• sammsousa

    it would be great if you guys added something to your page that brings us to next article, either from all or from the same subject (wich might have been done later) but in this case, looking at an atricle from 2011, where it ends with “on the next one we´ll take a look…” but doesnt give as a link or a name or the article, is a bit annoying seein how i would like to continue reading!

  • owen

    What ever happened to part 2?

  • 1 Louder

    Hoy´ness! Love the site and this article. Just what I was looking for. I was also looking for pt.2. Keep up the good work.

  • http://dsquared.dj/ DSquared

    Hi there… love this article- it’s helped me a lot. Part two please???? Or if it’s been done a link? Can’t find it anywhere…

  • kd

    very disappointed on no Pt. 2

  • Shergs

    Did part 2 ever come? 

  • deejaesnafu

    Ean Golden for presdent!

  • http://twitter.com/MOYMA MOYMA

    he hit the nail on the head here – ‘it’s important to recognise that these rhythmic imperfections are actually musically interesting and in a lot of cases, intentional.’ Somethings are best left untouched. 

  • http://twitter.com/MOYMA MOYMA

    he hit the nail on the head here – ‘it’s important to recognise that these rhythmic imperfections are actually musically interesting and in a lot of cases, intentional.’ Somethings are best left untouched. 

  • http://twitter.com/MOYMA MOYMA

    he hit the nail on the head here – ‘it’s important to recognise that these rhythmic imperfections are actually musically interesting and in a lot of cases, intentional.’ Somethings are best left untouched. 

  • Eoghainc

    What ever happened to the follow up article? was looking forward to it

  • 1_Savage_1dj

    Thanks for the post found it helpfull makes sence to only warp the parts of the track that you intend to mix what i also do somtimes if a couple or few tracks sound great together i`ll record the mix and have several mini mixes to use within a live set giving more time to play around with effects

  • Nick

    Hey Ean it would be great if you upload the song again. The track has reached its max number of downloads it seems.

    Thanks and keep them articles coming!
    Nick

  • djgarret

    excelent

  • djgarret

    excelent

  • Amj Uk1

    Really good stuff, look forward to playing with this.

  • Amj Uk1

    Really good stuff, look forward to playing with this.

  • Guerrilla Warfare

    This tutorial is really great. I’m mixing on a S4 and I’m really interested in incorporating Ableton Live into my sets, or at the very least use it to prep my music before a set. In the S4 tutorial Ean talked about how the S4 could be set up to control other programs (ie Ableton) and switch between the mappings quickly. Does anyone have an Ableton mapping for the S4 or know where I could find one?

  • Guerrilla Warfare

    This tutorial is really great. I’m mixing on a S4 and I’m really interested in incorporating Ableton Live into my sets, or at the very least use it to prep my music before a set. In the S4 tutorial Ean talked about how the S4 could be set up to control other programs (ie Ableton) and switch between the mappings quickly. Does anyone have an Ableton mapping for the S4 or know where I could find one?

  • Evan

    I started doing this a while ago with some of my older tracks but noticed even in “complex” warp mode that there seemed to be significant drop in audio quality of the finished product. I think i’ll just battle on until variable beat grids become available.

  • Evan

    I started doing this a while ago with some of my older tracks but noticed even in “complex” warp mode that there seemed to be significant drop in audio quality of the finished product. I think i’ll just battle on until variable beat grids become available.

  • Ash

    Very useful tutorial; I’ve still got one question: How can I warp a track which has different tempos?same question about beatgrid

  • Ash

    Very useful tutorial; I’ve still got one question: How can I warp a track which has different tempos?same question about beatgrid

    • Luke Mclaughlin

      Do you mean different tempos or different time signatures?

      Warping songs with different tempos is pretty simple. I usually warp trickier songs manually. Just insert warp markers on the first beat of every 4 bars or so (this depends on how even the source material is) and then drag them to the right place on the grid.

      Different tempos is a bit more difficult. You cannot insert a time signature change into a clip, though you can in the arrangement view. My current method is to use separate clips for each section that has a different time signature and then use follow actions to make it so they play through in order.

    • Luke Mclaughlin

      Do you mean different tempos or different time signatures?

      Warping songs with different tempos is pretty simple. I usually warp trickier songs manually. Just insert warp markers on the first beat of every 4 bars or so (this depends on how even the source material is) and then drag them to the right place on the grid.

