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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
    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 🤙
  11. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    ADJF Daily Challenges

    Let's start a list of things we should daily here! Find new track for TOTD thread Respond to one thread of interest (Off-topic not included)
  12. 1 point
    OxyKon

    Music genre’s and locations

    i was witness to this so can confirm. i started out from friends of mine who showed me the ways of vinyl, then i met @LabRat through a Tafe connection when we DJ'd a fundraiser which was 8yrs ago, he introduced me to this forum and they havent been able to get rid of me since LOL. I spin mainly Drum & Bass, hardcore Dubstep (Rapestep or whatever you want to call it), bit of breakbeat and hip hop on the side. Like labrat i too got sick of the Perth scene, too many tards that will stab you in the back or not look openly on other people who are trying to break into the scene with talent, it's all who you know. Labrat and I also had a residency at a local online radio station which we got a few gigs from but that fell in the ass after about 2yrs. I don't mix as much i used to, but i drop something every now and then, mainly in the 3rd weekend of March of every year
  13. 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?
  14. 1 point
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    @LabRat For me it helps song choice for future events, what sounds good through the headphone in front of a computer isn't always a 5 star at a venue. Hopfully this helps someone else out in the future.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thanks for posting the solution!
  18. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Paging @Scottie @OxyKon @BeatLeSS @LabRat
  19. 1 point
    OxyKon

