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  1. 3 points
    LabRat

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Since my absence from the music industry I never had a second thought to write or release anything or promote another party. It's been 3 years now and since I sold my car I've been looking for another hobby to fill in my boredom. I fired up Trump'd again on a VERY small scale. There's a few releases under the Trump'd banner ready to go, which I'll post through out the year. My commitment levels are no where near what they were when I was full-time and I have no idea what's relevant but I'm gonna put out some tunes anyway. Here's the latest one. It's only available via stream on Spotify and Apple Music (amongst others). Once I sort out my distribution to Beatport I'll probably put out some DJ friendly versions for the venues and such. Enjoy.
  2. 3 points
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thank for the help @Scottie and @Cupe, I read through that section of the manual and that didn’t work for me, none of the star rating changed. What I did stumbled across that worked was this, Step 1: Insert the USB device Step 2: Expand the playlist I want the update Step 3: Click the track or tracks I want, I clicked track 1, scrolled to the bottom, held shift and click the last track (100 in total) Step 4: Right click and select *Update Collection* Step 5: Done Seems so simple now, cheers for the help tho fellas!
  3. 2 points
    LabRat

    Music genre’s and locations

    Hey dude! Yeah there's a few common names that float around here. So DJing wise, I started when I was 15 and started doing 16, 18 and 21st parties and stuff. Moved into the wedding scene but hated it so entered a few dj comps and started playing in nightclubs. It's a pretty hard gig here in Perth. Breaking into the scene is pretty much like anywhere else but on a much smaller scale. I started playing in venues when I was 19 and pulled the pin when I was about 26. I had a decent run but I there were a few people that didn't want me around and drove me out of the biz. Kinda sucks but I'm happier this way. It was getting real messy towards the end and I was losing all the passion I had for it. Producing wise, probably been doing it as long as I've been djing. I have some stuff floating around the usual online stores, had some of my tracks played by some Aussie big wigs back in the day which is always nice. I also played alongside a few of them. I felt stuck here in Perth, like I couldn't progress any further than where I already got. The scene here changes at a rapid pace too so unless you adapt you really have a short life span. But that's ok coz I played some killer shows and broke some hearts (other djs egos) in the process so I'm happy with that 🙂 I'm still claiming I was the only DJ to ever have an encore at my last residency haha I'm also claiming that I promoted one of the biggest Saturday night events the city had seen in recent memory. I'm willing to debate that with anyone that thinks otherwise 😂 All that aside, I still dabble in a bit here and there but definitely not taking it as serious as I once was. Having said that, I have been fishing around for the motivation to get back into it so we'll see what happens in the future. So that's a super small and watered down version of my life. Who's next?
  4. 2 points
    Craig

    Pics of your Set-up

    As a new member it's only fair I contribute to the set up thread 🤙 Currently I have the XJD-RX2 with 2x JBL 3 series LSR308 with Sennheiser HD25's headphones, some LED strips and a little RGB in the corner. I also have a few indoor plants like palms and elephant ears that are usually behind the decks and in the corners to give it more of a calmative effect. On a side note, scrolling through the 105 pages in this thread, the evolution of the technology is incredible!!
  5. 2 points
    Scottie

    USB to Rekordbox

    Maybe this? https://rekordbox.com/_app/files/img/rekordbox4.0.0manual_en1001g.pdf If you update the star rating on the decks, then unplug the USB and then plug it back into the decks, has the star rating stayed updated?
  6. 2 points
    Scottie

    MOTD

    filth and shit
  7. 2 points
    Tom Cosm has just released this huge swag of content for free on YouTube as he makes the move to Patreon, give him some love at http://www.patreon.com/tomcosm "20 In depth high def tutorial videos covering a tunes entire creation process, from programming beats, to tune structure... the main focus however is on 16 powerful bassline patches and a tutorial on how each was made." Intro - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 1 - https://youtu.be/349Uf8HQZkk Part 2 - https://youtu.be/ar51_A1psIY Part 3 -https://youtu.be/uUKMUlRGfPY Part 4 - https://youtu.be/gg9QHX88D3Y Part 5 - https://youtu.be/UEzn2-V1eh4 Part 6 - https://youtu.be/BAjE2H4fi00 Part 7 - https://youtu.be/424WHMjz8Tg Part 8 - https://youtu.be/nDXTn08f06I Part 9 - https://youtu.be/w1etcEAiSHU Part 10 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 11 - https://youtu.be/LcktjBqnuK0 Part 12 - https://youtu.be/DMvoA0VX7rc Part 13 - https://youtu.be/nzc4cWzGy0A Part 14 - https://youtu.be/fkT80cUt1go Part 15 - https://youtu.be/H13wvKwA7Yc Part 16 - https://youtu.be/cu8wreyJiSM Part 17 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 18 - https://youtu.be/ukv4mc-oc8w Part 19 - https://youtu.be/oHypQS_yCiA Part 20 - https://youtu.be/kqpFTCoxUxA
  8. 2 points
    BeatLeSS

    TOTD?

