cmdr – Traktor controller manager for Windows

One continuing complaint about Traktor Pro is that the controller manager is a bit lacking. New Windows app cmdr aims to fix that.

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DJ gear — has innovation stalled because it’s all been done?

The lack of innovation is bemoaned with every new announcement. But do you really need more? Is more even possible when playing tracks back to back?

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Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB — rekordbox ready

Pioneer DJ is working hard to fill all the slots in its rekordbox controller offer. And with the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, the circle is complete.

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Stop… and take the time to LISTEN to some music

We DJs play music to others. But sometimes, you really need to switch off and listen to some yourself. But do you? If not, you really should.


Last folder of random Musikmesse images

I know Musikmesse 2016 finished some time ago, but here’s a stray folder of gear porn pictures our Ray took, plus one of tea. There’s a theme developing…


Blocs Wave, now with extra Ableton Link

Now that Ableton Link has been out for a little while, we’re starting to see some great apps integrate the technology, like Blocs Wave for iOS.

Richie Hawtin Arkaei playDifferently mixer

Pawing Hawtin’s mixer — Ray plays differently and makes tea

Richie Hawtin’s playDifferently project marches towards release, and Ray got some quality (or should that be quali-tea?) time with Richie and the mixer.

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Trade shows — do we DJs even care anymore?

Another year, and another dull Musikmesse. And after the fourth in a row preceded by a quiet NAMM, we have to ask — are DJ trade shows are past their prime?


Friday (morbid) Fun: And Vinyly turns you into a record

How much do you love vinyl? Enough to be one? And Vinyly might be able to help you with that, but you might have to wait a while (hopefully).

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MUSIKMESSE 2016: Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16

Pioneer DJ’s Toriaz SP-16 sampler took us by surprise. So Ray spent a little time with one at Musikmesse 2016 and seems happy enough for now.

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QUICK LOOK: Mixxx 2.0 free DJ software

After a very long wait, Mixxx 2.0 finally came out. After even more wait, we take a quick look at the software and some of the new features.