    OxyKon Filth Set March 30th 2019

  20. 1 point
    Cupe

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    New generation DJ controllers now have the combined functions of a player, mixer, and a software control mechanism, as well as many available connections for digital audio, to allow DJs to conveniently create their own high-quality beats and music. What does a DJ controller do? A full manual DJ setup is usually composed of the following separate components: a basic DJ controller (or another device that plays the audio), an audio interface that exports the audio to an external hardware and software, and a DJ software that provides sound effects and supports the controller with the mixing, aside from the DJ headphones and a good speaker system. Over time, users found it to be more convenient to have a single device that already does all the playing, mixing, and sound controlling—and that’s where modern DJ controllers come in. Integrated, all-in-one DJ controllers make it a lot easier for beginners and professionals to pull off a professional DJ set. They do everything from connecting two to four audio decks into the controller’s channels, giving any DJ easy access to different tracks for seamless mixing (with smooth transitions and matching beats between different audio channels) and customization (with the help of high quality equalizers, sound effects, and compatible DJ softwares) while enhancing the audio quality of your music for dance floor speaker systems. You’ll find many different kinds of DJ controllers varying from a little more than $140 to almost $3,000, but they all typically include many of the same elements to help you deliver an amazing show. Control Surface The control surface, or the mixer, covers the biggest area on the controller and gives you full control over settings and software functions. They commonly feature the following elements: Knobs – A DJ controller typically has multiple sets of knobs. The first set, which is also called Gain or Trim, serves the purpose of manually setting the sound level of its own audio channel, so you can make sure that all channels are of the same overall volume. The second set is usually composed of three knobs (treble/hi, midrange/mid, bass/low) for sound equalization. The rest includes the Booth or Monitor knob, for setting volume levels for the mix; the Master knob, for adjusting volume levels of the Master Out or final sound output; and the Cue knob, for adjusting the headphone volume. Jog wheel – Also known as a job dial, shuttle dial, or shuttle wheel, the jog wheel is a type of knob, ring, or dial that can be used in order to increase or decrease the speed of your audio or video media when fine-tuning beats (beatmatching). Pads – Controller pads are the square-shaped buttons usually made of soft, rubbery material. Some controllers replace all jog wheels with pads on the control surface, but are perfectly good for beatmatching, chopping vocals, layering decks on top of each other, slicing through tracks, adjusting the length of slices, enabling loops, or even “finger drumming.” Faders – Sound signals travel through faders, which act like a faucet and can gradually increase or decrease the level of an audio signal with a horizontal or vertical slide of the knobs. DJs utilize crossfaders when transitioning from one audio track to another or when they want the crowd to hear both tracks, in which case the slider should be positioned in the middle. Buttons – Buttons on the control surface are usually for selecting which channels you want to hear before bringing it to the floor (also called Cue Mix selection buttons). Screens – More advanced and full-featured controllers have screens that indicate audio levels and other parameters, which give you more freedom to focus on the controller alone instead of staring at your laptop. Ports – Audio and USB ports allow you to connect to your channels or give you direct connections to your audio files without an external player. Audio Interface Chances are you already know that how you hear audio from your headphones will differ from how your crowd will hear it from the sound systems, because your player or computer is not intended for high resolution output for music production. The audio interface helps amplify and improve the sound output from your DJ controller or computer by preparing the audio input and ensuring that you get the best version of your music while sampling or recording from more than one source. It may be built into your controller or come as an external device. It may also have outlets for your headphones, computer, or any other sound processor. External Hardware Control Some DJ softwares use external devices—such as computer mice, keyboards, touchpads, or even tablet and smartphones—for control. However, it can be time consuming to select and go through menus using such devices, which is why highly integrated DJ controllers make things easier by providing full operational functions and configurations within the device. The Best DJ Controllers of 2018 Numark Mixtrack 3 All-in-One Controller for Virtual DJ Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 DJ Controller Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1 Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 Allen & Heath XONE:K2 4-Channel Professional USB DJ MIDI Controller Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 Pioneer DDJ-SR 2-Channel Performance for Serato DJ Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Numark NVII Intelligent Dual-Display Controller Pioneer Electronics RMX-1000-W Remix Station Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX Controller Numark Mixtrack 3 All-in-One Controller for Virtual DJ, $149 (Shop Now) This Numark DJ controller was specifically designed for aspiring professional DJs, but is also one of the best DJ controllers for beginners. It has new and improved, high-resolution jog wheels, 16 multi-function performance pads, offers multiple FX manipulation, and includes the Prime Loops remix tool kit. Choose this controller if: You want a trusted all-in-one controller for an affordable price. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 DJ Controller, $199 (Shop Now) This Native Instruments Remix Decks controller has four volume faders, four dedicated filter knobs, and 16 colorful pads (which also replaces jog wheels) to give you complete control over slicing, looping, editing, and reconstructing audio samples. It also works seamlessly with the Traktor Pro 2 software. Choose this controller if: You work better with pads and are a big Traktor Pro fan. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1, $219 (Shop Now) The Traktor Kontrol Z1 is a 2-channel mixer, controller, and sound card with a user-friendly work surface that gives full control over volume, sound equalization, effects, and even filters. This NI controller also offers advanced control over remix decks. Choose this controller if: You want an affordable and compact controller to run Traktor Kontrol with while hooked up to your iPhone or iPad. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2, $219 (Shop Now) The Native Instruments X1 MK2 controller works with existing Traktor rigs. It can control Traktor FX units and control two decks at the same time. Thanks to its version update, it offers smoother, more precise control over sound effects and more. Choose this controller if: You have older gear but want to make the most out of Traktor Pro. Allen & Heath XONE:K2 4-Channel Professional USB DJ MIDI Controller, $299 (Shop Now) The Xone:K2 has a high quality 4-channel sound card that works with a wide range of DJ softwares, provides up to 171 MIDI commands across 3 layers, saves on computer USB ports by linking of multiple units using its X:LINK feature, allows you to create a customized layout, and even doubles as a stand. Choose this controller if: You want both portability and high quality in a small MIDI DJ controller box. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2, (Shop Now) Despite its higher price tag, this all-in-one Traktor DJ controller is well-loved for its capability to work with Apple devices via its Lightning port. It uses the Traktor DJ app and offers dual hands-on decks with the coveted NI software. Oh, and it has more than 30 FX and can control up to 64 loops with its Remix Deck control. Choose this controller if: You want iPhone or iPad capability and more FX choices. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, (Shop Now) The S4 MK2 is the upgraded and enhanced version of everybody’s favorite classic Native Instruments controller. It has no screen, but it’s well-built, ergonomic, and has iOS support. Choose this controller if: You’re a 4-channel Traktor user but prefer manual jog wheels. Numark NVII Intelligent Dual-Display Controller, $699 (Shop Now) The Numark NV line was the first to give DJs the convenience of having a screen on their controllers and the second, upgraded version is well-loved for its slimmer size and more affordable price tag. Aside from the integrated display, this controller offers a wide array of dedicated hardware controls for all of the most essential software functions. Choose this controller if: You prefer to use the Serato software and focus on the controller instead of your laptop. Pioneer Electronics RMX-1000-W Remix Station, $799 (Shop Now) The compact RMX-100-W comes in a sleek pearl white body, which offers a refreshing and attractive alternative to the usual black. It boasts of its Scene FX section, where users can choose between five Build Up effects and five Build Down effects, aside from other sections that add a wide variety of unique sound effects. Choose this controller if: You want access to many additional built-in remix sound effects for better control of musical developments. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8, $1199 (Shop Now) Regarded as the best flagship controller that provides the best Traktor integration, this top-of-the-line controller has screens that allow you to go laptop-free, and enables timecode use. While it has lesser jog wheels, this “smart” controller provides flexible standalone options for any serious DJ. Choose this controller if: You want the most fully-featured and highly integrated controller in the market—and can afford it. Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX Controller, $2999 (Shop Now) The Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX is a premium professional DJ controller that offers 4 channels, two full-sized jog wheels, three 7-inch touchscreen displays, mic output with special effects (Echo, Reverb, Pitch, or V-Tune), and many other additional functionalities and effects that can contribute to a spectacular full-length show or concert. Choose this controller if: You have serious money to spend for a complete, professional controller set with plenty of add-ons. Tips for Buying a DJ Controller Now that you’ve checked out our best DJ controllers for 2018, you may be asking yourself this question: “What DJ controller should I buy?” Before dropping your hard-earned cash on any of these controllers, you’ll want to make sure that it will actually be worth your money and time. After all, there’s no point in getting a controller that doesn’t fit your needs, as it will simply go unused and you’ll just end up buying one again. Below are some of the main factors to consider when buying your own DJ controller: Build Quality and Portability You’ll want to make sure that your DJ controller is sturdy enough to hold up and last you for a long time. If you’re a mobile DJ who has to lug the controller around to perform at different venues, you’ll definitely want a portable and lightweight controller with durable knobs, pads, buttons, and jog wheels that you won’t have to replace right away. Whether you’re looking for a controller for recreational or professional use, you may want to consider well-known brands (such as those mentioned above) to ensure that your controller has passed good quality standards for use and build. Controls Do you already have a set budget and a preferred brand, but unsure about which model to go for? You can consider the controller’s layout and available controls. Make sure that you can work with its arrangement comfortably and easily. As you progress in your craft, this is one factor that you should never overlook. After all, the best DJ controller for you is the one that you can work best with. Software and Hardware Compatibility Today’s controllers typically come with bundled software that has been tried and tested in terms of compatibility. Some DJs use other softwares, but unless you have significant experience in using a different software, you’re better off using the recommended software for a more seamless operation and optimum functionality. You’ll also want to make sure that its audio interface has the right amount of input and output ports, depending on your specific needs. This also greatly depends on whether you’re building a modular set up composed of separate devices or going for an all-in-one controller to make up a full DJ setup, so it’s best to plan ahead in terms of hardware needs. SOURCE
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    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: 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. ADDED Single Deck View: The number of visible decks can now be set to “1”, which provides a single deck view with the waveform spreading across the full width of the screen to be used for set preparation. A layout preset “Preparation” will be added to the user’s list of layouts. ADDED Duplicate in Layout Manager: A button allowing to duplicate an existing layout has been added to the Layout preferences. ADDED Custom Mapping for S8 and D2: Individual controls on the Kontrol S8 and the Kontrol D2 can now be custom mapped (over-mapped) via the Controller Manager.\ ADDED Non-Destructive File Handling: A set of options called “Tag writing mode” has been added to the File Management preferences to configure which types of metadata Traktor does write and does not write into the audio files. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 1 point
    Scottie