    I finally tracked down one of my fav songs from @Cupe's Journey mixes.
  9. 2 points
    Building your first professional DJ setup can be a daunting task, especially if you are simply starting out as a DJ. To start on your journey to great beat mixes, it is important to consider numerous components before making any gear purchases. With so many options for DJ equipment and software platforms nowadays, making informed decisions on which equipment to spend your hard-earned money on is a key step to building a professional DJ setup fit for your budget and skills. Rent or Buy? Renting a wide range of DJ equipment is the best option for DJs who do not have the budget to purchase all the gear they need. This is particularly advantageous for those who are just starting out in developing their skills as a DJ and may not want to invest a large amount on professional equipment until they feel more confident in their skills and are ready to start booking gigs. Aside from saving on the cost of purchasing new gear, you won’t have to worry about performing regular maintenance on the equipment. Another advantage of renting is that you will be able to try out different brands (for a fraction of the cost) and see which ones you like best before taking the plunge and buying the gear you want. On the other hand, buying brand new decks and mixers has its advantages. Aside from allowing you to create a fully customized DJ setup that suits your needs, most equipment usually come with manufacturer’s warranties. The obvious downside is the price, but if you are serious about your craft, it is definitely a worthwhile investment. Basic Types of DJ Equipment: While the choice of equipment combinations differ among DJs, an essential setup for every DJ usually includes monitor speakers, a mixer, turntables, headphones, vinyl records, or a laptop computer and DJ software. One setup may not fit a certain style, so it is important to mix and match gear to find what works best for your musical selection and DJing style. The amount of DJ equipment options can be somewhat overwhelming for a beginner, especially since choosing the equipment is crucial to creating quality sounds. There are however a number of essential gear that a DJ needs to make killer playlists and provide your audience with enjoyment. 1. Input devices Putting tunes together requires at least two input devices, which can either be turntables or CD decks. You can choose from a wide range of input devices that will allow you to mix tunes and mashup tracks without a pause in music. Stanton T.92 M2 USB Direct-Drive S-Arm USB Turntable ($299.00) is a professional-quality turntable that features a direct-drive motor and built-in USB connectivity. The turntable’s USB port allows for easy transferring of vinyl recordings to your Mac or PC. With features such as Pitch Control Fader with DSP Key Lock, you can control tempo without affecting pitch. Another advanced feature of this turntable is its S-Shaped tone arm, which lowers distortion and reduces record wear. Other recommended products: Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System ($99.00) Numark TT250USB Professional DJ Direct Drive Turntable ($299.00) Reloop RP-8000 Advanced Hybrid Torque Turntable with MIDI Control ($699.00) 2. Mixer The mixer is the core part of any professional DJ setup. It is a type of audio mixing console that allows DJs to perform different effects and tricks. DJs use the mixer to make smooth transitions between different recordings while they are spinning a set. It can also be used to play record players. The Pioneer Electronics DJM-2000 ($2,499.00) is a four-channel DJ mixer that features built-in instrument effects including Noise, Jet, Zip, Crush, HPF and LPF. It has a 5.8″ LCD touchscreen display that allows you to create new track slices through the mixer’s Beat Slice function. The mixer has four channels located on the sides of the center LCD which you can use to connect your turntables to other analog players. Each channel features a fader that allows you to adjust the channel volume, a trim control to adjust input level, and a CUE button dedicated to the pre-listen function in your headphones. The unit also features Delay, Multi-Tap Delay, Roll, Reverse Roll, and Filter and Phaser effects. Other recommended products: Pioneer Electronics DJM-S9 2 Channel Battle Mixer for Serato ($1,699.00) Behringer DDM4000 Ultimate 5-Channel Digital DJ Mixer ($349.99) Allen & Heath High Performance 2+2 Channel DJ Mixer ($299.00) 3. Headphones High-quality headphones allow DJs to listen, cue, and mix tunes with precision. It is one of the most important tools for determining the right timing to play songs rhythmically. The equipment you use is based on your preference, but it is important to consider comfort as one of the main factors in choosing your headphones. You’re going to be wearing headphones for hours on end, so you want to use a pair that not only reproduces sounds accurately, but is also comfortable to wear. Another important factor to consider is flexibility. A good pair of DJ headphone does not easily break even when bended in different positions. Sennheiser HD 25 Plus Closed-Back Monitor Headphones ($199.95) is a lightweight headphone that provides high-quality audio. Its closed back design provides effective noise cancellation, making it ideal for use even in loud environments. It also features a rotatable ear cup for single-ear listening. The HD 25 Plus is capable of handling high sound pressure levels of up to 120 decibels, which allows it to perform well in loud environments. Other recommended products: Sony MDR-Z7 High-Resolution Stereo Closed Dynamic Headphones ($699.99) Sennheiser HD 600 Audiophile Dynamic Hi-Fi Professional Stereo Headphone ($288.00) Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphones ($49.99) 4. Sound system Using studio monitor speakers is a great way for beginner DJs to hear their mixes with clarity. While Hi-Fi speakers produce high-quality sounds compared with inexpensive audio equipment, they also amplify certain frequencies that can make it difficult for beginner DJs to hear what the mix actually sounds like. Keep in mind, however, that this is an optional element of the ideal basic DJ setup. When you start playing gigs, you’ll find that most venues will have their own sound system that you can use. However, if you’re still learning and you want a good sound system for your home DJ setup, go ahead and invest in your own. Mackie CR4 4″ Woofer Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor ($149.99) delivers studio-quality audio performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. It features 50 watts of articulate stereo sound, as well as premium and high-performing components such as sound-enhancing waveguide system. The Mackie CR4 features a front panel volume knob, and auxiliary input for easier access. Other recommended products: KRK Rokit 5 G3 5″ Two-Way Active Studio Monitor Speaker ($149.50) JBL 5″ Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor ($149.00) Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Multimedia Monitor System ($79.99) 5. Controller Most modern DJs opt for a simpler (and easier) digital setup composed of a controller and a laptop. If you no longer use vinyl records or CDs, then purchasing a controller is really the only step you need to take to create a viable DJ setup. Controllers essentially mimic the function of turntables and mixers. They allow for easier manipulation their chosen DJ software. It allows you to mix music through the software with the use of knobs, encoders, jog wheels, faders, assignable backlit buttons, touch strips, and other control components. The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 DJ Controller ($599.00) is a portable, all-in-one option for digital DJs who want high functionality and usability along with ease of use. Its components include silicone-damped jog wheels with premium aluminum plates, a built-in 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard, two customizable FX units with over 30 DJ effects, brightly colored RGB triggers, and a 4-channel mixer with faders, Flux Mode, and Loop Recorder controls. It also comes with the Traktor Pro 2 software. Other recommended products: Pioneer Electronics DDJ-SX2 4-Channel Performance Serato DJ Controller ($997.00) Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 DJ Controller ($199.99) Novation Dicer Cue Point & Looping Digital DJ Controller ($99.99) Sample DJ Setup For Beginners: Setups vary widely among DJs. The equipment comprising a complete setup depends on each DJ’s personal preference and musical style. Here is a sample setup for beginners who want the classic turntable setup: Two turntables (with built-in slipmats) DJ mixer Headphones USB/audio interface (optional) Monitor speakers (optional) 1. Numark PT01USB Turntable ($99.00) The Numark PT01USB is a portable, AC or battery-powered turntable that converts vinyl to WAV or MP3. It makes recording and importing audio simple through the EZ Vinyl Converter 2 for PC and Audio Converter for Mac software that is included in the turntable. Features: USB connection and USB cable Belt-drive motor Protective dust cover with carrying handle AC adapter Built-in speaker RCA connector and headphone jacks 45 RPM adapter DJ cartridges 2. Behringer DJX750 Professional 5-Channel DJ Mixer ($199.99) With its fairly affordable price point, the Behringer DJX-750 is an attractive option for beginners who are building their first DJ setups. But don’t let the price fool you—this 5-channel mixer has the features and functions required to serve the needs of professionals as well. Features: 24-Bit effects processor Tactile effects control Two automatic BPM counters with time and beat sync display 45mm VCA-controlled crossfader 3-way frequency kill switches Adjustable XPQ stereo surround effect 3. Sennheiser HD 600 ($288.00) The Sennheiser HD 600 is an audiophile-grade headphone that features a dynamic design. It is one of the best headphones for DJs (and even professional sound engineers) as it features advanced technology that allows it to reproduce accurate, high-quality sound, allowing you to hear notes in perfect clarity. Features: Open metal mesh grilles Magnet systems that reduce harmonic and intermodulation distortion Lightweight aluminum voice coils Neodymium magnet material for excellent dynamic response Oxygen-free copper cable Detachable headphone cord SOURCE
  10. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Music genre’s and locations

    Located in Brisbane. Love anything with a broken beat first and foremost mid tempo, Glitch Hop and Ghetto Funk particularly but have been finding low tempo bass emerging well lately. Have a collection of most genres that have been dug from the depths over the years with different flavours to it that I love spinning.
  11. 1 point
    Craig

    Music genre’s and locations

    Evening / morning or whenever you’re reading this. I’m still quite new here and noticed there’s only a few active users that post or reply to topics, so I thought I’d throw out the question to see what genre of music you like to mix, spin or produce or if you hold residencies ect.. Me, I’m located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, I focus on tech house – techno – base house, started mixing when I was 18, did the club scene for 2 years and gave it all up. 10 years on I’m now getting back into it. Gig wise I do some private parties / house parties and the od roof top Saturday – Sunday session. I’d like to take it a step further and do events weekly but I need to regain my skill set. Fire away 🤙
  12. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Limiters?

    Dragged my 8" monitors to a house party the other weekend and the tweeters have blown. Definitely at some point the signals were entirely maxxed, from dj controller to mixer console to speakers. I wanna put something in the chain that can prevent something like this happening again, where I can setup the gear and walk away knowing noobs can push their signals as much as they want. Is a limiter something I should be looking for here? Anyone got any experience, recommendations?
  13. 1 point
    Scottie

    Limiters?

    after a certain point something along the chain will start clipping so you're not going over the max anyway. The limiter you want, was inside you all along - use your brain and watch levels. If you think something like that will happen again, and you can't just keep an eye on levels, unmap the master output volume knob/set up master limiter in traktor/tape off the volume knobs on the monitors - hardware limiters start at nearly $200 and are built for studios, so they're big units for rack mounting.
  14. 1 point
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    @OxyKon That's roughly the method I use. As I mix mostly tech house and base house, I've combined Mixed in Key with the star rating. Using harmonic mixing and using the start rating helps me know what direction the set will head and what energy each song will bring. 2-3 star is early in the set 4-5 is peaking set, obviously reading the crowd as well.
  15. 1 point
    OxyKon

    USB to Rekordbox

    nice find @Craig, i've never done it that way before, although i always rate my tracks once i purchase them, and i have a different method of rating haha, 1 star means it's just the standard genre of track, 5 stars means it's the most brutal track you've ever heard 😛
  16. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Paging @Scottie @OxyKon @BeatLeSS @LabRat
  17. 1 point
    OxyKon

