Retail giant IKEA has just dropped a collaboration with their fellow countrymen Swedish House Mafia. They’ve designed around 20 products for the OBEGRÄNSAD line, many of which are aimed at DJs and producers. On this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx takes a trip to his local store to pick some up, and explores if buying DJ gear from a furniture company is a good idea.
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As Serato DJ Pro and Lite have reached their version 3.0 milestone, it was only natural that the company would bring a major new feature to the software. Live stem separation – the ability to control drums, bass, melody and vocals individually – is not new in the DJ world, and so it was important that Serato brought some new ways of working to the tech. In this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx breaks down the new feature in full.
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The YoloBox line from Yololiv has been making waves in the streaming world for quite some time. Their most recent flagship model, the YoloBox Pro, is designed to enable switching of multiple HDMI sources, stream encoding, and powerful graphics tools, all from within a portable, battery powered box. And, crucially for DJs, it features a line level input. We give it a detailed review on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.
Chauvet DJ are one of the biggest names in lighting, partly because they are always innovating new concepts which are designed to make DJs’ lives easier. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, we check out their new Integrated Lighting System, or ILS, which allows one central unit – the Gigbar Move+ ILS, to control a variety of additional fixture types, creating a fully synchronized show with no DMX knowledge required.
After a few years of apparent stagnation, Native Instruments seem to be taking a renewed interest in their DJ software, Traktor Pro. The new version, 3.6.0, brings with it some new features, as well as a subscription offering, Traktor Pro Plus. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, we check those out, and look at the roadmap the company has provided for the future direction of the app.
The latest updates for the Engine DJ ecosystem have just been released, with version 2.3 of the desktop software and hardware OS bringing a bunch of bug fixes and quality of life improvements.
But the big news is found in version 2.6 of Soundswitch, which follows the earlier Philips Hue integration with the new ability to synchronise with the Youtuber-favourite Nanoleaf LED panels, promising a stunning light show for live streams and performance videos, with no DMX knowledge required. We check it all out on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.
It’s been almost two years since Pioneer DJ released their latest flagship media player, the CDJ-3000. But with the advent of new competition in the market, their dominance of the world’s DJ booths was no longer a certainty this time around. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx reviews the players two years in, and examines whether the company has done enough to retain the “club standard” title in 2022.
Although the DJ live streaming gold rush of 2020 has passed, there are still many DJs who have found their niche on Twitch, and stream regularly. As the platform is so good for music discovery, adding a track ID app to your streams can offer real value to viewers, and with Now Playing 2, Triode has created what promises to be the ultimate tool for the job. Mojaxx gives us his full review on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.
The Silent Cue feature has been found in Serato DJ Pro for quite some time, but it has never been midi-mappable from within the software interface. This means that not every user had access to it, unless they wanted to get into some midi XML file trickery.
But in the new 2.6.0 public beta, Silent Cue now can now be midi mapped like any other control, so if you haven’t tried it – now is the time. In this episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx talks through how to map it, and why he likes it so much.
A question often asked by some Serato DJ Pro users is how they can get their crates, cues and loops into Rekordbox. Not because they want to switch, but so they can do a gig or two playing just off USB drives on CDJs. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, we look at Mojaxx‘s favorite tool for doing that job (and a lot more besides): DJ Conversion Utility.
DJ Lady S was born in Belgium and is currently based in New York. She has evolved musically from her love of hip-hop and RnB to house, afrohouse, techno, a...
DJ Yanez is from Palermo, Italy. He's the official DJ for the Italian reggae group, Shakalab. Yanez has performed at clubs in countries like Egypt, Germany...
Skyleia is a DJ from Paris, France. She provides an eclectic selection for us on this week's DJcity Podcast. Stream or download her DJcity Podcast mix belo...
Customizing the cue points in your DJ performance software can streamline and open up new options for your sets. On this episode of Turntable Techniques, t...
It's an international affair: DJcity has released its "Worldwide" apparel collection, featuring new tees, hoodies, coach jackets, and windbreakers. Now ava...
London's DJ Cable is back with part two of "The Best Of" mix series, this time dropping 60 minutes of the biggest and baddest UK Garage house bangers. Stre...
Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-XP2, an add-on controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro. The DDJ-XP2 adds to the functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but re...
DJ Snake performs in Argentina. (Source: Instagram) In February, DJ Snake dropped an Indian or Middle Eastern-influenced single called "Magenta Riddim." Un...
Shure's M44-7 cartridge is legendary in the DJ community. Originally released in the 1960s, the company resurrected it in the '90s after they realized that...
While Pioneer DJ's six-channel DJM-V10 mixer might not make its way into home studios, it may very well become the next club standard. In this episode of T...