    Simple free solution for ADJF Radio?

    it'll probably save the video but it'll be muted the whole way through
  26. 1 point
    Cupe

    Pics of your Set-up

    I'll snap a shot of my home booth at some point. It's fucking mad having the right amount of space to spread out
  27. 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
  28. 1 point
    Cupe

    Drum and Bass Night @ Sewing Room

    You can add this event to our calendar. https://www.ausdjforums.com/calendar/
  29. 1 point
    dflux4

    Redbull Remix Lab

    Update, I've watched all episodes, the best in my opinion was the session with Murda Beatz, T-Pain and him collab well and cook up a decent remix. Interestingly they each had their own styles and process in they way they go about making a remix. A-trak's set up with the RANE mixer and turntable looked dope!
  30. 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
  31. 1 point
    I approve this mix, it was very meaty and very sunday seshhy
  32. 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.
  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
    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.
  37. 1 point
    OxyKon

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

    Just FYI on phone, format of the images a stretch like crazy
  38. 1 point
    OxyKon

    ADJF Soundcloud Pro fees due

    Just donated $20 for the annual soundcloud fee
  39. 1 point
    Cupe

    CapFive - Mix Your Heart Out (Electro)

    @CapFive
  40. 1 point
    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!
  41. 1 point
    Fixed the post so the embed worked
  42. 1 point
    Scottie

    Kaytranada Boiler room set

    Looks like just an old traktor s2, they don't make them new but you can get them used for less than $200 now. Or if you want to get new, they do a mk2 version which recently also stopped being produced but some places might still have stock, or go for the newest mk3 version. All fundamentally the same, just some additional features and quality of life improvements
  43. 1 point
    wazza

    The "I just bought.." Thread

    Now I'm making big money d.jing ....it's time to Invest in the Business .....so .... 2 New speakers for me ....J.B.L Eone ONE linear -array PA ... over the next 6 months I will be getting some amazing new hardware .to show you all .....top Secret , next level shit ....
  44. 1 point
    Moralz - Cross Rhodez EP [FreeLoveDigi - FLD060] Next up for Free Love Digi we have the back rub champion known as Moralz coming with an EP of varied sonics. Ranging in styles from ethereal garage, wavy jungle and funky halftime beats. The Cross Rhodez EP also features a collab with Thomas B on "Tethered". Buy Exclusive on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/cross-rhodez/2361635 TITLE: Moralz - Cross Rhodez LABEL: Free Love Digi CAT: FLD060 RELEASE DATE: 2018-08-20 GENRE(S): Leftfield Bass,Electronica Listen on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/free-love-digi/sets/free-love-digi-fld060-2 TRACKLIST: 1.) Moralz - Panic Room 2.) Moralz - Return To Sender 3.) Moralz - Folding Space 4.) Moralz & Thomas B - Tethered 5.) Moralz - Ouroboros 6.) Moralz - Cross Rhodez LABEL SALES PAGE: http://lbl.gr/Hpuhxl Free Love Digi http://freelovedigi.com Follow FLD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreeLoveDigi PRESS & GENERAL INQUIRIES: info@quentinhiatus.com
  45. 1 point
    zed

