I've only used the Pioneer DJ Rekordbox software a few times while reviewing other controllers for Pioneer. I've noticed that lots of the functions and feel of the software reminded me of Serato DJ. With the release of Rekordbox 5.0, it seems that both software will have another common function with the Pioneer DJM-S9 being fully supported by both platforms.
It's been a while since we've posted one of these STEMS releases by Native Instruments for Traktor Pro, but they've always been cranking these out on an almost weekly basis while increasing the STEMS library for its DJ users. This week, NI releases a new STEMS pack featuring artists from the Soma Records label including six tracks by Deepbass, Gemini Voice Archive, Petrichor, and SLV.
Serato is always coming out with new Control Vinyl for various artists that they work with and that use their software. This time we have a new Serato Control Vinyl featuring Serato Artist DJ Carisma. DJ Carisma is a huge West Coast radio DJ who works with some of the hottest hip-hop talent around. Check out the quick interview and see the tracks on the new DJ Carisma Serato Control Vinyl.
The Virtual DJ Team has just posted a new video tip that shows users how they can differentiate their tracks using different color schemes to make it easier to perform. Check out the quick video tip if you're a Virtual DJ user to see how these Track Colors can help out your DJ sets.
After last month's public Beta of Serato DJ 1.9.6, the official release is here and ready to go! The new Serato DJ 1.9.6 contains a host of improvements especially for DVS DJ's like me, including Anti-Drift Tempo, sticker lock sensitivity, and Smart Sync Options. Everyone else gets increased stability along with normal bug fixes and official support for the Reloop RMX-90 DVS Mixer. Peep the videos and details inside.
Just yesterday Native Instruments introduced the new 2.11 update to Traktor Pro software that enables Ableton Link so that all software can sync together, a new built in sequencer for adding to the mix, and they've also added Pioneer DJM-900NSX2 and CDJ-2000NXS2 hardware integration to the mix as well. This is a huge update for Traktor users. Check out the full explanation videos and more inside.
After last month's public Beta of Serato DJ 1.9.3, the official release is here and ready to go! The new Serato DJ 1.9.3 contains a host of improvements including Ableton Live Link which allows Serato DJ to play along with Ableton Live and other software in sync, an improved Serato Sampler with more slots, and support for the Roland DJ-808 controller.
The Rane DJ team has been pumping out new videos showing features of their new hardware and also showing features within the Serato software that some users may not be aware of. Their latest video shows users how to move their Serato DJ Library and Crates onto another hard drive. Check out the DIY video after the jump.
Today, Serato has released the new Serato DJ 1.9.1 update which adds DVS support for the all-new Mixars DUO 2-channel mixer, support for Mac OS X EL Capitan for the Rane Sixty-Series mixers, and a new cheaper Pulselockers Basic plan. Check out the full press release and download link inside.
Say you are a DJ and you realize that music production is not your strong suit, and you do not know what to do. You go online and search for answers but you don’t really find anything that really helps. You hear of DAWs and the full power that they give you to make and create remixes but it is not something you want to invest in. Mixvibes might have a solution.
The new version of Traktor is now available. The new Traktor 2.10.2 update gives users a few bug-fixes to make the whole Traktor experience smoother than ever before. We've had reports of many crashes since the STEMS format was released and hopefully these housekeeping items help give DJ's a peace of mind that their software will keep up with the DJ's demands. Check out the details after the jump.
Serato DJ 1.9 has come out of beta to officially bring Pulselocker. Pulselocker is a music service that will bring unlimited music streaming and downloads for DJs. Starting today, everyone gets a 2 Week Trial of Pulselocker, which claims to give access to 44 million songs from nearly 500K indie and major labels.
The Rane Sixty-Four Mixer sports dual USB ports for easy DJ changes, on-board effects, Serato DJ MIDI controls, and can support up to four external Serato NoiseMap Vinyl/CD control decks at once.The Rane Sixty-Four Mixer has been around for quite some time now but there are lots of features hidden within it's control surface that DJ's might not know about. The Rane Sixty-Four also has many MIDI Shift functions that give buttons and knobs dual usage. Check out the quick Shift Options video that Rane has released to show some of these features after the jump.
Just yesterday, Serato DJ has released the latest 1.8.2 update which fixes the compatibility issues with Pioneer DJ/Serato DJ controllers and the new MAC OS update, and also adds support for the new InMusic Brand's Denon MCX8000 and the Numark Dashboard screen array. Check out the full press release and videos inside.
Serato DJ has just released a public Beta of their software which includes the integration of Pulselocker. Pulselocker is basically a music streaming service that seem like it will give you access to a big library of music to play from your DJ software...
Mixvibes just released a new version of their app for IOS with a redesign. It is also now a universal app, which will be explained down below. The app for Android and for IOS are pretty much an identical experience, which I think is a necessary feature for people that own devices on both platforms.
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship software to provide an update to Pitch 'n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync, adds key detection and display, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJM-S9 and user hardware remapping, as well as a number of important performance and stability updates.