    OxyKon Filth Set March 30th 2019

  18. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    Having midi controllers definitely expands your capability to more live performance aspects, having a maschine + a DJ setup for instance would give you some extremely creative freedom. Bass Kleph has been doing it for years now, always found his style intriguing. And as well as this DJ Rafik and Sixty Nine Beats also come to mind;
  19. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    It's all just midi commands, the software evolves and the controllers can stay relatively consistent. The all in one controllers can't really change that much more as a regular setup (CDJ/DJM combo) hasn't changed at all either. The features between CDJ's, for instance the diff between the CDJ900 and CDJ2000 being the auto-loop vs hot cue buttons, are all programmable between the DJ software and the controller.
  20. 1 point
    wrxfiend

    Pics of your Set-up

  21. 1 point
    Cupe

    Mobile Producer Bags: Roundup Review

    Many producers travel with some version of their studio with them – bringing essential tools for making music on the road. In today’s roundup review, DJTT contributor Stu G shares some of the bags that he personally has found to be particularly effective for his own mobile studio. Subpac Backpack Best Feature: a sleeve for a SubPac S2 inside of the bag Mono FlyBy Best Feature: A standalone/removable laptop bag that’s built into the FlyBy Magma Bags Riot Backpack Best Feature: Accordion zipper that allows bag to expand 3 additional inches in width for loading a second piece of gear. Magma Bags Riot Carry-On Best Feature: Can fit a club mixer and a second controller on top
  22. 1 point
    Cupe

    Pioneer DJ DJS-1000 Review

    Most of you have probably seen the SP-16, or perhaps even have owned / used one. I have one at home, and to be honest, it really doesn’t get as much of a workout as I’d like. Since the launch of the DJS-1000, just the simple fact of it being shaped like a CDJ has reinvigorated my interest in the product line. Anyone familiar with the CDJ-2000NXS2 can instantly recognise the basic features of the unit (like the start/stop, pitch, and menu selector placement) so let’s skip over those. Instead, here’s quick overview of the more unique layout elements. The unit has 16 RGB pads which control the samples that you load up through the Nexus2-style touchscreen. The pads also have different modes to control samples. Slice breaks a sample up into individual slices across the pads while Scale mode allows a sample to be pitched across the pads. Pioneer has a pretty good demo of each mode here: Below the pads sits the 16 beat step sequencer and it’s associated scene buttons which allow you to cycle through different pad layouts and sequences. To the left is a touch strip, which gives you live performance control of the samples. Above the strip is a new FX section. The FX are now controlled by an on/off button and depth knob, much like you’d find a DJM-style mixer. To top it off, they’ve also added a new button which takes you straight to the effects list. You can also change the effect parameters easily with the 6 parameter knobs below the screen. The function of these knobs will change depending on what screen you’re currently on, such as when you’re editing samples, they can be used to change the attack, delay and release and so on. They’ve also added two little nudge buttons underneath the pitch slider which sits happily with our good friend, the sync button. How It All Works The DJS-1000 has 16 pads, which on the default screen each control an individual sample. It’s just like you’d find on any MPC-style device – tap the pads and trigger sounds, such as drum hits, synth shots, vocals, and so on. For each sample, you can dive into it and adjust it like you might in a DAW – controlling the sample’s ADSR, start/stop points, amplitude, etc. You can use the DJS-1000 by itself and simply adding one shots to your DJ mixes, but where it really shines is when linked and synced together with a full DJ setup. Sync locks the tempo of the DJS’s sequencer with your CDJ/XDJ players, allowing you to transform your set by layering custom audio sequences into the mix. The unit comes with a few premade projects and samples to get yourself familiarised. Once you’ve exhausted the built-in sounds, load up samples by dragging and dropping onto a USB thumb drive. The DJS-1000 has a USB slot on top, just like a CDJ – but it is worth noting that there is no SD card slot. Preparing a project file does take a bit of time. It’s similar to building an original song on a DAW, spending time to sequence drums, synths, and effects. Once you’ve gotten used to the workflow, it’s quick and gratifying. To sequence each sample, there’s two options: punch it into the step sequencer, or play the part “live” on the pads and record it in (quantization is available. You can edit each individual step with options for volume, key, and even offsetting it slightly for a bit of swing. Toraiz SP-16 vs DJS-1000 Missing Filter? Not Quite Aside from overall form factor, the most noticeable difference between these two units is the missing Dave Smith filter, not present on the DJS-1000. Instead, it’s replaced by a DJM-style FX control area. I think this is preferable, because there’s now an active master effect (which can also be assigned to individual pads) instead of just filter on the SP-16. The FX on the DJS-1000 can also be assigned to a filter – but it admittedly doesn’t sound anywhere near as beastly as the Dave Smith one. CDJ-style Syncing Another feature the DJS inherited from the CDJ line is the pitch slider and sync/master buttons. Yes, the SP-16 also has these features – but they’re hidden under a quagmire of menus. The DJS has made it much more intuitive to adjust pitch and activate sync, yet again reinforcing who this unit is for (if you forget, it’s right in the name: DJs.) Sync is what makes this unit really shine as you can play, beatmatch, and mix your own projects as if you were playing them off a CDJ. It’s also great fun to change parts of your song on the fly with the sequencer and still have everything in time. If it (or the other tracks) fall slightly out of time, Pioneer DJ handily added nudge buttons to let you fine-adjust the tempo manually. Where’s The Outputs? Unfortunately, it’s not all good for the DJS-1000. The SP-16 came with a whopping four dual 1/4” TRS outputs. The DJS-1000 has been relegated to just a single dual 1/4” TRS output along with a single dual RCA output. This again seems like a reflection of the change in intended use case from production desk to DJ booth. The SP-16’s outputs were great, allowing creative users to route drums to one output and top line elements to another, while still having two outputs left over. The DJS now limits that to splitting it just two ways and on top of that, with two different connectors. The good news is for users with other outboard gear, the DJS, retains the SP-16’s MIDI I/O ports and functionality. This is especially good news for DJs with a CDJ setup but who don’t have a DJM mixer with MIDI I/O: it’s a way to have synced outboard gear using your own mixer. Very Similar Overall Everything else has pretty much remained the same from the SP-16 onto the DJS-1000. They both share almost exactly the same backend and software, aside from some small tweaks related to the layout change. Both units read the same files, and projects are interchangeable between units meaning you could do the same performance on either one you choose. Who Is The DJS-1000 Good For? What perplexed me the most about the original Toraiz SP-16 was a lack of intention. It was hard to answer “who is this gear made for?” In the end, I found that most of the people who used it tended to be house or techno DJs. These genres are more receptive to layering and the SP-16 was the perfect tool for adding that extra bit of flavour to a set. Essentially, I saw the original SP-16 only as something you’d use on top of an already-playing song. The more I use the DJS-1000, the more I realize it’s potential to play your original productions broken down into stems and remixed on the fly, especially now that it works much like a CDJ. It is also great for beatmakers. Those who use Maschine, Push, or MPC-style systems will be instantly familiar with this kind of workflow. Unlike offerings from NI and Ableton, you don’t need to connect it to a computer for it to function. Instead, quickly plot out the ideas in your head or even make a fully-fledged original song. You can even use one or two of these standalone to perform a full set if you’re so inclined, but that’ll mean spending many hours making different projects and songs on the device. You can’t just load up full songs and trigger them with the pads – because there’s a 32 second sample limit. In Conclusion At first appearances, I was really not that excited by the DJS-1000. To me, it was just the SP-16 in sheeps’ clothing. Finally getting to use one helped me realize that that’s exactly why’s it’s special: Pioneer DJ have made the same live production gear much less intimidating to use. They’ve implemented a lot of quality of life adjustments so that you can get your ideas out quickly and easily. But be warned: Just because it’s easier to use doesn’t mean you can just buy one and immediately start rocking a dance floor with it. The DJS is a device that rewards those who put in the hours to make projects as without them, this unit is just an overpriced drum pad. Get one, spend some time with it, and it could seriously bring your sets to the next level. Source
  23. 1 point
    Cupe

    TOTD?

