Bedroom DJ: The Art Curator Controllerist

“I’m a professional DJ and I don’t mix”: I once read an article about a full time gigging DJ who never mixed. EVER. We all know the type because they are pretty much everywhere, from weddings to school functions to random store openings. The guy literally shows up to an event with a carefully pre-selected iTunes playlist, and spends most of him time making sure the guests are having a good time, NOT mixing. This particular professional DJ didn’t care for the way other “Djs” mocked him in that all he did was push play. His article wanted to set … Continue reading Bedroom DJ: The Art Curator Controllerist

CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor

Livid Instruments have produced a good looking midi controller in collaboration with the DJ Legend Richie Hawtin! Just looking at the layout of the controls and buttons, seems to show a well thought out, useful design. The CNTRL:R is designed with Ableton in mind, with completely customizable midi the possibilities are endless, but if you want a simple plug and play, a Traktor mapping is available and included. According to RA, Livid Instruments are geared more towards the computer hacker geek, as they include script that you can customize, but the CNTR:R does come with midi editing software, for those … Continue reading CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor

Xtreme Mapping

For those of you who are heavily into using controllerism as your art form when it comes to DJ’ing, you may find that the mapping capabilities of Traktors ‘Controller Manager” are somewhat lacking for your various needs and requirements.  Enter “Xtreme Mappings”. Xtreme Mappings is a Mac OSX only app, that is available from the Mac App Store for $7.99 and offers a different, purportedly more user friendly method of assigning your various midi tasks. For a full review of this software head on over to Traktor Bible.   Continue reading Xtreme Mapping