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COMPETITION: An Android device courtesy of Algoriddim!

In at this deep end, this old Apple block had to suffer the torment of spending two whole weeks making eight different Android devices dance for Algoriddim’s latest round of videos. But instead of sending them all to Algoriddim, they’ve said that we can give one away. And to win it, all you have to do is tell us why you think your DJ life will be better, and which device it’ll be.


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Roland TR-808 the movie

You’ve heard the beats, now see the film — it’s 808 the Movie

“Boom like an 808″ sang Blaque. Bassnectar has an entire track made in its honour. Roland’s iconic TR-808 drum machine has permeated music since its inception. And now there’s a film that pays homage to this amazing box of beats suitably called “808”. Watch the trailer today.

music kits csgo

Friday fun: Get mixing with Sasha in Counter-Strike

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

ecler bankrupt

INDUSTRY: Ecler declares bankruptcy

UPDATE: Word has just reached me from a trusted source that this isn’t the very end of Ecler. We will have exclusive information when it’s available, but clearly there are moves to save the brand from extinction.

The rumour mill has churned ceaselessly in recent times about companies changing hands or going under. But one confirmed casualty is Spanish mixer manufacturer Ecler. After a number of years of dwindling sales, they’ve declared bankruptcy in the Spanish courts. RIP Ecler.

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Google visits Native Instruments HQ – But why?

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?

DJ Gear leak (2)

Cats, bags, and DJ gear — the problem of leaks

While leaks and unconfirmed rumours are exciting for journalists and fun for readers, the business implications for the victims can be quite serious. Long planned marketing campaigns can be blown, and commercial secrets prematurely fall into the hands of competitors, and businesses can be tarnished. In light of the unfortunate S8gate, we take a look at the reasons for secrecy and the consequences of leaks.

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

Mixvibes Cross 3.3 goes 64-bit and adds Track 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.

NI Kontrol S8

Kontrol S8: A Follow up with Native Instruments

You asked and we answered. Well Native Instruments answered the handful of Kontrol S8 questions that came up that we couldn’t. You’re welcome.

gemini slate serato DJ Intro 1.2.3

Serato DJ Intro 1.2.3 gives life to Gemini Slates

The Serato Club is small and exclusive these days. But Gemini has been brought into the fold, and the Gemini Slate and Slate 4 now work with Serato DJ Intro. It’s a free download with a paid upgrade path to the full glory that is Serato DJ.

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Pioneer KUVO — connecting clubs to clubbers via the cloud

Pioneer already dominate the clubs. And with each passing month, they fill another empty slot in their product lineup. But now they’re introducing KUVO, a cloud based system that via collected metadata will connect DJs with everyone else and present their playlists via a mobile interface, and at the same time ensure that the artists they play get paid.

bittorrent sync playnode

Playnode: Restaurants need DJs too

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.



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