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VIDEO: Pan-Pot on NI’s #futureofdjing — it’s live remixing?

Native Instruments are really trying to drive discussion around their #futureofdjing hashtag. This time, they hook up with Techno darlings Pan-Pot to find out about how they work and how NI’s Traktor range fits into what they do. But NI also opened up the question of if live remixing is the #futureofdjing to DJ royalty. The responses are not exactly unexpected, but are still interesting.


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OPEN FLOOR: What is the #FutureOfDJing?

A brief excursion to London for a visit to Native Instruments UK new offices (lots of windows, wood and bare brick – lovely) gave me a insight into their roadmap, and their new #futureofdjing hashtag was a key part of the presentations. But this is just NI’s vision, and they are not the only player of the DJ game. So what do you think is the #futureofdjing? The floor is yours. Unleash opinions.

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Duck Sauce control vinyl = Quacktor Scratch

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Limited Edition Serato Red Bull Thre3Style vinyl

Serato does love vinyl. It’s at the very core of what they do, so they’ve made it part of their ethos to always keep a regular stream of limited editions coming for the established control vinyl collectors. And they won’t be disappointed with these Red Bull Thre3Style battle 10″ editions, coming in red, gold, and blue pairs. Hurry — these will sell in an instant and change hands for a lot more within a matter of months.

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VIDEO: Mini Innofader inside a Pioneer DJM-T1

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Traxsource and AudioLock — protecting your music

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