Since the event industry has slowed down over the last year, DJs might be wondering what to do with their spare time. This is a perfect opportunity to reevaluate your DJ career.
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If you’ve got what it takes to recreate this flare and tear combo, film yourself performing it over a beat and upload the video to Instagram. Tag @djcity and @ortofon_dj and use hashtag #MadeFromScratchVNLContest. Entries may be submitted until Wednesday, December 16, and one winner will be announced in the following episode of Made From Scratch.
Watch the tutorial above, grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here, and start preparing your entries. Good luck!
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In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Ortofon’s new VNL cartridges, designed with turntablists in mind. They’re currently available in an introductory pack containing one cartridge and three stylii, allowing users to decide which of the three available stylus options they prefer.
Plus, he reviews the incredibly bling 24-karat gold-plated headshells from Smokin Shells, which pretty much fall into the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.
Watch Mo’s first look and review above.
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Watch The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s performance above.
DEX 3 users can stream tracks from Beatsource’s library, including thousands of expertly curated playlists, directly from the software.
Ryan Sherr, General Manager at PCDJ, says:
“Streaming platforms are firmly the preferred method for consumers to listen to and discover new music, and inevitably DJs want the same access to massive streaming libraries. With Beatsource LINK baked into our flagship DEX 3 software, whether they’re a club jock or a mobile DJ, our customers no longer need to source their music elsewhere. They can just log in and instantly stream from a massive catalog of high-quality tracks from premium artists.”
Beatport LINK, which uses the same technology as Beatsource LINK, is also available in DEX 3.
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The DJM-V10-LF’s crossfader has been removed in exchange for longer channel faders with optimized curves and a new custom-designed curve preset to ensure smooth and accurate mixes. This allows the new 60 mm shaft slide faders on the DJM-V10-LF to extend further down the top plate than the 45 mm faders on the original mixer. This development enables users to control the audio source volume from each channel more precisely.
Watch Mojaxx’s review above.
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The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s routine features scratches, tone play, wordplay, and hip-hip from both the U.S. and Japan.
Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.
1. SUMMER SNOWMAN ft. Yazzy Tanaka – Take Yutaka
2. DCA – City Up
3. Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – WHAT’S POPPIN Remix
4. Megan Thee Stallion ft. Young Thug – Don’t Stop – Kwest Clappella Intro
5. Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj – Dance (A$$)
6. Internet Money, Don Toliver & Roddy Ricch – Lemonade Remix
7. BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez – Ice Cream
8. Justin Bieber – Yummy
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Watch the tutorial above and grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here.
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Pioneer DDJ-FLX6. (Source: Pioneer DJ)
Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-FLX6, a brand new four-channel controller supported in both rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro. The controller combines unique features and a professional club-style layout while staying portable and affordable.
The DDJ-FLX6 introduces Merge FX, a new feature that makes it easy for DJs to mix different music styles. The controller includes the Jog Cutter function that applies a professional scratch effect to the last Hot Cue or playback position on the deck in use and built-in presets containing a combination of Serato DJ Pro effects and looping controls. First introduced for the DJM-S11, the DDJ-FLX6 features Scratch Bank, which allows users to load scratch samples or full tracks for pad mode use.
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