Numark Orbit Controller | NAMM 2013 First Look

It’s media preview day at the Winter NAMM convention and Numark is rolling out a brand-new controller. About the size of a handheld video game controller, the wireless handheld Numark Orbit is entering the world of secondary controllers for DJs and producers. Read more and watch our exclusive first look video inside! Hier bei der Quelle geht es weiter: Tweet

How To: Create a Professional DJ Booth from IKEA Parts

We taught you how to get your foot into the clubs and rock them but there’s still a good chance most DJs will spend the majority of their time in a home, bedroom or studio. It’s expected that most of you have invested a lot of your hard-earned cash in the latest and greatest DJ gear, so you probably dont have much left to spend on a fancy DJ booth. Fortunatly, we have you covered. Today I am going to walk you through a fantastic design for a home DJ booth that rivals most clubs but is suprisignly affordable- all […]

Ableton Push: New Hardware Controller for Live

Ableton’s just announced a dedicated control surface for Live called “Push”. After engineering trusted software for years, they now aim to solve an old problem with a new hardware solution: how to make a song from scratch. DJ TechTools attended a private preview of the new offerings last week in Berlin, where Push was described as “a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live”. Keep reading for a full look at the hardware, including the full video walkthrough from Ableton. In the new electronic world of chips and bits, where many modern musicians create their art predominantly in a computer, […]

Even More Documentaries for Producers and DJs

In what’s starting to become a reoccurring Friday column here at DJ Techtools, we’re highlighting seven more fantastic documentaries and videos we’ve found around the web. Each of the included films features producers or DJs in a unique and insightful context – so pop some popcorn and enjoy your Friday with these flicks! A YEAR WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN Regeneration Music Project: Skrillex and The Doors REAL SCENES: DETROIT ¥1000 BEATS VINYL ATTACK GIRL TALK, NICOLAS JAAR AND DJ SLUGGO MAX VANGELI MICRO DOCUMENTARY NOSAJ THING GOES RECORD SHOPPING Quelle und mehr: Tweet

NEU im Programm DJ Tech Tools Chroma Caps – Pimp Your Mixer

DJ Tech Tools – Chroma Caps DJ Tech Tools Chroma Caps endlich auch in Deutschland erhältlich! Die Chroma Caps verleihen jedem DJ Mixer, Controller oder Musik Hardware einen fetten Individuellen Look. So setzt Ihr euch von der Masse ab! Und gestaltest deine Hardware ganz Individuell nach deinen Wünschen. Die Potiknöpfe und Fadern sind Gummiert und Ergonomisch geformt dadurch verleihen Sie dem DJ Optimalen Gripp um die Hardware perfekt zu Bedienen. Ein unvergleichbares Feeling haben die Potiknöpfe und Federn welches Speziell für den DJ Einsatz konzipiert wurde. Es gibt keine anderen Caps welche so gut in den Fingern liegen und dabei […]

DJ Craze Leaks First Full Photo Of Traktor Z2 Mixer

Clearly ecstatic as any of us about brand new gear, three time DMC Champion DJ Craze has posted on Instagram the first complete photo of Native Instruments’ brand new standalone mixer that was teased last week – which we now can confirm is called the Traktor Kontrol Z2. While the photo (pictured at left) doesn’t necessarily show off anything new or unique about the mixer, it does give a great sense as to the size and spacing of the controls on the face of the unit, which is arguably one of the most important aspects of a well-designed mixer. You also can see even more […]

Chris Liebing: How I Play Video Interview by: DJ Tech Tools

At soundcheck before his recent San Francisco show, we had a chance to get German techno producer and DJ Chris Liebing to walk us through his entire workflow including: two laptops running Traktor, Ableton, and Maschine, two Allen and Heath K2s, a Faderfox and more. Check out his extremely modular setup and hear how he uses all four channels on his Xone:92 mixer at the same time to great success – all in the video after the jump. Quelle: Tweet

Review: Mixxx 1.10 DJ Software by: DJ Tech Tools

Sometimes you get what you pay for- but once in a while, you get a gift. A real gift; one that doesn’t suck, and if you enjoy that gift enough, you may decide to give back. That’s the scenario with Mixxx, the open-source DJ software that offers one of the best free alternatives to the big commercial programs. Its well-rounded feature set and impressive results make it an outstanding introduction to digital DJing or a streamlined solution for laptop-only performance. Let’s examine its latest features and the overall package. Reviewed: Mixxx 1.10.1 open-source DJ software Price: Free Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, or 96 […]