    @BeatLeSS the entire 10 hour tracklist is here: https://hearthis.at/cupe/cpe-detat-journey/ DJ Spooky - The First Reading (Yoshio Machida & Sussan Deyhim Remix) Lemon Jelly - His Majesty King Raam Nightmares on Wax - Les Nuits FC Kahuna - Hayling DJ Spooky - Une Aventure Extraordinaire Arrivée À Vladimir Maïakovski, E (Yoshio Machida Remix) Bonobo - Recurring DJ Spooky - D'Un Cahier d'Esquisses (Claude Debussy Remix) George Bruns - Nine Lives Gotan Project - Last Tango in Paris Nine Inch Nails - 1. Ghosts I Clint Mansell - The Last Man Clint Mansell - Summer: Summer Overture Rob Dougan - Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Variation) The Cinematic Orchestra - The Awakening of a Woman Clint Mansell - Death is the Road to Awe Intro - Swedish Rhapsody Numbers Station Boards of Canada - Sixtniner DJ Spooky - Mémoires d'Un Surfeur au Bord du Désert (Tobias Hazan & David Shea Remix) Funki Porcini - River Skalpel - Long Distance Call #2 Cüpe D'etat - Thoughts of Trees (Vocal Edit) Piero Umiliani - Panoramica (Cinematic Orchestra Remix) Bonobo - Terrapin Chocolate Weasel - Flying Saucers Amon Tobin - Nova The Herbaliser - Sensual Woman Boards of Canada - I Love You Boards of Canada - King of Carnival Limonadovy Joe & Konska Opera - Me Zvlhle Rty Aphex Twin - Avril 14th 2raumwohnung - 2 Von Millionen Von Sternen Kid Koala & P Love - Moon River Coralie Clément - Salle Des Pas Perdus Blue Fountain - Sweep Lamb - Gabriel Deadmau5 - Strobe Stevie Ray Vaughan - Tin Pan Alley Cour de pirate - Corbeau The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky Dirk Maassen - White (Cüpe D'etat Remix) Fear Factory - Timelessness Korn - My Gift to You The Herbaliser - I Know a Bloke (Interlude) The Herbaliser - 8 Men Strong The Glitch Mob - Palace of the Innocents Roebeck - 1000 Miles Zero dB - Sunshine Lazy Aphex Twin - White Blur 1 DJ Spooky - Subnubus (Mouse of Mars Remix) Overseer - Heligoland Boards of Canada - Over the Horizon Radar Squarepusher - Iambic 5 Poetry Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Klavierkonzert (K488) Adagio Clint Mansell - Finish It Bonobo - Kiara Moby - Porcelain Tortoise - His Second Story Island Overseer - Sparks Cüpe D'etat - Si Nexus Aphex Twin - Jynweythek Blockhead - Triptych Pt. 2 DJ Krush - Song 1 Portishead - Theme from 'To Kill a Dead Man' Waking Life - Self Destructive Man (Sample) Volcano Choir - Dote Plaid - Craft Nine Aphex Twin - Strotha Tynhe Massive Attack - You've Never had a Dream Four Tet - Clouding Boards of Canada - The Color of the Fire Shlohmo - Empty Pools Blockhead - Triptych Pt. 1 The Glitch Mob - Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul Kronos Quartet - Quasi un Fantasia, Quartet No.2, Op.64: I. Largo (Sostenuto Mesto) Massive Attack - P is for Piano Animals on Wheels - Soluble Ducks Zero 7 - Waiting to Die The Herbaliser - Outro Aphex Twin - Words (Processed) Aphex Twin - Blue Calx Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 (Op. 73) Adagio un Poco Mosso Skalpel - Sculpture Four Tet - Parks Volcano Choir - Still Clint Mansell - Crawford Institute (Family Secrets) Bonobo - Terrapin (Sonorous Mix) Boards of Canada - Gemini Mia Wasikowska - I'm not Formed by Things that are of Myself Alone Boards of Canada - 1969 Nine Inch Nails - 1 Ghosts I Ludovico Einaudi - Indaco (Live) Waking Life - Alive Waldeck - Dope Noir Ludovico Einaudi - The Planets Little People - Unsaid Plaid - Craft Nine Boards of Canada - Turquoise Hexagon Sun Shlohmo - Blankets Amon Tobin - Bloodstone Cujo - Sighting Homelife - The Lantern Amon Tobin - Chocolate Lovely DJ Krust - Re-arrange (Cinematic Orchestra Remix) Fog - I call this Song Old Tyme Dude Bonobo - Shadowtricks Up, Bustle and Out - An Unmarked Grave Plaid - 35 Summers Alan Silvestri - End Title Jan P. Muchow - Ráno Tortoise - By Dawn Hans Zimmer - Time Clint Mansell - Smokey Bacon & a Kiss Goodnight Funki Porcini - English Country Music DJ Shadow - Stem - Long Stem / Transmission 2 Massive Attack - Right Way to Hold a Spoon Aphex Twin - Ventolin (Marazanvose Mix Edit) Amon Tobin - Down and to the Left DJ Food - Nevermore (Sleep Dyad 2) Amon Tobin - Golfer vs Boxer Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolitle - You & Me (Flume Remix) Charlie Chaplin Speech Appero Mix - T2'n Dusky Pines - Green Storm Amon Tobin - Creatures DJ Food - Sexy Bits (Autechre AE9V Mix) Cinematic Orchestra - All Things Science Teheran - Dance Under the Stars (Cüpe D'etat Remix) Aphex Twin - Gwely Mernans Gentle People - Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) Polygon Window - Quino Phec Cüpe D'etat - String Array Mike & Rich - Bu Bu Bu Ba Philip Glass - Heroes (Aphex Twin Remix) Vangelis - Rachel's Song Daniel Licht - Flooded Suspense Copilot Strategic Sound - The Drunken Whaler Boards of Canada - Roygbiv Bonobo - Noctuary Four Tet - Hands G.Shyman - Elizabeth Blockhead - A Better Place DJ Krush - Dig This Vibe Chocolate Weasel - The Nonsensical Ramblings of a Lunatic Mind Cinematic Orchestra - Durian Cüpe D'etat - Clear Milk Daniel Licht - In The Ravine Cliff Martinez - Ask Him Why He Killed My Brother Voodoo Highway - Wrenhaven River Steven Price - Don't Let Go Daniel Licht - Wink
  24. 1 point
    LabRat

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    I feel like this list never changes. It's been years since I've looked at anything but the same controllers are still on that list. Are they still good controllers or no one is making anything anymore?
  25. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Simple free solution for ADJF Radio?

    Do we need to care much for recordings? Be dope to have an account where peeps can just login and burst a stream under the ADJF banner. Would be easy to swap between peoples setups under one account too to keep listeners/streamers in the one channel while the DJ changes for longer sessions, or someone can just bump on at particular times.
  26. 1 point
    Scottie

    Simple free solution for ADJF Radio?

    it'll probably save the video but it'll be muted the whole way through
  27. 1 point
    Cupe

    Drum and Bass Night @ Sewing Room

    You can add this event to our calendar. https://www.ausdjforums.com/calendar/
  28. 1 point
    Alan80

    Drum and Bass Night @ Sewing Room

    I’m organising a community Drum and Bass night called “Let’s Drum Away Child Abuse.” The event will be held at the Sewing Room, in Perth on Friday 22 of March 2019 from the hours of 11pm to 5am. This will be a charity event to raise money for ‘Anglicare’ who help children that have been affected by child abuse. This charity has helped thousands of young children, individuals and families and strives to offer support such as counselling and workshops. Anglicare, helped me thought my abusive childhood by placing and supporting me into loving and nurturing foster family (that I'm still apart of today). This, I feel has compelled me to give back so that other children can experience a childhood that is safe and nurturing. Drum and Bass, I have discovered has helped me to deal with all the tough issues that I experienced by being exposed to this kind of up bringing. I would love to share this with others. My aim and passion for the night is to have up and coming DJ’s playing their own material. Thus create an environment that brings people together. What a difference it would make, if you could donate your time to play a set to join us on this adventure. Please e-mail me if you are interested. Thanks, Alan Christie
  29. 1 point
    dflux4

    Redbull Remix Lab

    Hey guys, Stumbled across this, thought it was pretty cool to watch and wanted to share it with the community. I've only watched the first episode but it has a solid line up of artists. Cheers https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/remix-lab-t-pain-and-mija/remix-lab-twitch--tv
  30. 1 point
    I approve this mix, it was very meaty and very sunday seshhy
  31. 1 point
    dflux4

    Back once again for the ..

