Ending Net Neutrality Would Threaten DJs + Producers

What is the big deal with net neutrality? For a generation of musical creatives that rely on the internet to share their artistic works, having equal access feels like a fundamental right. But that’s under threat in the United States – keep reading to learn more about what net neutrality is, how it’s under threat, and what a world without …

Watch 2017 Redbull Thre3style US Winner DJ Ease’s Routine

Instead of winding down during the holidays, the Redbull Thre3style DJ competition starts to really heat up in the winter months. The US Finals just took place on November 29th in Washington D.C. at U Street Music hall. The winner, DJ Ease, brought a varied approach to his routine – which is exactly what you need to win the 3Style …

Soda: Completely Customizable DJ App for iOS; Up to 8 Decks

What happens when you have complete control over your DJ application’s interface? With many DJ software, you might be able to turn on or off various sections of the UI – but what about changing the layout entirely to your liking?  Soda, a newly launched DJ app for iOS, allows users to adjust almost every element in its design. Keep …

Watch The First Videos Of Rane’s 72 Mixer and Twelve Controllers

Rane DJ is planning a comeback under their new owners, InMusic. A big part of that plan? Two new devices – the Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller – that were announced in August. But the hype faded as industry shows (DJ Expo, ADE, BPM) came and went without demos or working devices. But now two new videos have emerged from …

How To Use Any MIDI Controller With WeDJ + Cross DJ iOS Apps

There are great DJ apps for iOS that let you connect a controller and use your iPad as a complete DJ system. Unfortunately, some of those apps only allow you to use specific controllers. Today, guest contributor Teo Tormo explains how to get around these restrictions and use whatever MIDI controller you want with Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ and Mixvibes’ Cross …

Carl Cox Explains His Traktor + CDJs + MODEL 1 DJ Setup

One of the most legendary house DJs – Carl Cox – is apparently an avid user of Richie Hawtin’s MODEL 1 mixer. In a new video released by the PLAYdifferently brand, Carl talks through his setup and explains the basics of how he mixes. Carl Cox DJ Setup Talkthrough Gear used by Carl in this video: DJ Mixing Tips from …

2017 Black Friday / Cyber Monday DJ Gear Sale

Once again, we begin our annual Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale tradition here at DJ TechTools! If you’re not familiar, it’s a once-a-year massive sale on all kinds of DJ and production gear. Keep reading to find out what’s on discount, how to get the prices, and why shopping at DJTT is better than other sites. Black Friday DJ …

Vitalic’s Custom KOCMOC Controller With Built-In Ableton

Custom gear in a heavily saturated world of gear is rare – but French producer and live performer Vitalic has a unique controller with Ableton built-in. Watch the custom unit in action from a show in Paris, then keep reading to learn more about the features and design. Vitalic’s KOCMOC In Action Vitalic has a pretty incredible live show. It’s …

Serato DJ Pro 2.0 Is Coming: How Will Serato Innovate?

We know that Serato DJ 2.0 is just over the horizon. The real question: what new features and functionality will the New Zealand-based DJ software company bring to the table. In today’s article, we take a speculative look at the features DJs might see in a new update to the software. Author’s Note: This article is not based on any …