      Different tempos is a bit more difficult. You cannot insert a time signature change into a clip, though you can in the arrangement view. My current method is to use separate clips for each section that has a different time signature and then use follow actions to make it so they play through in order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598138487 Ben Porter

    Make sure when you’re warping in Ableton that you change the warp mode from ‘beats’ to ‘custom’ if you’re doing commercially produced songs. (obviously if you’re warping a drum loop you would use beats mode)

    I was stuck for ages wondering why my songs sounded like they were slowing down and speeding up, even though they were in time with the metronome. Using custom uses a different algorithm which allows for smoother sounding warping.

    This would be useful if it could be put into the next article as I expect few people will be reading this comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598138487 Ben Porter

    Make sure when you’re warping in Ableton that you change the warp mode from ‘beats’ to ‘custom’ if you’re doing commercially produced songs. (obviously if you’re warping a drum loop you would use beats mode)

    I was stuck for ages wondering why my songs sounded like they were slowing down and speeding up, even though they were in time with the metronome. Using custom uses a different algorithm which allows for smoother sounding warping.

    This would be useful if it could be put into the next article as I expect few people will be reading this comment

  • Coops

    I didnt think it was legal to edit a song.. against copyright regulations to alter ANY part or change the originality of a song?

    • djfreesoul

      In that case, scratching would also be against copyright regulations… Wouldn’t it? :)

    • djfreesoul

      In that case, scratching would also be against copyright regulations… Wouldn’t it? :)

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      i believe edits would fall under personal use. re-publication and distribution of said edits would be a violation of copyright law.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      i believe edits would fall under personal use. re-publication and distribution of said edits would be a violation of copyright law.

      • Coops

        Ahh ok.. no dramas – yeh just wasnt sure about it all… so easy to “break the rules” and not know about it! cheers for the post!

  • Coops

    I didnt think it was legal to edit a song.. against copyright regulations to alter ANY part or change the originality of a song?

  • mmmmmike

    Gunner Bass – GREAT POINT! While everyone I know has adopted Ableton for warping acapellas and doing remixes I’ve always had a dislike of the sound that comes from the process.

  • mmmmmike

    Gunner Bass – GREAT POINT! While everyone I know has adopted Ableton for warping acapellas and doing remixes I’ve always had a dislike of the sound that comes from the process.

    • dead_devil_66

      mike, maybe you dislike because you aren’t using the “Complex pro” mode for warping….

    • dead_devil_66

      mike, maybe you dislike because you aren’t using the “Complex pro” mode for warping….

    • Bigislanddreaming

      @dead devil

      EVen with complex pro ableton still does not do nearly as good a job as other DAW. just the way it is. I’m not bring up the classic live/reason don’t sound good debate. I’m saying that the warping algorithm is greatly lacking and can be heard.

    • Bigislanddreaming

      @dead devil

      EVen with complex pro ableton still does not do nearly as good a job as other DAW. just the way it is. I’m not bring up the classic live/reason don’t sound good debate. I’m saying that the warping algorithm is greatly lacking and can be heard.

    • Bigislanddreaming

      @dead devil 66

      http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=253426&start=0

      read what some folks think about side the ableton/dj tech tools bubble

    • Bigislanddreaming

      @dead devil 66

      http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=253426&start=0

      read what some folks think about side the ableton/dj tech tools bubble

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000531686375 Futureglue Musik

    Thanks for the Ableton tut!

    Slowly getting into it. I’m really enjoying quantizing heavy metal to techno or funk on house.

    Great post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000531686375 Futureglue Musik

    Thanks for the Ableton tut!

    Slowly getting into it. I’m really enjoying quantizing heavy metal to techno or funk on house.

    Great post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.dubya Jody Wagstaff

    Great article . .Sometimes it just takes an outside look to realize how easy things really are.

    cheers to a great site

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.dubya Jody Wagstaff

    Great article . .Sometimes it just takes an outside look to realize how easy things really are.

    cheers to a great site

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthewmblair Matthew Blair

    Awesome. Thanks for this Ean. I have a couple Simple Minds tracks that need to be warped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthewmblair Matthew Blair

    Awesome. Thanks for this Ean. I have a couple Simple Minds tracks that need to be warped.

  • http://twitter.com/GUNNERBASS GUNNER BASS

    good article Ean.