    Introduction + Rekt Network Radio Platform

    Hello Everyone, I stumbled onto this forum/community via a tweet like and, being an Australian myself, thought I might post some details about my platform. I run a completely custom 24/7, ad-free, online radio platform, with live DJs, multiple stations, 320kbps streams in multiple formats and some bleeding edge web technology. Served by multiple geo-located front-ends, distributed worldwide to give DJs the shortest possible up-link path (There's a front-end in Sydney) On request I offer an 'open mic' to anyone who would like to stream live and would love to extend that offer to anyone here that's interested. We mostly focus on electronic music, with genre's that include Dubstep (real dubstep), DnB, Synthwave, Lofi & Chill, 30's Reefer Jazz (Fallout style) Also, we have a few electronic producers who make some amazing originals, some who showcase their new work live, and plenty of tech nerds discussing various topics in the IRC (custom webchat on the site) Check us out at https://rekt.network and jump in the chat there, msg me here or email me at z@rekt.network Here is also an example 1hr dubstep set that I made for a youtuber who posts mixes for programming to. I hand coded everything down to the radio scripts and provide the platform entirely at my own cost aided it part by a few generous donors. For the love of music Regards, Z
  46. 1 point
    Khords + R381 - Neptune Arcs EP [I:A / Inception:Audio] Bordeaux, France based producer's Khords + R381 dive straight for that deep autonomic territory. Fans of the deeper side of 170 BPM will appreciate the electronic sound characterised by tight syncopated beats and epic atmospheric synth work. Your ears are in for a treat with Inception:Audio! Khords + R381 - Neptune Arcs EP 01-Khords + R381 - Neptune Arcs 02-Khords + R381 - Blue Landscape 03-Khords + R381 - Adams Ring 04-Khords + R381 - Magnetic Field 05-Khords + R381 - Herschel Vision Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite digital outlet now. https://soundcloud.com/inceptionaudio/1-khords-r381-neptune-arcs-i-inceptionudio Juno Download: https://bit.ly/2uPPvVw Beatport: https://bit.ly/2LcDC6X Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/InceptionAudio
  47. 1 point
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    case: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cases/ATX/57222-FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK 8 internal hdd bays cpu: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/71983-YD2600BBAFBOX intel is a scam atm, for your budget the best you could get is a i5 8400, this gets you double the threads and negligible loss in performance in intel biased shit motherboard: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72450-X470-GAMING-PLUS - cheapest out of the box motherboard available atm, otherwise you can wait til end of the month when cheaper boards are out and out of the box compatible, or get this https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/67486-GA-AB350-Gaming-3 which would require you to get in contact with the scorptec guys to update the bios before they ship it out to you. Saves you $85, the more expensive one is better but not really $85 better for you ram: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/65348-HX432C16PB3K2-16 ram prices are a fucking scam right now, this is a pretty decent price for 16gb of good ram. Alternatively, you could go for https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/67740-F4-3200C14D-16GFX which is more expensive but higher quality, but probably not worth the extra money for your use case. All up this should come to just under 1k, maybe a little over if you get the more expensive motherboard AND more expensive ram.
  48. 1 point
    Kodiak

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    Here's an awesome site to help price and source parts. Will even tell you if you have incompatibilities. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/ Also, what do you already have? Are their parts that can be cannibalised like the PSU?
  49. 1 point
    OxyKon

    ADJF Soundcloud Pro fees due

    Same
  50. 1 point
    Mitch

    Improve timing when mixing in/out

    A simple technique you can learn is to "swap" the bass EQ. So the transition would be summarised as follows: -Track A is playing -Bring in track B with bass EQ cut -When you've got the faders right up on both tracks, cut the bass EQ of track A at the same time you bring in the bass EQ of track B -Fade out track A The key point to all of this is timing... Knowing when to hit play on the incoming track, when to bring the volume up, when to swap the EQ, and when to fade the old track out. Most of this timing comes down to knowing about phrasing. Here is a decent video I just found in about the concept: Just a note on that video - long term you don't want to rely on the visual cues in Traktor as you may want to move onto CDJs / vinyl down the track which may not have as much detailed info, or Traktor may get it wrong. Use it as a learning tool if you wish, but rely on your ears
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