    Welcome back homie, I've had a recent hiatus myself and find myself back at home in the ADJF community.
  32. 1 point
    Disco Techs Aus

    Back once again for the ..

    I used to be part of this forum years back and had work with another business doing some repairs for some of the users on here. Its been maybe 4-5 years since I've logged onto here, even tried seeing if i could log onto my old account but that email belongs to a former boss which I can no longer access. The purpose of my signing up once again however is to inform some (if not all) of you that my main focus in the industry now is to service and support DJs with their electronic equipment. We are a humble small business based in the south-east of Melbourne and have spent a couple of years building up a base of hard working djs that respect their gear and keep it well looked after. Now I can understand that most of you DJs, work is your livelihood and the way you make an earn in this world. Some of you even might have gone as far as to learn how to service and manage your own equipment over the years. Our purpose here is only to offer our services if needed or if you are not able to maintain your equipment yourself due to your super busy lives (we get it). So if any of you require electronic advice on gear or equipment (decks, speakers, lighting, video etc) do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Disco Techs . Mention you're from this forum and we will happily look after you : ) Many thanks Lukas
  33. 1 point
    DJ Techtools’ Mobile Maven, Angel, is back with another tutorial. This time, he’s showing off a handful of incredibly useful and practical MIDI mappings that every mobile DJ should check out. These mappings include echo freeze, censor, loop active, and keylock. In this tutorial, Angel shows off what these mappings do, why mobile DJs will find them so useful, and how to map them to your DJ controllers. Traktor Is Better With Mappings I’ve been using DJ programs since about 2007, first on Virtual DJ, then fooled around with Mixx, then made the switch the Traktor. With Traktor, I’ve never had a stock controller with pre-mapped features that I wanted or needed for my workflow. A few years ago I was working with another DJ friend of mine and he showed me all the nifty pre-built/pre-mapped effects that come on Pioneer DJ’s DDJ Serato controllers. As a mobile DJ, sometimes it can feel like Traktor isn’t quite optimized for my workflow – so that’s why I made this tutorial. This edition of mobile tips is about mapping a few handy effects that are just as useful for the mobile scene as they are for the club or turntablists out there. Here are the effects we’re going to be mapping: Echo Freeze: A easy, one button solution for transitions, or for cutting a sound short on the fly without the abruptness of just hard-stopping a track. Censor Button: A simple way to “edit” curse words when you don’t have a clean edit but want to play the track anyway. Loop Active: A feature I first used during turntable routines, allows you to start a song ahead of a saved/cued loop, and the loop will activate once the playhead reaches said loop, all done hands free. Keylock on/off: The keylock On (Preserve Pitch) is mostly just for fun or for being creative. When active, this turns off the Preserve Pitch which when a turntable platter or tempo is changed, the pitch bends with the change of speed of the track. Just like back in the analog days! How To Map These FX In Traktor If this is your first time mapping a controller, let’s get to where we need inside Traktor and get everything setup. This works on any controller that has free buttons to map stuff too. Your steps to get to the Controller Manager are: Open Traktor Select the little gear to open preferences at the top right corner Click on Controller Manager Click on “Add” in the device setup area Select Generic MIDI from the drop down Choose your MIDI device as both the in and out port Leave device Target at “focus.” I use 2 tracks, so I find it easiest to use either 1 button on the side of Deck A and one on Deck B on my controller with platters, or if you’re using a separate controller like the Midi fighter or a Maschine, pick two free buttons side-by-side for easy locating. Echo Freeze Let’s start with all the commands we need to make this effect work as a “one-button” effect. Go to Add In and select the following: Mixer > FX Unit 1 On (Select FX Unit 2 On for Deck FX Unit > Dry/Wet Adjust FX Unit > Knob 1 FX Unit > Knob 2 FX Unit > Knob 3 FX Unit > Button 1 FX Unit > Button 2 FX Unit > Button 3 FX Unit > Effect 1 Selector FX Unit > FX Unit Mode Selector All your commands are ready, let’s pick a button to map it too. Click on your first command in the line (FX Unit 1 On) click LEARN, it will light up orange, then push the button! You should see the button’s MIDI address appear to the right. Do this again for every single command for the effect. Once you’ve mapped your button you need to change the Type of Controller to BUTTON Assignment: The Assignment buttons should be set to the following FX Unit 1 ON: Assignment to: Deck A (or Deck Everything else: Assignment to: FX Unit 1 Buttons 1, 2, 3, FX Unit 1 On: All of these under Interaction Mode, need to be set to, TOGGLE. Effect 1 Selector, FX Unit Mode Selector, Knob 1, 2, 3: All of these under Interaction Mode, need to be set to, DIRECT. Button Options: For knobs, we’re actually controlling these with just a Button so we need to pre-set the value that the knob would typically be able to turn/adjust too. These are what I use, once you’ve got your echo freeze setup, you can tweak it to something a bit more custom of your like. Knob 1, 2, 3: Set these two 0.700 Wet/Dry Adjust: Set this to 0.500 Effect 1 Selector: This sets the effect bank for your button. For this, find Button Options > Set Value > Pick “Delay” in the drop down. FX Unit Mode Selector: This sets the effect bank to only use 1 effect at a time. For this, find, Button Options > Set Value > Pick “SINGLE ” in the drop down. If you want your button to light up! The last thing you’ll want to do if you want your button to actually light up when it’s engaged. It’s programming an OUT command to your list. For this, first find your FX Unit 1 On in the Assignment Table, Click it so it’s highlighted, then click “Add Out,” and at the top you’ll see FX Unit 1 On is already an option at the top. Click it, click LEARN, and address your button, then just make sure set everything you looks like what you see in this screenshot: That’s it! Drop a track in and test out your Echo Freeze and see if it works. Troubleshooting Tip: Depending on the type of action of your button on your MIDI controller, your button will either allow Traktor to tell the controller how to work, or like with devices like the Midi Fighter or Machine, you can change how the button functions inside a controller editor outside of Traktor. The two functions of a button are either Toggle or Hold. Toggle makes the button turn on or off with each press. Hold requires you to hold the button to make the effect happen and immediately upon release, it turns off. If you click “hold” as your interaction mode inside Traktor and it reacts more like a “Toggle,” it might be the controller itself needs to be changed in its proprietary controller editor. Some older controllers that can be addressed to MIDI might have these functions preset into the unit’s firmware and cannot be changed. Just understand that sometimes with some controllers, you’ll have use toggle or hold inside Traktor to get it to react the way you want, or you may have to take some added steps outside of Traktor to get everything functioning the way you want. Censor Button Let’s get all the commands we need to make this effect work as a “one-button” effect. This list is a little shorter than the last one. Go to Add In and select the following: Mixer > FX Unit 1 On (Select FX Unit 2 On for Deck FX Unit > Dry/Wet Adjust FX Unit > Knob 1 FX Unit > Knob 2 FX Unit > Knob 3 FX Unit > Effect 1 Selector FX Unit > FX Unit Mode Selector To map your button, again, click on your first command in the line (FX Unit 1 On) click LEARN, You should see the button’s MIDI address appear to the right. Do this again for every single command for the effect. Once you’ve mapped your button you need to change the Type of Controller to BUTTON Assignment: The Assignment buttons should be set to the following FX Unit 1 ON – Assignment to: Deck A (or Deck Everything else – Assignment to: FX Unit 1 FX Unit 1 On: All of these under Interaction Mode, need to be set to HOLD. Effect 1 Selector, FX Unit Mode Selector, Knob 1, 2, 3: All of these under Interaction Mode, need to be set to DIRECT. Button Options: This time, we’ll be very specific as we want the beat of the Censor to match the BPM of the songs, as well as the effect to drown out the track so you can’t hear the “Naughty” words you’re covering up. Knob 1: 0.500 Knob 2: 1.000 Knob 3: 0.900 Wet/Dry Adjust: 0.700 Effect 1 Selector: This sets your desired effect for your button. For this, find, Button Options > Set Value > Pick “Beatmasher 2 ” in the drop down. FX Unit Mode Selector: This sets the effect bank to only use 1 effect at a time. For this, find, Button Options > Set Value > Pick “SINGLE ” in the drop down. Again, to get your button to light up when being pressed, find your FX Unit 1 On in the Assignment Table, Click it so it’s highlighted, then click “Add Out,” and at the top you’ll see FX Unit 1 On is already an option at the top. Click it, click LEARN and address your button, then just make sure set everything you looks like what you see in this screenshot. Now test it out! The action of this button should be only functional when you’re holding the button down. Once your release it, you should hear your song playing like normal. Just remember, you need to hit the censor button just before the curse word, otherwise you’ll just be beatmashing a F-bomb, which really, could be kinda funny. Troubleshooting Tip: One quirk I’ve found on a few of my controllers is the effect doesn’t always instantly change when you hit the button if I’ve been using my echo freeze before. In cases like this, If you know you’re going to be using your Censor Button, give it a quick tap, it will switch your desired effect in the bank, and then when it comes to “bleep” out that explicit, your button will work as desired. Loop Active For mobile gigs, I’ve found this super handy at weddings during introductions when the couples want a certain song playing as the whole group is introduced, but they want to be introduced at a very specific part of the song. Think the build up before the main chorus of “I Gotta Feeling,” by the Black Eyed Peas or “Firework” by Katy Perry. The thing is, introductions are long, you’re fumbling with a mic, with a list of names, and you really don’t have time to worry about resetting a cue point, or trying to time the start of a preset loop where it doesn’t sound like a train wreck. With the Loop Active button, you can go ahead and set a loop into your cue bank like normal, then start the song at the beginning, hit your