    @marnis LOL

    i actually keep two separate folders of warped classics for use in Ableton. one folder I label “HUMAN” which is the warped clip, but with the subtle timing imperfections intact (‘human’ hi-hats, snares etc.). The other folder is called “INHUMAN” which is all the beats in perfect time, like the robots play. This way you get the best of both worlds 0_o

    the problem i’ve just recently discovered with Ableton, is that making all the awesome edits like you’re doing above and creating a re-edited song quickly, means heavy use of Ableton’s SRC (sample rate conversion). Ableton has flat out said that their SRC is a last resort. I’m actually not a huge audiophile but I can hear it for sure, especially in heavily warped stuff…..and especially when you’re starting off with .mp3′s. Supposedly Ableton’s SRC kicks in with anything having to with warping, Hi-Q mode, transpose, fade, and definitely when consolidating your edits into a new file. I haven’t gotten to try it yet but I’d love to do an A/B comparison on re-wiring and recording into another DAW versus Ableton’s consolidate.

    NOT a huge deal for live performances tho (i’d be more worried about the sound dude that night); but for production work it starts to get really tinny at the top end if you’re using Ableton’s SRC alot.

    since it’s relevant, here’s a link to a re-edit i did using this same technique that Ean describes above. Not nearly as much warping needed here though as the originals were obviously sequenced by puters:

    http://soundcloud.com/gunner-bass/skrillex-noisia-scary-monsters-and-nice-sprites-gunner-bass-re-fix

  • http://twitter.com/GUNNERBASS GUNNER BASS

    good article Ean.

    @marnis LOL

    i actually keep two separate folders of warped classics for use in Ableton. one folder I label “HUMAN” which is the warped clip, but with the subtle timing imperfections intact (‘human’ hi-hats, snares etc.). The other folder is called “INHUMAN” which is all the beats in perfect time, like the robots play. This way you get the best of both worlds 0_o

    the problem i’ve just recently discovered with Ableton, is that making all the awesome edits like you’re doing above and creating a re-edited song quickly, means heavy use of Ableton’s SRC (sample rate conversion). Ableton has flat out said that their SRC is a last resort. I’m actually not a huge audiophile but I can hear it for sure, especially in heavily warped stuff…..and especially when you’re starting off with .mp3′s. Supposedly Ableton’s SRC kicks in with anything having to with warping, Hi-Q mode, transpose, fade, and definitely when consolidating your edits into a new file. I haven’t gotten to try it yet but I’d love to do an A/B comparison on re-wiring and recording into another DAW versus Ableton’s consolidate.

    NOT a huge deal for live performances tho (i’d be more worried about the sound dude that night); but for production work it starts to get really tinny at the top end if you’re using Ableton’s SRC alot.

    since it’s relevant, here’s a link to a re-edit i did using this same technique that Ean describes above. Not nearly as much warping needed here though as the originals were obviously sequenced by puters:

    http://soundcloud.com/gunner-bass/skrillex-noisia-scary-monsters-and-nice-sprites-gunner-bass-re-fix

    • Bigislanddreaming

      Someone who knows what they are talking about!

    • Bigislanddreaming

      Someone who knows what they are talking about!

    • http://twitter.com/djpromote Dj Promote

      yea that might be a clever idea… to record out to another DAW. Are you saying that would be better than exporting the file in Ableton? or its all bad?

    • http://twitter.com/djpromote Dj Promote

      yea that might be a clever idea… to record out to another DAW. Are you saying that would be better than exporting the file in Ableton? or its all bad?

    • http://twitter.com/GUNNERBASS GUNNER BASS

      @bigislanddreaming hopefully that’s true ;]

      @dj promote that’s actually what i’m wondering and don’t have the answer to, yet. i see three different options here (and anyone else feel free to chime in if I fuck this up):

      Option 1: file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, then you use Ableton’s consolidate feature to create a new file. that file is then automatically re-warped AGAIN after consolidation. In this example i count THREE times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Option 2 (Ean’s Example): file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, and then you use Ableton’s “export” feature to bounce the track (no consolidation in Ableton). You then re-import that track into Ableton and warp again. In this example i count TWO times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Option 3: file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, then you use re-wire to have your DAW record it (no consolidation in Ableton). You then re-import that file into Ableton and warp again. In this example i count TWO times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Here’s what I do know, the more you warp, the more Ableton’s shenanigans kick in. So i’m assuming Option 1 would yield the least desirable quality by the simple fact that more “warps” are taking place?

      I’m afraid “floating point guy” is gonna join this discussion at some point and drop the hammer using many terms I don’t understand, so let me also remind you: If it SOUNDS good, it is good. The re-edit i linked in my original post was actually done using Option 1 before I ever considered any of this actually 0_o.

      Question is, would you know if I DIDN’T tell you?

