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    Streaming Service Pulselocker Shuts Down 

    Pulselocker, the DJ-focused music streaming service, just announced that it is ceasing operations. In an email sent out to users, Pulselocker cited “a combination of market circumstances and financial constraints” as the reasons for shutting down.

    Pulselocker steadily gained traction these past few years, gaining integration within DJ software like Serato DJ, Rekordbox DJ, and Virtual DJ. It was one of only two music streaming services which allowed you to legally stream songs for public performance. Virtual DJ’s online music service is the other, which is split among three plans from different providers: Music (provided by iDJ Pool), Karaoke (DigiTrax and Karaoke Cloud), and Video (VJPro).

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:29 on 14-11-2017 and has been viewed 42 times.
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    Traktor 2.11.1 Brings Track Colour Coding 

    Native Instruments just released an update to its Traktor Pro 2 software. Version 2.11.1 adds the ability to colour code a track in Traktor’s browser which shows up in all your playlists and Traktor library searches. Stability improvements and minor fixes have also been implemented, including a simple way to save Remix Deck Sets.

    Traktor Pro 2 has been around for a while now, and the last major update to the software came in the form of Stems back in 2015. While it was a solid, well-executed idea that was fully supported

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:26 on 14-11-2017 and has been viewed 34 times.
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    Skrillex wins DJ Mag Highest Bass 

    2017 highlights for Skrilelx include a legendary Dog Blood reboot with Boys Noize at HARD Summer, a get-together with his old emo band From First To Last, an appearance at the ACLU fund-raiser, and key festivals such as Burning Man and experimental gathering Form Acrosanti.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:37 on 24-10-2017 and has been viewed 175 times.
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    Tomorrowland reveals new theme for 2018 

    Tomorrowland has revealed a brand-new theme for 2018, plus the dates on which the festival with run next year.

    Titled The Story of Planaxis, Tomorrowland fans are invited to "be part of this fascinating new adventure and discover a magnificent new world" when the new theme launches next year.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:29 on 24-10-2017 and has been viewed 155 times.
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    Ableton update Live to version 9.7.5 

    Ableton have updated their popular DAW software Live to version 9.7.5, fixing some simple bugs and adding Control Surface support for Roli Blocks. Following last week’s announcement of the addition of Roli’s Launchpad M to the Blocks family, it’s not natively supported as controller within Live.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:19 on 24-10-2017 and has been viewed 158 times.
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    Apple launches iPhone products 

    Later today Apple will stream the launch of the new iPhone products. Find out more below. The leaked iOS 11, iPhone X & iPhone 8 / 8+ will be discussed.

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:14 on 12-09-2017 and has been viewed 464 times.
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    Djs From Mars - The History Of Electronic Dance Music 

    "10 years ago i was doing these mashup mixes, it combined mixing great music and adding flavour with on-the-fly pella juggling. It's said that it has become more a commercial line these days with artists like DJ Earworm, i disagree. Nothing against these talented artists but they are studio compiling vocals over 'usually' one (or few) instrumental, that's arrangement. It's not the same as mixing a live dub set with an acapella disc on your third player." - 3initial

    Posted by Mr3 at 09:14 on 04-08-2017 and has been viewed 623 times.
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    Serato Releases DJ/Producer Sample Plugin 

    Serato just released Serato Sample, a plugin for DJ/producers looking for an easy way to chop, stretch, and key shift music files. It has an interface that will be familiar to Serato DJ users consisting of a waveform display and 16 hot cue pads, and it uses Serato's own Pitch 'n Time algorithm for time stretching and pitch shifting. It works within digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Ableton Live, FL Studio and Logic Pro.

    Serato Sample works by allowing you to assign up to 16 cue points in a piece of audio such as a loop, one shot, or even an entire song. Each cue point can be manipulated in a number of ways, such as changing its pitch, and speeding it up or slowing it down. You then trigger cue points using your mouse, computer keyboard, a pad controller like the Push 2, Maschine, Novation Launchpad, or any other Midi-enabled controller.

    Posted by Mr3 at 14:29 on 01-08-2017 and has been viewed 643 times.
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    Best DJ Controller for Beginners 

    The DJ controller is now at the forefront of the digital dj era, and there are more than enough to choose from. At last count as of this post, there were more than 120 DJ controllers from major manufacturers, and most of them offer something different. So as someone who is just starting out, we wouldn't be surprised that it's difficult to decide on the best dj controller for beginners. Thankfully, we've got lots of experience in this department, and we'll help clear a few things up.

    Before you get started, it's important to gain a bit of an idea of what you're looking for. With such a saturated area of the DJ world, you'll get lost in the features, and be completely indecisive as to what you need and what you don't need. It can almost be intimidating as well, with some controllers costing nearly $2,000 (which may not represent the budget of a beginner DJ), and some costing under $100 (which may not have the right features). So read through this, and hopefully, you'll have an idea of what's right for you soon enough.

    Posted by Mr3 at 11:07 on 21-07-2017 and has been viewed 580 times.
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    Best Breakthrough DJ: Lauren Lane 

    It’s been a wild, breakout ride for Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Lauren Lane over the past few years, catapulting her through the global tech house scene, from the UK to Brazil, Ibiza and beyond. From her debut EP, ‘Cool Kids’, on Nic Fanciuilli’s Saved Records in 2014 (the best-selling track on the label that year), to last year’s ‘Diary Of A Madwoman’ EP, a chunky house stomper on Eats Everything and Nick Harris’ Edible imprint, and her recently released ‘Never Ending Moments’ collab with Acid Mondays on Warung Recordings, Lauren Lane has been busy carving out her spot as the scene’s rising star. Apparently, DJ Mag readers agree. Lauren says she’s excited and honored to be selected as Best Breakthrough DJ in the inaugural Best Of North America poll: “I’m so happy to know a lot of people are out there enjoying my DJ sets and releases. I am truly grateful to do what I love and I appreciate the support immensely!”

    Posted by Mr3 at 19:11 on 04-07-2017 and has been viewed 705 times.