loop active button, and once the playhead reached your loop (just before the big drop) it will start the loop, and now you have a loop that will let you get through all the other, less important names, for when you get to the last couple (usually the bride and groom), you can deactivate your 4, 8, 16 bar loop, and the song will continue to the build up just as you announce the most important people of the night. Even if you’re off by a few seconds, it will sound pretty dang streamline. Moving on to the mapping part, this one is super easy: For the Add In: Deck Command > Loop > Loop Active On (you’ll want to do this twice so you have one for Deck For the Add Out so your button LED lights up Deck Command > Loop > Loop Active On Click LEARN, push the button you want to map, boom. Make sure your Mapping Details have the following. Type of Controller: Button Interaction Mode: Toggle Assignment: Deck A or B (or C or D) You’re done. Cue a 4 or 8 bar loop somewhere before a chorus a track, start it at the beginning, then hit your Loop Active button and see if it works property. Before you even get to the loop, you should already see the ACTIVE light on your screen lit up, telling you, that once the playhead reaches it’s first saved cued loop, it will activate your loop! Keylock On/Off The Keylock On (Preserve Pitch) is more of a fun effect for playing around and being creative. It allows you to turn on or off Key Lock so if you adjust the tempo, the pitch bends as the track slows up or down. Old school meets new school! Instructions are as followed. For the Add In: Track Deck > keylock On (Preserve Pitch) (do it twice so you have one for Deck For the Add Out so your button LED lights up: Track Deck > keylock On Click LEARN, push the button you want to map, boom. Make sure your Mapping Details have the following. Type of Controller: Button Interaction Mode: Toggle Assignment: Deck A or B (or C or D) Now, load up a track and test everything out! SOURCE
  34. 1 point
    Out of over 100 options, we narrowed it down to just 3 Ableton tricks to help you be more productive in the studio. Please note that these options are not officially supported and can be buggy at times. 1. Map to Siblings Let’s say your Drum Rack is filled with 32 hand-selected samples. Now you want to map the filter resonance of every sample to a drum-rack-macro. Normally, you would have to hit “map to macro 1” on each sample – 32 times. Using “map to siblings”, you can duplicate sample A’s mapping (filter resonance) to sample A,B,C,D,etc with a simple right-click. This is essentially a more playable version of the “copy value to siblings” command. Map these macros to a midi controller for even better use of your limited studio time. 2. Vertical Plugin List If you’ve ever seen the vertical plugin stack within Logic’s mixer window and started drooling, this trick is for you. Within this view, you can select a group of plugins and hit “0” to toggle them on/off for easy AB testing. Or, reorder the signal chain and drag-and-drop plugins. The picture below explains it all. Just resize the track if you experience bugs. 3. Auto Arm on Selection Ableton DJs & live performers will love this one. If a track is armed, then any new track selected will be automatically armed. If no tracks are armed, Ableton will not arm new tracks once selected. This mod only works in Ableton 9+ but works on audio tracks too. Setup To set this up, you need to do two things. First, enable hidden files (instructions here). Second, create a text file and place it in the folder listed below. Make sure to name this file “Options.txt” and of course, restart Ableton Live for this to take effect. For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\ For Mac OS X /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/ Here are the commands I used within my Options.txt file, feel free to copy and paste (exactly what you see). -ShowDeviceSlots -EnableMapToSiblings -AutoAdjustMacroMappingRange -EnableArmOnSelection Final Tips You need to learn to work fast and manage your time. If you’re a producer with a day job who wants to spend more time making music and less time repeating the same tasks, go set this up right now. Other modifications worth exploring include: PluginAutoPopulateThreshold, DontCombineAPCs, NoVstStartupScan, NoAutoArming, ExtendedDeviceOptions. For those of you serious about making beats faster, check out the Midi Fighter Twister by DJTT. It’s greatly enhanced my studio workflow, and I’m sure it will do the same for you. SOURCE
  35. 1 point
    Pioneer DJ has released a brand new public beta version of Rekordbox 5.4.4 with a wild new feature: track analysis data sharing. The new functionality aims to reduce the overall amount of time that users spend analyzing their music by allowing them to instead download the data from a server. Keep reading for the details so far on this new beta. Rekordbox 5.4.4 Beta’s New Analysis Sharing The popup changelog in the Rekordbox 5.4.4 beta “Let’s share track analysis data for better DJ life!” is probably one of the most hilarious-sounding change log notes I’ve ever read in a DJ software update, but Pioneer DJ really wants users to use this functionality. Essentially, with this new beta, all track analysis data is uploaded to Pioneer DJ’s servers and shared with other users. “The more tracks you analyze, the more users can experience faster track analysis!” Ultimately, this feature has been introduced to create value for Pioneer DJ in the long run. The release notes for this new version make it pretty clear what their goal is: to increase the value of their subscription plans by making this a feature that only paid users get. “We are planning to include this feature in the subscription plan in the future.” How Does It Work? According to the moderators over at the Pioneer DJ forums, here’s how the system will work. As you analyze a song, Rekordbox will “first check to see if a fingerprint of your song already exists in the database, then it will match it and download the analysis file instead of generating it.” If it doesn’t match a fingerprint in the database, it will upload the beatgrid and analysis metadata (apparently not cue points, loops, etc) to Pioneer DJ’s servers for others to use. Right now it’s very much a black box that performs in an unknown way – and so far in my testing, I haven’t been able to get a track to download analysis info (let me know in the comments if you’re able to). This has made it pretty hard to tell what users will get from this functionality. There are a few big open questions that Pioneer DJ hasn’t publicly released the details to, so we’ve sent them over to them and are waiting on official comment. Will Pioneer DJ servers only use one computer’s analysis data for a track, or will it “double-check” the data from multiple sources to make sure it is consistent? How much faster can downloading a track analysis file be versus actually analyzing songs? How will the servers ensure that the data is correct in the event that slightly different tracks with identical tag metadata are uploaded to the server? If re-analyzing a song that already has cues, loops, and other ‘personal’ metadata, will that be shared as well? In the final release, will DJs be able to disable track analysis sharing – especially if they aren’t getting the results back unless they pay for a subscription? How Can Users Turn This Off? While this is just a beta, there is a mildly controversial aspect to it: there’s no way to turn this track analysis data off in the preferences. This means any user who uses this beta is giving Pioneer DJ their beatgrid analysis results. How Can I Try This Out? To try out the feature, you’ll need to download the public beta of Rekordbox, which is available here on Pioneer DJ’s official forums. Important note: This could have a serious impact on your library and collection, so make sure you back it up first before installing the Beta. In Rekordbox, got to File > Library > Backup Library to make sure you’ve got a solid backup. SOURCE
  36. 1 point
    Today Native Instruments have launched the Traktor Pro 3.1 update that they first showed off last month at NAMM. This update marks the first time that Traktor Pro has gotten a major layout revision in regards to waveforms – and parallel waveforms are finally here. Keep reading for the full details on the 3.1 update. Traktor Pro 3.1 Traktor Pro 3.1 started appearing in users’ Native Access app last night, and this morning NI announced that update has been officially released. The new update has a lot of changes – including a number of visual additions to the user interface layout, a new mapping control for S8 and D2 controllers, S4 MK3 standalone mixer mode, and a number of other smaller changes. Here’s the full list of what’s new from the official changelog, along with a few screenshot examples: Traktor Pro 3.1’s single deck preparation layout ADDED Parallel Waveforms: Two new deck size “Parallel Full” and “Parallel Slim” have been added, which optionally replace the side by side waveforms by stacked ones. The parallel options can be enabled for decks A & B and decks C & D separately in the preferences. A layout preset “Parallel” will be added to the user’s list layouts. Tooltips might seem like a small thing, but Traktor’s preferences can be super-confusing. ADDED Tooltips in Preferences and a toggle icon in Application Header: Tooltips are now also available for all preferences panels. Tooltips can be switched on/off in the Global Settings preferences as well as the Global Section. (Editor’s note: it does not appear that there are any tooltips in the Controller Manager section – easily the most confusing page of the preferences) IMPROVED Insert new track to analysis queue: A new un-analysed track loaded into a deck is now prioritized over an analysis queue running in the background. FIXED Keyboard Shortcuts non-functional when exiting Preferences or dialogs The search string in the upper right corner of the browser pane has been grown bigger to improve its readability. FIXED Search by KEY broken: Search by KEY via the refined search dropdown is functional. FIXED D2/S8: Sample Pitch Control Broken: The sample pitch control via the display knobs is functional again on KONTROL D2/S8. Kontrol S4 MK3 Improvements as well! There also were a number of changes made that specifically impact owners of the new S4MK3 controller: ADDED S4MK3 Standalone Mode: S4MK3 can be used as standalone mixer without a computer connected with the latest firmware. FIXED S4: Switching Jog Mode affects Tension: Switching between JOG and TT mode on S4MK3 will no longer affect the jog wheel’s tension. FIXED S4: Haptic Nudges affect Sound during Forward Spins: Haptic nudging will no longer affect sound of forward spins on the S4MK3. IMPROVED S4 MK3 HP Volume: S4MK3’s headphone volume is increased by +6dB in HP-MIX center position with the latest firmware version This new version of Traktor Pro 3.1 is a free update for all owners of Traktor Pro 3, and is available now either on Native Instruments’ website or in the Native Access application. SOURCE
  37. 1 point
    OxyKon

