Music Tech

The Ultimate Guide to Pro DJ Link

Since the network port made its first appearance on the original CDJ-2000 back in 2009, Pioneer DJ‘s Pro DJ Link protocol has seen huge expansions. Pro DJ Link has grown in both the ways it can work and the applications it can be used for.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx presents the ultimate guide to setting up and using Pro DJ Link. Watch above.

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Chicago’s DJ Flipside Releases “Now Playing” Track ID App for Streaming DJs

Mojaxx continues his quest to find all the apps which allow DJs to place track IDs on their live streams. In this episode of Tips and Tricks, he looks at the “Now Playing” app from Chicago’s DJ Flipside, which works with Serato DJ Pro.

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Mojaxx Reviews Numark Party Mix Live Controller

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at Numark’s new Party Mix Live controller. The Party Mix Live work with Serato DJ Lite and Algoriddim’s DJay software, and offer an introduction to DJing with some fun features like built-in speakers and even a light show.

Watch above.

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Enter Competition to Win Shure’s AONIC 50 Headphones

Shure’s new AONIC 50 headphones have had the Mojaxx seal of approval and we have a set to give away. Visit our Instagram page, and share your favourite memory using Shure mics/headphones in the comments on this post.

Our favourite story will win the new headphones.

For more information on the AONIC 50 headphones visit the Shure website HERE.

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ColorKey MobilePar Mini Hex 4 Uplighting Review

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, we dive into the world of DJ lighting as Mojaxx reviews the MobilePar Mini Hex 4 fixtures from ColorKey. These battery-powered uplights with wireless DMX control are designed for life on the road, making a great addition to any mobile DJ’s toolkit.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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New Remixers Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

New Remixers Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

Earlier this year, DJcity introduced a new and improved Remixers Page to their website. This new feature has now been added to the DJcity mobile app. The remixers page and enhanced search function allow users to quickly search and listen to all the exclusive edits and remixes from their favorite DJcity remixers.

Download the DJcity mobile app here and try it out for yourself.

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Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource DJ Web App

On Tuesday, our friends at Beatsource released the public beta of their new groundbreaking web app, Beatsource DJ. Designed to improve the DJ workflow, the app can be used for music discovery, library management, and auditioning mixes.

Watch Mojaxx provide a walkthrough of the app above.

Launch Beatsource DJ.

Try Beatsource LINK for free.

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Denon DJ Announces LC6000 PRIME DJ Controller

(Source: Denon DJ)

Denon DJ has just announced their latest controller, the LC6000 PRIME. Bearing many similarities to its renowned SC6000 PRIME, the Denon DJ LC6000 PRIME is billed as “the world’s most versatile DJ controller,” capable of bringing “professional club-style layout, design, and control to both standalone and laptop-based DJ workflows.”

The controller features a stacked dual-layer waveform display, ensuring correct information for each track is clearly displayed around the larger waveforms. The 8.5” jog wheel, multi-function performance pads, 100mm dual-precision pitch fader, and navigation control allows for more creative mix control. Also, the entire set-up is powered by a single USB connection.

In related news, Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.5.1, which brings support for the LC6000 PRIME as an Official Serato Accessory.

Watch Mojaxx’s review of the Denon DJ LC6000 PRIME below.

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Watch a Demonstration of Ableton Live 11’s Vinyl Synthesis Technology

Italian DJ/producer John Type has demonstrated Ableton Live 11 in a creative video.

Via vinyl synthesis, Type has innovated playing and sequencing a vinyl record like a synthesizer with the new features of Ableton Live 11. Vestax PDX-3000 and Technics SL-1210 turntables are impressively used to sync the beats of two distinctively different tracks to demonstrate the possibilities of vinyl synthesis. The Vestax PDX-3000 plays the melody of Daft Punk‘s 1995 single “Da Funk,” which morphs into the bass arpeggio of Donna Summer‘s 1978 classic “I Feel Love” because the analog pitch of the Technics SL-1210 changes the speed of the drums and Ableton Live 11 — via the Tempo Follower feature — stays in sync.

To pull off this impressive feat, a few pieces of hardware are required. Foremost, a turntable with MIDI pitch control — the Vestax Controller One / PDX-3000 or Reloop RP-8000 — is essential. An audio and MIDI interface is needed to connect the audio from the mixer and control the MIDI turntable. As well, a MIDI controller is key.

Ableton Live 10 Suite / 11 Standard requires MIDI Envelope, Utility, and Auto Filter plugins to allow for this work to occur. Plus, a vinyl with a synth tone in the locked groove — commonly found in Battle Breaks / DJ Tools is key to allowing this DJ skill to be performed.

The tools and skills he used in the demo are available for free on his website. Type has also included a detailed breakdown of how he accomplished this.

Watch the three-minute video above.

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO: Is This the Ultimate DJ Streaming Device?

Blackmagic Design has made professional broadcast switchers for many years, but in 2019 they shook up the live streaming market with the ATEM Mini. Now they have expanded the range further with the new ATEM Mini Extreme and Extreme ISO, so Mojaxx has taken a look to see what those can offer to streaming DJs.

Is this the ultimate DJ streaming device? Watch above to hear what Mo has to say.

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