Native Sessions: Rafik and Unkut talk turntablism

Time for some more Native Sessions courtesy of NI. This time, Rafik and Unkut take to the stage to deliver some history and performance.

Syncthing: how to sync your files the cheap way

If you ever find yourself needing to keep your music library up to date on multiple computers, you can do a lot worse than the open source Syncthing.

Are you still using Serato Scratch Live? Tell us why

Despite being discontinued software with an established replacement, some DJs steadfastly continue to use use Serato Scratch Live. Tell us why.

DJWORX: 2015 analysis and 2016 predictions

Time for the obligatory dig into the archives to remind you what happened in 2015, and some predictions about how they’ll impact on 2016. Long form ahoy.

16 rpm — the forgotten vinyl speed

Vinyl comes in all speeds and sizes, and while the numbers 7, 10, 12, 33, 45, and 78 are still popular, what about 16? Do you remember it? I do vaguely.

The imperfection of perfection and why I miss cue burn

The reliance on technology-based perfection is slowly eliminating the human element of DJing. Give me cue burn and off beats – do that mix in one take.

VIDEO: Jon1st on the Rane Sixty-Four in Ray’s new space

Jon1st visits DJWORX Europe, AKA Ray’s new space in Warsaw, and throws down on the Rane Sixty-Four. Enjoy!

PRIVATE STASH SALE: Vestax VRX-2000 vinyl cutter

A reluctant sale, but up for grabs is this Vestax VRX-2000 vinyl cutter. It needs just a little work and is sold as a project with a lot of blanks too.

TRY THIS: Label your plugs and power supplies

Ever pulled out the wrong plug? Or simply have no idea what it’s for? Yeah me too. Try this — labelling up your plugs may seem basic, but it’s a lifesaver.

RANDOM IDEA: Jog wheel “360 mode”

33 and 45rpm are absolutely necessary for turntables. But what if we thought outside those for controllers? What if one jog wheel rotation was four beats?