    Back once again for the ..

    Welcome @Disco Techs Aus, if there's one thing i've found, everyone always will need at some point a place to get their gear serviced, had to have mine serviced a few times. Good looking out dude.
  38. 1 point
    Cupe

    Simple free solution for ADJF Radio?

    An hour is manageable too tbh. I guess sites like that also get listeners from the platform not just us spamming cunts What about Twitch? @Pending @ThatPartyGuy ?
  39. 1 point
    Cupe

    ADJF Store update

    Postage is the same either way. I can make it get it sent directly to you. I should actually check that the distributors haven't changed their range and prices but whatevs for now.
  40. 1 point
    Cupe

    What's the best Pioneer DJ CDJ/XDJ for you?

    Pioneer DJ continues to dominate the market when it comes to standalone rigs. Yes, Denon DJ has made bold challenges that deserve recognition, but for now, most club DJ booths in the world will have some form of CDJ in them. If you’re looking to get the right DJ gear to emulate the club experience, the question is: which CDJ or XDJ is right for you? There continue to be many good reasons to invest in a DJ controller (paired with a computer) instead of a standalone system like CDJs – so this article doesn’t have the answers for everyone. Instead, we’re taking a closer look at the many pieces of Pioneer DJ’s hardware lineup that allow DJs to play tracks without a computer, as so many touring and industry professional artists do every single night all around the world. Do you really need to shell out all that money for a high-end NXS2 setup? Are you better off investing in the all-in-one XDJ-RX2? Keep reading for our best advice for your investment. Why Only Pioneer DJ Gear? Like it or not, Pioneer DJ has a bit of a lockout on our industry. Based on sales reports, it’s easily the top-selling brand in almost every category they enter. Yes, there are offerings from Gemini DJ, Denon DJ, Numark, all of which offer a similar-but-different experience from the CDJ ecosystem – but for now, you’re not likely to encounter those in a venue unless you’ve asked for them. Practicing and preparing on Pioneer DJ gear gives you the best odds of being able to play in a typical DJ booth with an installed system – so that’s what this guide focuses on. XDJ vs CDJ Before we work through every model, it’s important to note that Pioneer DJ standalone gear is divided into two name prefixes (XDJ or CDJ), but three groups by style: CDJ players: standalone media players that have CD drives, USB slots XDJ players: standalone media players like CDJs, but without CD drives XDJ all-in-ones: dual-deck media players with built in mixers (no CD drives on these either) Below, we’ve collected our advice on each model Pioneer DJ offers – ordered starting with the gear we think will be best for most DJs and working our way to the more rare choices. XDJ-RX2: The Most Sensible Purchase? Current Price: $1,699 in the DJTT store Release Date: September 2017 Best For: DJs looking to get the full two-deck NXS2 experience Without a doubt, the XDJ-RX2 is the best way to practice on a Rekordbox setup without investing in three different pieces of hardware (two media players and a mixer). It has many of the best features from the NXS2 lineup, including the browsing experience, a touchscreen display, track filtering, short cuts, Sound Color FX with a parameter knob, and most of the same Beat FX as on the DJM-900NXS2. Having these features in one package represents the best bang for your buck on the market – if you were to try to get something comparable with individual units, you’d spend well over $2,500. The XDJ-RX2 in some ways outclasses even a CDJ/DJM NXS2 setup – you’re able to record your mixes directly to your USB, there are parallel waveforms, and the 16 performance pads below the jogwheels allow for quick beatjumping, looping, slip looping, and hot cue triggering. No CDJ has this type of pad-based control Transitioning over to another Pioneer DJ rig (like a full NXS2 setup) is fairly simple when coming from an XDJ-RX2, with the biggest challenge being adjusting to two disparate displays (one per deck) instead of just one. XDJ-1000MK2: Digital Decks Current Price: $1,199 on DJTT store Release Date: August 2016 Best For: CDJ-style practice for DJs who don’t care about CDs In 2016, Pioneer DJ released a new version of the XDJ-1000, a USB-only player. The new MK2 model updated the browsing/onscreen experience to reflect the NXS2 style, with track filter and short cut features easily accessible. The other big difference is the MK2 has support for FLAC/ALAC files and offers a digital out on the back of the unit, making it more suitable for club installs. One important thing to consider with the XDJ-1000MK2 versus a CDJ-2000NXS2 is that many of the controls are on the touchscreen. For example, if you want to double/halve a loop length, the only way to do it is by tapping the screen – on CDJs, there are dedicated physical buttons for this. Same with Slip Mode, Cue Point setting/calling, and Sync/Master controls. The XDJ-1000MK2 also makes for great third/fourth decks for DJs looking to expand beyond just two CDJs. They’re easily linkable and syncable with the other models (except XDJ-RX/RX2s). One major drawback for many digital DJs is the lack of HID support on Traktor and Serato. This means you can’t use an XDJ-1000MK2 to natively control decks in these softwares, which is a frustrating way to get DJs to buy a higher end device (or, amusingly, an original XDJ-1000, which does offer HID support) or jump to Rekordbox DJ’s performance mode. CDJ-2000NXS2: Industry Standard Current Price: $2,199 in the DJTT store Release Date: February 2016 Best For: DJs who want an identical set of decks as what most clubs will have The CDJ-2000NXS2 is easily the most common club install deck out of Pioneer DJ’s full lineup. It’s the standard that other digital DJ players are compared to. If you’re a DJ who wants the exact same setup as what you’ll experience in a club situation, buy a pair of these. They’re likely to stay the standard for at least 2-3 years. One of the big changes on the NXS2 unit versus the older CDJ-2000NXS is a focus on sound quality – there’s now support for FLAC/ALAC, a better digital output, a separate power supply, and a 96kHz/24-bit sound card. This has largely assuaged many complaints that sound technicians had about the original CDJ-2000NXSs. Compared to the XDJ line, the jogwheels are also a bit higher quality – and have a heft to them that you won’t get on most other units aside from the TOUR1 model. The biggest obstacle for most DJs looking at buying CDJ-2000NXS2s is price. At just over two grand each, these are hefty investments – and that’s before you even start looking at mixer prices. A full NXS2 rig runs over $6k. XDJ-RR: The New Budget All-In-One Current Price: $1,099 on the DJTT store Release Date: October 2018 Best For: Budget-sensitive DJs who want an all-in-one Rekordbox unit Instead of releasing a higher-end, four deck all-in-one unit, Pioneer DJ decided to make their most recent product announcement a budget XDJ-RR. It has almost everything that the XDJ-RX2 has, but with a few features picked away from it, including a number of effects controls. Read more about the unit in our announcement article from earlier this month – but suffice to say we’re not convinced on the unit yet. In all honesty, many DJs would be