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Ableton 10 Goes To Public Beta

Just announced, the upcoming Ableton 10 has gone into public beta for all current users of Ableton 9 Standard and Suite. Keep reading to learn more.

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Reading A Dance Floor: The Most Important DJ Skill

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In the DJ world, there’s one skill more important than any other: knowing how to read a dance floor. Everything else falls flat in comparison. In today’s article, contributor Teo Tormo shares critical insight on what every DJ should do before and during a gig to understand what a crowd wants.

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Future DJ Software Could “Demix” Finished Tracks Into Playable Stems

We have a very good clue at what could be next from NI based on their sponsorship of a scientific community project, SiSEC (Signal Separation Evaluation Campaign). One of goals of this project is to divide completed audio tracks back into their original stems, with just a computer algorithm.

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Traktor Pro 2.11.2 Quietly Launches: Native Access Support + Bug Fixes

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Traktor 2.11.2 is a maintenance update that mainly serves to accommodate the migration from Service Center to Native Access as the central tool for downloading, installing, activating, and updating your software. Traktor Pro 2.11.2 has been sneakily out for a few weeks – keep reading for a quick overview of what’s changed.

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Adding A Drum Pad To Your DJ Setup

A great way to spice up your DJ sets is to add a drum pad or button controller. In today’s article, guest contributor Nadav Biran shares a few sources of inspiration for adding a drum pad to a DJ setup.

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DJ Gear Trends + Predictions for 2018

This week is the very end of 2017, so we thought instead of a roundup article, it would be exciting to look forward. Let’s gaze into our crystal ball of DJ gear speculation and attempt to predict what trends and changes we’ll see in our industry in 2018.

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Create Vocal-Only Acapellas + Instrumentals Using PhonicMind’s AI

Spotted earlier this week on ProductHunt, PhonicMind is a new tool that could be incredibly useful for producers, beatmakers, DJs, and karaoke jockeys alike. It’s an AI-powered web tool that allows a user to quickly upload any track and quickly get two files: an instrumental and a vocals-only acapella.

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Depression + Musical Artists: What Nobody Wants To Talk About

Depression and other mental disorders are more common than it seems in the art world, especially for musical artists. Despite their prevalence, very little is said about these issues. In this article, DJTT contributor Teo Tormo outlines the state of depression in our industry and what impact it has had on real producers and DJs.

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How To Color Code Tracks In Your DJ Collection

Looking for a good New Year’s resolution? How about adding a new level of organization to your DJ music collection; using color coding. In today’s article, we’ve rounded up a few great ways to use track color coding to your advantage when playing your next set.

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Push Turn Move: An Ultimate Tome Of Music Gear Design

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Designing technology for performance and music making with is an art form. But until now, no one took on the challenge of chronicling the evolution of this design process. A new book, Push Turn Move, has just dropped – and it might be the most invigorating analysis of DJ and production gear design we’ve ever seen. Keep reading for a full review and insights from DJTT’s Markkus Rovito.

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