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  1. vuknob

    I have been using the Android app VuKnob for the past two days. After figuring out the user interface I knew this app had a lot of potential. With its new update I would say it rivals Caustic, basically the only other full DAW for the android.

    VuKnob is free and completely unheard of, when caustic has 500,000+ downloads. not to bash on caustic, it would make a great article topic as well, but Vuknob is incredibly unique.

    youtube.com/watch?v=9gI_gUIh3DY

    This video should give you a good idea of the posibilities.

    This guy really deserves some recognition. I would pay him…

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    • Podmix - free iTunes podcast hosting

      Podmix is a totally new solution for podcast hosting. It is free and ad-free. You can create and manage your itunes podcast very easily with Podmix, you also get a public profile with all your last episodes.

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      • Tutorial: Mad Zachs Sample packs

        I really like Zachs sample packs, i think it would be great if he showed us how he makes them so we could make our own and share them on the forum. it would be good if you could include why he decided on the current layout, how he decides on sound design aspects, and how to liven up the samples (make more interesting/complex).

        18 votes
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        • Share your followers music occasionally when its good! Bi-weekly collections of tracks that feature fan DJ's and their hardware/software

          Post some songs sent to your DJTechtools soundcloud. It will increase readership, reward your dedicated fans and fellow DJs and maybe inspire new set-ups!

          16 votes
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          • DJs little helpers

            I wrote an article for DJTT some time ago but thought I could write a new one like this for example:

            DJS LITTLE HELPERS:

            Sometimes being in the DJ booth and working hard to entertain the crowd can be pretty stressful. But there are a few tipps and tricks that can make a DJs life much easier and your workflow much faster, so you can concentrate on the dancefloor and the music. These things can be done in advance when you edit your tracks in your DJ software or Rekordbox, so they may safe you a lot of time during…

            15 votes
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            • Highlight: DJ's giving back to the community

              Hi Forum,

              Darth Meow here from San Antonio, TX. A bunch of us Military DJs are putting together a show for Veteran's Day 2012, called The Front Lines, to generate donations and funds that will go to Soldier's Angels. It is a charity that puts together Vet Packs for homeless veterans at Stand Downs, Vets in hospitals that need some uplifting, or Vets who are away from home.

              I'd like to see an article on DJTT about how DJs are using their following for the good of the community, or the nation. Many folks see us as negative influences at…

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              • A poll : which effect do you think traktor is still missing(and you would implement into)?

                a simple poll for djtt community to suggest @ native instruments fresh ideas for new (amazing) effects for traktor!

                I start with my "request" :
                a simple traktor version of cable guys "Volume-Shaper",because imo it's very usefull having auto-shaped beats during mixing (example : cutting the first kick or the snares...etc)

                greatings to all and thanx for your work!!!

                15 votes
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                • Best most stable USB Hubs for connecting cdjs via advanced

                  Recommend the best current USB Hubs on the market and also discuss do some tests on what uses more processing power a usb hub with two cdjs or a controller and various other setups

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                  • Interview with artist - Flume

                    As in title. Would be great to hear something from "our" point of view - set up, performance etc. You know how to do it @ DJTT :)

                    12 votes
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                    • The rise of young DJ's and Producers in training.

                      With the rise a midi controllers, and technology our children are now having opportunities that many of us did not have. There were turntables around my house, but since the needles costed $100 my dad would not let me use them. Kids have the opportunity to use electronic technology, and not break anything. Look at this 4 year old for example, he has a sense of timing and knows his way around the Maschine Software and hardware.

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                      • Using twitter as a MIDI controller,Let people be part of your set.

                        I have been working in a twitter interface that sends MIDI messages to any software and lets you Mix or trigger effects via Tweets, This can be useful if you want to give your crowd the feeling that they are the ones controlling the music!

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LopO-sho2mw

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                        • Make new chroma caps please!! More brand options!!!!

                          I have mostly pioneer gear with the exception of some technics. Would like some chroma caps as I have them on an s4. But I love my djm mixer more. Please make new ones that will work on a pioneer mixer!!!!

                          10 votes
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                          • Music sound quality.

                            Music sound quality.
                            The digital advantages. It's time to sell digital music in 24-bit/192kHz and work with reasonably prices.
                            I think mp3 should cost $1/1,15; wav $2/2,30 and 24-bit about $3. The mp3 is really overpriced and why is the digital music format based on the worst of all? Quality should not be at the top of the preferences? At this time, with the hard-drives prices, the software with the ability to read almost all formats, it's not the time to fight for quality?
                            It seems to me a very important issue and a rarely discussed topic and DJ TechTools…

                            10 votes
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                            • Tutorial - controller cleaning/maintainence.

                              Tutorial - controller cleaning/maintainence.

                              a comprehensive guide on how to best clean your equipment.

                              10 votes
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                              • A quantum leap forward in the plugin subscription model www.pluginplay.co

                                If you are familiar with the field of audio, then you know that utilizing many and variable VST plugins and virtual instruments is necessary for the modern music production, mixing or mastering. Yet, in spite of the high cost of these tools, most artists prefer to own, rather than rent. Well, at least those that do not resort to software piracy to secure the tools of their trade.
                                Why is that? One of the reasons is no doubt that many prefer the peace of mind which comes with owning a permanent right to use a given plugin, even if that…

                                10 votes
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                                • New Ultra-Portable Laptop Stand - DJ use?

                                  Hi guys, my name is James Olander, and I was clobbered today by a Denver-based DJ who said I have to show the DJ community the laptop stand I just launched on Kickstarter, and he gave me your website.

                                  I originally designed "The Roost" to be ultra portable and sturdy, it weighs 5oz, is made of carbon fiber and an engineering grade plastic, Delrin (guitar picks are made of this). I designed it get the laptop screen as high as physically possible off your desk, did this for ergonomic reasons, whole story is in the KS video.

                                  What makes this…

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Mashups

                                    Show how to make mashups
                                    - show how to warp long acapellas

                                    9 votes
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                                    • One Launchpad mapping to rule them all.

                                      Hello DJTT, hello Ean,

                                      I have been working on an Launchpad mapping for instant effects for all 4 decks in the fashion of instant gratification.
                                      It has an insane amount of mapping lines and pushes traktor's capabilities to it's absolute limits.
                                      It has a complex modifier system, that kind of extends traktor's way of handling effects assignments.
                                      And so much more!

                                      But the thing is, the user wont even realise this. He will only feel, that it’s solid and works exactly as he would want it to.

                                      You could basically roll your face on it and it sounds good!

                                      It's…

                                      9 votes
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                                      • SERUM vs MASSIVE

                                        SERUM, newly released (and on sale!) from Xfer records, blows my mind away. I'd love to see how it compares with Massive. It's cheaper, and seemingly more versatile. If you guys feel like sending me a free copy of massive, I'll write the article for you. There are other slick midi cheats from Xfer, notably "Cthulhu".

                                        9 votes
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                                        • xdj 1000 traktor hid integration

                                          please, show us exatly how work the xdj1000 with traktor since the 2.8.0 version.... the touch screen work? the midi out? please, explain us if that can control the FX and all fonctionnalities

                                          9 votes
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