    • http://twitter.com/GUNNERBASS GUNNER BASS

      @bigislanddreaming hopefully that’s true ;]

      @dj promote that’s actually what i’m wondering and don’t have the answer to, yet. i see three different options here (and anyone else feel free to chime in if I fuck this up):

      Option 1: file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, then you use Ableton’s consolidate feature to create a new file. that file is then automatically re-warped AGAIN after consolidation. In this example i count THREE times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Option 2 (Ean’s Example): file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, and then you use Ableton’s “export” feature to bounce the track (no consolidation in Ableton). You then re-import that track into Ableton and warp again. In this example i count TWO times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Option 3: file is warped in Ableton, chopped up, re-arranged, then you use re-wire to have your DAW record it (no consolidation in Ableton). You then re-import that file into Ableton and warp again. In this example i count TWO times of actual “warping” not including whatever the hell goes on with Hi-Q mode, Fade mode etc..

      Here’s what I do know, the more you warp, the more Ableton’s shenanigans kick in. So i’m assuming Option 1 would yield the least desirable quality by the simple fact that more “warps” are taking place?

      I’m afraid “floating point guy” is gonna join this discussion at some point and drop the hammer using many terms I don’t understand, so let me also remind you: If it SOUNDS good, it is good. The re-edit i linked in my original post was actually done using Option 1 before I ever considered any of this actually 0_o.

      Question is, would you know if I DIDN’T tell you?

  • Toontown

    I just did this with Pixies – Where Is My Mind. It’s great now. I won’t have to constantly nudge when I mix it in.

  • Toontown

    I just did this with Pixies – Where Is My Mind. It’s great now. I won’t have to constantly nudge when I mix it in.

  • traktor troll

    Also I think you forgot to lock the track in Traktor and all settings are gone when I loaded your edit in my Traktor Pro…….

  • traktor troll

    Also I think you forgot to lock the track in Traktor and all settings are gone when I loaded your edit in my Traktor Pro…….

    • Batzenlurch

      same… pls check ean ;-)

    • Batzenlurch

      same… pls check ean ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

      The Beatgrid is there on Eans track. You dont have to lock a track to preserve the Grid. The Lock just locks the BPM. Once the grid is entered it is written to the tag.

    • http://twitter.com/karlossantos Karl Yates

      The Beatgrid is there on Eans track. You dont have to lock a track to preserve the Grid. The Lock just locks the BPM. Once the grid is entered it is written to the tag.

  • http://www.bow-tanic.de BOW-tanic

    I did about 2500 Edits of any kind of songs that way and it really helped to involve the cool old stuff into current sounding sets. I love Ableton for what I can do with it and really encourage every dj who has problems with drifting records to try and edit those tracks. You can even rearrange the music, save more than one edit per song and have transition files in just a few clicks, after you warped the song one time. Warping the whole track allows to add a beat or other stable sounds in T3 without drifting, Warping only parts leaves the dynamic in the tempo but you have to play it “clean” then and only mix the warped parts. Find a compromise between these two and you’ll get some fantastic material to rock the floor.

    • dusty oliveira

       share some of those edits!!!

  • http://www.bow-tanic.de BOW-tanic

    I did about 2500 Edits of any kind of songs that way and it really helped to involve the cool old stuff into current sounding sets. I love Ableton for what I can do with it and really encourage every dj who has problems with drifting records to try and edit those tracks. You can even rearrange the music, save more than one edit per song and have transition files in just a few clicks, after you warped the song one time. Warping the whole track allows to add a beat or other stable sounds in T3 without drifting, Warping only parts leaves the dynamic in the tempo but you have to play it “clean” then and only mix the warped parts. Find a compromise between these two and you’ll get some fantastic material to rock the floor.

  • Anonymous

    Nice idea, I’m really thinking of incorporating more ‘old’ songs in my mixes nowadays

  • Anonymous

    Nice idea, I’m really thinking of incorporating more ‘old’ songs in my mixes nowadays

  • http://djfdrk.blogspot.com FDRK

    I was amazed at how good Ableton quantized the tracks when I tried it out the other day. Had some questions then… today their answered. Cheers!
    Super post! :)

  • http://djfdrk.blogspot.com FDRK

    I was amazed at how good Ableton quantized the tracks when I tried it out the other day. Had some questions then… today their answered. Cheers!
    Super post! :)

  • http://extraclassicuk.blogspot.com/ Extraclassic

    Excellent Tutorial – I like the idea of extending and warping the beginning of tracks to make it easier to mix in – Gonna give this a go with my Reggae collection…..Thx

