Having caught our attention with its recently released Traktor DJ app (free for a limited time), Native Instruments today released the world’s smallest professional mixer and audio interface, the Kontrol Z1. The new controller takes the company’s new app and transforms it into a professional DJ system combining the best of a touchscreen with the … Continue reading Native Instruments Kontrol Z1: Unbeatable Precision
With the proliferation of mp3s the world of DJing has seen a seismic shift away from traditional forms of mixing to digital systems and controllers that solely work with digital music files. So it’ll come as no surprised to you that there’s a burgeoning market for low-cost easy-to-use DJ controllers that range from simple midi … Continue reading Top 5 DJ Controllers
DJ iPad apps have been around for years, and on whole they’ve always been a bit hit and miss, generally falling into two categories: a midi controller or a virtual deck setup – neither of which particularly works well on a small tablet touchscreen. Well, those days are behind us as the company behind Traktor, … Continue reading Traktor DJ iPad App Review: Near Perfect Digital DJing
DJing has always fascinated me as a transformative “power to the people” interaction of music and technology. Taking the music given to you by record companies and radio stations and being able to repurpose it to express yourself was all at once revolutionary and ancient – harking back to folk songs shared around the campfire … Continue reading Denon MC2000 DJ interface: USB power to the people
As Electronic music finally penetrates American mass culture 20 years after it reached European Shores – music hardware sales are rocketing with the advent of digital mixing. Digital mixing isn’t anything knew as there are a plethora of programs and software solutions, which makes the laborious task of beat matching as simple as making a … Continue reading Traktor Kontrol F1: Live looping and sampling on the fly
Determined to bring as much music making to your iOS device as possible IK Multimedia have added to their iRig series with the DJ Rig a new DJ app. DJ Rig is a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app with instant song-playing automatic tempo sync and beat matching, sample-based pads and performance recording, plus an array … Continue reading DJ Rig: Keeping it real on the wheels of steel
Ever play music on your laptop with headphones on and pretend to be a DJ at heaving, sweaty club in some dodgy Spanish town? Just me? A big part of the DJ look is all in the headphones. Forget about all the vinyl scratching and the disc swirling, bobbing headphones is where it’s at – … Continue reading Radiopaq Duo headphones
Well being honest not last night, but a few nights ago. And not so much save as spare me from a boring party. The CD player was acting up and we needed tunes. So I decided to plug my iPad in and inflict Roy Ayers and Bob James on my friends. And as I’m sure … Continue reading DJ World Studio: Last night a DJ app saved my life.