Griffin DJ Connect Friday Giveaway winners


Griffin DJ Connect audio interface review (1)

We’ve got three winners for the Friday Giveaway Griffin DJ Connect audio interfaces. Check to see if you’re one of them!

Native Instruments posts Traktor Pro 2.7.0 with S8 support


Traktor 2.7

We know you’re all waiting for version 3 of Traktor Pro, especially with the Kontrol S8 being announced. But it looks like you’ll just have to do with v2.7 for now, but it does bring some useful updates including a mappable freeze and slicer, iTunes improvements and support for old timecode.

Mixvibes Cross DJ 2.0 brings goodies to Android users


Mixvibes Cross DJ 2.0 for Android Main

With Android L and its promised low latency just around the corner, Mixvibes has been apply a little spit and polish to its groundbreaking Cross DJ for Android. Version 2 brings some interesting new features, but equally heaps the pressure on the rest of the market to bring out their own take on the Android platform.

Is the album format dead on its feet?


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As DJs, the album format doesn’t figure too highly in our playing out lives. And the digital age makes it much easier to just churn our single after single sausage factory style. So it seems that the story telling picture painting format of the album is ob the way out, demonstrated by the lack of million seller in the US in 2014.

Friday fun: Get mixing with Sasha in Counter-Strike


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Valve’s online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds Music Kits, including one from Sasha, to customise your game.

Google visits Native Instruments HQ – But why?


Eric Schmidt Google Daniel Haver Native Instruments

When Google’s Eric Schmidt stopped by to see Native Instruments in Berlin, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t for Daniel Haver to discuss search engine results, or for Eric to get some insight into how the Kontrol S8 could improve his DJing. So why would NI make a huge and public deal of the Google visit?

Mixvibes Cross 3.3 goes 64-bit and adds Track Match


New Mixvibes Cross 3.3_Track Match & 64-bit_in context_Auto Match

Mixvibes Cross hits v3.3 and gets an impressive processing bump via 64-bit processing. Workflow-wise, the new Track Match recommendation engine speeds up selecting the next track. And we have an exclusive Easter Egg just for you.

Playnode: Restaurants need DJs too


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The world changed with the advent of the first downloaded MP3. Many are still trying to make sense of how to harness the power of media-free digital music, and look at new ways to distribute not just individual tracks, but also DJ sets. Enter Playnode — a combination of Bittorrent Sync, apps, and custom servers, that essentially leases DJ sets from a central server and distributes them directly to wherever you want.

Samsung releases Professional Audio SDK for Galaxy devices


Samsung Professional Audio screenshots

It’s fair to say that Android is the runt of the OS litter when it comes to music and DJing. But that may be about to get a shot in the arm via the new Samsung Professional Audio software developer kit. Does this and the announcement of Android L means the platform is about to become a player?

Hercules DJ Control Air S and Air S+ Controllers


Hercules Air S Air S+ DJ Controller (3)

Hercules was one of the first companies to get into the whole MIDI controller revolution. And here they are still popping out controllers in a very crowded market. The Air S and Air S+ controllers are updates to their existing models, and also have the somewhat unique feature of exchangeable jog wheels.