  • http://extraclassicuk.blogspot.com/ Extraclassic

    Excellent Tutorial – I like the idea of extending and warping the beginning of tracks to make it easier to mix in – Gonna give this a go with my Reggae collection…..Thx

  • R3 Bonaire

    thats why i like ableton so much. Traktor for DJ and Ableton as line in on deck 3 making on the fly remixes of songs played in TR and using the beats, percussion or warped edits from Ableton….or route TR back in the input on Ableton and use Abletons effect engine….unendless hi tec possibilities. Modern DJ’s don’t spin Records or CD’s we push buttons to make you dance……Thanks DJTT…
    Keep these posts coming….

  • R3 Bonaire

    thats why i like ableton so much. Traktor for DJ and Ableton as line in on deck 3 making on the fly remixes of songs played in TR and using the beats, percussion or warped edits from Ableton….or route TR back in the input on Ableton and use Abletons effect engine….unendless hi tec possibilities. Modern DJ’s don’t spin Records or CD’s we push buttons to make you dance……Thanks DJTT…
    Keep these posts coming….

  • Jim

    Can’t wait for native to pull their fingers out and provide elastic beat gridding (as the keep promising they are doing) so we can do it all in one place and not have to do it this way

  • Jim

    Can’t wait for native to pull their fingers out and provide elastic beat gridding (as the keep promising they are doing) so we can do it all in one place and not have to do it this way

  • sla73

    you can have any colour as long as it’s tractor or ableton?

  • sla73

    you can have any colour as long as it’s tractor or ableton?

  • Anonymous

    I suppose you could add kick onto the main part if you use the extract groove feature of the main part & then use that groove template with the drum-machine track. Might still need nudges here & there , but it could be useful.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose you could add kick onto the main part if you use the extract groove feature of the main part & then use that groove template with the drum-machine track. Might still need nudges here & there , but it could be useful.

  • Brophy92

    Awesome! it seems that this article and the other ones will help me with the midi fight competition :)

  • Brophy92

    Awesome! it seems that this article and the other ones will help me with the midi fight competition :)

  • Rdej47

    This is so necessary, theres been a lack of a nice concise breakdown for warping.

    Unfortunately for the next tutorial this will require an entire warping of the song if you plan to add a heavier kick to the track.

  • Rdej47

    This is so necessary, theres been a lack of a nice concise breakdown for warping.

    Unfortunately for the next tutorial this will require an entire warping of the song if you plan to add a heavier kick to the track.

  • Eoghain

    Cant wait to try this out! thank you, cant wait for next week now!

  • Eoghain

    Cant wait to try this out! thank you, cant wait for next week now!

  • neworleanstech

    Thanks for getting into teaching Abelton, you are a great music teacher.

  • neworleanstech

    Thanks for getting into teaching Abelton, you are a great music teacher.

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    thanks, i actually started doing this with my classic Motown records, but I never thought to only warp the intro, thanks Ean!

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    thanks, i actually started doing this with my classic Motown records, but I never thought to only warp the intro, thanks Ean!

  • marnis

    Just another advert for Ableton!! Ean is in their pockets big time these days…

  • marnis

    Just another advert for Ableton!! Ean is in their pockets big time these days…

    • doug

      Are you joking or just plain dumb?

    • doug

      Are you joking or just plain dumb?

    • RedEyz

      it doesn’t get much easier or more precise than Ableton’s warping engine.

    • RedEyz

      it doesn’t get much easier or more precise than Ableton’s warping engine.

    • Remote

      Clearly joking and nicely done :D

    • Remote

      Clearly joking and nicely done :D

    • Ivanthegreat

      So what about the countless articles Ean has written about many products from different companies? The guy must be a millionare if he’s in all of those pockets. Wow! That’s all I can say.

    • Ivanthegreat

      So what about the countless articles Ean has written about many products from different companies? The guy must be a millionare if he’s in all of those pockets. Wow! That’s all I can say.

    • Bigislanddreaming

      I don’t think this is an advertisement (I can spell the whole thing;))

      This is good for any dj who uses modern programs like ableton. I really don’t think this is like showing Q with controllers in the back ground.

      It’s better than the last article but I still feel that it is hard to find innovative stuff that can be done with live at this point. Those who have figured stuff out rarely share it.

    • Bigislanddreaming

      I don’t think this is an advertisement (I can spell the whole thing;))

      This is good for any dj who uses modern programs like ableton. I really don’t think this is like showing Q with controllers in the back ground.

