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Does SoundCloud Sound Worse Now? Users Claim Reduced Audio Quality

Reports claiming that SoundCloud changed its music streaming compression format surfaced earlier today. Some users have reported a shift in both the streaming audio codec and bitrate from MP3 at 128kbps to Opus 64kbps, which is a relatively new music compression format, and this change has resulted in reduced sound quality. These users say the … Continued

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Isolate Vocals From Any Tune With PhonicMind

PhonicMind is a new service that strips away instruments and isolate vocals from a track. The way it works is you upload a music file to PhonicMind and it processes the track using artificial intelligence to give you two files: one with just the vocals, and one without vocals. It does all of this in … Continued

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Native Instruments Launches Native Access, Ditches Service Center

Native Instruments just announced Native Access, an app that manages Native Instruments apps on your computer. It replaces Native’s ageing Service Center program and introduces a friendlier interface: one-click installs are available for Native Instruments apps including Traktor Pro 2 (which itself has just been updated to 2.11.2) along with a tab that lets you … Continued

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Roundup: 6 Laptop Stands For DJs

A DJ stand is one of those digital DJ accessories that seem non-essential because you can perform without one – it’s not as crucial as a power / USB lead or RCA cables, for instance. However, it just makes DJing with a laptop more comfortable because it raises the screen to an appropriate height instead … Continued

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5 Tips For DJing With Just A Laptop

It’s finally happened – you show up at the gig and you forgot a USB cable for your DJ controller. Or maybe someone spilled a drink on your gear and the jogwheels suddenly stop working. Perhaps you had “mental gap” and just totally forgot to take along your DJ controller. Whatever the reason, knowing how … Continued

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What’s Your DJing Goal For 2018?

It’s the start of another new year and we want you to share your DJing goal for the next 12 months with us. We’d like each and every Digital DJ Tips member reading this to hit “Reply” at the bottom of this post, and let us know the one biggest thing you want to achieve … Continued

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5 Tips For Playing An Awesome NYE DJ Set

Just about to pack up your music and DJ gear and head out to play a New Year’s Eve gig tonight? Once you’ve had a final check, why not take five minutes to scan through this list of tips to help make sure your DJ set goes out with a bang… 1. Music selection beats … Continued

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Friday Five: 12 DJs Talk About What Makes A Great Club Night

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Mixmag where DJs pick out their favourite club and explain why. We’ve also got pieces from The Guardian, Billboard, Refinery 29 and Pitchfork. Have a great weekend ahead! 12 DJs On Their Favourite Clubs – This deep dive from Mixmag collects stories that paint … Continued

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The Smart DJ’s Guide To Planning A Successful 2018

Successful people from all walks of life realise that goalsetting is the vital first step to achieving them – but super-successful people pick goals only after they’ve assessed where they are today. It’s a simple exercise that can reveal a lot about your DJing, and what better time to do all this than sitting at … Continued

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7 Things New DJs Should Do Right Now

So you got some DJ or production gear for Christmas. That’s great! Welcome to or mad world. However, when the initial thrill wears off (just about the time you have to open the instruction book) you may realise there’s actually quite a bit to learn. No worries – that’s where we can help. It’s what … Continued

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