In-app effects come to Launchpad for iPad


Novation launchpad for ipad

Novation has rolled out an update to its Launchpad for iPad app. Via in-app purchases, you can now add stutter, delay, autofilter, and gater effects.

No, Apple did not just turn its back on DJs


new macbook

In the minutes since the latest Apple broadcast, I’ve already read comments about how Apple is turning its back on DJs and making audio interfaces redundant with their new diminutive MacBook. The single USB C port does make like impossible for DJs, but it turns out that they already have MacBook for Pros, and this new MacBook is not for you.

There’s vinyl, and then there’s hot stampers


wired vinyl hot stamper

Believe it or not, there are levels of vinyl purism. Wired pays a visit to Tom Port, a “hot stamper” specialist who searches out first off the press vinyl.

FonoFaders — think fretless fader but more


fonofaders

When John Beez released his fretless fader project, sections of the DJ community went nuts. Some took it further, but none quite so far as Genesis Alejandro. Take a look at the FonoFaders prototype — eight faders on a sliding frame linked to a turntable. But can you work out what is going on?

Are you really going to switch DJ software?


dj software jump ship

When the latest DJ software update comes out, DJs get itchy feet and threaten to jump ship. But is it a knee-jerk reaction, or are you serious?

Serato DJ 1.7.4 Beta — DVS Club Kit, Beat Jump and more


serato dj 1.7.4 public beta club kit

Serato DJ 1.7.4 hits public beta and brings goodies like Beat Jump and Club Kit DVS support for Pioneer and Allen & Heath mixers. Download it today.

Mobile audio latency — new test from Superpowered


mobile audio latency

Much is made of audio latency in the mobile platform. Now Superpowered has devised a test, and you’re all invited to help build the definitive database.

Android djay: Free version and WeGO3 multi-channel support


djay for Android

Android 5 has allowed Algoriddim to go full multi-channel with the Pioneer WeGO3 and djay 2 for Android. And there’s a new free version too.

FRIDAY FUN: Another day, another DJ parody — DJ WH1PLA$H


DJ wh1pla$h whiplash parody video

Seems that DJs are going to have to grow thick skins if this new parody video is anything to go by. Whiplash becomes DJ WH1PLA$H and undergoes similar training torture as the drum based film. But how much parodying of your craft can you handle? Is being a DJ just a running joke now?

Serato DJ Intro goes to 1.2.4 — now KAOSS DJ friendly


Serato DJ Intro 1.2.4 Korg Kaoss DJ

An incremental update is out for Serato’s entry level DJ Intro software. Version 1.2.4. gets compatibility with Korg’s new KAOSS DJ controller.