5 Ways The Apple Watch May Help DJs

Apple Watch for DJs

Yesterday, Apple waved its magic wand and introduced us to its take on wearable technology, the Apple Watch. Touted as the company’s “most personal device”, as far as I can see it can do two things quite well that may be of interest to DJs.

Your First Day With: Traktor Pro 2

Your First Day With Traktor Pro 2

In the final instalment of our “Your First Day With…” series, we take a look at Native Instruments’ Traktor, undoubtedly one of the most popular DJ apps today. Just like in the previous articles and videos, I’m going to walk you through your first encounter with the software.

Review & Video: Faderfox DJ44 Traktor & Ableton Live Controller

Faderfox DJ44

Faderfox’s DJ44 is a pro-level but portable controller designed for Traktor and Ableton Live. Eschewing jogwheels and a sound card, but gaining a built-in case, this unit has its own unique take on what a DJ controller should be. Here’s our review.

Bluffer’s Guide To Traktor’s Remix Decks, Part 3

Remix Decks Part 3

In this third and final video, I’ll show you how to setup Remix Decks within Traktor, hooking up your Traktor Kontrol F1 if you have it (if you don’t, you might want to pick one up after going through this series!), and basic Remix Deck operation. As a bonus, I’ll also share some set preparation tips that I’ve devised to make planning and executing a Remix Decks performance a smooth affair.

Over To You: Syncing CDJs With DJ Software

Pioneer

Reader Chris writes: “I have been DJing since 2004, basically I used to play from vinyls and CDs and nowadays I started to using Traktor Pro. I have bought the Traktor Kontrol F1 controller I combine this with two CDJ players in my mix. My basic problem is that these systems aren’t in sync.”

Is Live Remixing The Future Of DJing?

remixdecks

Is live remixing the future of DJing? That’s the premise of the latest video interview from Native Instruments, as they ask Pan-Pot about what they do to differentiate themselves from the DJing crowds. We want your say – so take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Bluffer’s Guide to Traktor’s Remix Decks, Part 2

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In today’s article, I’ll show you five practical tips to get you started using Remix Decks today. No fancy routines, finger drumming, and flashy gimmicks involved; just plain, easy-to-use techniques that you can add to your DJ repertoire to give you an artistic edge over the next digital DJ that’s just “pressing play”!