FRIDAY FUN: DJ stuff as CIA tech ops gear on the telly



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As DJ and production gear gets increasingly high tech, thus its suitability to be used by props departments increases. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has done it, and now US spy thriller Covert Affairs sees Auggie Anderson (a blind character) replace computer screens with a wide range of DJ and production gear. Seems legit.

FRIDAY GIVEAWAY: Griffin DJ Connect x 3



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In the digital age, DJs have an increasing need for audio interfaces. This has never been truer since iPads and iPhones emerged as a real player in the DJ scene. But they really need a good interface to make them more useful. So having reviewed it, we’ve got 3 x Griffin DJ Connect audio interfaces to give away.

OPEN FLOOR: What is the #FutureOfDJing?



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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.

VIDEO: Mini Innofader inside a Pioneer DJM-T1



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Pioneer mixers are ubiquitous, and as such are an ideal bed fellow for the Audio Innovate mini Innofader. The relationship hasn’t always worked out well, and has seen AI come up with all manner of hacks and fixes. So we approached their DJM-T1 mixer with some trepidation, but with AI’s help, we got them working nicely together. And we made a video to show it in action.

POLL: Future turntables – basic or with bells on?



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Turntables are back, but do they do what you want? Do you want the basics or do you want every bell and whistles in the world? Tell us.

Something for the weekend: DJ Woody is identical to none



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You can never have enough DJ Woody. So get a load of this new video from the man himself showcasing his skills over the North West Community scratch looper.

REVIEW: Blend.io producer collaboration network



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Arkaei checks out Blend, a new producer collab network – join him and get your VIP access via DJWORX to participate in iZotope’s Break Tweaker contest!

DJs, glasses, and headphones — do you get on?



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I am of a certain age where bits of me start to fail. And I’ve just hit the headphones vs glasses clash in style. Is it something that you struggle with?

Throwback Thursday — July five and ten years ago



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We all take today’s DJ technology for granted. So let’s do a Throwback Thursday to see what was happening this month five and ten years ago.

Streaming and the demise of DJ music ownership



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DJs don’t have to buy music. For a monthly fee, they can be streaming millions of tracks from a huge library. But are you ready to stop owning music?