First Look: Denon DJ Engine Prime 1.4.0 Public Beta

Denon DJ Engine Prime

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the recent updates to Denon DJ‘s Engine Prime music analysis and library management software.

In this public beta for Engine Prime 1.4.0, Denon DJ introduces MacOS Catalina and Apple Music app support, a new Sync Manager feature, and a number of additional enhancements and improvements to the software.

Watch above.

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First Look: Phase Integration with Serato DJ Pro

Two years after first making waves at the NAMM Show, Phase manufacturer MWM has announced a collaboration with Serato. MWM’s needle-replacing hardware is now an Official Serato Accessory, which means it can now communicate with Serato DJ Pro directly through USB.

The upgrade will enhance the overall performance of Phase with Serato thanks to improved HID protocol. MWM also teased other features that will roll out later, including LED customization and more.

On this episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx takes a trip to NAMM in Anaheim, California to report on the collaboration between Serato and Phase. Watch above.

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Watch Episode 6 of DJ ND’s ‘Made From Scratch’ Tutorial Series

Made From Scratch Episode 6

German turntablist DJ ND is back with episode six of DJcityTV’s tutorial series, Made From Scratch. In this episode, ND shows us how to incorporate the “Clover Tear” technique into a classic two-click flare orbit.

Grab the scratch tool here and watch the tutorial above.

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Listen: EXCEL Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider and EXCEL

DJ Spider and EXCEL

On last week’s episode of Beatsource‘s The 20 Podcast, DJ Dynamix credited EXCEL for teaching him how to manage his music library. This week, host DJ Spider brought in EXCEL to break down his technique, which is thorough to say the least!

EXCEL is a DJ, producer, and turntablist from Philadelphia who’s now based in Los Angeles. He holds residencies in major markets around the U.S. and performs at events for brands like Nike, Google, HBO, and Playboy.

Watch the clip below and stream the episode on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Bad Boy vs. Death Row Records

ROAD Podcast

On last week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew debated whether Bad Boy Records or Death Row Records has a more lucrative catalog.

The fellas also asked co-host, Jaime Da Great, to share his recent experience attending Diddy‘s 50th birthday celebration in Los Angeles.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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First Look: Numark DJ2GO2 Touch

Two years after releasing their well-received DJ2GO2 portable DJ controller, Numark has delivered the DJ2GO2 Touch. The device features a series of innovative upgrades, including a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Lite. Plus, with the DJ2GO2 Touch, the DJ can perform hot cues, looping, and sampler effects. Most notably, DJs are now able to scratch, as it is enhanced with capacitive touch jog wheels.

On this week’s episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx looks at the controller and figures out just how well it keeps a DJ in the mix.

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