      It’s better than the last article but I still feel that it is hard to find innovative stuff that can be done with live at this point. Those who have figured stuff out rarely share it.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Yeah- its pretty sweet right! I just bought a new mercedes benz with all the cash that Ableton paid me to write this article. Next week Apple has us writing a new piece on “How to become a rock star using only itunes!” – Steve personally cut me a big check to make that one up. :P
      Only problem is that NI is now really pissed since they paid me all that money to only write about them. That is really causing a huge issue with the Serato camp- since they thought we cut the same deal. Where I am really getting in trouble though is with all the other software articles we write too, like torq, deck-a-dance, Itch and so on.. its getting really hard to remember all the companies that are paying us to write them articles!

      Well, off to the bank, i have to deposit another big one today!

      • http://dancefloorclassics.com Les Adams

        Hi Ean, Far from being an advert, I think you piece was informative and helpful, especially to new Ableton users. I was one of the first DJ’s in the uk to beat mix, I started in 1978 and have produced hurdred of mixes for DMC and commercially released “megamix” records for major record companies so I know how hard it can be to beat match genres like 70′s and 80′s jazz funk where real drummers didn’t exactly keep perfect time! I still create mixes of this music for my weekly radio show on Sky and I now use Ableton Live Intro which allows me to do long running mixes that were previously almost impossible to get perfect. I also create mix points as you describe above with excellent results. I completely agree that it is by far the best software for beat warping but there is one little tip I would like to add. At the bottom left of the screen on Ableton is a box called “Sample” and within that is a drop down menu called “preserve”. In Ableton’s manual, it suggests that the best setting when warping music is “Transie”, but I have found that when using this setting (which is the default) there is often a “warbling” effect that can be heard on sounds like strings or pads, particularly where the tempo is being changed from the original. Changing this setting to “1/4″ or “1/2″ cures this problem in 90% of instances and even when using fairly extreme tempo changes the warp feature works much better.

        • u-r-vermin

          wow a legend still about. nice

      • Leon Lisowski

        Good one Ean!

        I think you’re always going to get someone complaining about something, that’s all part of user generated content after all!

        I think that Marnis could do well to remember that running a website like this is a commercial operation that requires funding. I would assume that NI, Ableton or whoever it might be have some editorial input in return for paid coverage but that is no different than any other website, newspaper, or TV show anywhere in the world. If you don’t have funding how else will the site still be available?

        Even if this is the case (and I might be totally wrong, DJTT may be funded totally differently), I still find the DJTT writing balanced and objective. I don’t think that any resonable person can claim that the coverage is biased in favour of any particular company.

        I for one find DJ Tech Tools a fantastic resource and I’ve learned a lot from your videos and articles. I’ve DJ’d on and off over the years starting on vinyl 20 years ago to fully digital today. I just DJ for fun and for myself using Traktor Pro and Ableton so articles like this one are perfect for me. Informative, instructional and most of all supportive of a very wide range of controllerists who want to move their work forward and who really value some professional advice. Particularly those of us who have full time jobs outside of DJing and need to make the most of the limited time they have to devote to their hobby!

        You never know, I might get good enough one day to post some work, just so that people on bulletin boards can tell me how awful it is!

        Thanks very much and keep up the great work.

        Leon Lisowski, London, UK
        Traktor Pro, Live 8, Kontrol X1, X-Session Pro
        Favourite tracks right now
        Olav Basovski – New Day on Defected
        Format:B – Dog Tag (Sebastian Leger Remix)
        Green Velvet – La La Land (Derrick Carter Mix)

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Yeah- its pretty sweet right! I just bought a new mercedes benz with all the cash that Ableton paid me to write this article. Next week Apple has us writing a new piece on “How to become a rock star using only itunes!” – Steve personally cut me a big check to make that one up. :P
      Only problem is that NI is now really pissed since they paid me all that money to only write about them. That is really causing a huge issue with the Serato camp- since they thought we cut the same deal. Where I am really getting in trouble though is with all the other software articles we write too, like torq, deck-a-dance, Itch and so on.. its getting really hard to remember all the companies that are paying us to write them articles!

      Well, off to the bank, i have to deposit another big one today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/djkizouk Leonel Cesar

    For editing audio Ableton is the deal.

    thanks Ean for 1 more friendly info

  • http://www.facebook.com/djkizouk Leonel Cesar

    For editing audio Ableton is the deal.

    thanks Ean for 1 more friendly info