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship software to provide an update to Pitch 'n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync, adds key detection and display, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJM-S9 and user hardware remapping, as well as a number of important performance and stability updates. Check out the Serato Tutorial video series to get you familiar with the new features after the jump.
Serato has just announced that their flagship DJ software will soon include integration with a full streaming music service with Pulselocker. The Serato 1.9.0 update will include the new streaming functionality which will allow users to search through the 44 Million tracks found on Pulselocker right within the DJ software in order to play them back to the audience.
The new Serato DJ 1.8 software is out now in Beta form for all current Serato DJ users to test out. The new Serato DJ 1.8 includes a few new features that users have been craving for a long time. These features include the ability to remap controllers, color-coded Key Detection, and Key Sync is available to those who have the Pitch N Time Serato upgrade. Check out the full press release and details on where to get the upgrade after the jump.
Native Instruments has just launched the new Stems file format that separates tracks into four parts so that new mixing of melodies, vocals, drums, and rhythm can be achieved. NI has now released the free Beta version of the Stem file format creator which will allow users to make their own Stem files of their productions.
Serato DJ has released a new update to their flagship Software to provide additional compatibility for new products. This new Serato DJ 1.7.7 adds plug and play DVS support for the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer, Numark NS7III, Denon DJ MC4000 and Pioneer DDJ-SB2; as well as support for NS7II add-on display screens.
DJ Just Dizle is a World Touring DJ from France and also a longtime friend of DJbooth.net. Just Dizle has been playing huge gigs all around the globe and he's always giving the fans great mixes and mixtapes for everyone to vibe to. Check out his latest mix with music from old school classics to brand new releases on the SeratoCast Mix 32 series after the jump.
If you are not familiar, Splice is a revolutionary producer collaboration service that allows music-creators to seamlessly share tracks and open them directly in their respective DAW. Now, they have linked up with popular sample-distributor Loopmasters to introduce a brand new service entitled Splice Sounds. Hit the link for more details!
Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around. In this fifth episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Miami to see DJ Bounce (the head instructor at Scratch DJ Academy) and get his impressions of the new engine in VDJ 8.
Steve Aoki is one of the biggest DJ's in the world and Serato DJ has added his name to their list of famous DJ's who are happily using their technology in the DJ booths all over the world when they tour. Steve Aoki gives this cool inside interview where he touches up on many different aspects of the DJ life and another video shows the gear he uses in his performances.
Serato DJ 1.7.4 has just been released and with it comes the compatibility with the new Serato DJ Club Kit that will allow users of certain Pioneer and Allen & Heath four channel Club mixers to work in digital vinyl setup mode with external decks and Serato DJ software control. Users of the Pioneer DJM-900NSX/DJM-850 or the Allen & Heath DB2/DB4 and newly announced Xone:43C can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control with the club kit.
Yesterday, Native Instruments announced a new open source music file format called Stems that will allow DJ's to manipulate tracks like never before. Stems will break down songs into four different parts like bassline, melody, vocals, and drums. This way, DJ's can now manipulate these four different parts separately with effects, cue points, loops, or whatever else one's heart desires. The new format uses MP4 coding and the onus will be on the industry producers to create these partial files in conjunction with their normal track duties when music is made.
The Serato team has just released a few new software bundles called kits that will allow users to upgrade to the full Serato DJ software and experience many of the add-on features for drastically reduced prices. If you've been waiting to upgrade or add some of the new features to your setup, then now is a great time to take advantage of the savings.
The new Serato DJ 1.7.2 update has been released a few hours ago and with it comes some features that lots of users have been waiting for. The new update adds MAC OS X Yosimeti support, MIDI Output Lighting for a secondary controller, Sticker Lock for vinyl turntable users, Instant Start for motorized platter controllers and support for a new update for the new Serato Remote. Check out the full press release and video tutorial of these new features after the jump.
Yesterday, Native Instruments released a new Free Traktor DJ 1.5 update for the iOS DJ platform which adds a new SuperSlicer feature that's sure to get DJ's talking. The new SuperSlicer feature works just like Pioneer or Serato's slicer function in that the music gets divided into equal parts for manupulation, but the SuperSlicer also lets DJ's add deconstruct loops using Scratch, Brake, Reverse, Slice or even Pitch-Shift effects.
A brand new expansion pack is coming to the Serato DJ software in September called Serato Flip. With Serato Flip, DJ's and producers will be able to save their hot cue, censors, loop edits, and track mashups so the creation can be recalled on the fly. Users will be able to save up to six Serato Flips per track and recall them when ready. Check out the full press release and quick teaser video after the jump.
Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox music management software has just received a new update that adds even more functionality than ever before. The new Rekordbox 3.0 software allows users to Tag their music and identify tracks that mix well with other tracks for future use. There's also a new preview function that allows DJ's to listen to a mix beforehand and an all new playlist view that allows users to edit and display up to five playlists at a time.
