Tag: Traktor

The ever-advancing world of DJ software has thrown out some brilliant tools in recent years, with software allowing more granular detail into the make-up of tracks. While Luddites decry the end of ‘proper DJing’, you and us, dear reader, know the truth. The truth is that these platforms and functions free up time and headspace to get even more creative with DJ sets. Rekordbox and Traktor have made it easier than ever to beat-match tracks and, rather than sap the art form of creativity, all manner of quick mixing styles and live remixing have been made possible. Algorithms have also been tasked ... Read more

Opinion: The Democratisation of Music or What Happens Now Everyone’s a DJ?

New advancements in DJ and equipment are now hitting us on a daily basis. Pioneer has just this week released an iPhone version of their WeDJ app which allows users to play at being Carl Cox on the morning commute or make believe they’re Adam Beyer whilst on the bog. Of course, this progression was inevitable. Everybody wants to be a DJ and the technology available makes it easier and easier to become one. Where once you had to spend a load of cash on equipment and spend a load more time figuring out how it worked (without the help ... Read more

Apps Of The Month: February 2016

From new analog synths to creating the perfect pre-party mix, we take a look at some of the apps of the month this past February 2016. Most applications come in iOS versions, unless otherwise specified. Did we miss any? Let us know what your favourite apps from the past month were. Analog Synth X | iOS Analog Synth X is a 5-voice virtual analog polysynth, featuring dual morphable VCO oscillators that is a a free and open source synth. Built with the AudioKit 3.0 framework for extra power and control. iSpark | iOS iSpark is an all-inclusive beat-making solution allowing ... Read more

Make Music By Gesture With New MIDI Controller Glove

Already well on the way to its funding goal, Remidi is crowdfunding an interesting new product meant to create music by hand gestures via a wearable glove device. Something akin to the old Nintendo Power Glove, the US-based company’s T8 (“Touch” + 8 sensors) allows its wearer to record, remix, play, and perform music via its 8 internal pressure sensors. These sensors read movement and speed, adjusting effects like reverb, duration, tempo and pitch accordingly across any surface, including on the body or simply in space Compatible with everything from Ableton and FL Studio to Logic Pro X, the T8 ... Read more

Native Instruments Introduces ‘Stems’ Audio Format Allowing Greater Manipulation Capabilities

Native Instruments, creators and proprietors of Traktor DJ Software, have announced a new open audio format entitled ‘STEMS’ rolling out in the upcoming months. Introduced in Miami at last week’s Winter Music Conference, Stems primary goal is to make more aspects of music available for manipulation, whether in the studio or in the booth, by DJs, Remixers, and Producers alike. For example, four “Stems” (bass, drums, melody, vocals) exist within each file, which can now be accessed and modified as individual elements.  Each stem file, which ends with stem.mp4, contains a single stereo mix and all 4 parts. Though larger than an MP3 ... Read more