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Controlling the dancefloor: a guide on organizing playlists by energy - DJ TechTools

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 […]

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Is this a teaser of new Traktor hardware? Nope. - DJ TechTools

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Pioneer DJ's new DDJ-FX4: a beginner's controller with smart fading + effects - DJ TechTools

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 […]

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Pioneer DJ's DJM-S5: Pro-level features at a mid-level price - DJ TechTools

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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alter:audio's Timetosser adds Loop, Slice modes in new firmware update - DJ TechTools

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 […]

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Ableton releases Note, an iOS app for making music on the go - DJ TechTools

Ableton just made it drastically easier to start and save your track ideas even when you’re away from your studio – for Apple users, at least – with the launch of their new iOS app: Note. Built with the intention of offering as a scratch pad for for creators to capture initial project ideas, it’s a game […]

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Mixcloud launches Tracks for producers to upload original music - DJ TechTools

Mixcloud is making moves in favor of creators, as the platform has launched a feature rivaling SoundCloud: the ability to upload original tracks. Artists can now share their own music alongside mixes and livestreams – which makes Mixcloud the first and only platform that supports quite the trio: livestreaming, short-form tracks, and long-form audio. Check out […]