We are happy to release the Top 25 downloads for the second part of April brought to you by MyMP3Pool. This post is specifically for the DJ who need the hottest tracks out, the second they drop. We do this every two weeks to inform our users what their peers have been downloading worldwide and which songs are the hottest. Check out the list after the jump and enjoy!
Just Blaze is a world renowned Hip-Hop producer who has created tracks with some of the biggest stars in the game today. To top it off, Just Blaze is still a top DJ who's always performing all over the World while doing his thing on the one's and two's. He's also a Serato Icon Series DJ who continues to push the boundaries of music. The Serato team went to his NYC studio for an interview on his musical background and how he sees the DJ today.
Just last night, the Serato team has released updates to the Serato DJ, Serato Video, and Serato Remote software that will give users even more options than ever before. The Serato DJ 1.6.1 update adds multiple Panel View, Windows 8 compatibility, and Pioneer CDJ-850 compatibility. Serato Video adds audio/video combo effects, and the Serato Remote iPad app now has Slicer Mode.
Mixvibes has just announced a new and affordable Digital Vinyl System package that includes the powerful Mixvibes Cross 3 software (now with full video mixing capabilities) and two timecode vinyl that will allow DJ's to use almost any 4-in/4-out soundcard for Digital vinyl software control. This new Mixvibes Cross DVS package will come in at a bargain for only $149.
DJ Booth has put together an extensive breakdown of the top 5 DJ record pools of 2014, and which one is right for you. Instead of spending hours searching through the dark abyss of the Internet to only come up with three sub-par remixes, these pools consolidate all of your needs in a convenient, one stop shop for MP3s.
The Serato just keeps getting better and better with the release of new software and hardware upgrades popping up regularly. Serato DJ has just announced the integration of Pitch 'N Time DJ which will allow users to drastically alter the speed of a track without changing the pitch. There's also a new Jet Pack FX Expansion pack that will give DJ's new rave-style effects such as UFO, Space Verb, and Noise Pulse. These new additions will be available in February with the release of the full Serato DJ 1.6 software.
DJ Bailey from London is an artist that stays true to himself and who is passionate about showcasing every side of the music he loves. Bailey is a multi-award winning presenter for Ministry of Sound Radio, former BBC Radio 1Xtra & BBC Radio 1 presenter plus long standing resident DJ for Goldie’s label Metalheadz. In this Serato Icon Series video feature, DJ Bailey discusses his early DJ days and the ways in which he expresses himself through his music.
The most powerful iOS DJ App that stands out from the rest in terms of performance, accuracy, and function is known as the DJ Player App. The new DJ Player 7.0 update has recently been released and it works perfectly on the iOS 7.0 platform. With the 7.0 update comes a better user interface, easier-to-use workflow, and better MIDI mapping integration.
The popular Traktor DJ app for the iPad is now also available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. This powerful app that allows DJ's to mix, play, and scratch live Traktor decks on the iPad has been perfectly shrunk down to fit the size of the screens found on the iPhone and iPod touch. Check out the full press release, pricing, and quick introduction video after the jump.
Hudson Mohawke is an artist who constantly pushes the expectations and boundaries of scenes and genres. One of the most influential and forward thinking producers currently, Hudson Mohawke moves between the underground and the mainstream with ease. From being a UK DMC finalist at 15 years old to working on records with Kanye West, this kid from Glasgow has grown up! Check out the latest Interview and Performance video from the popular Serato Icon Artist Series to get his thoughts on his creative process and his life with music after the jump.
The Traktor DJ iPad App has been out for a few months now and veteran DJ Shiftee even produced a cool video showing all of the digital goodness that lies within Traktor DJ once you get the hang of the features. Native Instruments has just released a new youtube playlist consisting of five Tutorial Videos that show users how to get started with the Traktor DJ App. These Tutorials include: Collection Sync, Browsing, Preparation, Mixing, and Performing. Check out these tutorial videos after the jump.
Mike Relm is a "one-of-a-kind" DJ, Producer, and Director who has a very unique way of looking at performances and relating them to different principles. Check out the latest Interview and Performance video from the popular Serato Icon Artist Series which breaks down Mike Relm's creative processes and lets us know what Mike Relm is all about.
Serato has just released the official new update for Serato Scratch Live which is now up to 2.4.4. This new update will fix a few bugs and improve the overall stability of the SSL platform. They've addressed many of the software crash issues that certain hardware would present and the Serato team has also changed the way the installer installs drivers of certain hardware. Check out the full press release notes for SSL 2.4.4 and then head on over to the Serato website for your free SSL upgrade after the jump.
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 2+2 Mixer/Controller was just released a couple of months ago and it's already looking like another success for NI. The popularity of our Full HD-Video review and the DIY Full-Innofader installation Video for the Z2 confirms that this product has the goods to become a major player in the DJ arena. The Decksaver team has just shipped the new polycarbonate covers for the Traktor Kontrol Z2 and Mixware.net was gracious enough to send one to the DJbooth Lab for a quick feature video after the jump.