DJ

  • Apple Patents ‘Silent Disco’ Tech For Distributed Raves And Shared Private DJ Sets

    Apple Patents ‘Silent Disco’ Tech For Distributed Raves And Shared Private DJ Sets

    The silent disco is a recent trend that sees people using headphones to come together and enjoy a concert quietly while in a shared space, and a new Apple patent appears to want to capitalize on this somewhat off-beat trend to promote a new kind of music sharing. The patent, published today by the USPTO and spotted by AppleInsider, describes a method for a group of users to share tunes and… Read More

  • Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

    Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

    Pulselocker, a music subscription service and storage locker targeting electronic music fans and DJs, has launched its service to the web, following an earlier beta as a native desktop application. The site is an interesting cross between something like Spotify and a cloud service with a desktop component like Dropbox, for instance. Users pay a monthly subscription fee in order to access… Read More

  • Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery

    Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery

    Streaming music startup 8tracks is officially relaunching its iPhone application today, which offers a much-needed (and really well done) user interface revamp. For those who remember the earlier version of the app out last year, it will be as if you’re getting a brand-new application altogether. 8tracks 2.0, as the update is being called, introduces a number of new components… Read More

  • Remote DJ’ing App PlayMySong Raises $350K Seed Round

    Remote DJ’ing App PlayMySong Raises $350K Seed Round

    Finnish startup PlayMySong, the crowdsourced music DJ’ing service that lets a store’s customers remotely program the stereo, has just closed a round of seed funding totaling $350,000. The round was led by Lifeline Ventures, a Helsinki-based accelerator focused on funding web and gaming startups and includes participation from Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology… Read More

  • Gemini Introduces FirstMix, A USB DJ Controller For Noobs

    Gemini is known for making some pretty cool DJ equipment and mixers. Today they released FirstMix, a USB DJ controller with two scratch wheels, rotaries and a cross fader. The controller sources music from iTunes or any other music library and plays them in the included Cross LE DJ software. The controller also works with Traktor, Virtual DJ and Algoriddim’s DJAY and other popular DJ… Read More

  • Hercules Mk4 DJ controller announced at Musikmesse

    After a sneak peak at this years NAMM show, Hercules officially announced the release date and price of their new Mk4 controller at the Musikmesse fair in Germany. This slim sized controller is designed to interface with whatever input you can dream up. Read More

  • Pioneer DJM-2000. Turntables are out, touchscreen is in

    DJ gear is unique in audio in that more than any other equipment, it has to be flashy and able to take a pounding. Usually in the form of spilt beer. My main concern with Pioneer’s new DJM-2000 is how the touchscreen will react to the rough-and-tumble world of house music and ecstasy. But it still looks gorgeous. And you can hook in up to 4 CDJ turntables. 4! Unless you spontaneously… Read More

  • The Beat Thang Music Production System.

    Remember when using z’s on the end of plural words instead of s’s was edgy and revolutionary? Well, apparently no one told Beat Kangz Electronics that that time has passed. Misguided syntax choices aside, Beat Kangz has just announced the release of their new Beat Thang music production system. Not only does it look like something the Covenant would use, it comes in either… Read More

  • First DJ iPhone app lets you mix beats without listening to them.

    If we applied Moore’s law to the art of DJing, we would probably get something like Amidio’s Touch DJ app. Gone are the software disk jockeys who replaced the original vinyl selectors. Now you can spin beats on your iPhone or iPod touch without listening to them. Wait, what? Read More

  • Shure announces new "DJ" headphones

    Shure makes many different kinds of headphones, but this may be their first style aimed specifically at the DJ set. The new cans sport special 50mm drivers, and a sound reducing ear cup to cut out the excess noise that can be a problem when mixing in a club. Read More