJ announced a series of new products throughout the month. Speculation ran rampant. Will we finally see a DJM-900NXS2 update? Maybe a DDJ-1000 MK2? Every week saw a different announcement as anticipation hit a fever pitch – but the first reveals were nothing more than a white XDJ-XZ colorway and a […] The post Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S5: Pro-level features at a mid-level price appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • alter.audio’s Timetosser adds Loop, Slice modes in new firmware update

    DJ TechTools Nov 3, 2022 | 06:59 am

    Timetosser – the playable audio resequencer from alter.audio – released a v. 1.1.0 firmware update earlier this week after first demoing it at Amsterdam Dance Event’s Gear Lab. If you’re unfamiliar with Timetosser, it’s a live performance tool that can be used either as a standalone device or with your computer, where you can link […] The post alter.audio’s Timetosser adds Loop, Slice modes in new firmware update appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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  • Denon DJ SC Live 2 + SC Live 4: built-in speaker standalone units; supplanting Prime 2 / Prime 4?

    DJ TechTools Nov 2, 2022 | 18:03 pm

    Teased for a while and officially “announced” on the Serato DJ blog yesterday, Denon DJ has announced two standalone all-in-one units – the SC Live 2 and SC Live 4. These two units probably replace the forever out-of-stock (perhaps due to chip/parts shortages?) Prime 4 and Prime 2 units. Those original Prime units were first […] The post Denon DJ SC Live 2 + SC Live 4: built-in speaker standalone units; supplanting Prime 2 / Prime 4? appeared first on DJ TechTools.

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