better off spending the additional $600 and getting an RX2 instead of the RR. Getting the full array of Pioneer DJ effects controls are well worth it alone – not to mention the booth output and more performance pads. CDJ-TOUR1: Beautiful Excess Current Price: $4,999 on the DJTT store Release Date: May 2016 Best For: Festival DJ setups In the world of big-name DJs who tour the world, playing gigs for over $10,000 each, there’s a demand for very high-end gear. Pioneer DJ created a higher echelon of their CDJ line specifically to appeal to festivals, where DJs often have front of house engineers and are playing on multi-million dollar soundsystems. On the DJ side of things, the controls are almost identical to a CDJ-2000NXS2. Sure, there’s a large 13-inch touch screen attached to the top of the unit that allows for advanced browsing and multi-waveform views from up to four CDJs concurrently. But that aside, the big differences on the CDJ-TOUR1 is inside the unit. There’s a 32-bit D/A converter that allows for “incredibly low noise and distortion, even at the super-high volumes needed for large-scale events.” Beyond that, it’s about a full system – read more about why the TOUR1 system matters to festival DJs + sound techs. The CDJ-TOUR1 also has been ruggedized, with isolation feet, locking ethernet ports, and reinforced sides. The unit has been specifically designed to survive and thrive in even the most extreme festival conditions, but probably isn’t necessary for any home DJ setups. XDJ-700: Likely To Be Updated Soon? Current Price: $699 in the DJTT store Release Date: December 2015 Best For: Extreme budget DJs looking for individual decks Think of the XDJ-700 as a micro-sized XDJ-1000 – they are incredibly compact and efficient. The unit is just 10 inches wide, and carries many of the same features as the other players in this article. That said, almost all the controls are confined to the touchscreen – don’t expect to have a lot of the physical control that you might find on other units. Another challenge for many DJs is the non-standard power port on the back of the XDJ-700. Don’t expect to be able to use an IEC cable (like every other unit in this guide) – you’ll need to keep track of a 12V power brick to use with these players. It’s also important to point out the XDJ-700’s age. Even though the price is incredibly reasonable, the three-year old device is likely to see an update soon, at the very least to bring the browsing and onscreen experience in line with the NXS2 style. Buying Tips For CDJs / XDJs When starting to hunt for deals on these models, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of prices and bonus offers. One of the best things you can do is talk to a real person – in our own DJTT store, we have a support staff of real DJs who will help you choose the right model and get a good price or secret discount. Chat with them now and get a deal on your next Pioneer DJ purchase. Pioneer DJ gear also tends to hold value fairly well even when used, particularly the more common club install models. This means that when your’e ready to upgrade or change your setup, as long as you’ve kept your gear in good condition, you’re likely to get a fair amount of your investment back. For example, recently sold listings on eBay show that used CDJ-2000NXSs (released in 2012) regularly still sell for $1,000 – $1,800. If you’re going to buy used gear, we highly recommend using eBay (look for sellers with good reputations) or even better, buying locally (and get a chance to test the gear before you spend your money). Bottom Line Recommendations: Most DJs can’t go wrong with an XDJ-RX2 to get the full features of a NXS2 rig without the price If you need more than two decks, consider the XDJ-1000MK2s – but not if you need HID support CDJ-2000NXS2s are great if you’re running a club or renting your gear out regularly and can recoop the heavy cost The TOUR1 is probably too costly for almost everyone except major festivals. SOURCE
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    OxyKon

    What's the best Pioneer DJ CDJ/XDJ for you?

    Just FYI on phone, format of the images a stretch like crazy
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    OxyKon

    ADJF Soundcloud Pro fees due

    Just donated $20 for the annual soundcloud fee
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    Cupe

    CapFive - Mix Your Heart Out (Electro)

    @CapFive
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    hardwarepimp

    UK Hard Dance / Techno

    Hi there party people, Here's a track I knocked out recently: https://soundcloud.com/hardwarepimp/big-fat-bass Feedback welcomed. Enjoy!
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    hardwarepimp

    UK Hard Dance / Techno

    Thanks Cupe! I'm new here and think I messed it up - so appreciate y'all
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    Fixed the post so the embed worked
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    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    didn't you buy a new 650w psu recently? That'll be plenty for this build even with a million drives and upgrading cpu/gpu in a couple years. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3wWP3 - just over $1.1k with a new psu, but under 1k without. Cpu is about $20 cheaper compared to scorptec, this uses the less fast ram but is $70 cheaper than scorptec's price, motherboard is $10 cheaper. Cpu cooler isn't 100% needed because the stock one for AMD is okay, but the one in the parts list will be pretty much silent and keep your shit cooler
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    AStro2230

    Kaytranada Boiler room set

    Hi ive recently gotten into the fine art that is being a dj. recently i was watching(on youtube) kaytranada play a set in Montreal, he had a small set of decks and i was wondering if anybody on this forum knew what they were. Any help would be appreciated as i am wanting to buy them for their ease of getting around with. the gear he is using can be seen within the first 10 seconds of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5EQIiabJvk&t=1087s
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    BeatLeSS

    ADJF Soundcloud Pro fees due

    Donated $20 for it
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    with social media being a big and easy source of promotion, i would suggest getting involved with that. it's a stats game today so any kind of traffic that drives you to your socials is gonna help. i don't play a big role with my socials but there's some people around here that could help with suggestions and ideas. get out there and get involved in your scene. put money behind the bar, get to know people and even help promote the night by dragging your mates down. it's very much a "what are you going to do for me" situation. when i was running my night i was out to help people but you understand quite quickly why most promoters are the way they are, and it's because no one gives back to the night. it got to a point where i had people ask me to play for free but they didn't promote my night nor did some of them even rock up! (some had no idea what it was. they only contacted me because one of their mates told them too)... stay humble, there's too many cock heads out there. show your support for your local scene and those guys will give back to you.
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