TEAMTALK: What we think about NI’s Stems

Native Instruments stems djworx teamtalk

Revolutionary format or another nail in the DJ coffin? Already opinions vary, especially within the DJWORX team. So we thought it would be good to open this up for a Teamtalk. Read on for our assorted opinion on this potential game changer.

Stems — open format multi-track songs from NI

Native Instruments Stems MP4 (2)

Native Instruments in open format shocker! Stems is a multi-track format that bring a single audio file alongside individual tracks. Imagine being able to interchange beats from your favourite tracks, or layer vocals over something completely different. That’s what Stems is about. Welcome to NI real #futureofdjing.

Another Kontrol D2? Well this is awkward…

Core Kontrol D2

Only sort of announced yesterday, it seems that the new NI Traktor Kontrol D2 shares its name with an existing Kontrol D2 from DAP Audio. Awkward.

The new Traktor Kontrol D2 — the facts

Traktor Kontrol D2 controller S8 (19)

As promised Native Instruments gave us a sneak peak at their future. The Kontrol D2 is essentially one third of a Kontrol S8, but the implications are big.

NI live stream from WMC. And maybe something else?

NI Traktor X WMC Miami 2015

NI throws party with Dubfire and others and live streams it from WMC — not a surprise. But it might be worth keeping an eye out for other things…

Want to beta test the next Gemini DJ shiny?

gemini dj beta test

Gemini DJ is back in the game and want your help. They’re looking for beta testers for their new audio player. Live in the USA, Germany, or UK? This could be for you.

New Pioneer DJ KUVO videos released at WMC

pioneer dj kuvo

Pioneer DJ’s KUVO platform was announced not once but twice, but still people are a tad unsure of exactly what it is and does. So watch a pair of tutorials that explain what it means for DJs, clubbers, and club owners alike.

Beat Navigator makes Beatport Pro better

Beat Navigator Beatport Pro (1)

Beatport just got a makeover, but that hasn’t stopped Chad G from making it better with a Chrome extension. Beat Navigator makes your hold bin happier.

Viny’ Lourd Son’s fretless Scratchocaster

viny lourd son scratchocaster

In a clear case of when worlds collide, Viny’ Lourd Son decided to hack expensive DJ gear into a format that makes them into much more of a visual performance instrument. The result is the Scratchocaster, a Rane/Vestax decktar or something.

Mixfader — the wireless crossfader for mobile devices

edjing mixfader wireless bluetooth crossfader

After yesterday’s mobile poll comes news of another boundary breaking product for mobile devices. We all know about the Frisk and Raiden faders, but Edjing’s Mixfader promises a fully wireless crossfader in a box.