Cross DJ for Android comes preloaded on new Alcatel mobile devices

Alcatel Hero 2 with MagicFlip DJ smart cover Cross DJ

Another week, another reason to talk about Cross DJ on Android… Mixvibes continue their march to dominate Android by working with French phone manufacturer Alcatel and providing a copy of Cross DJ preloaded on their new phone and tablet. Fun fact: My first mobile phone, back in 2001, was an Alcatel (I think mine was […]

Beatport celebrates 10 years with new design and festivities

beatport 10 years

Beatport is a decade old. Let that just sink in for a moment. It seems like only yesterday that the clunky Flash interface hit the internet and beckoned us to throw our credit cards at the screen. But ten years on, Beatport has a new interface, and a string of stuff to coincide with its birthday.

GROUP TEST: Entry level Studio Monitors for DJs

DJ entry level studio monitors group test (8)

Are you one of those DJs who has invested a serious amount of cash on DJ gear but still push the sound out through some really old plastic hifi speakers? Do you want to upgrade but don’t know where to start? Then you need to read our immense entry level studio monitors group test.

TKFX Traktor FX control for iOS and Android

TKFX Traktor FX control iOS Android (2)

Tablets are established within DJing, and their use is becoming more diverse too. While some use them for full-on DJing, their use as an accessory is growing all the time. TKFX runs on iOS and Android and is designed to give much greater control over Traktor’s effects.

Cross DJ for Android 1.5 — now with MIDI

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While iOS DJing is totally established and flourishing, Android has been slow on the uptake. It’s mainly for technical reasons of course, but Mixvibes has been ploughing on tacking each hurdle and adding key features to Cross DJ for Android. This time it’s MIDI.

DJs — do you even want a jog wheel anymore?

no jog wheels controller

Records needed a record player with a platter to be used by DJs. But as digital media and more sophisticated technology has taken hold, the need for a real estate hungry jog wheel has diminished. Dan Morse asks if the jog wheel is even relevant in the digital age.

Moretrax and Huurd.it — music discovery for DJs

moretrax huurd.it music discovery

Back in the day, when weekly music releases counted in the tens rather than hundreds, finding killer tracks was much easier. But the digital age has enabled everyone to make music, and this they do more than ever. So it’s very cool to have music discovery services like Moretrax and huurd.it to help you find and filter the stuff you really want. Dan Morse has a look at both.

Friday Fun: Junglator now free, plus NOiZE beta

junglator free iOS

Flush from the award success of Junglator, Studio Amplify is giving it away, and gives you a first glimpse of their new NOiZE music performance app too.

Android L is coming, but what’s in it for DJs?

Android L DJs

Android is the runt of the OS litter when it comes to the DJ world. But it looks like Google is stepping up, and with Android L should start to be a player.

ASIO4ALL software updated after four year wait

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Four years is a long time in the fast moving world of digital audio. And it’s taken this long for the key ASIO4ALL software to get an update.